Burnaby North Science Department

751 Hammarskjold Drive Burnaby, B.C. V5A 4A1

Congratulations to all Science Fair Participants & Finalists!


This year at Burnaby North,  junior science students presented their science fair projects at the start of February to kick off our annual science fair.

Senior science students were paired up with the junior classes to provide feedback & to  aid in the selection of projects to advance to the school wide science fair on February 21st.

From here, community judges and BNS science alumni helped select the finalists to advance to the upcoming 2023 Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair.











A huge thank you to all of our community members and BNS alumni who came out to help judge this event and,  to Ms Gladwin for hosting us in the library!

A special congratulations to the  finalists who will compete next at  the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair at UBC on April 13-15th, 2023.

Reminder- all finalists must register online BY March 9th 2023.

More details for the finalists on how to register can be found in the link below.  Also, all finalists please check in with your Science Teacher for a  field trip form ASAP.





Open House & Course Information Evening 2023

We look forward to welcoming parents and especially our incoming grade 7s and their families at Burnaby North’s 2023 Open House on Wednesday January 25th!

Curious about what happens in a high school science class?

Please drop by our Science table to say hello and to ask any questions that you may have.

Descriptions of our science course offerings and recommended pre or co-requisites can also be found by clicking on the drop down menu under Course Offerings.

We look forward to chatting with you soon!

Science Fair 2023

BNS School Science Fair 

The BNS science fair for the 2022-23 school year will occur in-class for all Grade 8s on February 1st or 2nd during their regularly scheduled Science class. From here, finalists will advance to the school wide science fair which will be held all day in the school library on Tuesday February 21st.


    Grade 8 students are encouraged to attend the Science Fair preparation sessions offered by their science teachers from 8:30am -11:45pm on Monday, January 23rd, 2023.

  • For any grade 10-12 students interested in participating please see your Science teacher for more details ASAP and to sign up with your project title..
  • More info is also available online at https://gvrsf.ca/ and at http://blogs.sd41.bc.ca/north-science/

    Happy wondering, exploring and creating!



Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all our BNS science students and their families!

We look forward to learning with you this year and will aim to post science opportunities and news here regularly.

Wishing you all a wonderful year of science ahead!

Learning to Lead- Minerva STEM Program Oct 1st-3rd

Minerva Fall STEM-focused Learning to Lead program:

Minerva is excited to announce that we will be offering an online Learning to Lead program with a STEM focus this Fall. This will feature our leadership development content as well as a series of diverse speakers and mentors working in STEM fields. This is to support young people interested in non-traditional paths to develop their confidence and connect with strong women working in STEM.

Learning to Lead STEM program details:

  • An online weekend program from October 1st to 3rd
  • 25 self-identified girls from across BC
  • All speakers and mentors work in STEM fields

Find out more online at:  https://minervabc.ca/learning-to-lead/ 

Fall updates about the STEM program will be posted soon or contact Youth Programs Manager Ashley Milbury at  ashleym@minervabc.ca

Heart Dissections

Mr  Mawani’s Anatomy and Physiology 12 class finished up the quarter and their exploration of the circulatory system with a heart dissection lab.

This heart was also used for suture for suture practice! Awesome job!


Youth in STEM

Maybe you’ve heard of Science Fair and chances are if you’re a seasoned Burnaby North Student you’ve probably even done a Science Fair Project! But how about travelling to Taiwan to compete in an international Science Fair or what about securing over 2 million dollars in prize money to run your own virtual Science Fair during the COVID-19 pandemic!?

Not too many people can say they’ve risen to these amazing challenges. However, this fall, the season premiere of the Youth in STEM podcasts interviews Burnaby North’s own Claire and Vanessa Scrimini to find out more how they’ve taken the scientific world by storm.

Curious? Have a listen here to find out more about the challenges and successes these sisters have navigated over the past few months and also to find out more about what they have in store next! https://geeringuponline.apsc.ubc.ca/stem-resources/youth-in-stem-podcast/

For more opportunities and information about science fair connect here:

scienceleadership1@gmail.com  or on Instagram at bns.sci.leadership