Outreach Programs

Science In Action

Science in Action is a free program that is open to elementary, middle school and high school classes interested in exploring science more deeply. Workshops and hands-on activities include exciting lab experiments and presentations from a variety of our departments. We are looking for community/corporate partners to help us develop this program and sustain funding for the next five years. Click here for more information on how to donate to this program.

Trottier Observatory & Science Courtyard

Interested in having your name or your organization's name at our SFU Burnaby campus for posterity? The Science Courtyard offers a number of opportunities such as community tables, star benches and green screens that are available for recognition opportunities. Click here for more information on how to donate to this program.

Math Catcher Outreach Program

The Math Catcher Outreach Program is a science outreach initiative at Simon Fraser University run by SFU faculty, staff members and student volunteers.

Math Catcher introduces mathematics and science to students through First Nations imagery and storytelling. Math Catcher has produced animated films in the following languages: Blackfoot, Cree, English, French, Gitxsan, Halq’em ́eylem, Heiltsuk, Hul’q’umi’num’, Huu-ay- aht, Nisga'a, Tla'amin, Spanish, Squamish, and Wet'suwet'en. The program is based on the belief that we must engage students in mathematics and science at an early age.

Math Catcher aims to tackle the stigma surrounding mathematics among Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through a series of initiatives. These include school visits, workshops, academic summer camps, tutoring programs, and classroom resources.

The program's primary goal is to encourage students to discover the joy and appeal of mathematics at a critical age. In addition, we hope that they may better understand the presence and importance of mathematics in everyday life and consider it a field of study and future career.

Click here for more information.

If you are interested in supporting our outreach programs, please contact:

Wanda Dekleva
Executive Director, Advancement

778-782-8859

wanda_dekleva@sfu.ca