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.

The fair will be held from April 12th to 13th 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.

To see the complete list of over 100 sponsors and award winners from the 2024 fair, click here!

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.

Our Supporters

We thank all of our financial supporters and volunteers. We could not do it without you.

Timeline

DateDescription
Oct 2School Registration Opens
Oct 2Project Registration Opens
Nov 30School Registration Closes
Dec 1Independent Registration Opens
Feb 5Judging Registration Opens
Feb 9Independent Entry and Project Registration Closes
Mar 15Project must be completed online
Apr 11Project Setup at the Olympic Oval
Apr 12Medal Round and Award Round Judging
Apr 13Awards Ceremony
Apr 30Deadline for students selected to participate in the Canada Wide Science Fair to submit their project and information
May 25-June 1Canada Wide Science Fair in Ottawa