Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

Ethics and safey

Make sure your project is safe and ethical

Before you start a project, it is important that students and teachers participating in the Regional Science Fair be aware of the ethical guidelines. For a full review of these guidelines, please visit the Youth Science Canada website on ethics.

You must comply with the Ethics Policy of the Youth Science Canada described in the Ethics Flowchart.

Please note if your project fits into the policies indicated above, the proper form will need to be completed before the day of the fair.

Teachers, please go over the Introduction to Ethics with each of your students who have been selected to represent your school at the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair. Use the to take the necessary steps if your science project may have ethical concerns.

If you have any questions about your project, and want to be sure it is eligible for presentation, you can request a ruling from the ethics committte of your regional science fair.

  1. Download this Request for Advice or a Ruling
  2. Fill it in.
  3. Follow the instructions at the end of the form.

Youth Science Canada also offers advice about safety on their Safety of Science Fair Projects page. It is the responsiblity of the student and their adult supervisor, to consider all safety aspects of the project, and to ensure that the best practises are followed.

The Safety of your Display at the Fair is important. Most fairs have rules that govern what you can or cannot display at the fair. The rules for the Canada Wide Science Fair are defined in Policy 3.1.2.5 CWSF Project Displays. At most science fairs, including the Canada Wide Science Fair, all projects must pass a mandatory safety check before being allowed to display at the fair.

Ethics Forms - Downloads

  1. Ethics Flowchart - [PDF]
  2. Human Participation - Low Risk Forms
  3. Human Participation - Significant Risk Forms
  4. Vertebrate Animals - Forms

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