Ella Forbes-Chilibeck

Executive Director

Phone: (778) 782-3602

Negotiations, departmental strategy, legal matters

  • Responsible for strategic direction of unit
  • Faculty bargaining, Chief Negotiator 
  • Primary liaison with SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA)
  • Substantive interpretation and advice on SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement and Academic (A) Policies
  • Salary and economic benefits negotiations
  • Faculty Review Committee (FRC) and University Salary Appeals Committee (USAC) reviews
  • Labour relations, legal matters and inquiries

Justin Mason

Director, Faculty Labour Relations

Phone: (778) 782-6845

Collective agreement administration, Faculty Labour Relations Services

  • Substantive interpretation and advice on SFUFA/SFU Collective Agreement and Academic (A) Policies 
  • Labour Relations, legal matters and inquiries
  • Promotes and ensures consistent application of academic employment, labour related policies and relevant legislation
  • Deals with conflict resolution, performance management, disciplinary processes and grievances to resolve complex LR and employee issues

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Karim Dossa

Academic Policy & Project Analyst

Phone: (778) 782-5681

Salary, Statistics, Faculty Retirement

  • Contract renewal, tenure, and/or promotion
  • Salary review, Salary anomalies and University Salary Appeals Committee (USAC) reviews
  • Development for Deans, Chairs, and Directors
  • Workshops for administrative staff and mid-career faculty
  • Faculty retirement options and consultation
  • Faculty salary calculations
  • Salary scales, salary letters, and negotiated increases
  • Salary reviews, outside activities, and faculty schedules
  • Faculty complement statistics
  • CV system

Suman Jiwani

Specialist, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Phone: (778) 782-9880

Advancing equity practices university-wide

  • Identifying needs and developing institutional strategies related to advancing equity, diversity and inclusion goals and practices at SFU. 
  • Working on several Faculty Relations projects aimed at advancing equity practices.
  • Developing resources and providing training for Selection Committees and Tenure and Promotion Committees on strategies and best practices for achieving diversity and inclusion goals.
  • Providing consultation, coaching, and conflict-resolution services, related to developing and maintaining positive and inclusive workplace environments

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  • Immigration processes and policy
  • Applications for Labour Market Impact Opinion (LMIA) and BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Kelly Arthurs

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) 


Faculty appointments and Visting Faculty 

  • Immigration advice and information to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff related to Faculty Appointments and Visiting Faculty 
  • Immigration information for Visiting Faculty
  • Faculty Immigration expense claims

Alina Roman

Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) 

Phone (778)782-9935

Visiting Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows 

  • Immigration advice and information to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff related to Faculty Appointments, Visiting Faculty, Visiting Scholars, and Postdoctoral Fellows 
  • Immigration information for Faculty, Visiting Faculty, Visiting Scholars, and Postdoctoral Fellows


  • Advice to Faculty, Academic Administrators and Academic Administrative Staff
  • Faculty appointments, including administrative appointments, visiting faculty, as well as term lecture and research faculty
  • Chairs, fellowships, professorships, and retention awards
  • University Research Associates
  • Leaves, including Study Leaves, Parental Leaves, Leaves of Absence
  • Retirement and Resignation 
  • Faculty relocation
  • Employment verification letters

Mercedes Bosa

Faculty Relations Advisor 

Phone: (778) 782-4637


  • Arts and Social Sciences

Leah Chao

Faculty Relations Advisor

Phone: (778) 782-6764

Advisor for:

  • Archives
  • Communication, Art and Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Library

Magda Crinu


Phone: (778) 782-4686


  • Applied Sciences
  • Beedie School of Business


Allyson Dallas


Phone: (778) 782-3987

Advisor for: 

  • Education
  • Environment
  • Science


Silvana De Benedetto

on leave

Faculty Relations Assistant and Reception

Phone (778) 782-9715

Reception & General Inquiries, Professional Development Claims & New Faculty Orientation

  • Reception and general inquiries
  • Professional Development Reimbursement (processing, inquiries, workshops)
  • Service recognition letters
  • New Faculty Orientation

Roya Ghorab


Faculty Relations Assistant

Phone (778) 782-6755

Resignations, Retirements, Faculty Records

  • Administrative support for resignations & retirements
  • Assisting the faculty advisors on faculty appointments
  • Processing faculty records

Shannon Pitney  


Faculty Records Coordinator

Phone: (778) 782-6758

Faculty Records Processing in APS, Sick Leave, Long Term Disability and Mortgage Subsidy

  • Administrative support and calendar management for Executive Director and Director
  • Processing system records for faculty appointments, leaves, leaving SFU  
  • Reciprocal tuition waivers
  • Mortgage subsidy/down payment assistance
  • Sick leave and long-term disability