Description of the Project
Advice or Ruling
In your project, you are using pellet guns that do not meet the requirement for a firearms license.I have sent you in an earlier email a copy of Policy 4.2.1: Use of Firearms, Hazardous Materials and Equipment. This requires that you each supply a copy of your Canadian Firearms Safety Course, and Student A has done this. The copy supplied by Student B, however, is not readable. Your adult supervisor has supplied a copy of his Wildlife Resources Card, thus demonstrating that he is an appropriate supervisor.
So as not to hold up your project, the The Ethics Committee approves your project for presentation at the Regional Science Fair and the Canada Wide Science Fair.
We do require Student B to submit a readable digital copy of his Canadian Firearms Safety Course certificate. Please do this as soon as possible.
We wish you all the best at your Regional Science Fair.
If your proposed science fair project involves the participation of humans or the use of animals,
- Visit the Ethics web page so as to become familiar with the policies.
- Fill in the Request for Advice or a Ruling.
- Submit it to the Ethics Committee of your Regional Science Fair.
These case studies summarize interesting examples of science fair projects involving humans or animals submitted to the Youth Science Canada National Ethics Committee for review. A brief description of the proposed project is given, along with the ruling given by the Ethics Committee. Some details may have been changed in the descriptions so that the original source cannot be identified. The ethical challenges described have not been changed.