QRSTF 2013 at Loyalist College -- We will be having viewing from 11:00-4:00 pm. The Award Show will start at 4:00.
Please come and visit.
CWSF 2013 --- QRSTF BLOG (the many years of CWSF and QRSTF)The World of QRSTF - A mosaic created from pictures selected from all the QRSTF pictures over the last 3 years.
April 6, 2013
Saturday May 11, 2013
From the Canada-wide Science Fair: May 11, 2013 Travel Day
Going to the CWSF
|Pearson Airport - Toronto|
Departure date/time: 2013-05-11 10:00
Departure flight number: AC 119
· This is a direct flight
Arriving at: CYYC:Calgary International Airport
Arrival date/time: 2013-05-11 12:10
Arrival flight number: AC 119
Returning from the CWSF
Departure date/time: 2013-05-18 15:15
Departure flight number: AC 130
· This is a direct flight
Arriving at: CYYZ:Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport
Arrival date/time: 2013-05-18 21:00
Arrival flight number: AC 130
Saturday May 11, 2013
|07:30 am - 09:00 am||Breakfast||Atrium|
|09:00 am - 11:00 pm||Arrivals & Registration (All Day)||1st Choice Savings Centre - NW Entrance|
|12:00 pm - 01:30 pm||Lunch||Atrium|
|01:00 pm - 04:00 pm||Campus Tours||1st Choice Savings Centre - Info Booth|
|01:30 pm - 06:30 pm||CWSF Judging 101 Workshop for Finalists (hourly 30-minute sessions)||Anderson Hall|
|02:00 pm - 08:00 pm||Project Setup||1st Choice Savings Centre - Exhibit Hall|
|03:00 pm - 03:30 pm||Orientation - Group A||1st Choice Savings Centre - PE250|
|05:00 pm - 07:00 pm||Dinner||Atrium|
|06:30 pm - 08:30 pm||Campus Tours||1st Choice Savings Centre - Info Booth|
|07:00 pm - 07:30 pm||Orientation - Group B||1st Choice Savings Centre - PE250|
|08:30 pm - 11:00 pm||Meet & Greet Activities||Students Union Ballroom|
...Off to Toronto:
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:
The time has finally arrived... all the work, all the planning, all the practice has come to this.... departure time. Team Quinte is finally on their way.
The first day has gone extremely well. We thank all those that helped to get us to the airport. It is working out well for all. We got in the airport and since we had already confirmed our tickets we scanned them in and picked up our boarding passes and luggage tags at the same time. From there we were off to stand in line to get bags weighed and sent to the plane. That went faster and smoother than we could have imagined.
Once we arrived at the Calgary airport about 10 minutes early, it was off to get our bags. They were right there and took no more than 2 minutes to get. All the stickers we taped to the bags helped. We had a long wait for the bus but it worked well in the end and were off to Lethbridge. Only lost Aaron for 5 minutes or so. He said he would only be a minute. They had called our name for the bus but they called it from the other end so no one heard. They found us and put us directly on a bus.
The bus ride gave everyone a chance to see the Prairies close up. There was even snow on the ground in some areas. The three hours went by very quickly.
Once we arrived at the University we were greeted and picked up our room keys ($75 if you loose it) and our id pouches. Then it was off to rooms and then supper.
We were than told we had to go pick up our special packages from the registration area. We picked up backpacks, t-shirts and many special gifts.
Then it was on to set up the projects in the main display hall. It went very easy. The laminated posters worked extremely well. They went out fairly easily with multiple helpers. They look impressive. One had a few wrinkles and warps but we worked it out. Two have to go back tomorrow finish their safety checks because they forgot their log books in their rooms. No problem :)
After setting up we were off to an orientation about the main aspects of the science fair. It was put on by Dominic Tremblay. Great information we needed to know. The participants were told directly what was expected of them and the time for lights out.
Meet and greet time. The last thing of the day was to go and mingle with the other participants and maybe even trade some pins, eat ice cream and play games. Morning comes early and we have breakfast at 7:30 am our time. All best and thank-you again for all the support. Without it we would have been to make this all possible.
Great Projects... Great work.. Ready for the Judges:
First stop... Pearson International Airport ...Toronto.
University of Lethbridge – home to the Canada-wide Science Fair 2013
(It is also known as the U of L or Uleth)
The university was established in 1967. In 1968 the University of Lethbridge was able to award its first undergraduate degrees in liberal arts.
The University Hall was designed by architect Arthur Erickson and was opened in 1971. Additional campuses were opened in Calgary and Edmonton in 1996.
There are 150 degree programs at the University. It’s bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees are administrated by six faculties and schools (Faculty of Arts and Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, Management and the school of Graduate Studies)
The University of Lethbridge’s athletic teams are the Pronghorns and the First Choice Saving Centre is their home court and the place where all the projects will be set up. In this centre there is a gym that includes three basketball courts, indoor track, rock-climbing wall, and an exercise room. This is an excellent place to hold the 2013 Canada-wide Science Fair. It is will be a great time.
From Team Quinte
All the best from Lethbridge