SFU’s largest and most diverse Faculty, Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) has over 310 professors and close to 100 staff spread across 16 departments and schools, 10 programs, and a language institute. Each year, 12,000 undergraduate students and over 750 graduate students engage in a stimulating learning and research environment.

FASS students make up approximately 40% of SFU's student population. In 2017, SFU Outstanding Alumni awards went to three FASS alumni who made extraordinary contributions to our world in very different ways:

  • Gary Cristall, co-founder of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and longstanding arts advocate and cultural programmer.
  • Dr. Nathan Nunn, a Harvard University professor and one of the International Monetary Fund’s “25 economists under 45” who is shaping how we think about the global economy.
  • Frode Strand-Nielsen, leader in responsible and ethical investments; founder of one of the fastest growing private equity firms in Europe, FSN Capital.

FASS students and alumni are social entrepreneurs and activists, bookworms and bibliometrics wizards. They are mayors and social workers, teachers and police officers, poets and politicians. They study how to prevent drowning, or how to develop public policy around medical marijuana. They accept co-op jobs that take them into consulates or museums, high tech startups or international offices.

Whatever your goals and dreams, there's a path for you in FASS. Please join us.

Elinor tells how her co-op work experiences shaped her career trajectory. See more about Arts+Social Sciences Co-op.