Welcome to Fredericton 2015

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May 11 to May 16

Welcome to Fredericton 2015

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Registration Process

Online registration is open from March 1 to April 30.

After your Regional Coordinator has entered basic information into the system about you and your project, you will receive an e-mail message with a link to the CWSF Online Registration System.

Registration for the Canada-Wide Science Fair is completely on-line, except for a declaration, permission and release form that must be signed by a parent/ guardian (if the finalist is under 18) and by the CWSF national finalist.

Additional forms are required for projects involving the use of human subjects, animals or animal parts and those conducted in a recognized research institution or supervised by a professional scientist. All forms are available in the "Documentation" area after logging in to the registration system.

CWSF Online Registration System

Role of the Regional Coordinator

Each region appoints a Regional Coordinator who is responsible for entering basic information about each CWSF participant (youth or adult), preferred roommates and basic information on each project. These entries create a record for each participant from the region, each with a separate ID and password.

Once participant records have been created, each participant logs in to complete the remainder of the process using any current browser. While current versions of MS Edge (Windows only), Safari, Chrome Firefox and Opera work fine, we recommend Firefox – free for Windows, Macintosh and Linux.

Please note: The Regional Coordinator has access to all information entered by participants from his/her region.

Regional Science Fair Affiliation

The number of registered of finalists are determined by affiliated regional science fairs by December of the previous year. Registration fees for the Canada Wide Science Fair cover travel costs and participation. Regional coordinators may login to the registration system to access the complete details in the Youth Science Canada Regional Affiliation Guide.


Online Registration

Before you can register online, you will need:
  • A real email address, used as your unique ID in the system. The email address must be unique; it cannot be the same as anyone else’s in the system.
  • Your Project Report (five pages maximum), ready to upload in PDF format. Note: Only PDF files will be accepted.
  • Your Project Abstract (65 words) as plain text to copyand paste.
  • A brief personal biography (30 to 200 words). This willbe used to develop media materials on award recipients.
  • Your personal information, including emergency contactinformation, health card number (optional), doctor’s name and phone number, and a list of any special health or diet needs.
  • A careful check of your project and display to ensure that it meets the Youth Science Canada/Canada-Wide Science Fair project and display safety regulations.

Project Partner

If you have a project partner, each of you must complete the personal registration sections of the To-Do List, but either partner (or both together) may complete the project-related sections.


Online Registration, Awards Program, Sponsors and General Inquiries
CWSF Event/Logistics
  • Toll-free: 866-341-0040 ext. 233 (Liette Philippe)
  • Toll-free fax: 866-613-2542
  • [email protected]
Travel Inquiries
Participants should check with their region’s CWSF Team coordinator regarding travel information. He/she receives regular updates from the Youth Science Canada Equalized Travel Plan Coordinator.

University of New Brunswick
  • CWSF office: 506-447-3050
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Emergency on-campus: University of New Brunswick Conference Services Desk - 506-453-4800; Security - 506-453-4830
The Exhibit Hall will be in the Richard J. Currie Centre at the University of New Brunswick. 
The exhibit hall is about a couple minutes walk from the dining hall/residences. Plan to bring your comfortable shoes.
Admission to the Exhibit Hall is restricted to those with CWSF ID, from the start (Monday, May 11) to the end of the fair (Saturday May 16). The only exception is during scheduled public/school viewing.
Project Set-up:
The exhibit hall is open for set-up on Monday, May 11 (7:00 am to 5:00 pm):
  • A CWSF display unit, including a preprinted header sign with the project title is provided for each project.
  • Use of the CWSF display unit is mandatory - do not bring a backboard of any kind.
  • Details of the display unit are available under Projects - Display
  • Approved adhesives will be provided and must be used - no other adhesives may be used.
  • Each CWSF display unit will have access to one AC outlet.
  • Wireless Internet will be available in the exhibit hall.
When you arrive in the Exhibit Hall:
  • Go to your assigned project number.
  • Each display unit will be supplied with adhesives (e.g., Velcro squares).
  • If you need basic tools (e.g., scissors), or additional adhesives, go to the Tool booth.
  • If you need technical/computer assistance, go to the Information booth.
  • Once your project is completely set up, take any packing materials to the trash area or back to your room. (Packing materials cannot be stored at your display.)
  • Follow the procedure for the Project Safety-Check.
 Note: No display materials may be added after the project has been approved.
Project Take-down - Saturday, May 16 (12:00 pm to 5:00 pm):
A check-out system will be in place for project take-down. This is to ensure that all project materials and adhesives have been completely removed from the display units. Further details will be available on site.






