Registration for this year's York Region Science & Technology Fair opens January 9, 2017 and closes on March 10, 2017.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a nominal registration fee for private schools that wish to participate in the fair. This is to help offset various operating costs that are involved in organizing the science fair.
To ensure that any student in any financial situation can attend, fees that public schools might otherwise have to assist with are offset through the generosity of our sponsors and donors. Many private schools generally have funding earmarked for attending meritous extracurricular activities, so you may wish to speak with your teachers if you attend a private institution.
Registration fees help cover the cost of supporting student participation in the Canada Wide Science Fair and operating the YRSTF. Student enrolled in the York Region District School Board and York Catholic District School board have their registration fees covered by the school boards. Students enrolled in a private school or who are home schooled must pay a registration fee of $100.00. In many cases, the private school may cover the cost of the registration fee. Students are encouraged to speak with their school about such a possibility.
In order to participate in YRSTF, registration fees must be paid prior to March 20, 2017.
The process for collecting the registration fees is as follows:
- Students register before March 10, 2017.
- Private schools are invoiced for the total number of projects registered. Note there is a maximum of 5 projects per school.
- Participation is confirmed upon receipt of funds prior to March 20, 2017.