Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology!

The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) explores the intersection of communication, art, science, technology, and design with interdisciplinarity and creativity at the core. FCAT’s schools and programs are strategically anchored at  SFU’s three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver, in addition to the Great Northern Way Campus. This allows our student programs and research to connect with and engage in each of the surrounding communities and beyond.  

FCAT includes a diverse and talented interdisciplinary group of artists, researchers, scholars, and technologists, along with teams of dedicated and highly proficient staff members, and amazing students. 

We respectfully acknowledge the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose traditional territories our offices, schools, and programs reside.  

As a Faculty, we are continuing to advance our decolonizing, equity-seeking, inclusion and anti-racism work in an effort to create a meaningful and long-term impact. This work is most evident in our Community in Practice initiative, led by the FCAT Advisor Equity, Community and Care.  

We also continue to advance work on the student experience and our strategic research priorities. Our undergraduate and graduate programs are focal points of the university, and our research and artistic practice is cutting edge, highly creative, and internationally recognized. I encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our Faculty and check out the web pages of each of our schools and programs.


Carman Neustaedter

Dean, Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology