Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

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2018


April 7, 2018: Students from across the Fraser Valley came together last week 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 to be held in Ottawa, Ontario next month. We were honoured to have the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC attend again this year! She visited with many of the students, taking part in the science demonstrations and ending off her visit by awarding our two Canada Wide finalists a trip to Nationals.

The Grand Prize winners, of an all-expenses paid trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair were James Fang (Elgin Park Secondary School) for his project "Effects of Indoor Plants on VOCs" and Raul Pinol (St. John Brebeuf Secondary School) for his project "Geothermal Power Plant Producing Water by Condensation". They will be joining over 500 of Canada’s top young scientists at Carleton University in Ottawa May 13-18, 2018 and be competing for nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships.

‌‌Jackie Hogan, UFV President and Vice-Chancellor, awarded Celidh Smith, grade 11 student from Robert Bateman Secondary School, a UFV entrance scholarship for her project "Saving the Saviour Fish: How do we reclaim the eulachon population in the Fraser River?".

Dr. Greg Schlitt, FVRSF Chair and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science at UFV, awarded Priyam Mehta, grade 2 student from South Poplar Traditional Elementary School, the Science World Elementary Class Field Trip for his project "Ants and their chemical trails".

A complete list of winners can be found here FVRSF Award Winners 2018

To view all the photos of our event, please visit our Flickr Album


JOIN US Saturday, APR 7, 2018 for the FVRSF Open House | Public Viewing | Fun with Science Event ... and AWARDS CEREMONY!

Please join us Saturday, April 7th for our Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Open House and have some FUN WITH SCIENCE!!! All of our Science Fair participants have worked very hard on their science projects and now is the time for them to show you what talent lies within the Fraser Valley!

Doors will open at 9:00 am to the public to view these amazing projects! While you’re here you can also take in some science demonstrations hosted by the UFV Science Faculty and students as well as some fun with hands on activities for the kids! The Awards Ceremony will follow at 11:30 am so please stick around and show your support! Everyone is welcome to attend! READ MORE >


‌‌March 2018 - Mac Smith, 2017 FVRSF Alumni, was invited to attend the Canada 2067 Calgary Youth Summit. He was joined by a series of other dynamic speakers including Retired Astronaut and University of Calgary Chancellor, Robert Thirsk (pictured left) and Pro Golfer and Chemical Engineer, Brittany Marchand (pictured right). The Let's Talk Science event was moderated by Global Calgary News Anchor, Bindu Suri. The speakers came together to deliver short pitches showcasing diverse and fascinating fields that exist in the world of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Mac spoke about his Headstart Concussion Alert System and how he went from an ice cream bucket prototype to connecting with Bauer's product development. He left the audience with 3 inspiring tips ...

  1. ‌Dream big!
  2. Ask for help from others!
  3. Don't ever give up!

Access the Livestream Recordings of the Regional Youth Science Summits that have been held across Canada. The Calgary Youth Science Summit recording will be available soon.


2017

Mac Smith featured on Emerald Code: Decoded

October 2017 - Mac Smith, 2017 FVRSF Gold Medal Winner, appears on the new STEM series Emerald Code: Decoded. He talks about his experience attending the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair and the Canada Wide Science Fair. Way to go Mac!

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Our 2017 gold medal winners travel to Regina

May 2017 - The FVRSF sent 3 students to represent the Fraser Valley as part of Team BC to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair held in Regina, Saskatchewan. Mac Smith, Clayburn Middle School, Abbotsford; Anna-Lisa Nguyen, Walnut Grove Secondary School, Langley; and, Jennifer Tran, R.E. Mountain Secondary School, Langley joined over 500 of Canada's top young scientists to compete for nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships.


‌April 7, 2017: Students from across the Fraser Valley came together April 4-7, 2017 to compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes including the chance to represent Team BC at the Canada Wide Science Fair to be held in Regina, Saskatchewan next month. All of the participants had the pleasure of meeting the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC when she stopped by to visit each of them on Judging Day!

The Grand Prize winners, of an all-expenses paid trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair were Mac Smith (Clayburn Middle School, Abbotsford), Anna-Lisa Nguyen (Walnut Grove Secondary, Langley) and Jennifer Tran (R.E. Mountain Secondary, Langley). They will be joining over 500 of Canada’s top young scientists at the University of Regina May 14-20, 2017 and be competing for nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships.


2016

March 2016 - UFV is proud to host the 2016 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair (FVRSF) at the Abbotsford Campus from March 29 - April 1, 2016. Students and teachers in the Fraser Valley Region are invited to participate in an exciting week celebrating science! This event is perfect for anybody interested in presenting innovative ideas; connecting with other students interested in science; winning many prizes valued in hundreds of dollars!; and a chance to be chosen to represent our region at the Canada Wide Science Fair. to be held in Montreal, Quebec.


2014

April 2014 - An amazing variety of science-based presentations were on display at the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair. In total, there were 162 projects representing 24 schools from Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack, Maple Ridge and Agassiz. In all, 210 students from all levels of schooling participated in the annual science fair, held at UFV’s Abbotsford campus. Over 80 awards were handed out at a ceremony on Friday, April 4. Top displays were awarded a trip to the Canada-Wide Science Fair being held in May in Windsor, Ontario.


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‌Important Notice regarding Log Books and Reports

February 15, 2018 - The Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Committee met this week and discussed requirements of all participants. We want to be clear that  requirements regarding Log Books and Reports are as follows:

Particpants from Grades K-6: In addition to your poster, a report of no more than five pages plus a log book could earn you 14 additional points. You will not be disqualified for not providing one this year. 

Participants from Grades 7-12: It is absolutely critical for your ability to qualify for the Canada Wide Science Fair to provide, in addition to your poster, a report of no more than five pages plus an appendix of no more than two extra pages and a log book of your project. 

Please note that for next year the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Committee will be revisiting this matter.


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