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Project & Exhibitor Information


Learn About Selecting, Researching, Writing and Presenting Your Project

The Waterloo-Wellington Science & Engineering Fair has prepared numerous resources for fair exhibitors to start, execute and complete their projects. Please review all of the resources on this site prior to and during your project so that you understand all the rules and regulations for our projects at the fair.

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This guide contains information on selecting, researching, doing, writing and displaying/presenting your project.

This manual provides information on how to organize your report and includes sample reports for your reference.

This guide covers project eligibility, project types (age categories and divisions), academic integrity, ethics and safety.

You must be familiar with our ethics rules prior to beginning any project that involves humans or animals.

This guide provides organiziational and logistical information for adult supervisors.


Are You Doing Human or Animal Studies?

Due to our relationship with Youth Science Canada, we are in the process of changing the forms and information in this Ethics section. Hopefully, it will be finalized shortly.

As well, the pdf versions of our manuals will be updated.


Do not begin any project involving humans or animals until you are familiar with the ethics rules.

All projects involving animals and humans need to have approval from the WWSEF Ethics Officer before you begin.

If you would like to proceed with research involving human and/or animal subjects, you must read the regulations and forms and decide which is applicable. After reading the forms here, if you have any questions, email the WWSEF Ethics Officer.

When you have all of your documents ready, email your inquiry and attachments to the Ethics Officer for review. The Ethics Officer will get back to you as soon as possible.


Looking for More Information as a Teacher / Parent?

So far we have discussed all of the details pertaining to the actual project for the fair. But none of these projects would be possible without adult supervision from either a teacher, parent or guardian.

Additional information for adult supervisors can be found on a separate page, with a stronger focus on the organization and logistics of the WWSEF, the projects, and the fair itself.