Questions from finalists and answers from the judging committee. After watching the 3 videos and reading the answers to questions from finalists, if you still have a question, please fill out our Q&A form and come back here in 48 hours for an answer. 


The Questions will appear in bold

The answers from the judging committee will be underneath. We are looking forward to answering all your judging questions!

Is there Public Viewing and school tours?

Yes, there will be Public Viewing and School tours in 2015, but not on judging day. Public Viewing is on Thursday, May 14 from 1:00pm - 8:00pm, Friday May 15 from 9:00am - 12:00pm, and Saturday, May 16 from 9:00am - 12:00pm


The University of New Brunswick offers comfortable non-smoking accommodations. CWSF Registered Participants (delegates and finalists) will be housed in several residence buildings. 
Room amenities included: 
- Bed linens (pillow, sheets and blankets), towels (but bring extra)
- Wireless internet access 
- Each residence building has laundry facilities
Accommodations for finalists and delegates will be “shared” (i.e. there will be 2 persons per bedroom). 
Finalists and delegates will be assigned to rooms based on gender. Roommates can be selected through the online registration system.  Finalists who cannot be grouped with others from their own region may be matched with finalists from other regions in the same residence area as their own group.
All food service (breakfast, lunch and dinner), except banquets and off-site meals, will be provided on campus.
McConnell Hall and Lady Dunn Dining Hall will be the main CWSF dining facilities for all participants. 
Participants will enjoy nutritious, well-balanced meals in a comfortable atmosphere. We will work closely with food services to ensure that all dietary restrictions are provided, including vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal, as well as allergies and other restrictions. 
Please include all dietary needs on your registration form.


Online Registration, Awards Program, Sponsors and General Inquiries
CWSF Event/Logistics
  • Toll-free: 866-341-0040 ext. 231 (Julia McDevitt)
  • Toll-free fax: 866-613-2542
  • [email protected]
Travel Inquiries
Participants should check with their region’s CWSF Team coordinator regarding travel information. He/she receives regular updates from the Youth Science Canada Equalized Travel Plan Coordinator.



Shop the CWSF Online Store

Visit the Online Store to pre-order your CWSF merchandise, including hoodies, t-shirts, mugs - and Expo, the CWSF Bear. Your order will be ready for pickup at the CWSF Store outside the Project Zone.


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Blog Posts

Mon, May 22, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
In case you missed the ‘Meet the Winners’ breakfast during the Canada-Wide Science Fair, here is a summary of the interview with the three Platinum Award winners. Read more
Thu, May 18, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Today was a fun and busy day for the finalists, beginning in the morning with rotations between public viewing in the exhibit hall and the STEAM event across the University of Regina campus. In the afternoon, finalists split into groups for the U R a Scientist sessions, allowing students to learn more about the cool science being conducted right here in Regina. Read more
Wed, May 17, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Now that judging has officially ended, the finalists and delegates woke up bright and early to begin their exploration of Saskatchewan on a variety of different tours. Thanks to the hard work of the local host team, there was an incredible variety of tours available for the students. Read more
Wed, May 17, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
This morning, finalists and delegates arrived at breakfast bright and early, dressed to impress for the day of judging ahead. As the clock struck 8am, the students rushed into the exhibit hall to make last minute adjustments to their displays and nervously await the arrival of the judges. Read more
Mon, May 15, 2017 by Jessie MacAlpine
Today marked the first official day of the Canada-Wide Science Fair! This morning finalists set-up their project in the exhibit hall in preparation for judging day tomorrow. Then in the afternoon, finalists and delegates divided to go to their separate orientations before some free time and relaxation. Read more
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