Simon Fraser University

Girls Exploring Physics


Girls Exploring Physics is a free workshop for girls in grades 9 and 10 held at the SFU Burnaby campus. This half day long workshop includes two hands-on activities in physics: Exploring Physics Through Candy and LED's: Lighting for Efficiency and Drama. There will also be a discussion of the career opportunities available to students who study physics at the university level. During the lunch provided to the participants they will have a chance to interact informally with women physics faculty and students from SFU. Please contact for more details.


Girls Exploring Physics on Video:

Check out a video of our March 2011 workshop.


Our March 2011 workshop was also featured on the Shaw Express local cable TV channel. See video of the episode here


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   October 25
, 2013 Workshop Details:


Here are the workshop schedule and room locations:


10:30 - 11:00 AM Sign In & Snacks - P9412


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Workshop Session #1 - P9414 & P9416

12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch - P8445.2

1:00 - 2:00 PM Workshop Session #2 - P9414 & P9416


2:00 - 2:30 PM Careers in Physics and Wrap-Up Session - P8445.2


All of the rooms are in the Physics Building (P Building on the map) which is located to the southeast of the Academic Quadrangle. A map of the Burnaby campus which shows the locations of buildings and parking lots can be found here: Map of SFU

If you are just being dropped off or parking for a short time, the best place to park is the VB visitors lot on the east side of campus near the Cornerstone Building. From the VB lot, you will have to walk through the Applied Sciences Building and then turn left at Physics. The entrance is located next to the AV centre. There will be signs posted. 

If you need to park for the whole day then you should park in the Visitors Parkade near the West Mall Centre and we will supply you with a parking pass at the end of the day. Please send an email to if you need such a pass. Here is some information about the SFU visitor parking lots: Parking Info


Funded by WWEST Partners Network , the Dean of Science and the Department of Physics at SFU.

The 2010 workshop was funded in part by the 


Jade Bridges Programme.