“By involving students in research, you give them the tools to address bigger challenges and bigger and bigger problems and you also make them better citizens and [overall] a better country.” Dr. C. David Naylor, author of Canada's Fundamental Science Review.
At SFU's Faculty of Science, learning takes place takes place in classrooms, labs and lecture halls at the Burnaby and Surrey campuses. Visit the photo gallery below to see some of our facilities and make yourself at home!
Learning also takes place off campus through these optional experiential learning programs.
Hands-on Teaching & Learning
Our classrooms and labs
Anatomy lab in Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology (K9618)
Physiology lab in Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology (K8605)
Introductory Physics lab (P9412)
Social Learning classroom in Mathematics (WMC 2800)
Collaborative Computing lab in Mathematics (WMC 2800)
Most of the walls in [math west] are made of whiteboards
Advanced Learning classroom in Mathematics (WMC 2800)
Students in Biological Sciences 102 (B8214)
Biology lab (B8212)
First Year Chemistry Lab, Shrum Science Building 9200 (Photo courtesy of Michael Elkin)
Atrium outside 1st year Chemistry lab
Large lecture hall in the Academic Quadrangle (B9000)
Surrey Campus Interior
Statistics class in Saywell Hall 10080
The Trottier Observatory provides a classroom for Astronomy students and, on special occasions, the general public
The Earth Sciences bus is dedicated to transporting students to geologic sites throughout BC and Washington state.