media release

Media Advisory: Faculty of Science observatory announcement

January 08, 2014

Diane Mar-Nicolle, communications, Faculty of Science, 778.782.9586;
Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.4323;


An announcement will be made at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus on Thursday, Jan. 9 at 10 a.m. related to a new astronomical observatory for the University. Prior to the announcement (9:45 a.m.), students from nearby University Highlands Elementary School will join SFU officials in hands-on science activities in the Shrum Science Centre’s Chemistry Wing (C9051), where the announcement will take place.

Among those attending will be SFU President Andrew Petter, Dean of Science Claire Cupples, the donor and SFU physics faculty members, who are available for interviews.

What: Announcement regarding new science facilities
When: Thursday, Jan. 9, starting at 9:45 a.m.
Where:  SFU’s Burnaby campus, Shrum Science Centre, C9051

Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among Canada's top comprehensive universities and is one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 125,000 alumni in 130 countries.


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