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Divisional Awards

Gold, silver and bronze medals, and honourable mention will be awarded to the overall best entries in each age division. As well, entries to the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair are eligible for Provincial Awards.

The British Columbia Provincial Awards Program is administered by the Science Fair Foundation BC and is available to all participants of British Columbia Regional Science Fairs. Please see the 2016 British Columbia Science Fairs booklet: http://www.sciencefairs.ca/

As selected by the Judging Committee, the top Regional Science Fair entries will be invited to an amazing experience at the 2016 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Montreal, Quebec from May 15 to 20, 2016.

Additional prizes to be awarded include scientific apparatus, merchandise, scholarships and cash awards. 

 


Special Awards

*Please note that awards are subject to change*

AIHA BC Yukon Section Award (American Industrial Hygiene Association) - $100

To be awarded to the science fair project that best demonstrates the principles of industrial hygiene as it relates to preventing or reducing injuries and illnesses to workers and the community. Eligible projects can be at either the Junior, Intermediate, or Senior grade category.

The Al Appleton Worksafe Award, Worker's Compensation Board of BC - $100

To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best project demonstrating the principles of occupational hygiene. The student must have consulted with people in the community or region about the content of their project. The sudent must show creativity, innovation and enthusiasm in the display of the project. Eligible projects can be at either the Junior, Intermediate, or Senior grade category.

Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC Award - Cash award, Perpetual Regional Trophy

To be awarded to outstanding engineering projects. Projects eligible for this award include those in the fields of chemical, civil, electrical, environmental, industrial and mechanical engineering as well as systems design. One each to be awarded to a student at the Junior ($40), Intermediate ($60) and Senior ($100) grade category.

BC Agriculture in the Classroom Award - $100

To be awarded to an outstanding project that shows the practical application of scientific principles to agriculture. Eligible projects can be at either the Junior, Intermediate, or Senior grade category.

BCIC Young Innovator Scholarship - Minimum $2000

To be awarded to a senior student(s) who has developed a science and technology innovation with the potential to benefit British Columbia. The winner(s) must be selected for CWSF and to receive the award, he/she must enroll full-time upon graduation in a science and technology program in a British Columbia post-secondary institution. The awardee is not eligible for other BCIC scholarships. The award value is increased in the Southern Interior through a partnership with the Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust (SIDIT).

BC Greenhouse Growers Association (A partner of BC Agriculture in the Classroom) Award - $75

To be awarded to an outstanding project that demonstrates the creative use of advanced science and technology to enhance vegetable plant productivity and quality. Projects eligible for this award include those in the area of biological pest control, irrigation, nutrition, growing media, climate control and mechanics. Eligible projects can be at either the Junior, Intermediate, or Senior grade category.

BC Hydro for Generations Award - $100, Perpetual Trophy, Power Smart Award Winner Certificate

To be awarded to a student(s) in grades 7 to 12 who creates a project which creatively demonstrates electrical conservation and its environmental, social and economic impacts.

BC Nature (Federation of British Columbia Naturalists) Award - $75

To be awarded at each British Columbia Regional Science Fair to the best natural history project done by a student(s) in Grades 7 to 12. This includes studies of any aspect of natural history, conservation of natural habitats, or the conservation of natural species.

BC Science Teachers Award - $100

To be awarded to a student(s) in grades 7 or 8 for an experimental project in any category that has clearly presented an hypothesis and independent, controlled variables.

Betsy Bennett Marine Stewardship Award - Exclusive Behind-the-Scences Experience at the Vancouver Aquarium

Most exceptional project relating to "marine science." "Marine science" can include biology, conservation, ecology, chemistry, oceanography, and other related disciplines that have a marine focus or application. 

Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Award - $300

This award will be given to the best science fair project to apply scientific principles to a problem from atmospheric or oceanic science or a related environmental discipline.

Chief Judge Award (Walter Olson) - $100 towards travel to CWSF, Perpetual & Keeper Trophy

To be awarded to a CWSF Award recipient as selected by Chief Judge of the Fair. The recipient is to have overcome personal challenges related to doing science fair project work.

