Thursday, 21 February 2013

May 11 - CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge Alberta - University of Alberta

CWSF 2013 - Lethbridge Alberta - University of Alberta - May 11- 18, 2013 
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. 


QRSTF 2013 
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
Departing from: CYYZ:Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport
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
Calgary Airport
Departing from: CYYC:Calgary International Airport
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
Travel Day... 

Saturday, May 11 2013

07:30 am - 09:00 amBreakfastAtrium
09:00 am - 11:00 pmArrivals & Registration (All Day)1st Choice Savings Centre - NW Entrance
12:00 pm - 01:30 pmLunchAtrium
01:00 pm - 04:00 pmCampus Tours1st Choice Savings Centre - Info Booth
01:30 pm - 06:30 pmCWSF Judging 101 Workshop for Finalists (hourly 30-minute sessions)Anderson Hall
02:00 pm - 08:00 pmProject Setup1st Choice Savings Centre - Exhibit Hall
03:00 pm - 03:30 pmOrientation - Group A1st Choice Savings Centre - PE250
05:00 pm - 07:00 pmDinnerAtrium
06:30 pm - 08:30 pmCampus Tours1st Choice Savings Centre - Info Booth
07:00 pm - 07:30 pmOrientation - Group B1st Choice Savings Centre - PE250
08:30 pm - 11:00 pmMeet & Greet ActivitiesStudents Union Ballroom
...Off to Toronto:



CWSF 2013 Host Committee members and dignitaries gather for announcement in LethbridgeYouth 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:

From the CWSF 2013 Lethbridge Host Committee...
We are pleased and proud to welcome the 52nd edition of the Canada-Wide Science Fair to Lethbridge, Alberta, May 11-18, 2013. Approximately 500 of Canada’s top young scientists from grades 7 to 12 and Cégep will have the honour of representing their regional science fair at this exciting event, with the opportunity to share in awards, prizes and scholarships that may very well shape their futures. Beyond showcasing their projects, students will:
  • SHARE a week with other Canadian students who are also interested in science and technology;
  • MEET new friends from across Canada;
  • INTERACT with scientists and engineers who work here in Lethbridge;
  • DISCOVER the wonders and beauty of Southern Alberta;
  • EXPLORE all that the University of Lethbridge has to offer;
  • WELCOME visitors in the Exhibit Hall including students and teachers from Lethbridge and area schools, as well as Southern Albertans with an interest in science;
  • ENCOURAGE others to build upon their curiosity about science and technology, and inspire the pursuit of scientific and technological solutions to the challenges that face the world;
  • ATTEND ceremonies, DANCE their hearts out, EXPERIENCE cultural activities and some of the world-class attractions unique to this region.
We’re building upon the CWSF tradition of excellence to create an exciting week-long event for participants and delegates alike. Meanwhile, we wish all participants an abundance of inspiration and dedication as projects are prepared for regional fairs across Canada with the ultimate goal of being selected for the Canada-Wide Science Fair.
Good luck! Hope to see you in Lethbridge, Alberta for CWSF 2013!
CWSF 2013 Host Committee Co-Chairs,
Mark Bellamy, P.Eng., FEC
Chris Roedler, B.A.
(Photo: BACK ROW: Rhonda Roedler, Chris Roedler - Co-Chair;FRONT ROW: Gail Holland, Erin Crane, Barb Tate, Mark Bellamy - Co-Chair)

From Youth Science Canada...

Elaine Ma, Chair - YSC Board of Directors
Congratulations to each finalist competing at the 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair! Enjoy the opportunity to discover the similarities and uniqueness of the many regions represented from coast to coast to coast. Relish the chance to absorb the ideas and enthusiasm of the exhibit hall. Enjoy the interactions with the judges, delegates, students and others as you are challenged to describe, explain, consider, predict and prove. Most importantly, get to know your fellow finalists through conversation and the many activities planned. Enjoy the week, create memories and build your network of contacts.
All the best to each delegate in your support and guidance as well as in the decisions you will make on behalf of the youth science community.
Congratulations and the best of luck to each member of the host committee, Univeristy of Lethbridge and the Province of Alberta.
Finalists, may your preparations go well, do your best and we trust you will have positive experiences to share with your family, friends and community when you return. We look forward to meeting each of you in Lethbridge!
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Youth Science Canada,
Len Reimer
Chair, Board of Directors

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. 
The plane ride was four hours but that went by very quickly with the online movies and discussions.
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.

History Trivia

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

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