The University of New Brunswick and Science East have partnered with Youth Science Canada to bring the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to Fredericton, New Brunswick.
CWSF is the premier youth science and technology competition in Canada, bringing together the country’s brightest young minds.
“We’re very excited about the opportunities this presents,” said Eddy Campbell, UNB president. “This will help us encourage New Brunswick youth to engage in science and technology studies, research, and careers, and hopefully attract youth from across the country to come to UNB and New Brunswick to study and work.”
Being held for the first time ever in New Brunswick, finalists from regional science fairs across the country will meet on May 9-16, 2015, and compete for nearly $1 million in cash awards and university entrance scholarships. It is expected that the event will bring approximately 1,000 visitors to our region and an economic impact of $2.5 million is expected.
Bidding on this event was a joint effort by Rendez-Vous Fredericton (Fredericton Tourism’s Meetings & Conventions partnership), UNB Conference Services, and Science East.
There will be sponsorship opportunities for organizations that are interested in this event and event organizers will soon be seeking volunteers. For more information, contact Michelle McNeil at (506) 458-7549 or David Desjardins at (506) 457-2340.