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Welcome back to another year at Simon Fraser University Physics!
This is the main undergraduate page. You can reach almost all undergraduate-related links from here. Most pages linked from here will have a "back" link, which will bring you back here. Please take a look around these Web pages since there is lots of useful information at some of the links. For example, check the scholarships link regularly since there are deadlines for applications throughout the year, some as early as September.
When you are planning out your courses be sure to check our suggested schedules. We also publish our typical course offerings (when each course is offered). If you'd like to improve your chances of succeeding in your classes, we have a guide to help you with that.
To make sure you are on track with your degree program, you should speak with the undergraduate advisor at least once a year. Take a moment to review your academic progress report regularly to make sure you are on track to complete your degree. If you are exploring the possibilitity of changing your academic program I can run a report that shows how the courses you have completed fulfill the requirements of that program.
If you are struggling with your course work, we have a list of tutors, and be sure to remember the words of Carl Sagan (in Wonder and Skepticism):
The truth may be puzzling. It may take some work to grapple with. It may be counterintuitive. It may contradict deeply held prejudices. It may not be consonant with what we desperately want to be true. But our preferences do not determine what's true. We have a method, and that method helps us to reach not absolute truth, only asymptotic approaches to the truth — never there, just closer and closer, always finding vast new oceans of undiscovered possibilities. Cleverly designed experiments are the key.
If you have question we have a Frequently Asked Questions FAQ page, a webform where you can select the topics on which you'd like more information. If your question isn't answered there, contact me by e-mail or set up an appointment using our online booking page.
Best wishes in this academic year!