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Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

Thursday, April 6, 2023

UFV Athletic and Recreation Centre, Abbotsford Campus

‌Celebrating Young Scientists

Do you love science and have questions about how processes around us work? Do you have an idea on how you could help improve a problem in the world? We call all students from Grades K-12 in the Fraser Valley region (Langley, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Hope, Mission, and Maple Ridge) to design a science fair project and positively affect our world through scientific discovery!

Each year the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair invites students from the public, private and home schools in the region to present. Students can participate as a class, group or individually. At the regional level students compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes including the chance to join Team BC and represent the Fraser Valley at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, all expenses paid.

The Canada Wide Science Fair is being held in Edmonton, Alberta May 14-19, 2023 with some virtual elements to welcome visitors from across Canada. The Fraser Valley Region will be working towards sending our finalists to Edmonton to compete in person in 2023, so stay tuned for updates!

FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR NEWS


‌‌October 2022 - We are excited to announce that the date has been set for the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair!The event will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at the UFV Athletic and Recreation Centre located at the Abbotsford Campus. Registration will be open January 9 through to March 17, 2023. So, it's not too early to start thinking about what you want to do!

The Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 15. We will be hosting our Open House event prior to the Awards Ceremony where there will be free demonstrations, lab tours, and hands-on activities for everyone. Stay tuned for more details!


September 2022 - Dr. Ian Affleck, Associate Dean of Science at UFV and Regional Coordinator of the Fraser Valley Regional Science and Fair and Caroline Majeau, Administrative Assistant for the Faculty of Science and Administrative Coordinator for the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair were interviewed by Michael Unger from Science Fair Foundation BC for their Let's Innovate! Podcast. They talked about their volunteer experience, how they got involved in Science Fair. Listen to the Podcast (12 min)


June 2022 - The Faculty of Science from the University of the Fraser Valley receives the 2022 Community Matters Award from the Abbotsford School District for their support and commitment to students through Science Fair events over the years. Dr. Lucy Lee, Science Dean, Caroline Majeau, and Janice Nagtegaal accepted the award on behalf ot he Faculty on June 14 during the Public Board Meeting at the Abbotsford District Board office. Nominated by Jas Piche, Clayburn Middle School educator and long time member of the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair. Read the news release from the Abbotsford School District


May 2022 - Congratulations to our Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair team, Zining (Grace) Yu and Akira Yoshiyama, who won Gold at the virtual Canada Wide Science Fair held May 16-20. In addition to winning gold, they received offers from universities for entrance scholarships valued at over $4,000. Their project, "On Generative Design of Airfoils" also won the Youth Can Innovate Award sponsored by the Gwyn Morgan and Patricia Trottier Foundation in the amount of $1,000. Grace and Akira are grade 11 students at Meadowridge Secondary School in Maple Ridge.

We would like to thank our sponsors and donors for the opportunity to advance our finalists to compete on the national stage, albeit virtually, because without your support this would not be possible!

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