Dr Sandra Zilles, theoretical computer scientist


Discovery in Science

The Faculty of Science is among the most research intensive units at the University. Our faculty are passionate about their disciplines and the questions they seek to answer. Their research work engages undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of ways, creating an environment where faculty provide scientific mentorship and share their passion and joy for discovery. Faculty members across all disciplines are making significant contributions to the creation and application of knowledge through their collective discoveries that impact the scientific world alongside local communities. The Faculty of Science offers research-focused degress (BSc Honours, MSc, PhD), employs a large number of research personnel, and is home to various emerging scholars and research chairs. 


Research Quick Links

Tier 1 CRC, Dr Sandra Zilles

Research Chairs

External and internal research chairs in Science


Institutes and Affiliations

The Faculty of Science is affilated with various external research organizations and is home to two faculty-based research institues

Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates

Postdoctoral fellows and research associates are instrumental to the Faculty of Science's mission in discovery

Student Research

Our undergraduate and graduate students contribute to the Faculty of Science's overall research activities

Ledingham Herbarium

A unique resource with specimens dating back to over a century ago
Cypress Hills Field Station

Featured Research Stories Archive

Additional articles featuring students and faculty

Research Videos

Freshwater Fish Research

Biologist Chris Somers and his students report on their work from Buffalo Pound Lake (14 minutes)

Medicinal Chemistry Informed by Indigenous Knowledge

Chemist Vincent Ziffle discusses how his work on the medicinal properties of plants is informed by Elders and Knowledge Keepers (10 minutes)

Field Research in Cypress Hills

The stunning Cypress Hills is an ideal location to study our environment (8 minutes)

Discoveries in the Outer Solar System

Astronomer Samantha Lawlor takes us on a journey to the outer reaches of the solar system (51 minutes)

Water Quality and the Environment

Biologist Peter Leavitt explains to local media the role of the Institute of Environmental Change and Society on scientific education and research (1 minute, 34 seconds)

The Distance Between Quantum Channels

Mathematician Douglas Farenick lectures on a method to measure the distance between certain types of quantum operations (34 minutes)