CWSF 2018 Ambassador Program: Call for Applications

Thu, 2017-12-14 12:16 -- Dominic Tremblay
Youth Science Canada (YSC) is pleased to announce that the Ambassador Program will be returning for the 2018 Canada-Wide Science Fair in Ottawa, Ontario.    
We are now accepting applications. Please see below for details. If you qualify, we look forward to your application. Otherwise, please share the information with potential applicants.
The CWSF Ambassadors are former CWSF finalists who have graduated from secondary school and who interact with finalists and chaperones throughout the week. Ambassadors have the opportunity to help deliver Canada's premiere youth science event.
The CWSF Ambassadors are members of the YSC CWSF Host Team (TEAM UV) – the staff and volunteers responsible for the planning and successful implementation of a professional, high-impact annual event.
A very limited number of positions is available. This year, Youth Science Canada will select a total of 6 ambassadors.
The Ambassadors role & responsibilities during the week include: 
  • Participant interaction: Welcome/greetings on arrival day, meet with finalists at events/activities throughout the week, encourage finalists to network with each other and enjoy the week, etc.
  • Exhibit Hall: Help with project set-up/take-down, assist the Exhibit Hall Coordinator, and support finalists during activity rotation.
  • Finalist Support: Assist finalists throughout the week, and particularly on judging day.
  • Awards Ceremony: Assist with the Awards Ceremony and Farewell Festivities.
Ambassadors will be screened based on their application. Shortlisted Candidates will be contacted by email for a follow-up interview in late January. Successful applicants will be notified in early February.  
All successful applicants will have their travel (within Canada) and CWSF registration costs (including accommodation and meals) covered. 
Applicants for the ambassador positions must meet all the following requirements:
  • Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Be between the ages of 19-25 (as of May 11th, 2018) and a high school graduate
  • Be available for the entire week of the Canada Wide Science Fair without conflicting commitments (Friday, May 11, 2017 to Saturday, May 19, 2018)
  • Be responsible, motivated and outgoing
In addition:
  • Ability to speak French preferred
  • Ability to speak other languages considered an asset
  • First Aid training considered an asset
  • Current criminal record check will be required (YSC will assist upon selection) 
To apply, please complete the application at: 

Applications must be received by 4pm (EST) on Friday, January 26th, 2018. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. All applicants will be notified about the decisions in early February.

Feel free to send any questions or comments about the program or the selection procedure to:  

Fair Director: Julia McDevitt at [email protected]