The top 500 science projects in the country are on display during the Canada-Wide Science Fair at UNB’s Richard J. CURRIE CENTER for the next few days and the community is invited to come check them out. 

CWSF represents a celebration of Canada’s brightest minds in Grades 7-12 and this year it’s in New Brunswick for the first time ever where finalists are competing for more than $1-million in cash prizes.

CWSF co-chair and senior director of UNB’s conference services, Michelle McNeil, says these are not your average science projects.  If you’re picturing paper-maché volcanos, think again. 

“Many of the projects are graduate student quality,” said McNeil. “The amount of work these middle and high school students have put into this is truly impressive. They will be excited to talk about their projects, so we’re really hoping to see lots of people come out to show their support.”

The public viewings will begin today at 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. and tomorrow and Saturday at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Canada-Wide Science Fair is the country’s premier science event and is hosted by Youth Science Canada in partnership with Science East at UNB. The winners of this year’s Canada-Wide Science Fair will be announced at an awards ceremony on Friday, May 15, at the Fredericton Convention Centre.

Media contact: Natasha Ashfield