School of Engineering Science Staff

Graduate Program Assistant

Chloe Chan

Finance and Administration Assistant

Phone: 778.782.9277

Graduate Program Committee


Dr. Mirza Faisal Beg

- PhD and MASc Advisor

Associate Chair

Dr. Pierre Lane

- MEng Advisor

Committee Members

Dr. Ivan Bajic
Dr. Michael Adachi
Dr. Shahram Payandeh

All expenses-related inquiries should be sent to Finance and Administrative Asistant; other graduate program inquiries should be sent to Graduate Program Assistant. The Graduate Program Committee will not repond to individual's inquiries

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) Staff

General Inquries

E-mail: or GPS ticket system
Phone: 778.782.3042
Address: Maggie Benston Centre 1100, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Academic Graduate Student Support Specialist

Michelle Grahame

This email ocntact is confidential and not linked to teh GPS ticket system. Feel free to email Michelle to connect with her directly. 

The position launched in late Spring 2022 to provide support for graduate students, staff, and faculty when there are complex and overlapping issues impacting graduate student academic success. The Support Specialist works closely with the Associate Dean, Students and other members within GPS, including the Dean. Additionally, the role liaises with supports and resources across SFU such as the GSS Advocate, Office of the Ombudsperson, and the Office of Student Support, Rights & Responsibilities. Some of the areas where the role can provide support may include:

  • Supervision questions or issues
  • Extenuating circumstances impacting academic progress
  • Unsatisfactory progress (GGR 1.8.2)
  • Graduate Progress Report (GPR)
  • GGRs and policy application in complex cases
  • Appeals and the appeal process
  • Resource referrals and collaboration: GSS Advocate, Ombudsperson, Office of Student Support, Rights & Responsibilities, SFU Health & Counselling, etc.
  • Any student issue where you aren’t sure who to go to, or what to do next.