Burnaby North Science Department

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

Science Fair 2022

BNS School Science Fair 

The BNS science fair for this year will occur in-class for all Grade 8s and 9s on January 12th and 13th 2022 during their regularly scheduled Science class with the school wide science fair on January 27th.


  • For any Grade 8 or 9 students that do not have Science in Semester 1, if you would like to participate, please see Ms Norris in Room 9 by December 17th 2021.
  • For all grade 10-12 students interested in participating please see your Science teacher for more details and to sign up with your project title or see Ms Norris in Rm 9.
  • Top projects will advance from the in-class fair to the BNS School Wide Science Fair being held Thursday January 27th in the Gallery.
  • From there, judges will select projects to advance to the Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair being held at UBC on April 7th 2022.
  • 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