Facilities & Services

SFU Science provides a number of services to researchers at SFU, in industry and at research units around the world.  Ongoing collaboration with industry enhances our pool of knowledge and expertise and results in valuable training opportunities for students and researchers.

Support Services

Find out how IT Services and a variety of specialized staff serve faculty and staff research needs.

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Hyper/Hypobaric Chamber

Canada's only civilian research hyper/hypobaric chamber is available for testing and research.

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Ruth Appanah, Director, Facilities and Technical Operations 

Ruth manages the design and development of all Faculty of Science space. This includes capital equipment and renovation and building project budgets and charters. She also manages staff in Science Stores/Receiving, the Science Technical Centre, the EMPU and the Science IT Group and serves as the Faculty's senior safety lead.

Phone: 778-782-5347
Email: scdirops@sfu.ca


Hamel Tailor, Associate Director, Facilities and Technical Operations

Hamel manages safety, space, renovations and other activities supporting operations across the eight Departments within the Faculty of Science. He also oversees small to medium scale capital renovations, special projects related to space and safety, and manages the maintenance of facility infrastructure and upgrade activities across Burnaby and Surrey campuses.

Phone: 778-782-3350
Email: sciadops@sfu.ca



Danielle Audas, Manager, Safety Operations 

Danielle manages the Faculty of Science’s Pandemic Safety Program including all safety related requirements and protocols needed to operate during on-campus activities.  

Email: scimso@sfu.ca