David Laugharne Award - Perpetual & Keeper Trophy

To be awarded to a project that incorporates new technology into the design, implementation or presentation of the work.

DAWEG (Division of Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience) - $50 (Junior Level), and $50 (Senior Level)

To be awarded to a female student or a partnership which has at least one female on their team and who effectively and enthusiastically communicates an original solution to an engineering or hard science problem/project by applying their knowledge of science and math.

Genome British Columbia Award - 2 x $100

To be awarded to two projects dealing with a topic of genomic interest. Students in all grades are eligible for this award.

Genome British Columbia Scholarship Nomination - $1000

To be awarded to a senior student who has developed a science and technology project focused on areas of strategic importance such as human health, forestry, fisheries, agriculture, bioenergy, mining, and the environment. Awarded to a student pursuing a science degree in British Columbia. The award winner will be required to submit proof of enrolment at a postsecondary institution in BC.

Greater Vancouver Mining Women Association Award - $100

The project will be related to the minerals industry. Eligible projects can be at either the Junior, Intermediate and Senior grade category.

In Ink Scientific Writing Award - $100

For the student in any age category whose written work (paper or poster) mostly clearly and effectively communicates what research was done and why the work is important.

James International Award - Microscope

An award of a microscope to a project in which the students demonstrate an interest in microbials or microscopic organisms. Eligible projects can be from any grade level.

John O'Connor Award - $100 towards CWSF travel

The John O'Connor Award recognizes a student that has repeat participation in the Regional Fair and has increased their project development skills. It was established by the Parent Advisory Committee of Point Grey Mini School to honour Mr. O'Connor. Eligible projects can be from any grade level.

 

Michael Crooks Physics Prize (British Columbia Association of Physics Teachers) - $75

To be awarded to a student(s) in grades 6 to 12 who has done an outstanding physics-related project.

Neil Towers Award for Plant Biology (UBC Botany Department) - $100

To be awarded at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair to the best plant biology-related project submitted by a student(s) in grades 7-12. Projects may be observational or experimental, and all fields of plant biology will be considered. 

Science World Award - $100 to Science World Kaleidoscope Science Store

To be awarded to a first time entrant. The project will show ingenuity and creativity. Eligible projects can be at either the Junior, Intermediate, or Senior grade category.

SCWIST (Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology) Award - $100

To be given to young women in Grades 8-10 whose project shows the greatest curiosity, ingenuity, and innovation in design. The award is intended to encourage the student's interest in science. A student may not receive the award more than once. 

SFU Department of Chemistry Award - 5 x $100

To be awarded to a project that displays a knowledge and application of chemistry. Eligible projects can be from any grade level and any of the 6 exhibit subject divisions.

SFU Scholarship - $6000

First Year scholarship to Simon Fraser University

Structural Engineering Association of BC Young Members Group Award - $250

To be awarded to a student(s) at any grade who demonstrates interest, enthusiasm, and understanding in the field of Structural Engineering. Structural Engineering is the design of structures such as buildings and bridges. Possible topics considered for this prize are: the design or analysis of a structure; building materials (concrete, steel, wood, brick); loads on structures (wind, snow, earthquakes); buildings or structural materials in extreme conditions (fire, underwater, extreme cold); different building member types (beams, columns, cross-braces, trusses); historical structural failures or structural feats.

Students' Choice Award - Perpetual and Keeper Trophy

As selected by a vote by the participants, supported by Clarke's Trophies).

UBC Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - $200

To be awarded to the best project in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology

UBC Department of Computer Science Award - $150 first place, $100 second place

The award is given on the basis of the project that best demonstrates the impact of the principles and practices of Computer Science.

UBC Engineering Physics Award - 1 x $100, 2 x $50

To be awarded to the science fair project(s) that best embodies applications of physics and engineering physics to providing a solution to a real-world problem 

UBC Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Award - $1500 towards travel to CWSF

To be awarded to the best applied science and/or engineering project that has qualified to go to the Canada Wide Science Fair 

UBC School of Population & Public Health Award - $100

Awarded to the best project that identifies and attempts to control hazards to human health in the workplace, urban environmental, or recreational environment. Eligible projects can be at either the Junior, Intermediate or Senior level.

