More than you think

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Calling all high school students!


You are invited to join Simon Fraser University professors and current students at the Burnaby Campus for a free, fun, and informative event on Friday, October 21st. Through hands-on mini-lectures and lab activities, you will get to experience why the Faculty of Environment is so much more than you think. 

Event Details

Friday, October 21st  

SFU Burnaby Campus  
Halpern Centre 126


Time Activity
9:45 - 10:15 Check-in and snacks/coffee
10:15 - 10:30 Welcome from the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Environment
10:40 - 11:20 Activity 1: choose one – Environmental Science or Resource and Environmental Management
11:30 – 12:10 Activity 2: choose one - Geography or Archaeology
12:20 - 12:50 Lunch and presentation: why a co-op work placement?
12:50 - 1:30 SFU campus tour
1:40 - 2:00 Student panel and swag giveaway
2:00 - 2:10 Closing remarks

Activity session 1 (10:40 - 11:20)

Choose one of 

Environmental science (EVENT FULL)

Heatwaves and Waterways: Is a Dry Stream Still Aa Stream?

Did you know that over 50% of the world’s streams dry out at some point during the year? With climate change and other human impacts, even more waterways are expected to dry out, and the timing and duration of drying in naturally-drying streams will also shift. We think of streams as freshwater environments, but in many cases the organisms that live in streams have to adapt to drying conditions - which they accomplish in an impressive variety of ways. In this session you’ll learn about some of these adaptations, and we will discuss what makes a stream a stream, both for people and for other organisms.


Resource and environmental management (EVENT FULL)

Planning Sustainable Communities for Tomorrow

Are you interested in your surrounding environment and how you can help shape, transform, develop and plan for sustainable cities, communities, neighbourhoods and regions? The field of Planning is about balancing the built environment and natural environment, community needs, cultural significance and economic sustainability through long-term, spatial thinking and decision-making. Come learn more and help plan the future!

Activity session 2 (11:30 - 12:10)

Choose one of

Geography (EVENT FULL)

A Matter of Degrees – Climate, Concrete and Community Spaces on SFU’s Mount Burnaby. 

Does urban environmental design happen in a vacuum? In this walking tour of public spaces on Mount Burnaby, we map out how the design of public spaces has interacted with the unique local climate and environment of Mount Burnaby to impact the way people engage on campus, and how the use of space at a university designed in the 1960’s is adjusting to changing climate patterns.


Archaeology (EVENT FULL)

CSI, Bones & Indiana Jones: Exploring Biological Archaeology with the Department of Archaeology.

Join the Department of Archaeology and explore the world of biological archaeology, physical anthropology and forensics.  In this unique experience discover what we can understand from humans of the past and assist in solving forensic casework!

Register now!


Chris Mitchell – 
Student Recruiter 
Faculty of Environment 
T. | 778-782-6594