April 25-26, 2017
The University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM)
The PRSF is made possible by the generous donations from local corporations and community groups, support from Youth Science Ontario and Youth Science Canada, and funding from the Government of Ontario. If you are interested in supporting young scientists in Peel Region, please contact us.
The PRSF is organized and operated by the members of the Peel Region Science Fair Committee. The Committee is comprised of dedicated educators, industry and community members who are interested in promoting science and technology among the youth of Peel Region. If you are interested in helping the committee organize the fair, please contact us.
History of the Peel Region Science Fair (PRSF)
The concept of the Science Fair with participation by several schools in Mississauga and later in the Peel Region was developed as a partnership between teachers dedicated to science education and the Rotary Club dedicated to service in the community. Guy Marlatt, science teacher at Homelands Public School and a group of other local science teachers organized the science fair with the support and sponsorship by the Rotary Club of Clarkson (later and presently known as the Rotary Club of Mississauga West). The first science fair in Mississauga was held in the spring of 1970 at the Sheridan Park Curling Club with the official opening by William G. Davis (Minister of Education at the time and later the Premier of Ontario). The science fair grew in participation with more schools and students and support from the Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and many other sponsors. After a few years at different locations, the Peel Region Science Fair found a home at Erindale College, Mississauga (later known as the University of Toronto at Mississauga).
The University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM) has been very generous in providing the facilities and all the support needed to host the PRSF. The fair has also been
recently held at different schools in Mississauga and Brampton: St.
Marcellinus Secondary School (2007, 2008), Gordon Graydon Memorial
Secondary School (2009), Turner Fenton Secondary School (2010) and Louise Arbour Secondary School (2011-2016).
The Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) organized by the PRSF was held in Mississauga in 1987 with tremendous support from UTM, Rotary Club of Mississauga West, Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and many other sponsors.
The PRSF is an exciting and challenging event which involves students from grade seven through high school. It acts as a stimulus for the students to become interested in science. From the award winners at this regional science fair, a few students and their projects are chosen to represent the Peel Region at the CWSF. The donations and support from the sponsors provides an excellent opportunity for these young students to participate and compete with their peers from across Canada.