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Island Pacific School wins silver and bronze at UBC’s Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair

In mid April, nine Island Pacific School students attended the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF) at UBC. They presented their projects to the judges, fellow participants, visiting students and the public. They met with other students to learn about their projects, attended a science show and participated in UBC science department tours and workshops.

For the students it was an incredible experience to be one of the over 300 participants from around greater Vancouver who took part in the 2022 Regional Science Fair.

The Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF) is the regional science fair for 10 school districts in the Lower Mainland area. It is open to over 100,000 students from grades 7 to 12 attending public, independent, private and home schools. The GVRSF is a registered charity and non-profit organization run by a diverse group of dedicated volunteers passionate about education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

One student came away from the experience with this to say. “All of the judges were very friendly and they gave us feedback on our experiments so that we could improve. They treated us as fellow scientists and didn’t treat us like we were just kids. Science fair was a lot of fun. It felt like we were all gathered together as scientists to share our experiments and it wasn’t a big competition.”

All of our students were successful and had a great time. Special recognition goes to Thanks to the whole team of students who attended the GVRSF at UBC last week. Abby Walters, grade 7, was the winner of the Silver prize for her project “Waves of Confusion” and congrats to Leo Szabo, grade 7, for winning the Bronze medal for his project “Lie to Me”.

I am very proud of all the students who participated. They conducted themselves with grace in front of the judges and the audience, they were energetic, enthusiastic, positive and focused over the entire three days.

Praise goes to:

Abbie, Zoe, Abby, Rhyanna, Cole , Ela, Max, Leo and Kate


Pam Matthews
Science Teacher