TRU Science

Chemistry Contest

This year's contest will take place online May 15, 2024. Registration opens March 5, 2024, at which time registration links will be posted on this site. If you have any questions, please contact us at

How's your chemistry?

Since May 1997, we have been offering annual written tests as a chemistry contest based on the BC chemistry curriculum for Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12 students.

Local Chemistry 11 students have also participated in our Laboratory Experience at TRU.

Samples of previous contests

This contest is supported by Thompson Rivers University, the Association of the Chemical Profession of BC and the BC Science Teachers Association.

Other chemistry contests

  • Canadian Chemistry Contest: designed for the top 10 percent of students in high school chemistry who are in Grade 12 chemistry or who have completed Grade 12 chemistry.
  • Canadian Chemistry Olympiad: for the very top high school chemistry students who are in Grade 12 chemistry or who have completed Grade 12 chemistry, used to select team for International Chemistry Olympiad.
  • Avagadro Exam: for any students completing their first high school chemistry course (Grade 11).
  • Chem 13 News Exam: used to select candidates for University of Waterloo scholarships.