Funding Available for Undergrads and Recent Graduates to Attend Backpack to Briefcase Conference

April 04, 2017

SFU Physics has made funding available for a few students and recent graduates to attend the Backpack to Briefcase conference on April 29, 2017. If you are an undergraduate student close to graduating and starting to think about finding a job after graduation you should consider attending this one-day conference.

Event Details

  • When: April 29, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
  • Where: SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street

Applying for Funding

If you are able to attend and interested in applying to have SFU Physics sponsor you for this event please send us your answers to the following questions by the end of the day Wednesday, April 12. We will announce the winners on Thursday, April 13.

  1. What type of job or industry are you targeting after graduation?
  2. What part of your degree did you find particularly helpful (course, co-op, event, other)?
  3. Would you recommend completing a physics degree at SFU to a friend who is considering that option?
  4. What do you wish you had been told about career opportunities in physics when you were in first year?

Send your answers to by the end of the day Wednesday, April 12.

About Backpack to Briefcase

Backpack to Briefcase is a one day all-in-one career development and enhancement conference for upcoming graduates and recent alumni.  The conference will provide key resources for a smooth and successful transition from university to the working world, as well as techniques to help alumni advance their career while it's still in its early stages. Conference attendees will receive innovative tips and strategies first hand from industry experts, alumni and educators.  

The information here is collected under the authority of the University Act, [R.S.B.C. 1996] c.468, and the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, [R.S.B.C., 1996] c.165. It is related directly to and needed by the University for the purpose of sponsoring students for this conference. The information will be used to contact awardees and for improving our physics programs. If you have any questions about the collection, use or disclosure of this information please contact the Undergraduate Advisor, Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, by phone 778-782-9267 or e-mail