Thank you to our 2018 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Sponsors!!

The Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair would not be possible if it was not for the generous support of our partners, sponsors and donors. We are extremely grateful for their help in making our Science Fair possible!


Please join us in thanking the following organizations:

PARTNERS


SILVER SPONSORS

 


BRONZE SPONSORS

  • Abbotsford/Sumas Rotary Club

FRIENDS

  • Abacus Dental Centre
  • Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club
  • BC Principal’s & Vice Principals Association
  • British Columbia Young Farmers
  • Dasmesh Punjabi School
  • Expert Agriculture Team Ltd.
  • Fraser-Cascade School District
  • Simon Gibson, MLA: Abbotsford-Mission
  • Hot Light Studio
  • IQ Engineering Ltd.
  • Langley Environmental Partners Society
  • Mennonite Educational Institute (MEI Schools)

UFV hosts the 26th Annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

Students from grades K-12 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

We were excited to host our very first “Fun with Science” public event prior to the the Awards Ceremony. Over 170 guests toured our beautiful campus while taking in demonstrations put on by faculty and student volunteers. Thank you to all of our volunteers throughout the week! None of this would be possible without you!

The following photographs were taken by www.rickcollinsphotography.com. Rick Collins is an editorial documentary photographer based in Victoria-Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

UFV Physics Student, David Mora Perea with willing participant
Ready, set, go!
Physics presentation of the Rubens’ Tube
Chemistry presentation
Chemistry demonstration with Pedro Montoya-Pelaez and Grant Fritzke

Below are photos provided by volunteers:

Science Rocks! and Super Science Club with Robin Endelman, Abigail Sherwood and Marlee Fisher
UFV Agriculture display
UFV Math display

Science Fair Open House APR 7th 9-11 am | Demonstrations | Hands on Activities | Public Viewing EVERYONE WELCOME!

Please join us on 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 stay and show your support!

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018

9:00 – 11:00 am (Public Viewing & Events)

11:30 am (Awards Ceremony)

WHERE: University of the Fraser Valley, Envision Athletic Centre, 33844 King Road, Abbotsford

Everyone is welcome to attend!

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What do Mac Smith, 13 year old from Abbotsford, Robert Thirsk, Astronaut and Brittany Marchand, Professional Golfer have in common?

Mac Smith and Robert Thirsk, Retired Canadian Space Agency Astronaut

Mac Smith, 2017 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair 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 and Pro Golfer and Chemical Engineer, Brittany Marchand. 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.

Mac Smith and Brittany Marchand, Canadian Golf Pro and Chemical Engineer
Mac Smith and Dr. Bonnie Schmidt, Founder and President of Let’s Talk Science

 

Registration for the 26th Annual FVRSF opens January 8, 2018!

The Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair online registration will open to January 8, 2018. The system will remain open until March 5th so there will be plenty of time to fine tune your project!

[box]The Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair is April 4-7, 2018 at the Envision Athletic Centre at the University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Campus[/box]

Students can enter our regional science fair in many ways. Individual schools may hold a school-wide science fair and send their top students to regionals. Other schools may have an educator who works with their students in the classroom and encourages them to enter regionals. Or maybe your school doesn’t participate in the science fair program or you are home-schooled, it is totally possible to register as an independent project! So, if you are curious about the world around you and have a passion for science why not think about participating in Science Fair! If you’re not sure where to start …

1. Check out our website

2. Download our General Information on Science Fair

3. Contact us!

Not only is this a great learning opportunity, you will be competing for cash and prizes including a chance to join Team BC and represent the Fraser Valley at the Canada-Wide Science Fair (all expenses paid) to be held in Ottawa, Ontario in May 2018.

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2018 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

The 2018 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair is set for April 4–7, 2018 and will be held in the Envision Athletic Centre at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Our next committee meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 3:30 PM at UFV, Abbotsford Campus. If you would like to become a member of our committee or maybe would like some additional information, please email us at fvrsf@ufv.ca

Our website is continually being updated, so be sure to check back often!


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Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair Alumnus appears on episode of Emerald Code: Decoded

So, where can Science Fair take you? Well check this out!

2017 Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair (FVRSF) gold medal recipient, Mac Smith appeared on the first episode of the new STEM series Emerald Code: Decoded. Mac, a grade 8 student at Clayburn Middle School in Abbotsford, took his Concussion Alert System to the Canada Wide Science Fair held in Regina this past May.

Emerald Code follows Simone, Lana, Bevan & Jackson as they explore creativity and solve teenage problems through science, technology, and coding. The STEM-friendly series sees #GirlsWhoCode (and their friend Jackson) deal with high school life using 3-D printing, drones, sensors, gaming, and coding. They’ll learn failure’s just a detour on the road to success, and success comes from having the courage to continue.

Read more about this new series! Subscribe to Emerald Code: Decoded 


ABOUT the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair

The FVRSF is open to ALL students in grades K-12 from the Fraser Valley region (Langley, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Hope, Mission, and Maple Ridge). Students compete for thousands of dollars of cash and prizes; in addition students in grades 7-12 have the chance to win an all expense paid trip to the Canada Wide Science Fair just like Mac! Not only is the experience amazing – the importance of participating in science fair help students develop independent learning skills such as time management, responsibility, organization and communication. Getting more students involved in STEM is the first step in cultivating a life long love of science!

The [highlight]2018 FVRSF is set for April 4-7, 2018[/highlight]. It’s never too late to start thinking about science fair! Registration will open in January 2018. Check out their website for updated information as it becomes available.

[box]Our first SCIENCE FAIR 101 Information Session for teachers K-12 is being held on

Thursday, October 19th at 4:45 pm at UFV, B101.[/box]

READ more about the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair and see how you can get involved!

