Indigenous Students

SFU’s three campuses (Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey) are all located on unceded, traditional and ancestral xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories. We are honoured to live and work on these Coast Salish lands. 

Indigenous graduate students come to SFU from across Turtle Island. We welcome you.

How do I connect with the Indigenous community at SFU?

How do I become a graduate
student at SFU?

Teaching and Leadership

Indigenous leaders and educators come to SFU to enhance their knowledge and skills in order to benefit their communities. 

Indigenous students take classes in every Faculty at SFU. We have also developed the following programs specifically for Indigenous Peoples.

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Business Programs

Research and Knowledge Translation

SFU's motto of Engaging the World means that we are committed to honouring all knowledge systems and working with our many communities. SFU graduate students develop valuable research which involves community members and benefits all partners involved in the work.

SFU Library Research Commons

Indigenous Research Institute

Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health

SFU Public Interest Research Group

Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (IPinCH)


Indigenous Graduate Student Profiles

How do I learn the professional skills to succeed during and after my studies?

SFU offers a variety of opportunities through the APEX Professional Development program to empower and educate all graduate students for success both during and after their studies. 

To find out more about being an SFU graduate student