Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

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).

We are excited to announce that the Canada-Wide Science Fair will be returning to Fredericton in 2019! Students from all across the country will be competing for close to $1 million dollars in cash, prizes and scholarships.

FVRSF NEWS


‌‌October 2018: Attention future science fair participants! Are you hoping to present a project at our 2019 Regional Science Fair? Do you have some ideas but need help finding equipment, special materials, or an expert to answer your questions? Then the Science Fair Mentorship Program may be for you!

We are pleased to announce that Science Fair Foundation BC has reinstated the Alumni Mentorship Program and they encourage all students in Grades 7-12 from all areas of the province to apply. Students are matched with a former Canada-Wide participant with post-secondary science experience to support the projects development. Depending on the project development and technical need of the project, the student will be matched with a second mentor who is a university or industry expert and can provide laboratory equipment, and technical advice. More information can be found here: http://www.sciencefairs.ca/resources/#mentorship


‌‌October 2018: We are excited to announce that the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair will be held April 3-6, 2019 at UFV's Envision Athletic Centre, Abbotsford. Registration for the fair will open in January. Our "Fun with Science" event was such a huge hit as well, we've decided to bring it back! Stay tuned for details!


May 2018: Sixty-seven students from 13 regions throughout BC and the Yukon presented their projects in Ottawa, Ontario at the 57th Canada-Wide Science Fair. Team BC and Yukon students received $187,000 in awards and scholarships including the 2 Platinum Awards, 6 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 25 bronze medals!

Over 40,000 students participate in Science Fairs throughout British Columbia each year. Two thousand finalists from classroom and community fairs are selected to attend the 13 Regional Science Fairs to compete for awards, scholarships and the chance to join Team BC/Yukon at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Over 1,500 STEAM educators and professionals from across the province volunteer as mentors, judges, organizers and chaperones allowing our youth to gain the skills and confidence to compete on national and international stages.


May 2018: Congratulations to Raul Pinol Pascual! He advanced to the national level representing the Fraser Valley at the Canada Wide Science Fair held in Ottawa, Ontario May 14-18. He joined 500 other top young scientists from across Canada to compete for nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships.

We are extremely proud to announce that Raul received the Intact Climate Change Resilience Award and $2500 for his project entitled “Geothermal Power Plant Producing Water by Condensation”. The award was sponsored by the Intact Financial Corporation. (Raul Pinol Pascual pictured far left)

Raul is in grade 11 at St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary School in Abbotsford.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors for the opportunity to send our finalists onto the national level without your support this would not be possible!


May 2018: Congratulations to Raul Pinol Pascual and James Fang who represented the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair at the Canada Wide Science Fair held at Carleton University in Ottawa May 14-18. They joined 500 other top young scientists from across Canada to compete for nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships.

Special thanks to our delegates, Wendie Bailleul and Sarah Bacon, both educators from the Abbotsford School District who accompanied Raul and James to Ottawa.

The week was full of exciting experiences and opportunities where memories and friendships were made that will last a lifetime. After the welcome events and opening ceremony they took part in evening social activities including a BBQ at the University of Ottawa where they attended presentations by professors and students. After an exhilarating day of judging, the students toured the capital visiting museums and Parliament. They also had the chance to enjoy the Tulip Festival and take a cruise on the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. The week ended with a spectacular awards ceremony and closing event.

Raul won the Senior Intact Climate Change Resilience Award - $1,000 cash and certificate plus an all-expenses paid trip to Waterloo, Ontario during summer 2018 to visit the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, Canada's leading research centre on climate change resilience.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors for the opportunity to send our finalists onto the national level without your support this would not be possible!


April 7, 2018: Students from across the Fraser Valley came together last week to compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes including the chance to represent the Fraser Valley with Team BC at the Canada Wide Science Fair to be held in Ottawa, Ontario next month. We were honoured to have the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC attend again this year! She visited with many of the students, taking part in the science demonstrations and ending off her visit by awarding our two Canada Wide finalists a trip to Nationals.

The Grand Prize winners, of an all-expenses paid trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair were James Fang (Elgin Park Secondary School) for his project "Effects of Indoor Plants on VOCs" and Raul Pinol (St. John Brebeuf Secondary School) for his project "Geothermal Power Plant Producing Water by Condensation". They will be joining over 500 of Canada’s top young scientists at Carleton University in Ottawa May 13-18, 2018 and be competing for nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships.

‌‌Jackie Hogan, UFV President and Vice-Chancellor, awarded Celidh Smith, grade 11 student from Robert Bateman Secondary School, a UFV entrance scholarship for her project "Saving the Saviour Fish: How do we reclaim the eulachon population in the Fraser River?".

Dr. Greg Schlitt, FVRSF Chair and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science at UFV, awarded Priyam Mehta, grade 2 student from South Poplar Traditional Elementary School, the Science World Elementary Class Field Trip for his project "Ants and their chemical trails".

A complete list of winners can be found here FVRSF Award Winners 2018

To view all the photos of our event, please visit our Flickr Album

Students and their projects!



View Previous Award Winners from the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

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