Science Fairs offer students in grades 4 to 12 the opportunity to create original scientific research or innovative projects which are then displayed at various levels of competition. Science Fairs are offered at school, district, regional, national and international levels. Science Fair participants progress from a school or district Fair to a regional Science Fair. Each regional Science Fair sends
its top projects to the National Fair. -Canada Wide Science Fair. Here young people share a week of competition, socializing, cultural activities, scientific tours and workshops. Some students also go on to attend international Science Fairs. Our area has done extremely well at the Canada Wide Science Fair. This is directly related to the quality of our science education, the school support and especiallythe volunteers that make up our Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair.
CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge, Alberta
The Canada-Wide Science Fair is the largest extra-curricular youth activity related to science and technology in Canada, bringing together our best young minds. Each year, some 450 top young scientists are chosen to compete from the top ranks of approximately 25,000 competitors for an opportunity to earn cash, scholarships, and travel awards with a total value of almost $1 million dollars!
Youth Science Canada is pleased to announce that the 52nd Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) will be held in Lethbridge, Alberta in collaboration with the host organization, Southern Alberta Technology Council (SATC). The week-long event will be located at the University of Lethbridge from May 11- 18, 2013.
The 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair will feature the top 400 science projects by students from grades seven through twelve selected at more than 100 regional fairs across the country. The event will include project judging, social and cultural activities, tours to regional science and research facilities, along with visits to featured Southern Alberta's tourism destinations. Approximately 1,100 students, chaperones, judges, sponsors and dignitaries will descend upon the city for this week-long event.
CWSF 2013 will bring Canada's top young scientists to Lethbridge and provide a unique opportunity to showcase Southern Alberta’s culture, industry, research and educational facilities, including the University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge College and the Canada-Alberta Research Station. The event will involve a variety of community organizations and individuals who will work together to make the national science fair experience memorable for participants. Volunteers will be recruited to assist with a variety of hosting duties, including the need for bilingual services. CWSF participants representing every province and territory will be housed in student residences on campus at the University of Lethbridge, where many of the activities will take place. The week will include opening ceremonies, a full day of judging, presentations by leading science authorities, and a gala awards ceremony and banquet.
The Southern Alberta Technology Council has organized the Lethbridge Regional Science Fair & Science Olympics for the past eight years. Winners have gone on to compete and win awards at the CWSF. SATC hopes to see a significant increase in participation at the local level over the next two years as teachers help students work toward taking their projects to the national level.
SATC is a member of the Alberta Science Literacy Association (ASLA). In addition to presenting the Lethbridge Regional Science Fair & Science Olympics, the organization is launching ASLA’s Scientists and Engineers in the Classroom program which is supported by APEGA (Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta) and Government of Alberta: Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology.
Photo:Federal, provincial, and municipal government, university, and Canada-Wide Science Fair 2013 representatives gather at today's announcement that CWSF 2013 will be held in Lethbridge, Alberta. Back row (left to right): Mayor of the City of Lethbridge, Rajko Dodic; the Honourable Jim Hillyer, MP for Lethbridge; Dr. Andy Hakin, VP Academic & Provost, University of Lethbridge; Mark Bellamy, CWSF 2013 Co-Chair. Seated (left to right): The Honourable Greg Weadick, Alberta Minister of Advanced Education and Technology; Rachel Brown, student and CWSF medal winner; Chris Roedler, CWSF 2013 Co-Chair; Katie Van der Sloot, student and CWSF medal winner.
(photo credit: Chris Yauck Photography)
Watch the Global Lethbridge interview with Rachel Brown and Katie Van der Sloot at the CWSF 2013 announcement: