Mar 4, 2020

Vancouver BC – On Friday, February 28, Langara College hosted student scientists at the 18th annual Vancouver District Science Fair (VDSF). The fair showcases over 140 student projects and is held on campus each year in the spring.

The Langara Mathematics and Sciences Division has hosted the event since 2013. Over the past few years, Langara has seen hundreds of students attend this annual event to learn about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The event is organized by a core team of teachers from the Vancouver school district. Langara College supports the endeavour by providing the facilities, setting up audio-visual equipment, providing volunteers, and hosting breakout sessions, all free of charge.

“This is an exceptional opportunity for students,” says a VDSF judge. “There are plenty of young talents and the event was interesting and meaningful.”

Students gain a wealth of hands-on experience through their participation in the Fair. VDSF provides students with the opportunity to showcase their work and connect with other scientific minds. Students receive valuable feedback from VDSF judges which help them fine-tune their presentations. During the fair students participate in hands-on breakout sessions and demonstrations. These were prepared and presented by several departments of the Faculty of Science and were held in the College’s Science & Technology building. This year’s breakout sessions were based on the theme of “Climate Change & Myth Busting” and covered topics such as gamifying global warming, climate change, and the benefits of velocity based training.

This year’s fair saw 141 student projects covering a range of topics from biodegradable menstrual pads to understanding how AI influences our social media behavior. Langara College is excited to continue their support for future Vancouver District Science Fairs.

About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Langara is celebrating its 49th year on West 49th Avenue with Beyond 49, an integrated celebration, alumni engagement, and fundraising campaign to reconnect with alumni, and raise funds for student support and important College initiatives.

About the Vancouver District Science Fair
The VDSF is an annual district-wide event where Grade 7-12 students from over 20+ schools in the Vancouver public school district gather to share their projects. Approximately ninety-five projects are selected to represent the Vancouver public school district at the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair (GVRSF) in April at University of British Columbia. 

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Jessica Wong
Communications Officer
Langara College