Presentations

At a Glance

General Presentations

Open to everyone, Student Services' presentations focus on experiences and resources outside the classroom. 

Where Will Your Degree Lead You? 

5:20PM & 7:20PM | Saywell Hall 10081

What are you going to do when you graduate? What are you going to do with your degree? To tackle these questions, Career Services' Tony Botelho presents this engaging talk, perfect for students and parents who want to learn more about the link from classroom to career.

How to Win at University

6:00PM & 6:50PM | Shrum Science Biology 9201

What does it take to be a successful student at SFU? Join Student Services staff in this interactive session for students and parents. Learn how to navigate university academically and personally, and find out what resources are available to ensure you win at university and beyond!

Faculty Presentations

Whether you have been admitted to a specific program or just want to learn more, these presentations are a great insight in to student life and the academic experience. 

Faculty of Applied Sciences

My First Lecture - An Introduction for Engineering Students

5:10PM | Academic Quadrangle 3181

Experience first-hand what a lecture is like for Engineering students at SFU. Suitable for students interested in all types of Engineering. 

My First Lecture - An Introduction for Computing Students

5:50PM | Academic Quadrangle 3181

Experience first-hand what a lecture is like for Computing Science students at SFU. Suitable for students interested in all types of Computing Science.

What I Wish I Knew My First Year - Engineering Student Panel

6:40PM | Academic Quadrangle 3181

Join a panel of students, all in Engineering at SFU, to hear about their experiences, advice, and what they wish they knew as first-year students. 

What I Wish I Knew My First Year - Computing Student Panel

7:30PM | Academic Quadrangle 3181

Join a panel of students, all in Computing Science at SFU, to hear about their experiences, advice, and what they wish they knew as first-year students. 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

FASSinating: Discover Our Programs

5:10PM | Robert C Brown Hall Images Theatre

As SFU's largest Faculty, Arts and Social Sciences is home to 16 departments and 10 programs. In this presentation, you will learn what FASS has to offer and all the ways to explore their programs. 

FASS in 15: Criminology and World Literature

5:50PM | Robert C Brown Hall Images Theatre

Join Criminology's Dr. Sheri Fabian for her talk, "Criminology 101: Undoing Law and Order and CSI"' and World Literature's Dr. Melek Ortabasi presentation, "The World Republic of Childhood."

FASS in 15: English and Labour Studies

5:50PM | Robert C Brown Hall 8100

Join Dr. Michael Everton for his talk, "Poe Is Dead! Long Live Poe!" and Labour Studies' Dr. Kendra Strauss, presenting, "Only Robots Need Apply: Technology, Inequality and the Future of Work."

FASSinating: Discover Our Programs

6:40PM | Robert C Brown Hall Images Theatre

As SFU's largest Faculty, Arts and Social Sciences is home to 16 departments and 10 programs. In this presentation, you will learn what FASS has to offer and all the ways to explore their programs. 

FASS in 15: Economics and Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies

7:30PM | Robert C Brown Hall Images Theatre

Dr. Douglas W. Allen of the Department of Economics presents, "Economics of Tin Cans" and GSWS's Dr. Coleman Nye presents, "Imploding Your iPhone."

Beedie School of Business

Business Admitted Students

5:20PM | Diamond Family Auditorium

Have you received an offer of admission to the Beedie School of Business and want to find out more about Business program and all that it has to offer?  In this presentation, you will get an overview of the academic program, as well as the variety of activities and resources available to Business students to help you build your Business knowledge and a lasting career advantage.  Additionally, you will hear from current Beedie students about their experiences and some tips and tricks they've picked up along the way.

Prospective Beedie Students and Complementary Business Programs 

6:10PM | Diamond Family Auditorium

Are you interested in transferring to the Beedie School of Business to pursue a major, or are you thinking of adding a complementary program to your degree such as a Business minor or certificate? Or do you want to enhance your general business knowledge with business elective courses? This presentation will provide an overview of the admission requirements to our various programs, and will provide you with information on how you can use basic foundations in business to complement your main area of study.

Business Admitted Students

7:00PM | Diamond Family Auditorium

Have you received an offer of admission to the Beedie School of Business and want to find out more about Business program and all that it has to offer?  In this presentation, you will get an overview of the academic program, as well as the variety of activities and resources available to Business students to help you build your Business knowledge and a lasting career advantage.  Additionally, you will hear from current Beedie students about their experiences and some tips and tricks they've picked up along the way.

