October 30, 2017

To the principals and teachers of First Nations and Inuit schools in Quebec

The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) and the Quebec Aboriginal Science and Engineering Association (QASEA) are pleased to invite you to the 18th edition of the Quebec Aboriginal Science Fair (QASF) that will be held in Val-d’Or from March 20 to 22, 2018. This scientific competition whose theme is «Science: A Real FasciNATION! » 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 institutions 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 Ottawa in May 2018.

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 Val-d’Or and its size and other information are indicated under the rules tab of this web site. The information on the CWSF is of interest only to high school students and teachers.

Lunch and healthy snacks will be offered to students and chaperons. Accommodations will be in Val-d’Or hotels. Hotel room reservations are each school's responsibility, but a list of hotels in Val-d’Or will be available on the web site. Financial help can be provided for travel costs, please communicate with QASEA at 819-684-1889.

Registration will start in January 2018 and end on March 13, 2018. For further information and to register we invite you to consult our Web site at http://asfquebec.ca or contact Ms. Suzie Ratté by e-mail at suzie.ratte@uqat.ca or by telephone at 1-866-891-8728 #6510.

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!




Vincent Rousson

Val-d’Or Campus Director

Presenting sponsor