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Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science consists of eight departments that introduce students to the wonders of the natural world, from infinitesimally small subatomic particles to the vastness of the universe. Students choose their course of study from 30 programs that span the science spectrum from climate change to unlocking a strand of DNA and everything in between.

We conduct innovative research in traditional areas such as biomedical science, earth science, physics, biology, chemistry and mathematics. In addition, we embrace modern scientific fields of inquiry such as actuarial science, bioinformatics and management and systems science.

Faculty highlights

  • 306 faculty members, 17 Canada Research Chairs
  • 4,611 undergraduate students, 575 graduate students
  • Recent breakthrough inventions include: the bedbug trap, Lungpacer (to prevent diaphragm atrophy and help patients wean from ventilators) and Bionic Power (an energy harvesting technology currently being tested by the U.S. military)


The Department of Geography prioritizes support for graduate students. In order to help attract the top graduate students to SFU, we need to offer entrance funding packages that are competitive with other post-secondary institutions.

The Trottier Observatory and Science Courtyard is a spectacular facility featuring a 0.7-metre telescope capable of tracking distant galaxies billions of years old. When you support programs at the...
You can inspire curiosity and wonder in the next generation of scientists! The Faculty of Science is a leader in offering science education to B.C. high school and elementary students, First Nations...
You can help promote mathematics education among Indigenous elementary and high school students in a way that enables them to see their culture connected with math. SFU’s Math Catcher program works...