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 will be returning to Western Canada in 2020! The City of Edmonton will be hosting the week-long event where students from all across the country will be competing for close to $1 million dollars in cash, prizes and scholarships.
October 2019: We are excited to announce that the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair will be held April 1-4, 2020 at UFV's Envision Athletic Centre, Abbotsford. Registration for the fair will open in January. Our "Fun with Science" event has been such a huge hit on Awards Day that we will be bringing it back! Stay tuned for details!
September 2019 - We are happy to share that Sarah Choi, Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair finalist who attended the CWSF with her partner, Neelah Hassanzadeh had the opportunity to join 44 other CWSF finalists from across the country to attend this year's MILSET Expo-Sciences International (ESI) in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from September 22-28, 2019. This international event brings together students from nearly 60 countries to showcase the creativity of young scientists from all over the world.
July 2019: Congratulations to Sarah Choi and Neelah Hassanzadeh for receiving the 2019 Association of Professional Biology Award. This award is presented to the British Columbia student(s) who achieve the highest standing at the Canada-Wide Science Fair with a project of a biological nature. They won for their project BSFL Frass: Improving Plant Health While Minimizing Environmental Impact.
May 2019: Team Fraser Valley shines at the Canada Wide Science Fair in New Brunswick! Seventy students from 13 regions throughout BC and the Yukon presented their projects in Fredericton, New Brunswick at the 58th Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF). At the Awards Ceremony, BC and Yukon students received 140 awards and scholarships valued at $194,550 including 6 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 21 bronze medals! Among the silver medal winners was our own Fraser Valley team, Sarah Choi and Neelah Hassanzadeh. They won for their project “BSFL Frass: Improving Plant Health While Minimizing Environmental Impact”. They were presented with their medal by Fredericton’s Mayor, Michael O’Brien.
We are so proud of our Fraser Valley Team: Andrew Armstrong, Caio de Figueiroa, Sarah Choi and Neelah Hassanzadeh for representing our region. They will be taking home memories to last a lifetime!
A huge thank you to our delegates Janseet Brar, from R.E. Mountain Secondary School and Sonja Armstrong for accompanying our team. Of course, none of this would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors!
May 13, 2019: Team Fraser Valley: Andrew Armstrong, Caio de Figeueiroa, Sarah Choi, Neelah Hassanzadeh with delegates Jasneet Brar and Sonja Armstrong have arrived in Fredericton for the 2019 Canada Wide Science Fair. We are so proud to have you represent our region! Our team is joining 500 other top young scientists from across Canada to compete for nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships. On Sunday the participants were welcomed by some good old fashioned Maritime hospitality. They took in everything New Brunswick has to offer: music, art, and of course food! The evening ended with a spectacular fireworks demonstration. Project Set Up & Opening Ceremony.
April 10, 2019: Priyam Mehta, Grade 3 student from South Poplar Traditional Elementary School in Abbotsford had the opportunity to visit with Abbotsford Mayor, Henry Braun and present his science fair project "The Plastic Problem". Mayor Braun was very impressed with Priyam's project and shared his opinion about ocean and marine life. Priyam won the UFV Dean of Science Award (K-6) at the 2019 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair in addition to receiving the second place prize from the Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club. Congratulations Priyam!
April 2019: Students from across the Fraser Valley came together on April 4 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 being held in Fredericton, New Brunswick next month.
The Grand Prize winners of an all-expense paid trip to the Canada Wide Science Fair were Andrew Armstrong, Homeschooled for his project "Deflategate: Possible Cheating"; the NSERC Young Innovators Team Sarah Choi and Neelah Hassanzadeh from R.E. Mountain Secondary School, Langley for their project "Black Soldier Fly Larvae as Organic Fertilizer"; and, Caio de Figueiroa from W.J. Mouat Secondary, Abbotsford for his project "Appealing Limonene". They will be joining over 500 of Canada's top young scientists at the University of New Brunswick May 11-18 and will be competing for nearly $1 Million in awards, prizes and scholarships.
Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Chair of the FVRSF, awarded the UFV Scholarship to the team of Nathan Flokstra and Ethan Eigenraam from Credo Christian Secondary School, Langley for their project "The Pill Portioner".
Grade 3 student from Terry Fox Elementary School, Abbotsford - Ruhaan Virk was awarded the Science World Class Trip for his project "Green Energy".
April 6, 2019: Our 2nd Annual Science Fair Open House and Public Viewing was a huge success! Over 100 people were entertained by lab demonstrations hosted by UFV faculty and students. Kids and adults enjoyed cool experiments in the chemistry and biology labs, physics entertained the audience with the tesla coil. Geography, Science Rocks! and the Super Science Club had some great hands on activities for everyone. In between shows, our visitors were able to view all of the amazing science fair projects and see what talent lies within the Fraser Valley.
A huge thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event possible.