Patti Leigh is the driving force behind the Science Fair Program in B.C., and has made an outstanding contribution to the province and the country with 27 years of dedicated service to the youth of B.C.
Mrs. Leigh is an educator who has created opportunities for more than 700,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. She has enabled them to expand their knowledge, explore hands-on science, build self-esteem and develop personal skills to meet the challenges of a knowledge-based society.
Mrs. Leigh’s hard work and years of dedication led to the establishment of the Science Fair Foundation of B.C. of which she was the founding president and executive director.
The foundation assists students from across the province to participate in science fairs within their local communities eventually competing for the opportunity to represent B.C. at the national and international level.
Mrs. Leigh was also a valued part of the Science World senior management team spending 23-years with the organization helping to direct the development of public outreach science programs.
Mrs. Leigh received her Bachelor of Education from UBC in 1978 and began her career teaching Kindergarten to Grade 7, specializing in math, science and physical education. It was there that she was able to pursue her major interests of science and sport.