Edmonton 2023

Date May 14-19, 2023
Location Edmonton, Alberta
Countdown 0 Days to go

I’m Going!


A message – to Finalists & Delegates

We are pleased and proud to welcome you to the 61st annual Canada-Wide Science Fair in Edmonton, Alberta! 500 of Canada’s top young scientists from grades 7 to 12 and Cégep will have the honour of representing their region at this exciting event, with the opportunity to win awards, prizes and scholarships that may very well shape their futures. Beyond showcasing their projects, students will:

  • SHARE a week with other Canadian students who are also interested in STEM;
  • MEET new friends from across Canada;
  • INTERACT with scientists and engineers who work in Edmonton;
  • EXPLORE all that the University of Alberta has to offer;
  • WELCOME visitors in the Project Zone including 10,000 visiting students and teachers from Alberta;
  • ENCOURAGE others to build upon their curiosity about science and technology, and inspire the pursuit of scientific and technological solutions to the challenges that face the world.
  • CELEBRATE at our ceremonies and special events, DANCE their hearts out, EXPERIENCE cultural activities and some of the world-class attractions unique to this region.

We’re building upon the CWSF tradition of excellence to create an exciting week-long event for participants and delegates alike. Meanwhile, we wish all finalists an abundance of inspiration and dedication as projects are prepared for regional fairs across Canada with the ultimate goal of being selected for the Canada-Wide Science Fair. Good luck! Hope to see you in Edmonton, Alberta in May of 2023!

Julia McDevitt, Fair Director & all of Team UV

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Key Information

All finalists should have received a Congratulations sheet and an I’m Going card at their regional fairs which include some of the key information you’ll need to prepare for CWSF 2023. If you didn’t receive these items at your regional fair, please contact Stuart McKelvie.

After you have registered for CWSF 2023, you will also receive a Finalist Guide which includes even more information about what to expect at the CWSF in Edmonton this year.

Delegates, you will also receive a Delegate Guide once you’ve been registered in the YSC Portal.


In the meantime, we encourage you to join the purpleSTEMwave Discord server to meet and interact with other CWSF Finalists and youth across Canada who share a passion for STEM.

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Contact Information

Online Registration, Awards Program, Sponsors and General Inquiries

  • Toll-free: 866-341-0040 ext. 0 (Lori Murray)
  • Toll-free fax: 866-341-0040
  • E-mail: [email protected]


CWSF Event/Logistics


CWSF STEM Expo/ School Visits

  • Toll-free: 866-341-0040 ext. 3 (Liette Philippe, STEM Expo Manager)
  • Toll-free fax: 866-341-0040
  • E-mail: [email protected]


Travel Inquiries

Finalists should check with their region’s CWSF Team coordinator regarding travel information. They receive regular updates from the Youth Science Canada Travel Plan Coordinator.

Ambassadors 2023

Ambassador Team

We have a team of 12 ambassadors – all former CWSF finalists – who will be supporting and cheering you on throughout the week. Learn more about this fantastic team here. 



For a high level overview of your schedule, visit the Schedule page. For a detailed daily onsite schedule, visit the CWSF App (which will be available closer to CWSF).



Find out how judging works at CWSF when we’re evaluating your projects.



Learn about the different types of awards you could win at CWSF.


Parents and Supporters

What are the things you need to know as parents and supporters of a Finalist? Check it out here.

Shop the CWSF Online Store

Visit the Online Store to pre-order your CWSF merchandise, including hoodies, t-shirts, mugs, and Expo the CWSF Bear. Your order will be ready for pickup at the CWSF Store outside the Project Zone.