Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

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2018


May 2018: Sixty-seven students from 13 regions throughout BC and the Yukon presented their projects in Ottawa, Ontario at the 57th Canada-Wide Science Fair. Team BC and Yukon students received $187,000 in awards and scholarships including the 2 Platinum Awards, 6 gold medals, 11 silver medals and 25 bronze medals!

Over 40,000 students participate in Science Fairs throughout British Columbia each year. Two thousand finalists from classroom and community fairs are selected to attend the 13 Regional Science Fairs to compete for awards, scholarships and the chance to join Team BC/Yukon at the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Over 1,500 STEAM educators and professionals from across the province volunteer as mentors, judges, organizers and chaperones allowing our youth to gain the skills and confidence to compete on national and international stages.


May 2018: Congratulations to Raul Pinol Pascual! He advanced to the national level representing the Fraser Valley at the Canada Wide Science Fair held in Ottawa, Ontario May 14-18. He joined 500 other top young scientists from across Canada to compete for nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships.

We are extremely proud to announce that Raul received the Intact Climate Change Resilience Award and $2500 for his project entitled “Geothermal Power Plant Producing Water by Condensation”. The award was sponsored by the Intact Financial Corporation. (Raul Pinol Pascual pictured far left)

Raul is in grade 11 at St. John Brebeuf Regional Secondary School in Abbotsford.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors for the opportunity to send our finalists onto the national level without your support this would not be possible!


May 2018: Congratulations to Raul Pinol Pascual and James Fang who represented the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair at the Canada Wide Science Fair held at Carleton University in Ottawa May 14-18. They joined 500 other top young scientists from across Canada to compete for nearly $1,000,000 in awards, prizes and scholarships.

Special thanks to our delegates, Wendie Bailleul and Sarah Bacon, both educators from the Abbotsford School District who accompanied Raul and James to Ottawa.

The week was full of exciting experiences and opportunities where memories and friendships were made that will last a lifetime. After the welcome events and opening ceremony they took part in evening social activities including a BBQ at the University of Ottawa where they attended presentations by professors and students. After an exhilarating day of judging, the students toured the capital visiting museums and Parliament. They also had the chance to enjoy the Tulip Festival and take a cruise on the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. The week ended with a spectacular awards ceremony and closing event.

Raul won the Senior Intact Climate Change Resilience Award - $1,000 cash and certificate plus an all-expenses paid trip to Waterloo, Ontario during summer 2018 to visit the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo, Canada's leading research centre on climate change resilience.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors for the opportunity to send our finalists onto the national level without your support this would not be possible!


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

Students and their projects!


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!

 View the recording of the Calgary Youth Science Summit

Access Other Recordings of the Regional Youth Science Summits that have been held across Canada.


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.


2015

April 2015 - Over 75 awards were handed out to students from 12 schools in Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, and Langley at the annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair, held April 7-10 at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford.

The Grand Prize winners, of an all expenses trip to the Canada-wide Science Fair – to be held in May in Fredericton, New Brunswick (http://cwsf.youthscience.ca) – are Baneet Braich (Abbotsford Senior Secondary), Ben Chisholm (Thomas Haney Center) and Daniel Kanis (Credo Christian School, Chilliwack).

Kanis also received a UFV entrance scholarship award. A special Science World prize, where the winner’s entire class receives a field trip to Telus World of Science, was won by Zoe Lainchbury of Abbotsford.

A complete list of winners can be found here … FVRSF Award Winners 2015

Photographs of all winners plus images of students with exhibits are available in our online Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Phonto Album.

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.

‌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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