Bulkley Valley Research Centre - Science in the Public Interest

The BVRC Encourages Scientific Curiosity at the 2016 Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair

April 13, 2016


On Saturday April 9th, twelve students were presented with the Bulkley Valley Research Centre’s Special Effort Award at this year’s Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair Awards Ceremony, which was held at the Northwest Community College in Smithers.

Teachers from each participating school chose one student who stood out to them as having put the most energy and interest into their project. The award is designed to recognize special effort on the student’s part, regardless of whether the project received any other recognition or awards.

Karen Price, Regional Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Regional Science Fair, is passionate about the award because it promotes scientific curiosity. “From my perspective: science isn’t about getting the “right” answers, but about asking interesting questions; it’s not about achieving, but about doing. Experiments don’t always work and sometimes the failures are the most enlightening. Students who put effort into a project that interests them can’t help but learn,” says Price.

Rick Budhwa, BVRC Executive Director was at the award ceremony to present the awards on behalf of the organization. “This event is always a highlight for me. I am thrilled that as an organization we are able to continue to encourage these bright young people for their enthusiasm and the effort they put into their research,” says Budhwa.

The Bulkley Valley Research Centre (BVRC) is a Smithers-based not-for-profit, conducting high-quality, interdisciplinary research on natural and cultural resources. Our purpose is to provide the science required for sustainable resource management. We create learning and extension opportunities for both our members, and the community. For more information, please visit www.bvcentre.ca or contact the BVRC at (250) 847-2827.