Children of today are the scientists of tomorrow. To foster a love of learning and science in the next generation, the UFV Faculty of Science supports fun and engaging science programming, targeted at elementary, middle school and high school students.
Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair
Science Fairs are held each year in hundreds of elementary and secondary schools around the province. Projects can come in the form of a report, a demonstration or a model. All must follow specific criteria and all must display original scientific research.
Students in the Fraser Valley are given the opportunity to display their outstanding projects to the public through the Regional Science Fair held each year in April or May at UFV.
Math Mania is an evening of mathematical demonstrations, puzzles, and hands-on activities for elementary or middle school children. It’s been designed by members of the University of the Fraser Valley’s Department of Mathematics & Statistics to show children – and their parents – how much fun you can have playing with mathematical concepts. Math Mania is held in a school gymnasium and lasts about ninety minutes. We have games and puzzles to intrigue people of all ages.
Learn more about Math Mania.
Math Challengers BC
An inter-school math competition in which students in grades 8 and 9 compete in teams of four or five. Regional competitions are held across BC each year in February, with the top teams from each regional tournament moving on to compete at the annual Provincial competition in March or April.
BC Secondary Schools Math Contest
Provides interested students (and their teachers) with a chance to have fun and stretch themselves mathematically. The contest does not try to single out the very best of the province — there are other contests which do that. Instead, the contest is designed to get as many students as possible involved in doing and enjoying mathematics.
The Faculty of Science offers Science Rocks! summer camp every year in July and August. Designed especially for young people going into Grades 4, 5, 6, and 7. These camps are great fun and an awesome learning opportunity for campers.
Learn more about Science Rocks
Super Science Club
Super Science Club is a partnership between the UFV Faculty of Science and Telus World of Science. Every fall and winter semester UFV science students are trained by Science World to deliver fun and informative after-school science activities to children in the Fraser Valley. The UFV students get fantastic training by Science World and an opportunity for hands-on teaching experience.
Since 2010 UFV students have been delivering Super Science Club programs in schools throughout the Fraser Valley including, Bernard Elementary, Central Elementary, Rosedale Elementary, and Deroche Elementary. Each year, Super Science Club reaches over 100 elementary students (and future scientists?!!).