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The spotlight is always placed on the students at the Science Fair, but the real heroes are the coordinators. Without them motivating the students and their always helping hand, the CYSF would be simply impossible.

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Students and Parents

Students are the heart and soul of the Science Fair. Their enthusiasm and curiosity is an engine with limitless potential to make the world of tomorrow a better place. Click below to unleash your curiosity.

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The Calgary Youth Science Fair Society is able to promote an appreciation of scientific principles and methods in the youth of Calgary through the annual fair because of the generous support of our partners and sponsors. Click below to make a difference.

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Each year we need several hundred volunteer judges at the Calgary Youth Science Fair. Can you spare a morning to help the youth of Calgary. Click below to make a difference.

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Science Fair Timeline

October 1

  • Online school registration begins.

October 31

  • Deadline for online school registration.
  • Registration of Independent Coordinators begins.

November 15

  • Deadline for Independent Coordinator registration.
  • Email communication with Coordinators begins

November - January

  •  Schools work with students on their projects.
  • Check out the Student FAQs for excellent information on doing a science fair project

January - February

  • School-based science fairs take place.

February 21

  • Deadline for completing online student/project registration.

March 6-10

  • Students/Project check-in/set-up packages sent to schools.

April 19

  • Student/Project Check-in & Set-up at University of Calgary's Olympic Oval
  • 12 noon - 6 pm. 

April 21

  •  Students arrive - no earlier than 7:30 am.
  • 1st round of project judging  at 8 am - 12 noon. 
  • 2nd round of project judging at 1 pm - 3:30 pm.
  • Students leave - 3:30 pm. 

April 22

  • Fair open to public at 9 am - 12 noon. 
  • Awards ceremony at 12 noon - 1 pm . 

2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to all these top projects.

Take the Science Fair Challenge - Get Involved

The Calgary Youth Science Fair will be held at the University of Calgary's Olympic Oval.

The mission of the Calgary Youth Science Fair Society is "to promote an appreciation for scientific principles and method in the youth of Calgary by means of an annual science competition". Every year approximately 800 students from schools in and around Calgary gather to take part in Canada's largest science fair.

The fair is open to students in grades 5 through 12. Students normally register through the science fair coordinator at their school. If a school does not sign up for the fair, then parents have the option of registering their child directly, as an independent. If you are a parent interested in entering your child as an independent please contact Fraser Head at help@cysf.org.

The science fair is organized by the Calgary Youth Science Fair Society to encourage and promote ongoing interest in science. The Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers representing the business, scientific, and education communities of Calgary.