Workshops for Secondary Science Teachers

A professional development workshop for secondary science teachers designed to help teachers understand the under-representation of women in physics & engineering in Canada and give them strategies to encourage girls and other under-represented groups in their physics and general science classes. These workshops include hands-on activities in physics topics such as sound (waves), light-emitting diodes (circuits & energy) and equilibrium (forces) created to inspire an interest in physics in all of your students.

Our next workshop will be March 16, 2017.  Registration is now closed.

Please contact for more information or to be placed on the waitlist.  

Workshop Schedule

Location: Trottier Studio for Innovative Science Education SSC C9051 & P8445.2

8:30 - 9:00 Registration - outside SSC 9051

9:00 - 10:30 Session 1: The Status of Women in Physics in Canada - Presentation & Discussion

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: Strategies, Resources and Classroom-ready Activities

12:30 - 1:30 Catered Lunch (Included with registration fee.) - P8445.2

1:30 - 2:30 Session 3: Hands-on Science Activities for Grades 8 - 12

2:30 - 3:00 Wrap-up Session

The Trottier Studio 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

The best place to park is the East parking lot on the east side of campus near the Cornerstone Building. Here is a map of the SFU parking lots: Parking Map. 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 take transit, get off the bus at the Bus Loop near the Cornerstone Building.