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 2024 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair has been scheduled for April 3-4, 2024.
Stay tuned for more details!
The Canada Wide Science Fair is heading back to Ottawa in 2024. Their dates have been set for May 25 - June 1, 2024. The Fraser Valley Region will be working towards sending our finalists to Ottawa to compete in person.
August 2023 - We are excited to announce that the date has been set for the 2024 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair! It will take place on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at the UFV Athletic and Recreation Centre located on the UFV Abbotsford Campus. More details to follow. It's never too early to start thinking about what you want to do!
May 2023 - Team Fraser Valley brings home Bronze and Silver from the Canada Wide Science Fair! We are so proud of our team: Xauni de Figueiroa, Justin Yu, Deepraj Gill and Alex Thorburn for representing the Fraser Valley at the Canada Wide Science Fair in May. Justin Yu from R.E. Mountain Secondary School, Langley brought home silver for his project “Zap the Lead Problem!” and Deepraj Singh Gill from Dasmesh Punjabi School, Abbotsford brought home bronze for his project “How a Commercial Jetliner Functions”.
Fifty-six students representing 12 regions from across BC and the Yukon travelled to Edmonton for the 61st annual Canada Wide Science Fair. The week was packed full of competition, sight seeing and visits to the University of Alberta, West Edmonton Mall, and the Telus World of Science Edmonton.
Special thanks to Jasneet Brar, from R.E. Mountain Secondary School and FVRSF Committee Member for chaperoning our team. We couldn’t have done this without her.
Of course, none of this would be possible without the generous support of our sponsors!
April 2023 - On April 6, we welcomed 65 projects and over 80 students from across the Fraser Valley to compete at the 30th Annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair. Over 55 awards were donated by our regional and provincial sponsors were handed out at our Awards Ceremony on April 15.
The grand prize was an all expense paid trip to represent the Fraser Valley alongside Team BC at the Canada Wide Science Fair being held in Edmonton, Alberta May 14-19, 2023. We are very pleased to announce that we are sending four students to Edmonton to compete on the national stage!
Congratulations to Xauni de Figueiroa from W.J. Mouat Secondary School, Justin Yu from R.E. Mountain Secondary School, Deepraj Singh Gill from Dasmesh Punjabi School, and Alex Thorburn from Chilliwack Secondary School. Jasneet Brar, FVRSF Committee member and teacher from R.E. Mountain Secondary School will accompany our team to Nationals! We have no doubt they will represent the Fraser Valley with pride!
Fateh Malhi, grade 5 student from Blue Jay Elementary School won the Science World Class Trip for his project "Solar Energy". See full list of winners.
Our Awards Day began with our Science Fair Open House. Everyone was invited to tour the UFV Science labs and take part in demonstrations hosted by some of UFV's talented faculty and students.
We would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this year a great success! This wouldn’t be possible without your support. Thank you to all of our volunteers and judges and a special thank to Ryan Wagner from Good Side Photo for his amazing photographs!
To view all of the photos from the Open House and the Awards Day, please visit: https://goodsidephoto.passgallery.com/-ufv/gallery
Participant project photos can be viewed here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VsiwSR1rpRxQgfGs5
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