Information for Department Members

Computing ID/SFU Email

Graduate students will have their computing ID emailed to their non-SFU email address after paying the admission deposit.

Faculty, staff, and postdocs, will have a computing ID created for them after they've been set up with payroll.

Click here to active your SFU Computing Account.

Getting Your Keys & Access Card

Keys and access cards/fobs are obtained from the Access Control Office located in Discovery 1, Rm 1300. The Key & Card Access Counter is open from 8:30am-4:00pm Monday through Friday.

A requisition will need to be submitted on your behalf by the department. Please check with either the Chemistry Office or 4D Labs receptionist regarding the status of your key requistion. You may also contact Access Control office by phone or email to check your pick-up status.

Your keys will be ready approximately 5 days depending on Access Control volume after your requisition has been submitted. During peak periods it may take up to 7 days. There is a $20 door key deposit which will be refunded to you when the item is returned to Access Control. As for Fob/Access Card, there is a non-refundable fee. You will need to present photo identification (e.g. driver's licence, passport) when you pick up or return your keys.

If you require access to additional rooms, please contact the Undergraduate Assistant <> so they can order you the appropriate key(s) and/or update your access card accordingly.

Mandatory Training for All Staff

The SFU Safety Orientation and the Respectful Working & Learning Environments training is mandatory for all SFU employees. Research and Lab Safety Training is required for all individuals working in a laboratory.

SFU Library/ID Card

Your SFU library/ID card will allow you to access a number of the University's facilities (e.g. Science Stores, fitness centre, parking services).

To obtain your library/ID card, visit the Student Services counter in Maggie Benson Centre. Click here to view their hours of operation and access their mobile queuing solution which will allow you to get in line using your cellphone.

Visiting researchers wanting an SFU library/ID card need to contact the Manager, Academic & Administrative Services first to get a memo from the department. You can visit her in person (C9043) or contact her by email <> to submit your request.

Guide to your library ID card 


You will be given access to the mailroom (C9044) and a mail box will be set up for you. Anyone issued keys by the 4D Labs receptionist should contact the Undergraduate Assistant <> with the first five digits on their keycard and their SFU # so mailroom access can be added electronically.

Mail is delivered at around 11am; outgoing mail is picked up at the same time.

Instructions for sending outgoing courier deliveries (documents/research samples) are posted near the mailroom entrance. Bring completed packages to the front counter so that the General Office can schedule a pick up for you.

FedEx Package Drop-off:

Requests to ship via FedEx are processed through the Chemistry General Office C9048. To request a shipment, please prepare the following:

  • Complete the appropriate FedEx Waybill Form (International or Canada). Forms can be found in the mailroom.
  • Include the grant number/account number in the “Internal Billing Reference” field on the waybill form. If you do not know the grant number, please ask your supervisor. Grant numbers are required.
  • For packages containing dry ice, include both FedEx Waybill Form and the required Dry Ice Form attached to your dry ice box.
  • Place all necessary forms in a clear sticky FedEx envelope that can be securely affixed to your package. The sticky envelopes can be found in the mailroom.

Departmental Coffee/Tea

Departmental coffee/tea & treats is held on Fridays at 10 a.m. in the 9000 level Chemistry Lounge. All Chemistry Department members are welcome and encouraged to attend. This is a great way to meet and socialize with other members in the Chemistry department.


Getting Your Photo Taken

Having your photo taken for the department photo board and website will help staff, faculty, and students identify you as a member of the Chemistry Department.

You'll have two opportunities to have your photo taken during the year. Shortly after the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, you will receive an email informing you of the dates, times, and location of the upcoming photo sessions. Photo sessions take approximately 10-15 minutes and business attire is requested.

Not applicable to UGRAs.

Campus Maps

An interactive map of the campus can be found here.

Click here for a printable map of the Burnaby Campus.

Parking & Transit

Please visit the Parking Services website for more details regarding transportation to campus.


Safety Programs

Campus Security offers a number of safety programs designed to keep our community safe and secure.