COVID-19 Update

With the cancellation of external events at Mohawk College and the closure of Ontario’s publicly funded schools after March Break, BASEF is unable to hold the Science Fair in our traditional format.  BASEF acknowledges the time and effort students have put into their projects, however we support the decisions that have been made to protect the health and safety of students, volunteers and visitors.

Rather than our traditional format, students currently registered for BASEF will instead be invited to submit an online version of their project.  The final deadline for online submissions will be Monday, April 27, 2020, although the format of submissions is currently under review.

We will communicate additional information via our website and by email as soon as it becomes available.

Without our dedicated volunteers, BASEF would not happen! BASEF is one of Canada’s premier regional Science and Engineering Fairs and is always looking for committed and interested volunteers of all ages. BASEF is very thankful for everyone who helps and donates their time to make our fair as successful as possible every year.

Volunteering at BASEF can include as little as three hours before or during the fair to long term planning on the committee. Various opportunities include; judges, mentors, fundraisers, planners, marketers, etc.


Volunteers’ Orientation

The volunteers’ orientation is an informative evening hosted by the Volunteer Coordinator. This is a chance to meet each other, learn about BASEF, and learn about your responsibility as a volunteer. This is also an opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have before the fair. Topics include safety measures, emergency procedures and volunteer expectations.
All volunteers overseeing student activities are encouraged to attend. Sessions are typically held at Mohawk College on Monday or Tuesday evenings before the fair. More information will be sent out before the fair.


Registering as a Judge

If you would like to judge or find out more about becoming a judge, please refer to the Judges section of this web site.