Simon Fraser Elementary School

About the project

Simon Fraser Elementary School is hosting a school science fair on the topic of space! Approximately 100 students from the senior 4 classrooms (grades 4-7) will be creating their own project displays. Students will have prepared a prompting question about space that they want to focus on from previous classwork, and create their science fair display from research on that question. The students will then get to present their final project to the rest of the school and their families on the last day.

UBC volunteers will have the opportunity to be a mentor for the elementary students in their scientific inquiry. Volunteers will be able to interact directly with students to support, encourage, and help them practice their presentations.


   Programming Dates

Kick-off Orientation 

Saturday, February 2 from 12:30 am – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, February 20 from 8:15 am – 3:30 pm


Thursday, February 21 from 8:15 am – 3:30 pm

Friday, February 22 from 8:15 am – 4:45 pm

There will be a lunch break from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm each day

What you will do

  • Support the elementary school students 1-on-1 or in small groups of 2-3
  • Help students research their topic of choice on space
  • Help students with the creation of their displays
  • Provide coaching and feedback to students practicing their short project presentations
  • Arrive on site and on time for all sessions


  • An eagerness to have a positive impact on a young student’s life
  • An interest in working with children, encouraging their imagination and excitement to learn
  • Wanting an opportunity to work with members of the community and develop your communication and leadership skills
  • Opportunities to work with children with special needs also available

Placement location

Simon Fraser Elementary

Simon Fraser Elementary

100 W 15th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Y 3B7

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