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Vancouver Island REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR
Sunday April 8 – Monday April 9, 2018
1962 – 2018 : 57 Fairs and counting

Previous CWSF Participants - Lists of VIRSF Winners

Lots of prizes are available for students participating in the VIRSF (see Awards Pages).
The top few students get a PAID TRIP to represent the Vancouver Island Region at the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF).
The 2017 CWSF was held in Regina, May 14-20, 2017. The 2018 CWSF will take place in Ottawa, May 12-19, 2018.

Vancouver Island CWSF Students in 2017
 
  • Annie McLeod - Marine Brown Algae Extracted Fucoxanthin & Phlorotannin in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
    Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 10)

    Excellence Award - Intermediate Gold Medal
    Western University - Gold Medal Entrance Scholarship ($4000)

  • Melody Cheng - A New Phase of Water: Is This Measurable with Surface Tension?
    Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 9)

    Excellence Award - Intermediate Bronze Medal
    CAP Physics Prize - Intermediate ($750)
    Western University - Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

  • Nattan Telmer - Powering Animal Trackers with Thermal Electric Generators (TEGs)
    Mount Douglas Secondary (Grade 9)

    Excellence Award - Intermediate Silver Medal
    S.M. Blair Family Foundation Award ($750)
    Youth Can Innovate Awards ($750)
    Western University - Silver Medal Entrance Scholarship ($2000)

  • Nicolas Fedrigo - Stroke Rehabilitation Exoskeleton
    Claremont Secondary (Grade 10)

    Excellence Award - Intermediate Bronze Medal
    Western University - Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

  • Ella Chan - Oral Infections: Does Lactoferrin Inhibit the Bactericidal Action of Eugenol?
    Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 11)

    Excellence Award - Senior Bronze Medal
    University of Ottawa - Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)
    Western University - Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

  • Yassin Guitouni - The KNEEd for Power
    Mount Douglas Secondary (Grade 9)

    Excellence Award - Intermediate Bronze Medal
    Western University - Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)

  • Anastasia Castro - Microplastic Ocean Pollution
    Glenlyon Norfolk School (Grade 9)

    Excellence Award - Intermediate Bronze Medal
    Western University - Bronze Medal Entrance Scholarship ($1000)



Canada-Wide Science Fair Summaries (2005-17)

Links for available prizes and lists of Past Winners           Links to Prize Categories:  Open | Senior | Junior | Intermediate | Elementary | Past winners


NOTE: Many prizes were obtained close to the Science Fair. These tables will be updated post-Fair.

Open to any age category

Donor Project subject Prize
ENKIN Award for CWSF Travel One of the top 5 Overall projects in the Fair $300
HAJASH FOUNDATION Award for CWSF Travel One of the top 5 Overall projects in the Fair $300
JASCO Award for CWSF Travel One of the top 5 Overall projects in the Fair $300
PFIZER Award for CWSF Travel One of the top 5 Overall projects in the Fair $300
STARFISH MEDICAL Award for CWSF Travel One of the top 5 Overall projects in the Fair $300
Victoria Natural History Society impact of humans on environment 5 - book prizes
Al Appleton Worksafe Award occupation hygiene $200
Chemical Institute of Canada chemistry $150, $100, $50
BC Hydro electrical safety, conservation $100, $50
Air & Waste Management Association air pollution, water pollution, waste reduction $100
Chevron Canada environment $100
BC Agriculture in the Classroom agriculture $75
general science and education $50 book certificate + plaque
UVic Engineering Chairs engineering $50 book certificate
UVic Social Science Chairs social sciences $50 book certificate
UVic Science Chairs sciences $50 book certificate
UVic Human & Social Development Chairs human sciences $50 book certificate
Association of Professional Biologists of BC biology $50
Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society meteorology oceanography book prize for each category
Geological Association of Canada geosciences two book prizes
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC engineering/geosciences ten awards of $50; ten awards of $25
Butterfly Gardens any discipline 4 - 1 day passes
Cordova Bay Golf any discipline 2 - passes for the Ridge Course
IMAX Theatre any discipline one family pass
Miniature World any discipline 2 entrance passes
Munro's Books any discipline 5 - book prizes
Ocean River Sports any discipline 2 - 3 hr Kayak Rentals
Prince of Whales any discipline Whale-watching pass for 2
Quarky Science any discipline multiple prizes
Rotary Club of Victoria environment Four prizes
2 x $25 - $50 - $100
Russell Bookstore any discipline 2 - $25 gift certificates
Scientific Spirit Award any discipline 8 - $25 prizes
Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre Marine Biology 4 passes to the
Discovery Centre at Sidney
Tanner's Books any discipline 2 - $25 gift certificates
Victoria Harbour Ferry any discipline Harbour Tour for 2
Victoria Bug Zoo any discipline 6 passes
Victoria Symphony any discipline Concerts for Kids package

