What Is the Vancouver District Science Fair (VDSF)?

The VDSF is a district-wide event where students from all corners of Vancouver can come and share their projects.  All grades 7–12 students enrolled in a Vancouver public school in are eligible to participate in the VDSF.  Approximately, eighty-five projects are selected to represent Vancouver at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF) in April at UBC.  Langara College has graciously offered to host this event again, this time in its brand new state of the art science building!  This year’s theme will be “The Martian” based on science ideas and concepts from the 2015 film starring Matt Damon.

Students work countless hours designing and conducting experiments on a vast array of topics.  Through this process they develop a better understanding of the scientific method and become more scientifically literate.  This event gives students the chance to meet peers from throughout Vancouver with similar interests and share their experiences.  It also provides students an opportunity to gain valuable experience and feedback in preparation for the GVRSF.  Their projects are evaluated by a team of judges that include professionals from local companies, researchers from academic and industry labs, and university graduate and undergraduate student.




Vancouver District Science Fair 2017

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017.

Time: 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Langara College

Theme: “The Martian”


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