Become a Judge 2017

  1. Welcome from the CWSF Judge in Chief
  2. Qualifications of a Judge
  3. Volunteer as a Judge
  4. Log in after receiving your password.  Your user name is your email address
  5. Upload a picture for your name tag


Welcome from the CWSF Judge in Chief

Pierre-Phillipe Ouimet Mark Brigham
Pierre-Phillipe Ouimet Mark Brigham

Judges' Orientation: 4:30 pm - 9:30 pm Monday 15 May 2017

Judging the Projects: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm Tuesday 16 May 2017


We look forward to welcoming you to the Canada Wide Science Fair to be held from 14 - 20 May 2017 on the campus of the University of Regina. We are looking for 340 judges willing to spend time with the next generation of Canada's scientists. The Canada-Wide Science Fair is an annual celebration of science and engineering. Each year, the fair is held in a different city and organized locally under the auspices of Youth Science Canada. The Canada-Wide Science Fair attracts approximately 400 projects and 500 youth finalists from over 100 regions in the country. The finalists are winners of their regional or provincial science fairs, and now compete for prizes and recognition at the national level. At stake is approximately one million dollars in scholarships and awards. To evaluate each project fairly and comprehensively, a total of 340 English, bilingual or French speaking judges volunteer their expertise, experience, and time to be part of this celebration. It is an enormous responsibility and I thank you for taking on this challenging task. You have the unique opportunity to interact with some of the brightest young scientific minds in our country. Judging is the heart of the competition and is a stimulating interaction for participants and judges alike. I have no doubt that you will be inspired by what the finalists have accomplished.
With much appreciation,

Pierre-Phillipe Ouimet


Qualifications of a Judge

The Canada Wide Science Fair requires about 340 judges to evaluate approximately 420 projects each year. These judges are recruited from the local community. We seek judges from a wide range of disciplines:

  • Dentists
  • Engineers from all disciplines
  • Faculty at Universities and Colleges
  • Medical doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • Scientists from industry
  • Scientists from government laboratories
  • Those who are bilingual in French and English are particularly welcome


  • PhD
  • MSc
  • Equivalent professional qualifications
  • Graduate students who have a special interest and experience in outreach
  • Students in undergraduate programs are not eligible to judge at the CWSF

You will meet many students who will amaze you. The best projects are at the level of a Masters Degree. Sadly, we are unable able to offer expenses for travel, but would be pleased to pay for your accommodation if you are coming from out of town.


Volunteer as a Judge

If you would like to volunteer as a judge, please send this email to


Upload a picture for your name tag.

Youth Science Canada requires everyone at the Canada Wide Science Fair to wear a badge with their full-face picture. Because we use the pictures uploaded by judges as identification, and because we are working with minors, we do not allow pictures of avatars to be used. This image is used only to create the name badges. It is available only to three members of the Youth Science Canada staff, and four members of the judging team.

1. Select a picture for your name tag, at least 800 x 1024 pixels.

2. View this video for instructions on how to upload it:

3. Upload your picture.