Here to build a better future

Simon Fraser University is stepping up to build a sustainable, resilient and inclusive economic recovery.

Simon Fraser University is stepping up to build a sustainable, resilient and inclusive economic recovery. Our faculty, students and staff are engaged with people and organizations in Canada and around the world to drive innovation, improve public health, fight climate change, promote democracy, and create exciting new economic opportunities. In these, and so many other ways, we’re here to help shape a better future for everyone.

We chart a clean energy future. The Clean Energy Research Group advises decision makers around the world about switching to clean energy systems.

We help prepare for future pandemics. SFU mathematician Caroline Colijn and her team at the Canadian Network for Modelling Infectious Disease model pandemics to keep people healthy and save lives.


We improve global public health. Research Fellow Julianne Piper studies the impacts of COVID-19 at international borders and the strategies to address them.

We work with First Nations to advance health and wellness. BC First Nations Health Authority Chair and health sciences professor Jeff Reading promotes Indigenous health and wellness.

We diversify energy systems. Engineering professor Michael Adachi and his team develop new solar cell technologies.

We support the transition to a zero-emission economy. SFU Fellow Alex Boston helps cities around the world reduce carbon emissions and adopt innovative climate solutions.

Our alumni advance renewable energy solutions. Founded by SFU alumni, Moment Energy won the Impact Investor Challenge’s top prize in 2021 for storing renewable energy in repurposed vehicle batteries.

We help renew cities and communities. Business professor Andrey Pavlov studies real estate trends during the pandemic to better understand their impact on our economy.

We help young people stay healthy. Professor Faranak Farzan and her research team at SFU’s eBrain Lab develop new treatments for youth depression and addiction.

We support green transportation. SFU’s Sustainable Transportation Action Team analyzes and advances low-impact transportation solutions.

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