Science Fair Mentorship

We offer two different Science Fair Mentorship Programs at the Elementary and High School level for those volunteers who want interact in a more one on one setting with students. Though these are some of the most intensive programs we offer in terms of time commitment, these are also some of the most rewarding as volunteers will help all the way from designing research questions and their experiments to seeing them present their results at an actual Science Fair. 

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High School Mentorship

Elementary School Mentorship


High School Science Fair Mentorship- Britannia Secondary

In conjunction with UBC’s Community Service Learning, UBC volunteers guide grade 8-10 students from Britannia Secondary School through the process of completing a science fair project. This program employs a tri-mentoring structure composed of a graduate student leader and 3 undergrad science students. Together, each group supervises and mentors 2-3 groups of high school students while they work on their projects. The 7 scheduled visits begin in early November and concludes in mid-February with the school-wide science fair where volunteers will act as judges. While the program requires a bit more commitment from volunteers, it is almost the most enriching. We have had students in the past proceed to further science fair competitions at the regional and national levels.  


The mandatory training session will be on November 10th 2016 5-7pm

Visit 1: November 17, 2016

Visit 2: November 24, 2016

Visit 3: January 5, 2017

Visit 4: January 12,  2017

Optional Visit: January 19, 2017

Visit 5: January 26, 2017

Visit 6: February 2, 2017 

Visit 7: February 9, 2017 Day of the Science Fair (1:45-5:00 PM ). 


Elementary School Science Fair Mentorship - Hastings Elementary School

This program offers the same goals and learning objectives as its high school counterpart in a more structured setting. Volunteers will visit Grade 3-5 students at Hastings Elementary to help the students in developing their very own science fair projects. This mentorship program is more structured than high school mentorship since UBC LTS will be providing a lesson plan and research questions for the visits. Graduate and undergraduate volunteers will make a total of 5 scheduled visits between mid January and mid February.  

The mandatory training session will be on January 6th 2016 at 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Visit 1: Jan 13th 1:30-3:00pm
Visit 2: Jan 20th 1:30-3:00pm
Visit 3: Jan 27th 1:30-3:00pm
Visit 4: Feb 3rd 1:30-3:00pm
Visit 5: Feb 10th 1:30-3:00pm  


We are currently looking for volunteers for this very rewarding program!

If you have any questions please email Deborah at
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