Workshops for Grade 9-10 Girls

Girls Exploring Physics presents FREE workshops for girls in Grades 9 and 10 held at the SFU Burnaby campus. These workshops include two hands-on activity sessions in physics. They also include a tour of the new Trottier astronomical observatory and a discussion of the career opportunities available to students who study physics at the university level. Participants will have a chance to interact informally with women physics faculty and students from SFU throughout the workshop and during the free pizza lunch. The schedule of events and location for the workshop are listed below.

Our next workshop will be March 24, 2017. Registration is now closed. We're looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday.  

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Workshop Details

The workshop will take place in the Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education (C9051 Shrum Science Centre)

Workshop Schedule:
10:30 - 11:00 AM Sign In & Snacks
11:00 AM  - 12.00 noon Hands-on Physics Activity #1
12:00 noon - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 - 2:00 PM Hands-on Physics Activity #2
2:00 - 2:30 PM Careers in Physics

2:30 - 3:15  PM Tour of the Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard
The room is in the Chemistry Building (C Building on the map) which is located to the southwest of the Academic Quadrangle (AQ). A map of the Burnaby campus which shows the locations of buildings and parking lots can be found here: Map of SFU

If you are just being dropped off or parking for a short time, the best place to park is the East parking lot on the east side of campus near the Cornerstone Building. From the East lot, you will have to walk through the Applied Sciences Building into the Academic Quadrangle (AQ) past the large lecture halls and then turn left at Chemistry. There will be signs posted if you go this way.

If you need to park for the whole day then you should park in the West Parkade or the Central Parkade and we will supply you with a parking pass at the end of the day. Please send an email to if you need such a pass. Here is a map of the SFU parking lots: Parking Map