About Us

Science AL!VE is a student-run, not-for-profit organization based at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC. We provide opportunities for youth to explore science beyond the textbooks through hands-on, interactive discovery, which stimulates their interest and fosters confidence.

During the summer, we run science summer camps at SFU's Burnaby and Surrey campuses, as well as on Haida Gwaii and in various communities in Northern BC. During the school year we lead on-campus and in-class workshops, weekend clubs, after-school programs, and various community events.

We strive to make science accessible to all youth regardless of gender, culture, or level of affluence. Our outstanding staff and volunteers are committed to sparking the enthusiasm and imaginations of their audiences. They serve as positive role models, dispelling the stereotypes associated with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

In the 2015-2016 year, Science AL!VE reached over 10,000 youth across British Columbia! Click on the tabs above for information about Science AL!VE programs near you!

Science AL!VE aims to spark interest and dispel stereotypes in the fields of science, engineering and technology.  We make our programs accessible to all youth regardless of gender, culture, or financial background by offering special programs and bursaries.

Science AL!VE is supported by five SFU faculties and the numerous departments, faculty and staff within them; they are the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Environment, Faculty of Communications, Arts and Technology and the Faculty of Education.  Science AL!VE has been providing quality interactive science education since 1994.


What we do

Part of our mandate is to reach youth throughout BC.  As part of this we run many different programs.

Our programs include:

  • Aboriginal Outreach
  • Haida Gwaii Partnerships
  • Inter-city initiatives including Surrey Workshops!
  • After School Programs
  • Workshops
  • Summer & Weekend Camps
  • Girls Programs

Watch what one of our instructors had to say about Science AL!VE at TEDxKids!

Our Board

We appreciate the support of our board members who provide direction and support to the Science AL!VE Program.


Amanda Woodhall: Faculty of Applied Sciences, Director of Finance and Administration

Board Members

Alisha Ward: Faculty of Applied Sciences, Coordinator of Outreach Programs

Suzanne Stockdill: Faculty of Science, Director of Administration and Strategic Planning

Dr. Allan MacKinnon: Faculty of Education, Associate Professor

Cynthia Henson: Faculty of Science, Manager of Outreach and Engagement

Alexandra Kasper: Faculty of Applied Sciences, Coordinator of Marketing and Events