The Chancellor is elected for a three-year term and is eligible for re-election, not holding the office for more than six consecutive years. The Chancellor is a member of the University's Senate and Board of Governors and is not an employee of the University. The official duties of the Chancellor include conferring of degrees at convocation.
Noted Canadian broadcaster, politician and business leader Carole Taylor, is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a former B.C. Minister of Finance. She has chaired multiple high-profile boards during her celebrated career, including CBC/Radio Canada, Canada Ports Corporation and the national Economic Advisory Council.
Taylor is a graduate of the University of Toronto and holds honorary degrees from SFU, BCIT, the B.C. Open University and the Justice Institute of B.C. She is the recipient of SFU’s 2010 Community Leadership Award (with husband and former Vancouver mayor Art Phillips).