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Future science stars coming to UOIT on March 28

University hosting Durham Regional Science Fair

2014 Durham Regional Science Fair hosted at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
2014 Durham Regional Science Fair hosted at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.

The largest annual science fair in the region returns to the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) on Saturday, March 28 as the plays host to the Durham Regional Science Fair (DRSF).

Volunteers with the university’s Faculty of Science will welcome some of the most enthusiastic elementary and secondary school students from all corners of Durham Region.

“The University of Ontario Institute of Technology is proud to support the endeavours of students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics,” said Dr. Greg Crawford, Dean, UOIT Faculty of Science. “The Fair is an important community event that provides a unique opportunity for enthusiastic science students to meet and interact with our researchers and students.”

The DRSF is part of the national science fair network organized by Youth Science Canada that encourages elementary and secondary school students to explore their interests in science and engineering. The winners of the regional fairs compete at the annual Canada-Wide Science Fair (CWSF) held this year in Fredericton, New Brunswick. 

“We are delighted to once again welcome so many brilliant young people to our university for a chance to demonstrate what they’ve achieved this year,” said Mary Olaveson, DRSF Co-ordinator, and Lecturer, UOIT Faculty of Science. “The DRSF gives students a chance to talk about their experiments and discuss the new ideas they have explored over the last few months.”

Students representing schools in Ajax, Brock, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge and Whitby will compete for prizes in four categories:

  • Elementary (grades 4 to 6)
  • Junior (grades 7 and 8)
  • Intermediate (grades 9 and 10)
  • Senior (grades 11 and 12)

The public and the media are invited to attend the public viewing (from 1 to 2:30 p.m.). The awards ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Admission and parking for this event are free.

2015 Durham Regional Science Fair

Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UOIT Business and Information Technology (UB) Building
2000 Simcoe Street North, Oshawa

Follow Simcoe Street North to the Founders Gate campus entrance to Founders Lot 2 and 3. Follow the signs to the Business and Information Technology Building.

Media contact:
Bryan Oliver
UOIT Communications and Marketing
905.721.8668 ext. 6709