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UBC Science Fair 2024

On April 4-6, 2024,  Nine IPS students attended the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair at UBC. Over the course of the three days 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 350 participants from around greater Vancouver who took part in the 2024 Regional Science Fair.

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 the IPS students were successful and had a great time. Special recognition goes to Vladislav Gaidelis who each received an honourable mention and a physics prize, Jenna white and Juha Park who each received Bronze medals, and Piper White who won a Silver medal for their projects .

Read the article from the Undercurrent Newspaper here.

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.

It was great to see all the parents who came out to see their students participate and to attend the award ceremonies. Thanks also to the parents who helped with driving and supporting the students.

Praise goes to:

Vladislav Gaidelis, Juha Park, Jenna White, Piper White, Max Beales, Oliver Pykalo, Harper Chell, Ema Heffelfinger, and Mischa LaRoche for their phenomenal efforts.

Pam Matthews
Science Teacher Grades 6-9
Outdoor Expeditions Coordinator
and Gr 8 Home Room Teacher
Island Pacific School