Academic Advising

See an advisor for help with:

  • admission to the major, minor, honour and post-baccalaureate programs in Biological Sciences
  • admission to the minor program in Environmental Toxicology
  • information about professional schools, such as medical, dental, veterinary and pharmacy schools
  • course selection
  • degree progress and academic success
  • academic difficulty
  • academic, non-academic and career opportunities

Advising Appointments and Drop-ins

Advising Office Hours and Online Appointment Booking:

The advising online schedule and appointment booking system requires you to log in using your SFU computing ID.  If you are a prospective student, please contact the Undergraduate Program Assistant (email, phone 778-782-3551) to arrange an appointment.

Drop-in advising is intended for quick questions only (<5 minutes).  For course planning and graduation check, please book an appointment through the online appointment website, and bring your advising transcript when you see the advisor.

Appointments may be made or cancelled online  at least 24 hours in advance. Please contact the Undergraduate Program Assistant at if you wish to book or cancel your appointment within 24 hours.  If possible, please avoid last minute cancellation. It prevents other students from accessing the advising service.  

Frequently Asked Questions

For general questions, please check Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact the Undergraduate Program Assistant at

Emelia Kirkwood

Undergraduate Advisor

Tel: 778-782-3539
Office: B8270

Co-op Education

The co-op program combines work experience with academic studies. Students spend alternate semesters on campus and in study-related jobs. Major and Honours programs leading to a B.Sc. degree with the Co-op Education program, incorporating three or more work semesters, are available in Biology and related areas. An application to the Co-op program should be submitted two semesters in advance of a desired work term. Students interested in Co-op should seek advice as early as possible. A minimum 2.50 cGPA is required to enroll and continue in the Co-op program. Visit the Science Co-op Program website for more information.

Stuart Billings

Co-op Coordinator

Tel: 778-782-5934
Office: B8224