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Michael Smith Science Challenge

The Michael Smith Science Challenge is a national competition written by students in Grade 10 Science or lower. It emphasizes logical thinking, and covers material in the science curriculum common to all provinces. It is named in honour of UBC’s Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Michael Smith, and is sponsored by the UBC faculty of Science. Prizes are awarded to the top students (and their teachers) in each province and nationally.

The 2018 official writing day is
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018

Online registration will open around mid-January, 2018

Participation Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

**Due to the recent changes to Canada’s anti-spam legislation, please subscribe to the Michael Smith Challenge Update to continue receiving information (such as challenge date, registration opening date, and registration reminders) regarding the Challenge.If you have any inquiries, please email: mschall@phas.ubc.ca.

Prizes

Nationally: 1st – $500, 2nd – $250, 3rd – $100

Provincially: $100 for top student without a national prize, $50 for each student in a tie

Teachers: $50 for a teacher with a prize-winning student

We reserve the right not to give a provincial prize if the top mark from that province is lower than national average, or if less than 20 students or three schools participate from that province. We also reserve the right, in the event of a draw, to depart from our stated list of national prizes.

 

Results

2017 Contest 2017 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Top writers for 2017
2016 Contest 2016 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Top writers for 2016
2015 Contest 2015 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Top writers for 2015
Top 10 percent for 2015
2014 Contest 2014 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Top writers for 2014
Top 25 percent for 2014
2013 Contest 2013 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Topwriters for 2013
Top 25 percent for 2013
2012 Contest 2012 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Top writers for 2012
Top 25 percent for 2012
2011 Contest 2011 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Top writers for 2011
Top 25 percent for 2011
2010 Contest 2010 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Top writers for 2010
Top 25 percent for 2010
2009 Contest 2009 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Top writers for 2009
Top 25 percent for 2009
2008 Contest 2008 Contest Solutions/ Analysis Top writers for 2008
Top 25 percent for 2008
2007 Contest 2007 Contest Solutions Top writers for 2007
Top 25 percent for 2007
2006 Contest 2006 Contest Solutions Top writers for 2006
2005 Contest 2005 Contest Solutions Top writers for 2005
2004 Contest 2004 Contest Solutions Top writers for 2004

 

Other Materials

 

Contact Information

If you have any additional information that is not covered in the Teacher’s Instruction guide, please e-mail us at mschall@phas.ubc.ca

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