CWSF 2015 – Fredericton, New Brunswick
The University of New Brunswick played home to over 500 of the brightest minds from across the country this past week as the 54th Canada Wide Science Fair took the city of Fredericton by storm. Over 110 regions from all parts of Canada came together to compete for nearly $1 million in prize monies and scholarships. Two students from Westwood Community High school and two students from Ecole McTavish in Fort McMurray represented the Wood Buffalo region under the supervision of educators Vicki Dawe and Sorin Nita. Linda Guo, Aiman Naeem, Zeel Patel and Dhrumil Shah, represented the top projects from this year’s Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair held in March at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Center.
At the CWSF, these students took in scientific workshops and tours of all of the programs and facilities offered at the University of Fredericton Campus, made friends from all over the world, and prepared to showcase their unique and innovative projects in a grueling 8 hour judging round. The intense competition challenged our students and proved rewarding as each finalist brought home a bronze medal. Each of our finalists also received an entrance scholarship of $1000 to Western University located in Ontario.
The Wood Buffalo Youth Science Foundation is extremely proud of these students and our team’s showing at this year’s fair! We would also like to thank all of the community and industry sponsors whose support and commitment to our youth enabled our students to have this life-changing opportunity.read more
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Wood Buffalo Youth Science Foundation (WBYSF) thank you to our many Sponsors and Supporters. Each year the Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair has continued to grow and reach new students. This of course would not have been possible were it not for the generosity and support of local companies and the dedication of our community’s teacher and scientists. In addition to financial support, our local industries supplied the 2015 Regional Fair with over eighty judges and volunteers. We are very appreciative to all these individuals and hope that the creativity and enthusiasm exhibited by our participants made the Fair a rewarding endeavor for everyone involved.
This year we had 185 enthusiastic participants from grades four through twelve. Each year, the quality of research, experimentation and innovation continues to evolve. Many participants return annually and demonstrate the growth in their scientific investigation skills. New participants to the fair bring creative ideas and all those involved leave with a new appreciation for science. The student’s love for science is truly inspirational. Students please remember to thank your parents, teachers and mentors for all their support.
We look forward to next year!read more
We are looking forward to another exciting Science Fair season in 2015! Please pay attention to the important dates below:
December 19th, 2014 – School Science Fair Registration Due
March 13th, 2015 – Student Registration Due
March 27th, 2015 – Wood Buffalo Regional Science Fair (Located at the Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre)
March 28th, 2015 – Public View and Awards
Students – please remember to read over the Fair Rules, Safety and Ethics forms.
If you are interested in judging at the fair, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wood Buffalo Schools Hosting Science Fairs
We are very excited that so many schools in the Wood Buffalo region are participating in hands on science. The following schools have registered with the WBRSF and will be sending representatives to the Wood Buffalo Regional Fair.
Fort McMurray Christian
Fort McMurray Islamic
Sister Mary Phillips
Walter and Gladys Hill
The Annual General Meeting of the Board of Directors of Wood Buffalo Youth Science Foundation will be held Tuesday October 22nd at 6:00pm at Westwood Community Highschool. The Budget, our new Policy Manual and other changes will be presented. Also, we will be seeking election of up to 5 new Board Members to the positions of treasurer, judge-in-chief and directors-at-large. For more information about the AGM please drop us a line at email@example.com more
Yesterday the Regional Finalists in the 3rd Annual Google Science Fair were announced. This premiere International Science Fair brings the best and the brightest together from all across the globe. And joining these bright minds of the future is Fort McMurray’s very own Anam Rizvi. Rizvi recently won a silver medal at the Canada-Wide Science Fair, a competition of the top 500 young scientists from across Canada. Her project, Automating the Diagnosis of Heart Conditions, received a great reception at the CWSF and Rizvi also received accolades from professionals in the medical industry. The Wood Buffalo Youth Science Foundation Board wishes Rizvi best of luck as she makes history as the first person from Fort McMurray to represent our region and our country at an International Competition.
The Google Science Fair consists of a pre-selection of 90 Regional Finalists. Next, the field is widdled down to the top 15 Global Finalists. These finalists will be announced on June 27th.
More information on Anam’s Project
More information on Google Science Fair
Media Release from Youth Science Canadaread more