UBC Statistics Award - 3 x $100

To be awarded for the best use of statistical methods in data collection and analysis. One award at each of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior grade level.

Vancouver Mycological Society Award - $100, Guided Nature Walk, and other prizes

Awarded to the best mycology-related project. All fields of investigations into molds and mushrooms wil be considered e.g. ecology, conservation, use as food, industrial applications, plant/forest pathology, toxicology, etc. Laboratory experimentation as well as field studies are eligible; projects that engage aspecs of both are especially encouraged.

Vancouver School Board Award - Perpetual / Keeper Trophy

To be awarded to a project done by a student from a Vancouver School District public school. Eligible projects can be at any level.

W.E. Coates Award Nomination (Canadian Land Reclamation Association, BC Chapter) - $200

To be awarded to an oustanding Junior or Intermediate project related to land, aquatic or marine environment reclamation and/or rehabilitation.

 


 

UBC Entrance Awards

The University of British Columbia offers a series of Entrance Awards at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair 2013 to students entering the UBC Faculty of Science (Vancouver) in their first year. The winners must show creativity, innovation and originality in their work. 

Eligibility / Criteria

    • Senior students (grade 11 or 12) are eligible; 
    • Present an outstanding project in their category;
    • Have won a medal (gold, silver or bronze); 
    • One project should not be honoured with more than one Entrance Award (even if it excels in two categories).

UBC Science Entrance Award “Earth & Environmental Sciences” - $2,000, tied to UBC Faculty of Science admission
To be awarded to a student who presents an outstanding Earth & Environmental Sciences project. The winner must show creativity, innovation and originality in their work. Students from grades 11 and 12 are eligible for the award.

*UBC Science Entrance Award “Computer Science” - $2,000, tied to UBC Faculty of Science admission
To be awarded to a student who presents an outstanding Computing Sciences project. The winner must show creativity, innovation and originality in their work. Students from grades 11 and 12 are eligible for the award.

*UBC Science Entrance Award “Life Sciences” - $2,000, tied to UBC Faculty of Science admission
To be awarded to a student who presents an outstanding Life Sciences project. The winner must show creativity, innovation and originality in their work. Students from grades 11 and 12 are eligible for the award.

*UBC Science Entrance Award “Health Sciences” - $2,000, tied to UBC Faculty of Science admission
To be awarded to a student who presents an outstanding Health Sciences project. The winner must show creativity, innovation and originality in their work. Students from grades 11 and 12 are eligible for the award.

*UBC Science Entrance Award “Physics & Chemistry” - $2,000, tied to UBC Faculty of Science admission
To be awarded to a student who presents an outstanding Physics or Chemistry project. The winner must show creativity, innovation and originality in their work. Students from grades 11 and 12 are eligible for the award.

*UBC Science Entrance Award “Mathematical Sciences” - $2,000, tied to UBC Faculty of Science admission
To be awarded to a student who presents an outstanding Mathematical Sciences project. The winner must show creativity, innovation and originality in their work. Students from grades 11 and 12 are eligible for the award.

 


Notes on Awards

Students in a team: If a project wins that is presented by two students, both team members will be awarded a full UBC Science Entrance Award (worth $2,000 for each individual).

Multiple prize winners: A student is eligible for one UBC Science scholarship. If a student wins in two (or more) divisions and/or over two years, she/he is entitled to retain the award with the greater monetary value (if there is a difference).

Winners at the regional and national level: A student is eligible for one UBC Science scholarship. If a regional UBC Science award recipient goes on to receive an award at the National level, she/he is entitled to retain the award with the greater monetary value (if there is a difference).

To be eligible for the scholarships, finalists must be admitted to the UBC Faculty of Science (Vancouver campus) and register directly from secondary school. Winners who are in grade eleven may defer the award for one year.

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