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!
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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”.
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.
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!
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).
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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 …
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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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 email@example.com
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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!
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!
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 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).
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.
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]
For more information on sponsorship, please contact Caroline Majeau at 604-504-7441 x4825 or email
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.