 

Senior (Grades 10 - 12)           Links to Prize Categories:  Open | Senior | Junior | Intermediate | Elementary | Past winners

Donor Project subject Prize
University of Victoria top senior project $3000 entrance scholarship
La Société Francophone de Victoria exhibit in French $200 (senior or junior)
Masanori Aoki Award top physics/engineering project $200
Society for Canadian Women in Science & Technology ingenuity in project $100 (grades 8-10)
Alexa Geminiano Award three-time overall winner Up to $200
Nathan Geminiano Award two-time overall winner Up to $200
Federation of BC Naturalists natural history/conservation $50 (grade 7 and up)
BC Association of Physics Teachers physics $50 (grade 6 and up)
BC Institute of Agrologists agriculture and food book prize
Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience engineering / geosciences $50
Earthchurch Award pollution / desertification / deforestation $400
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
& Air-Conditioning Engineers
Earth & Environmental Science $100 and Plaque

 

Junior (grades 8-9)           Links to Prize Categories:  Open | Senior | Junior | Intermediate | Elementary | Past winners

Donor Project subject Prize
La Société Francophone de Victoria exhibit in French $200 (senior or junior)
Masanori Aoki Award top physics/engineering project $200
Alexa Geminiano Award three-time overall winner Up to $200
Nathan Geminiano Award two-time overall winner Up to $200
Soc. for Canadian Women in Science & Technology ingenuity in project $100 (grades 8-10)
Federation of BC Naturalists natural history / conservation $50 (grade 7 and up)
BC Association of Physics Teachers physics $50 (grade 6 and up)
BC Institute of Agrologists agriculture and food book prize
Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience engineering / geosciences $50
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
& Air-Conditioning Engineers
Earth & Environmental Science $75 and Plaque

 

Intermediate (Grades 6-7)           Links to Prize Categories:  Open | Senior | Junior | Intermediate | Elementary | Past winners

Donor Project subject Prize
La Société Francophone de Victoria exhibit in French $100 (intermediate or elementary)
Federation of BC Naturalists natural history / conservation $50 (grade 7 and up)
BC Assoc of Physics Teachers physics $50 (grade 6 and up)
BC Institute of Agrologists agriculture and food book prize
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
& Air-Conditioning Engineers
Earth & Environmental Science $50 prize

 

Elementary (Grades 4-5)           Links to Prize Categories:  Open | Senior | Junior | Intermediate | Elementary | Past winners

Donor Project subject Prize
La Société Francophone de Victoria exhibit in French $100 (intermediate or elementary)
Gordon Patterson promising young scientist three at $50
Drs. Walter & Rosemary Balfour promising young scientist $50, $25
Drs. Jane Browning & Dave Berry promising young scientist $50
Science Venture top exhibit in category visit of Science Venture to your class
BC Institute of Agrologists agriculture and food book prize
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
& Air-Conditioning Engineers
Earth & Environmental Science $25 prize

 

Provincial Awards           Links to Prize Categories:  Open | Senior | Junior | Intermediate | Elementary | Past winners

Award (Some also listed above)
AI Appleton Worksafe Award
American Association of Physics Teachers, Michael Crooks Prize
BC Agriculture in the Classroom
BC Hydro For Generations Award
BC Hydro Scholarship
BC Science Teachers' Award
BC Innovation Council Scholarship
BC Nature (BC Naturalists)
Chevron Canada Award
Division for Women in Science & Engineering Award (DAWEG)
Genome BC
Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon
Special Award Sponsored by TRUIMF and Atlas at CERN
WE Coates (Land Reclamation) Award
Pacific Carbon Trust Award (New Award)

Past Prize Winners           Links to Prize Categories:  Open | Senior | Junior | Intermediate | Elementary | Past winners

Follow the links below to access the archive of prize winners from 1997-2015.

2017 () | 2016 () | 2015 () | 2014 () | 2013 () | 2012 () | 2011 () |

2010 () | 2009 () | 2008 () | 2007 () | 2006 () | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

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