The Calgary Youth Science Fair Society (CYSFS) has been in place since 1962 and is a 100% volunteer run charitable society whose purpose is to organize and host the Calgary Youth Science Fair each year in early to mid April. The event is normally held in the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary attracting around 700 projects and almost 1,000 students in grades 5-12 from over 100 schools each year. In 2024, we will once again be hosting an in-person fair at the Oval.
To see the complete list of over 100 sponsors and award winners from the 2023 fair, click here!
The fair will be held from April 18th to 20th at the Olympic Oval. All projects must be registered by February 9th, and the online portion completed by March 15th. See the more detailed timeline below and follow the links on the menu above for more information.
Important message about Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct
Plagiarism is a growing, serious problem in the academic world. The Calgary Youth Science Fair Society is reminding students and coordinators of the importance of acknowledging everyone who contributed to individual projects. This includes not only ensuring the completeness of the project’s literature references but also giving credit to the people whose ideas and assistance were used in the project’s design and execution. A failure to adequately credit external sources will negatively impact judging scores, and in extreme cases, could result in project disqualification. We encourage you to read the CYSF POLICY 8: Academic Integrity.
We thank all of our financial supporters and volunteers. We could not do it without you.
|Oct 2||School Registration Opens|
|Oct 2||Project Registration Opens|
|Nov 30||School Registration Closes|
|Dec 1||Independent Registration Opens|
|Feb 5||Judging Registration Opens|
|Feb 9||Independent Entry and Project Registration Closes|
|Mar 15||Project must be completed online|
|Apr 18||Project Setup at the Olympic Oval|
|Apr 19||Medal Round and Award Round Judging|
|Apr 20||Awards Ceremony|
|Apr 30||Deadline for students selected to participate in the Canada Wide Science Fair to submit their project and information|
|May 25-June 1||Canada Wide Science Fair|