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.