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

FCAT: Meet Our Students

6:00PM | Shrum Science Biology 9200

Students from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) answer questions related to their programs and experiences at SFU.  Come and ask them your burning questions!

FCAT: Meet Our Faculty

7:00PM | Shrum Science Biology 9200

Faculty members from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) discuss their programs and answer questions related to their teaching styles, research and programs.  Come learn more about FCAT's exciting programs from passionate professors!

Faculty of Education

Become a Teacher en francais

5:40PM | Academic Quadrangle 3005

You would like to stand out, get more career opportunities and have access to exclusive scholarships and bursaries? Learn more about the different academic pathways you can consider to teach French or teach subjects in French. This presentation is for you if you are interested in French language, no matter what is your actual level of French.

Do You Want to be a Teacher?

6:30PM | Academic Quadrangle 3005

Do you want to make a difference?  Inspire others?  Work and wonder with kids? Then teaching is for you!  Teaching professionals are in demand more than ever, and SFU Faculty of Education's Professional Development Program (PDP) is a unique teacher education program that can help you achieve your dream of becoming a teacher.  Join us to learn about how you can prepare to one day apply to the PDP and be a successful applicant and future teacher.

If I Knew Then What I Know Now: Education Student Panel

7:20PM | Academic Quadrangle 3005

Hear directly from current students in the Faculty of Education! Learn about their experiences with Co-op, Friends of Simon, the Education Student Association and other opportunities available to our students!

Faculty of Environment

Archaeology: Explore the Past and Your Future

5:20PM | Academic Quadrangle 3159

Archaeology is the study of how people lived in the past— all people, no matter when in the past or where in the world. Come join representatives from the Department of Archaeology as they share their experiences and research. 

Geography: Look Where We'll Go!

6:00PM | Academic Quadrangle 3159

Geography explains how our world is shaped by powerful social and biophysical forces. Join representatives from SFU's Department of Geography, spanning the arts and sciences, as they share their experiences and research.

Environmental Science at SFU

6:40PM | Academic Quadrangle 3159

Environmental Science at Simon Fraser University provides an interdisciplinary education with a solid background in the physical and biological sciences. Join representatives from the department as they share their experiences and research. 

Environment Student Panel on Careers and Co-op

7:20PM | Academic Quadrangle 3159

Students from across the Faculty of Environment will share their student experiences, especially their co-op and career opportunities.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Passion, Perspective, and Pathogens

5:40PM | Shrum Science Chemistry 9002

Shahin completed his Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences at SFU, followed by his Masters in Management at UBC’s Sauder School of Business. He then began working at the Provincial Health Services Authority, and later joined the BC Cancer Agency, where he currently serves as the Manager of Quality Measures, Research, and Outcomes in Surgical Oncology. Shahin has been a member of the Peer Mentorship Program (for first year students) in the Faculty of Health Sciences since 2011, and he loves to share his journey with prospective and new students.

From Undergrad to CEO

6:30PM | Shrum Science Chemistry 9002

Doctor or CEO? Health Sciences is not just a Pre-Med Degree. Christina Chiu shares her story of starting a consulting company to building a digital health start-up (CareCrew). CareCrew has appeared in Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, and Metronews and won national and local competitions.  She talks about how her team is working on innovating the future of health care.

My Health Sciences Journey at SFU

7:20PM | Shrum Science Chemistry 9002

Milad Parpouchi will discuss his educational journey at SFU from undergraduate to graduate school, all in the Faculty of Health Sciences. His talk will describe his experiences as a student, career opportunities post-graduation, and skills he found essential for success.

Faculty of Science

The First Year Experience: Science Student Panel

6:00PM | Shrum Science Chemistry 9001

Current Science students will share their first year experiences and give insight on how to not only survive first year but also to enjoy it.  

My First Lecture: Why Do Mosquitos Transmit Dengue and Zika? 

7:00PM | Shrum Science Chemistry 9001

The mosquito Aedes aegypti is the major vector of virus such as dengue, yellow fever, and zika to humans. Why does this species transmit the viruses; do the mosquitoes get sick as well? What happens inside the mosquito at a molecular level that determines if a mosquito will kill and eliminate, or transmit, these viruses. As it turns out, the mosquitoes recognize the viruses and try and eliminate them, but the viruses turn on genes that inhibit the immune function of the mosquitoes. Who knew?