First Qikiqtaaluk Regonal Science Fair in 18 Years Becomes a Virtual Reality

Fri, 2019-03-22 21:02 -- Reni Barlow


The first regional science fair to be held in the Baffin region of Nunavut in nearly 20 years will be held virtually, starting today. Qikiqtaaluk Regional Science Fair judges will evaluate student video submissions from across the region, and while that process will not be streamed to the public, the judges will share updates via social media.

Every school in the region with students from grades 7 to 12 was invited to enter three students in the competition. The three winners will be the region’s first Canada-Wide Science Fair finalists since 2000 and will travel from Iqaluit to Fredericton, New Brunswick to participate.

This first virtual Regional Science Fair in the Qikiqtaaluk region will encourage students who are passionate about STEM to pursue their dreams and network with Canadian students sharing the same passion. Not only is this a great example of how technology is helpful in creating inclusivity but it is a way to make sure all students can be involved.

Photo: Jordan Takkiruq was the 2015 winner of the Kitikmeot Regional Science Fair in Nunavut.