Welcome to Sci-Space

Your One-Stop Shop for All Things Faculty of Science

Looking for a place to socialize, study, unwind or get some support? You’re in the right place. 

Come to Sci-Space for exciting events, general Science advising and health and wellness resources to sustain your studies. Or, just find some space to relax after class and challenge your friends to a board game!

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Drop by and see us anytime between 9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday in AQ 3146 near Renaissance Coffee.

Chat with a Departmental Advisor

Have program or department-specific questions? Use this handy directory to find an academic Science advisor and get help with any program-related advising questions.

Get in touch

Science-specific programs

Aside from the many student services available – like the Learning Commons and career counselling – you might also be interested in Faculty of Science-specific programs like science and math peer academic support or peer mentorship. 

Science Programs

Health and Wellness Support

We want you to feel fully supported in every aspect of your studies. Schedule a drop-in with SFU's Health & Counselling team or use one of our virtual health programs for help with your mental or physical health.

Find Support

Upcoming Events

See what events are coming up in Sci-Space and make a date in your calendar to come down and get involved!

DROP-IN OFFICE HOURS

Sci-Space regularly hosts drop-in office hours with various campus departments—see schedule below for office hours. Please note that all schedules are subject to change, check back for updates. Availability is first come, first served.

  • General Academic Advising: Speak with an advisor about course planning, academic difficulty, success tips, and more!
    • Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays
      10:00am - 12:00pm 10:00am - 11:30am (Online too!) 10:00am - 11:30am 10:00am - 11:30am 10am - 12:00pm
          2:00pm - 3:00pm    
    • Online: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 11:30am (https://sfu.zoom.us/my/sci.space.advising)
  • Academic Advising for Statistics, Actuarial Science, and Data Science: Drop by to chat with Carlye Vroom about anything academics-related within STAT/ACSC/DATA, no appointment required!
    • Mondays, 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Science Co-op Advising: Connect with a Science Co-op Coordinator about anything Co-op and job search related. All students are welcome - no appointment required.
    • Mondays, 11:00am - 12:00pm with Natalie Erickson
    • Wednesdays, 1:30pm - 2:30pm with Susan Wiggins
    • Drop-in hours for Monday, May 27th: 10:30am - 11:30am
  • SFU Grad School Drop-in for Undergrads: Curious about grad school, or wondering how to apply? Drop-in and speak with a knowledgeable staff member from SFU Graduate Studies to learn more about masters and PhD programs at SFU!
    • Biweekly on Mondays, 11:30am - 1:30pm
    • Please see Upcoming Events for scheduled Grad School chat drop-ins!
  • Chats with a BPK Prof: Chat with Dr. Sabrina Lee from the BPK department about what you can do with your Kinesiology, Biomedical Physiology or Behavioural Neuroscience degree!
    • Starting June 27th: Biweekly on Thursdays, 11:30am - 1:30pm
    • Please see Upcoming Events for scheduled BPK chats drop-ins!

Meet the Sci-Space Team

Nila Khotjak

Secretary, Sci-Space
scispace@sfu.ca
778-782-7817

I'm the go-to contact for room booking within Sci-Space, and at the front desk for any general questions. Not sure who to contact? I'll make sure to direct you to the right person.

Maisie Morsara

Associate Academic Advisor
scispace_advisor@sfu.ca
778-782-5124

As the Faculty of Science Associate Advisor, I’m here to support students who have general Science advising questions or inquiries.

With over a decade of biotech experience and a BSc in Biochemistry from UBC, I am passionate about science, interdisciplinary collaborations and ensuring the successes of our SFU Science students.

Aiden Wickey

Student Success Coordinator
sci_success@sfu.ca
778-782-3951

I'm here to help students achieve academic success and find their place in the Faculty of Science. This includes supporting students' academic goals and helping them to discover pathways to academic achievement inside and outside of the classroom.

I am also a proud alumnus of SFU Science and majored in Kinesiology (Ergonomics and Human Factors concentration) and completed five co-op work terms during my degree.

Carmen Ho

Student Engagement Coordinator
sci_engagement@sfu.ca
778-782-3954

My job is to help students feel at home at SFU! I create and support events and programs such as Welcome Day and peer mentorship. I also help students get involved in extra-curricular activities, train and supervise student volunteers, and support our student unions and clubs.

I completed my BSc in Kinesiology and MEd in Contemplative Inquiry, both at SFU, and I have been working in student affairs at SFU for the past five years. I'm a firm believer that your time here should be academically and socially fulfilling!

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Claire Wilson

Student Recruiter
science_recruiter@sfu.ca
778-782-3720

Applying to university can be a daunting experience and I’m here to help students navigate the system and answer even the smallest of queries.

You may have already met me at one of the many high-school recruitment events that I speak at. If so, drop me a line and let me know how your studies are going!

I am also an SFU alumna - I completed both my BA and MA in Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies here. My MA focused on access to post-secondary education.

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What's the Sci-Space Crew?

The Sci-Space Crew is a team of enthusiastic and dynamic Science students who help create and support student events and programs at Sci-Space. Through personal exploration of ideas and topics, the Crew takes their reflections and new perspectives to develop meaningful experiences for other students like you!

Want to be a part of the Crew?

Applications are closed for 2023/24, please stay tuned for updates on future opportunities.

Have questions, need advice or just want to hang out?

Sci-Space
AQ 3146 (near Renaissance Coffee)
8888 University Drive
Burnaby BC V5A 1S6

sci_space@sfu.ca
778-782-7817

HOURS: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Monday to Friday)