Office of the President

Andrew Petter, President and Vice-Chancellor

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President's Office
Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6
Tel: 778.782.4177
Fax: 778.782.4860

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Request for the President to Attend an Event

As Canada’s engaged university, the President and executive value the opportunity to attend both internal and external events.  

If you would like to request the President attend an event, please open, save and complete the document below and email it to

Request for President’s Event Attendance (fillable PDF)

Kera McArthur
Executive Director
President's Office
Tel: 778.782.4641

The Executive Director reports to the President of Simon Fraser University. The incumbent administers the business of the President's Office; acts as Office Manager, including human resources issues, administers all budgets; including operating, capital and specific purpose budgets and has full responsibility for the President's time and activities.

Alisha Walsh
Manager, Administration
President's Office
Tel: 778.782.6510

The incumbent provides support for general administration, human resources and budgeting for the Offices of the President, General Counsel and University Secretary.

Laura Farrelly
Confidential Secretary
President's Office
Tel: 778.782.4557

The incumbent works closely with the Executive Director and is responsible for co-ordinating and maintaining the President's appointments calendar.

Eileen Oertwig
Administrative Assistant
President's Office
Tel: 778.782.4642

The incumbent provides confidential administrative support to the President, the Executive Director, and Executive committees for all information processing, and financial administrative support for the President’s Office, including University Secretary and General Counsel.

Heather Sanders
Communications Officer
President's Office
Tel: 778.782.9577

The incumbent provides communications support for the President including researching background and supporting information for president’s speaking engagements and other key communications.

Bethany Chang 
Confidential Assistant
President's Office
Tel: 778.782.4177

The incumbent provides confidential secretarial and administrative assistance to the General Counsel, University Secretary and general reception and clerical support for the President's Office.