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 2022 Canada-Wide Science Fair will return to a virtual format from May 16-20, 2022. Following the impressive results of its first all-virtual event, held in May, organizers confirmed that the 2022 edition will feature expanded components such as STEM Expo, Virtual Project Zone and CWSF-TV, but also new programming related to Fredericton and New Brunswick, the host city and province, and an emphasis on the history of the fair. Due to unknown restrictions on travel, accommodations and event logistics, as well as the time required for participants and organizers to make all necessary arrangements, the decision was unanimously made by the Youth Science Canada (YSC) staff and endorsed by the board. The organization is planning for a hybrid fair in Edmonton in 2023 with virtual elements to welcome visitors from across Canada. Read the full article from Youth Science Canada.
September 2021 - Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair 2022 plans to return to in-person
The Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair plans to return to an in-person fair in 2022. This, however, will be contingent on orders from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Office of the Provincial Medical Health Officer (BC), as well as existing rules for Elementary, Middle, Secondary School and the University of the Fraser Valley. The dates for 2022 are as follows:
Student Registration: January 10, 2022 - March 11, 2022
Science Fair Dates: April 6-9, 2022
The fair schedule will be updated in the upcoming months. If you would like to sign up for email updates, please send your name, grade, school and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 2021 - Fraser Valley Region brings home Bronze
Congratulations to Tessa Rebele, Gurnoor Litt, Vaneet Sandhu, and Raipartap Curry (Team Fraser Valley) for proudly representing our region at the Virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair held May 17-21 in Ottawa, Ontario alongside Team BC. In addition to scientific, social, and cultural activities, our finalists joined 500 other of the country's top young scientists from grades 7-12 to compete for medals, cash prizes, scholarships and exclusive opportunities. The event welcomed over 30,000 virtual visitors!
We are proud to announce that Team BC brought home a total of 73 awards including Raipartap Curry from Dasmesh Punjabi School who won bronze for his project 'Smart Parking'.
Be sure to check out our regions amazing projects at https://projectboard.world/ysc/regional - choose British Columbia, Fraser Valley
Opening Event https://fb.watch/8e1PedlHLK/
Awards Ceremony https://youtu.be/uy__bguv3oc
Congratulations to all of our BC students who took part in this year's Canada-Wide Science Fair!
April 15, 2021 - Fraser Valley students shine at the BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair
Thank you to the Science Fair Foundation BC for organizing the BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair where they welcomed students from the Pacific Northwest, West Kootenay, South Fraser, Central Okanagan, Central Interior, Vancouver Island AND the Fraser Valley. The deadline for registration was March 5. From April 6-11, students virtually presented their projects to the judges and interviews were held. On April 14, the winners were announced! The ceremony was emceed by writer, filmmaker, speaker, television personality and UFV Biology Professor Dr. Carin Bondar! British Columbia Premier John Horgan shared a message with all the the participants and showed his support of science followed by CBC's meteorologist, seismologist and science reporter, Joanna Wagstaff where she congratulated all the participants and encouraged students to continue with their science passion.
We are extremely excited to announce that four of our participants from the Fraser Valley region will advance to the Virtual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to be held May 17-21, 2021 in Ottawa.
- Tessa Rebele, Grade 7 from MEI for her project "Guess What Oysters Are Eating?"
- Gurnoor Litt, Grade 7 from Dasmesh Punjabi School for her project "How Does Sugar Affect your Teeth?"
- Vaneet Sandhu, Grade 7 from Dasmesh Punjabi School for her project "Remote Controlled Wired Robot"
- Raipartap Curry, Grade 7 from Dasmesh Punjabi School for his project "Smart Parking"
There were also Provincial Awards given out at the BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair. Congratulations to the following Fraser Valley participants:
Tessa Rebele "Guess What Oysters Are Eating?"
- BC Agriculture in the Classroom Award - $65
- BC Greenhouse Growers' Award - $75
- BC Nature Award - $75
Raipartap Curry "Smart Parking"
- BC Game Developer's Award - $50
- BC Hydro Award - $100
- Engineers & Geoscientists of BC Award - $50
Gurnoor Litt "How Does Sugar Affect your Teeth?"
- BC Science Teacher's Award - $100
Taneesh Grewal "Copper Plated Coins"
- Michael Crooks Physics Prize - $75
Vaneet Sandhu "Remote Controlled Wired Robot"
- SCWIST Award - $100
- Women in Engineering & Geoscience Award - $50
Congratulations to all of the winners! We wish our group from the Fraser Valley and Team BC best of luck at the finals next month!!
VIEW the full list of finalists headed to the Canada-Wide Science Fair from the joint BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair.
WATCH the BC/Yukon Virtual Science Fair Awards presentation.
VISIT the 2021 CANADA-WIDE SCIENCE FAIR website.
December 2020 - Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair 2021 Update
Regions across BC and Canada as a whole have agreed that all 2021 regional science fairs will be held virtually. As we are still in the midst of a pandemic and recognize the extra level of stress that has been put on students, teachers, and parents we acknowledge a virtual fair would reflect in the participation and affect the overall experience. It was for this reason we made the difficult decision to cancel our fair for 2021. However, not is all lost! We are working closely with Science Fair Foundation BC to provide an opportunity for participants to take part in a provincial combined science fair. Although it’s in its early stages of planning, there will be judging, prizes, and particpants (grades 7-12) will be eligible to advance to the 2021 Canada-Wide Science Fair in May 2021, albeit virtually.