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Canadian Biology Olympiad/Les Olympiades Canadiennes de Biologie

2004






http://www.canadianbiologyolympiad.ca

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Teachers and students are to go to the Canadian Biology Olympiad webpage (www.canadianbiologyolympiad.ca) for details about the upcoming dates and deadlines.  New registration forms for schools are posted in Early January each school year, and specific details will be updated from there.

 


CBO/OCB Competition is a Two round competition. 

  • Round 1:  Submission of Skills Portfolio--students are invited to submit their skills portfolio (details of portfolio are released to students in early January to develop skills necessary for excellence)--submitted in April of each school year
  • Round 2:  University of Toronto National Biology Competition--written toward the end of April

National Team is selected based upon scores from Round 1 and Round 2 combined (50% each).

 

National Skills Camp is hosted by UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON) in July of each year.  Camp is for the national team to prepare for upcoming IBO, but 20 additional students are invited to attend (from Grade 10-12) to improve and develop their laboratory skills.


 

Round One:  Laboratory Skills Portfolio

Type of Assessment:  students are provided a series of activities to complete at their home school.  Typically there are 3 lab activities to be completed under the supervision of teachers.  Often video-taped evidence of lab completion is required.  Portfolio details are released in early January of each school year, and portfolio is submitted in April of each year.

 Portfolio are graded by the CBO jury.

 

Round Two:  Completion of University of Toronto National Biology Competition (NBC) (April of each school year)

This is a 50 mark multiple choice test written in home school.

The NBC is graded by the University of Toronto organizers.


 

National Skills Training Camp:  5 day training camp preceding departure for the International Biology Olympiad

  • The national team spends 5 days training at UOIT (University of Ontario Institute of Technology).  Focus is on developing and improving laboratory skills. 
  • Students not going to IBO may attend as well (additional 20 spots available) to practice and build skills for competing in the lab skills portfolio the following year's Canadian Biology Olympiad Competition.

 

 

 


Students are given NBC practice exams from previous years. 

There is a National Skills Camp offered to the national team and invited students (top students returning to secondary school) the week prior to the IBO each year.  Students will practice skills and have experts in the field support their work to ensure current laboratory skills are upheld.


Currently no awards or prizes are awarded for competing in the Canadian Biology Olympiad


Media are contacted via Media-releases as to results from the National competition and at the completion of the International Biology Olympiad.  News media outlets are contacted throughout the country, with emphasis focused on regions of Canada from where students come from.


Institutions: 

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Faculty of Science

-host national training camp

 


No government support is provided (neither National or Provincial/Territorial) for the Canadian Biology Olympiad

Most costs are covered by school registation and through student payment to cover costs to participate in camp and International Biology Olympiad


  • Competitors must be residents of Canada and Canadian Citizens or Landed Immigrants.
  • Competitors are students of a regular secondary school for general education in Canada. In Quebec, first year CGEP students are also eligible to participate.
  • Competitors have not obtained a diploma allowing them to study at a university or equivalent institution, before the 1st of January 2015.
  • Competitors have not yet started study at a university or equivalent institution as regular or full time students.
  • Competitors must be under the age of 20 as of July 1st, 2016.
  • Competitors have not already participated in the IBO (can only participate once).
  • Competitors cannot compete in another Olympiad in the same year they are participating in the IBO.
  • No school can have more than 2 members on the CBO team
  • At least 2 provinces should be represented.

Sylvie Bardin

UOIT-Faculty of Science 2000 Simcoe street North Oshawa, ONT, L1H 7K4 Canada

Sylvie.bardin@uoit.ca

Canadian Biology Olympiad Organization--through UOIT Faculty of Science UOIT 2000 Simcoe Street North Oshawa, ON, L1H 7K4 Canada

2015:  Hanoi, Vietnam

Number of Canadian students Participating in NBC:  + 3,000

Number of Portfolio submitted: 25

Number of Provinces/Territories with schools registered:  5

Number of students participating in Camp:  13

 

2015:  Aarhus, Denmark

Number of Canadian students Participating in NBC:   +3,000

Number of Portfolio submitted: 24

Number of Provinces/Territories with schools registered:  4

Number of students participating in Camp:  14

 2 Silver, 1 Bronze, 1 certificate of Merit

 

2014:  Denpasar, Bali

Number of Canadian students Participating in NBC:  + 3,000

Number of Portfolio submitted: 20

Number of Provinces/Territories with schools registered:  4

Number of students participating in Camp:  15

 

 2013:  Bern, Switzerland

Number of students Participating in Round 1:  118

Number of Provinces/Territories with schools registered:  5 (largest yet)

Number of students participating in Camp:  17

 

2012:  Singapore

Number of students participating in Round 1:  97

Number of Provinces/Territories with schools registered:  3 

Medals at International Biology Olympiad:  1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze, 1 Award of Merit

 

2011:  Taipei, Taiwan

Students participating in Round 1:  102

Number of Provinces/Territories with schools registered:  3

Students participating at the National Skills Training Camp:  13

Medals at International Biology Olympiad: 1 Silver, 2 Bronze

 

2010:  Changwon, South Korea

Students participating in Round 1:  148

Number of Registered Schools:

Students participating at the National Skills Training Camp:  17

Medals at International Biology Olympiad:  2 golds (2nd place and 7th place overall), 2 silver

 

2009:  Tsukuba, Japan

 

Students participating in Round 1:  138

Number of Registered Schools:  13

Students participating at the National Skills Training Camp:  14

Medals at International Biology Olympiad:  1 silver, 3 bronze

 

2008:  Mumbai, India--First year of new selection procedure

Students participating in Round 1:  28

Number of Registered Schools:  6

Students participating at the National Skills Training Camp:  4

Medals at International Biology Olympiad:  2 silver, 2 bronze

 

2007:  Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

(old format of team selection)

Medals at International Biology Olympiad:  2 silver, 2 bronze


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