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Each year, over 500,000 young Canadians participate in project-based science; the science fair winners from all regions of Canada are invited to the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) which will be held this year in Ottawa (May 10-18). As many as 500 young budding scientists (grades 7 to 12) will be presenting their research projects to the public and to judges as they compete for well over $360,000 in prizes.

Volunteering as a judge will involve participating in a training session during the late afternoon of May 12 and serving as a judge for one or two days (May 13 and/or 14). A banquet will be provided for judges on the evening of the 14th.

What are the qualifications to be a judge at the CWSF2008?

  • Bachelor degree equivalent (all academic background)
  • To be dedicated to youth

What is the deadline?

  • Monday April 21 2008

Tuesday May 13 - Divisional Judging

Wednesday May 14 – Interdisciplinary Judging
  • Automotive
  • Environmental innovation

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a reply back to Leonard Kleine  or Gabriel Guillet or phone us at 613 562 5800 (4775).

Once we receive your reply, we will add your name to the judge’s registration site and you will receive a message inviting you to register and providing you with a password. On behalf of the young CWSF participants, we thank you for your support.

Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues since we will require between 350-400 judges.


Thank you!

Leonard Kleine, Chief Judge CWSF 2008

Gabriel Guillet, Co-Chief Judge CWSF 2008 


CWSF 2008 organizers are still looking for financial support for the Fair. If you think your employer might consider becoming a CWSF 2008 partner, please contact the chair of the Partnership Committee, Lauren Thibodeau, at You can also pass the following partnership package on to your employer.