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IPS students show off work at UBC Science Fair

Island Pacific School students brought home medals and prizes from the gathering
Island Pacific School students Jenna White (left) & Juha Park (right) each won a Bronze medal for their projects, while Piper White (middle) took home a Silver.

Last month nine Island Pacific School students attended the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair at the University of British Columbia.

Over the course of three days they presented their projects to the judges, fellow participants, visiting students and the public. They met with other students to learn about their projects, attended a science show and participated in UBC science department tours and workshops.

For the students it was an incredible experience to be one of the over 350 participants from around greater Vancouver who took part in the 2024 Regional Science Fair.

One student came away from the experience with this to say. “All of the judges were very friendly and they gave us feedback on our experiments so that we could improve. They treated us as fellow scientists and didn’t treat us like we were just kids. Science Fair was a lot of fun. It felt like we were all gathered together as scientists to share our experiments and it wasn’t a big competition.”

All of the IPS students were successful and had a great time. Special recognition goes to Vladislav Gaidelis who received an honourable mention and a physics prize, Jenna White and Juha Park who each received Bronze medals, and Piper White who won a Silver medal for their projects.

I am very proud of all the students who participated. They conducted themselves with grace in front of the judges and the audience, they were energetic, enthusiastic, positive and focused over the entire three days.