Welcome to the Vancouver District Science Fair website. 

  • This site is used mainly for registration

  • For more information, please go to the VDSF blog at blogs.vsb.bc.ca/vdsf (signature form, brochure, project guidelines, safety checklists)

Information for the 2014 VDSF:

Date:  Friday, Februrary 20, 2015
Time:  4:30-9PM
Location:  Langara College (100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver)


Opens:  Monday, January 26, 2015 at 8am
Closes:  Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:59pm

Be sure to register before the deadline to avoid disappointment!

Please ensure that all registration items with a red asterisk (*) are completed.  If you have a partner, then you should register together under one registration.  You will be participating in an activity and you need to select your preference when you register.

The tentative schedule of activities on the day is as follows: 












  Arrive at the Langara gymnasium & setup projects

Introduction:  Welcome remarks


4:30-5:45 pm




Judging: junior students (grade 7 & 8)

*Junior students will have allocated time for dinner

Breakout sessions: intermediate (grade 9 & 10) and senior (Grade 11 & 12) 





Judging: intermediate (grade 9 & 10) and senior (Grade 11 & 12)

*Intermediate and senior students will have allocated time for dinner

Breakout sessions: junior students (grade 7 & 8)


Chemistry Magic Show & Clean up


ward Ceremony






Important Reminders:

All exhibits, including all accessories, must be confined to the table or floor space in front of your table and cannot to exceed:
         1.2m width (side to side)
         0.8m depth (front to back)
         3.5m height (floor to top including table)
All measurements will be made from the outermost points including framework and appendages.

The safety of people in the exhibit hall and other exhibits must not be jeopardized by any activities or demonstrations: No living organisms (plants, protists, bacteria, animals, etc.) may be exhibited, but you can display photographs of your organisms.  No chemicals (except water) are permitted; thus, coloured solutions of water may be used to simulate other chemicals used as part of your project.  No open flames are permitted.  Any hazards will be removed by the Safety Coordinator. 






Activities and demonstrations must be restricted to the table surface or small floor area in front of your table.  Remote controlled vehicles present a tripping hazard; therefore, must be slow moving and carefully controlled. Powered aircraft, whether tethered or free flying, are not allowed to be activated.  The use of frayed electrical cords is not permitted.

What is the Vancouver District Science Fair?

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.  Eighty-five projects are selected to represent Vancouver at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF) in April at UBC.









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.