BASEF 2003, the 43rd annual Hamilton/Halton-area fair, was held April 2nd to 5th, 2003 at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.

BASEF 2004 will take place from March 31st through April 3rd at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.

Who can enter?

The 2003 fair is open to students registered in grades 7 through OAC in schools within the City of Hamilton, the Region of Halton, Haldimand-Norfolk County and Brant County, including students of independent And private schools as well as home-schooled students.

What happens?

The fair takes place over the course of four days, starting with project set up on the first day, judging on the second day, trips and activities on the third, culminating in the award ceremony on the Saturday.

What do I do?

Go to the Student site to find out all about project categories, rules, safety regulations, hints, suggestions, and ideas.


April 8th
Complete results, a gallery of prize-winning projects and the official press release are all available on the results page.

April 5th, 7:00 am
Public Viewing & Ceremony
Public viewing and the awards ceremony will proceed as planned for Saturday, April 5th. Public viewing will be held from 10 - 12, and the awards ceremony will start at 1:30.

April 4th
Activity Day Cancelled
All activities for Activity Day, Friday April 4th have been cancelled due to the weather.
Public vieiwing is still scheduled for Saturday from 10 - 12 in the main gym at McMaster University, followed by the awards ceremony at 1:30.

April 2nd
SARS Update
The Bay Area Science & Engineering Fair will proceed as planned with the exception of two activities which were to take place in Hamilton Health Sciences facilities. more...

March 23
The list of special awards, those awarded according to the criteria of their donors, has been updated. Have a
look: your project could win you a Scientific American subscription, cash from the Hamilton Academy of Dentistry, or tuition at McMaster.

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