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FVRSF Gold Winners Travel to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Regina!

The Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair (FVRSF) was held at UFV April 4-7. Our Grand Prize winners, Mac Smith from Clayburn Middle School, Abbotsford, Anna-Lisa Nguyen from Walnut Grove Secondary, Langley and Jennifer Tran from R.E. Mountain Secondary, Langley traveled to the University of Regina to attend the 56th Annual Canada Wide Science Fair as part of Team BC. They were accompanied by FVRSF delegates Jas Piche, Clayburn Middle School; Dean Johnston, W.A. Fraser Middle School; and Caroline Majeau, UFV Faculty of Science.

Sixty-five students from 13 regions throughout BC and the Yukon presented their projects at the Canada Wide Science Fair – the highest level of Science Fair competition in Canada. British Columbia and Yukon students brought home 106 awards and scholarships including 5 gold medals, 14 silver medals and 16 bronze medals!

Five hundred of the country’s brightest young scientists from grades 7-12 came together to compete for nearly $1 million in cash awards and scholarships.

It was a whirlwind week for the students. Of course, it wasn’t all work and no play! There were plenty of activities and events throughout the week. Games, movie night, barbeques, even an evening at the Science Centre! They were given the opportunity to attend sessions on interesting topics from bat biology, plastic manufacturing, vaccines, cartography, drafting, nursing and more! After the judging was finished, a whole day was set aside for expeditions. Groups chose tours being offered throughout the day. They could tour the unique geography of the badlands in southern Saskatchewan and learn the history; visit the Evergreen Cattle Ranch, home of the cattle herding beaver, and Green Atlantic Farms to learn about precision farming and the role of technologies in farming today; find out about fish stocking operations at the Fort Qu’Appelle Fish Culture Station; visit the Western Development Museum and learn the history of transportation on the prairies; tour the 15 Wing, home of the Canada’s military pilot training and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds military air demonstration team; tour the Royal Saskatchewan Museum; explore the tunnels of Moose Jaw and learn about the story of the early Chinese immigrants to Canada; tour the RCMP Heritage Centre and RCMP Depot Division; and, of course, walking tours of downtown Regina.

We are very proud of Jen, Mac and Anna-Lisa for representing our region. They took home memories to last them a lifetime!

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None of this would be possible without the generous support of many individuals, companies and organizations in the Fraser Valley community!


To learn more about the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair please visit our website.

UFV Hosts the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair April 4-7

Dr. Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science; Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC; Dr. Gwen Point, UFV Chancellor; and Dr. Mark Evered, UFV President

Over 50 awards were handed out at the annual Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair (FVRSF) held April 4 to 7th. Students from 18 schools in the Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley and Mission area came together to compete for prizes and a chance to represent Team BC at the Canada Wide Science Fair next month. The students also had the pleasure of meeting the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of BC who took time out of her busy schedule to visit and chat with many participants.

UFV is very proud to host the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair,” said Lucy Lee, Dean of the Faculty of Science at UFV. “This event is an important showcase of the knowledge, scientific spirit, and energy that thrives in the hearts and minds of Fraser Valley students. UFV congratulates all participants and award winners and wishes grand prize winners the best of luck in Regina next month.”

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. (http://cwsf.youthscience.ca/welcome-cwsf).

From left to right: Dr. Eric Davis, UFV Provost & Vice President; Rotary Club Abbotsford/Sumas; Anna-Lisa Nguyen, Finalist; Freddie Latham, Abbotsford School Board; Mac Smith (Finalist); Rotary Club Abbotsford/Sumas (missing Jennifer Tran, finalist)

The Science World School Tour prize was won by Jaipreet Sidhu (Dasmesh Punjabi School). He and his entire class receives a field trip to Telus World of Science.

A complete list of the winners can be found here FVRSF Award Winners 2017.

Photographs of all winners including images of students and their projects are available on the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair website www.fvrsf.ca

A special thank you to Hot Light Studio from Abbotsford for designing our new Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair logo!

[box]Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, and friends! Without the on-going support of our generous community, we would not be able to bring together Fraser Valley’s top science students to share their progress and adventures in science.[/box]

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For more information on sponsorship, please contact Caroline Majeau at 604-504-7441 x4825 or email

If you are looking for more information on the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair, please visit our website or send us an email

Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair 2017 – Grades K-12

We are very excited to announce that the Faculty of Science at UFV is now the official coordinator of the Fraser Valley Regional Science Fair (FVRSF). We are working closely with the Abbotsford School District #34 to make the transition as smooth as possible.

The FVRSF is open to ALL students in the Lower Mainland: Langley, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Hope, Mission and Maple Ridge – private, public and home schooled in Grades K – 12.

[highlight]WHEN: [/highlight]April 4 – 7, 2017 [General Fair Schedule]

[highlight]WHERE:[/highlight] University of the Fraser Valley
Envision Athletic Centre / Abbotsford Campus

Students in the Fraser Valley are given the opportunity to display their outstanding projects to the public through the Regional Science Fair. Students will be competing for cash prizes, awards and scholarships. Students in grades 7-12 will also be competing for a chance to receive 1 of 4 all expense paid trips to the Canada Wide Science Fair to be held in Regina, Saskatchewan on May 14-20, 2017.

Be sure to check out our NEW and IMPROVED website for more details!

If you are interested in judging at this event and want more information, please visit our Judge’s Corner; and contact Cory Beshara, FVRSF Chief Judge or Jason Thomas, FVRSF Ethics Chair.

If you are interested in other volunteer positions at this event, please email the FVRSF Committee at fvrsf@ufv.ca

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