Faculty of Science


Outreach - Community taking part in the Transit of Venus Event

Students and faculty take an active part in promoting Science outside of the university. Our extensive Outreach program encourages future students to visit the campus for tours and events. Programs range from the Mathematics Challenge for students who are in Grade 5 through High School to hands-on laboratory demonstrations.

The most attended Outreach events are the open houses presented in the Fall and March Break. Western Science makes the most of these important yet informal opportunities for both parents and students to visit and learn more about our programs and the campus as a whole. Visitors can gain an appreciation of what life is like as a science student through an orientation speech from the Associate Dean (Academic), which is followed by a student panel discussion. Students also have the advantage of meeting professors as well as graduate and undergraduate students while touring departmental displays.
The public is also invited to attend numerous events such as the Nerenberg Lecture. Here, guest speakers communicate the significant and sometimes surprising ideas of our age to a broad audience. Visitors can also experience more hands-on events such as those held at the Herbarium where they can be introduced to the art and science of dried plant collection, preparation and storage. People are also welcome to take a look at the night sky on the public nights at the Cronyn Observatory.