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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.

Youth Science Canada is planning for a hybrid event to be held in Edmonton, Alberta in 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!


‌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!

April 2022 - On April 7 we welcomed 68 projects, and over 80 students from across the Fraser Valley to compete at the 29th Annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair. We were very fortunate to be one of a handful of regional fairs to offer an in person event. Over 50 awards were donated by our regional and provincial sponsors were handed out at our Awards Ceremony on April 9.

The Grand Prize of the NSERC Young Innovator Award went to the team of Zining (Grace) Yu and Akira Yoshiyama from Meadowridge Secondary School, Maple Ridge for their project “On the Generative Design of Airfoils”. They will advance to the Canada Wide Science Fair and compete with other top young scientists from across Canada for nearly $1 million in awards, prizes and scholarships.

Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science awarded the UFV Scholarship to Caio de Figueiroa from W J Mouat Secondary School in Abbotsford for his project “To pee or not to pee?”.

Grade 4 student from Dasmesh Punjabi School, Abbotsford – Armaan Heer was awarded the Science World Class Trip for his project “The Pepper Experiment: Surface Tension”.

See the complete list of winners at the 2022 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, judges and of course, all of our sponsors for helping make this event a huge success! A special thanks to our Awards Day photographer, Ryan Wagner from Good Side Photo for his amazing photographs!

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Participant Project Photos can be viewed here:

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