New Brunswick to host 54th annual CWSF in 2015

Wed, 2013-04-24 20:00 -- Reni Barlow

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and Science East have partnered with Youth Science Canada to bring the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair to Fredericton, New Brunswick.

“We’re very excited about the opportunities this presents,” said Eddy Campbell, UNB president. “This will help us encourage New Brunswick youth to engage in science and technology studies, research, and careers, and hopefully attract youth from across the country to come to UNB and New Brunswick to study and work.”

"Youth Science Canada is really looking forward to holding the CWSF in New Brunswick. This will mean that by 2015, the event will have been held in every province - and one territory - across the country.", noted Youth Science Canada Executive Director, Reni Barlow.

Being held for the first time ever in New Brunswick, finalists from regional science fairs across the country will meet on May 11-16, 2015, and compete for nearly $1 million in cash awards and university entrance scholarships. It is expected that the event will bring approximately 1,000 visitors to the region and an economic impact of $2.5 million is expected.

Bidding on this event was a joint effort by Rendez-Vous Fredericton (Fredericton Tourism’s Meetings & Conventions partnership), UNB Conference Services, and Science East.

There will be sponsorship opportunities for organizations that are interested in this event and event organizers will soon be seeking volunteers.

For more information, contact Michelle McNeil at (506) 458-7549 or David Desjardins at (506) 457-2340.