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 hope that we will be able to offer an in-person Regional science fair in 2022, so please stay tuned for updates.
The 2021 Canada-Wide Science Fair will be virtual - with an Ottawa flavour! It will maintain its spotlight through virtual tours and activities of educational, scientific and cultural highlights in the National Capital Region while celebrating its 60th anniversary. This event will bring together the country's top young scientists from grades 7-12 who will compete for medals, cash prizes, scholarships and exclusive opportunities from May 17-21, 2021.
April 15, 2021 - Fraser Valley students shine at the BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair
Thank you to the Science Fair Foundation BC for organizing the BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair where they welcomed students from the Pacific Northwest, West Kootenay, South Fraser, Central Okanagan, Central Interior, Vancouver Island AND the Fraser Valley. The deadline for registration was March 5. From April 6-11, students virtually presented their projects to the judges and interviews were held. On April 14, the winners were announced! The ceremony was emceed by writer, filmmaker, speaker, television personality and UFV Biology Professor Dr. Carin Bondar! British Columbia Premier John Horgan shared a message with all the the participants and showed his support of science followed by CBC's meteorologist, seismologist and science reporter, Joanna Wagstaff where she congratulated all the participants and encouraged students to continue with their science passion.
We are extremely excited to announce that four of our participants from the Fraser Valley region will advance to the Virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to be held May 17-21, 2021 in Ottawa.
- Tessa Rebele, Grade 7 from MEI for her project "Guess What Oysters Are Eating?"
- Gurnoor Litt, Grade 7 from Dasmesh Punjabi School for her project "How Does Sugar Affect your Teeth?"
- Vaneet Sandhu, Grade 7 from Dasmesh Punjabi School for her project "Remote Controlled Wired Robot"
- Raipartap Curry, Grade 7 from Dasmesh Punjabi School for his project "Smart Parking"
There were also Provincial Awards given out at the BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair. Congratulations to the following Fraser Valley participants:
Tessa Rebele "Guess What Oysters Are Eating?"
- BC Agriculture in the Classroom Award - $65
- BC Greenhouse Growers' Award - $75
- BC Nature Award - $75
Raipartap Curry "Smart Parking"
- BC Game Developer's Award - $50
- BC Hydro Award - $100
- Engineers & Geoscientists of BC Award - $50
Gurnoor Litt "How Does Sugar Affect your Teeth?"
- BC Science Teacher's Award - $100
Taneesh Grewal "Copper Plated Coins"
- Michael Crooks Physics Prize - $75
Vaneet Sandhu "Remote Controlled Wired Robot"
- SCWIST Award - $100
- Women in Engineering & Geoscience Award - $50
Congratulations to all of the winners! We wish our group from the Fraser Valley and Team BC best of luck at the finals next month!!
VIEW the full list of finalists headed to the Canada-Wide Science Fair from the joint BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair.
WATCH the BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair Awards presentation.
VISIT the 2021 CANADA-WIDE SCIENCE FAIR website.