The region's top science fair students are coming together for the 33rd annual Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair. Approximately 350 student participants will present their projects at this year's regional fair. These participants will have advanced on from their local, school and district science fairs held across the region.
Students will showcase projects in the fields of discovery, energy, health, information, environment, innovation and resources. Awards will include trophies, scholarships, travel awards, and cash prizes valued at more than $30,000. Students will also be selected for 17 coveted spots to the 2016 Canada-Wide Science Fair. Beyond showcasing their projects, participants will also have the opportunity to visit research facilities at the University of British Columbia, attend a Science Show, and build lasting friendships with other participants from across their region.
The Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair invites the general public to visit our fair! Our doors will be open for public viewing on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 9:00 am –12:00 noon at The Nest at the University of British Columbia (UBC). At this time, public viewers can see all the projects first hand and direct questions directly to the participants.
Admission is free.
Public viewing is ideal for youth who want to learn and be inspired about what other students have discovered, and for industry professionals interested in seeing what is being developed by youth in their field. Public involvement also creates a more meaningful arena for our students to share their discoveries. All individuals are welcome.
The general public is also welcome to attend the award ceremonies held in the auditorium of the Student Union Building at UBC. The Junior Awards Ceremony will be held from 12:30pm -1:30pm Saturday, April 9, 2016. The Intermediate and Senior Award Ceremony will be held from 2:00pm- 3:00 pm Saturday, April 9, 2016.
We encourage and invite all media outlets to visit The Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair, witness firsthand the science discoveries being made by our regions budding science students, and highlight these achievements to the Greater Vancouver region at large. We are seeking coverage in the weeks leading up to the fair and during the fair itself (Saturday, April 7-9, 2016). Student participants and committee members can be available for comments or interviews throughout the year.