Community Outreach

Welcome to the Biological Sciences Community Outreach Program. The primary goal of the program is to engage public's interest in biology. We have professors and students doing research in a wide range of exciting fields. We are also interested in learning from you if there are additional ways we can support young biologists.
The university also has a number of programs that are available to science students and teachers including “Let’s Talk Science” (, “Science in Action” ( and “Science Alive” ( In addition a new program, the USTEP seminar program (, was developed between our faculty of science and local school districts. This program allows students to hear talks by inspiring professors and experience the campus environment.
If your school would like a visitor to talk about a topic in biology, or if you are interested in bringing a primary or secondary school class to visit Biological Sciences at Simon Fraser University, please contact Peter Hollmann at or 778-782.4850.
Examples of Outreach Activities:

  • Science Spooktacular
        Spooky and fun activites for K-6 kids and their families.
  • Academic Aboriginal Summer Camp
  • Biology experiments e.g. recombinant DNA, micropipette, Nucleic Acids, Microscopy workshops
  • Teacher Professional Development Workshops
  • In-Class Workshops

Academic Aboriginal Summer Camp - July 2014