October 19, 2018
To the principals and teachers of First Nations and Inuit schools in Quebec
Kativik Ilisarniliriniq (School Board) and the Quebec Aboriginal Science and Engineering Association (QASEA) are pleased to invite you to the 19th edition of the Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair (QASF) that will be held in Kuujjuaq from March 26 to 28, 2019. This scientific competition whose theme is «The Science of Indigenous Knowledge » is opened to students from grade 5 to secondary 5.
As per the past years, you are invited to hold science fairs in your schools and send your winners to the QASF. There will be cash prizes and trophies for the three winning teams of the five categories, and awards of excellence in communication, and for the best projects related to environment, cultural heritage and health. Moreover, the Université du Québec will offer a visit of a scientific to two schools whose students performed exceptionally well. A maximum of four grand winners from high schools will have the honour of representing the region “Aboriginal Québec Autochtone” at the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) that will be held in Fredericton, New-Brunswick in May 2019.
You will find included posters and various information leaflets on the QASF and the CWSF. Please note that the cardboard panel for the projects will be available in Kuujjuaq and its size and other information are indicated under the rules tab of the web site, www.asfquebec.ca. The information on the CWSF is of interest only to high school students and teachers.
Breakfast, lunch, supper and healthy snacks will be offered to students and chaperons. Students and chaperones will be lodged in hotels, families, or fully equipped camps for the event. For travellers coming from the south, there will be a chartered airplane departing from Montréal with stop overs in Québec city and Val-d’Or. Because of the availability of lodging, it is possible that there will be a limit to the number of participants. You will be informed in early 2019.
Registration will start in January 2019 and end on February 15, 2019. For further information and to register we invite you to consult our Web site at http://asfquebec.ca or contact Juana Tooktoo by e-mail at Juana.firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 819 964-1136
We look forward to meeting and working with Quebec’s First Nations & Inuit schools and would like to use this event as an opening for further learning opportunities, the sharing of culture, and relationship building for our students.
Looking forward to meeting you!
MARC LALANDE, P.ENG., FIC
Assistant Director, Second language curriculum