For Indigenous Peoples

SFU is committed to providing a supportive academic and community environment for all Aboriginal Peoples.

Looking Forward... Indigenous Pathways To and Through Simon Fraser University is a comprehensive review and set of recommendations for pathways for Indigenous students to and through SFU. 

Support Services


There are a number of pathways for Indigenous students to learn.



Office for Aboriginal Peoples
+1 778 782 8925

Indigenous Student Centre (ISC)
+1 778 782 6929

Indigenous Recruitment co-ordinator
+1 778 782 5428

Programs and Courses

We offer a wide range of comprehensive learning programs spanning several faculties and areas, all taking place on the unceded, traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. 

Indigenous Studies

Offering progressive, diverse learning experiences rooted in both traditional and contemporary teachings.

Courses with significant Aboriginal content

Beedie School of Business

Weaving together traditional Indigenous knowledge and executive business education.

Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership

Access the only accredited MBA program in North America addressing Indigenous business, economic development and entrepreneurship. 

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Faculty of Education

Committed to collaborative work with diverse Indigenous communities, organizations, students and educators in a range of rural and urban locations.

Indigenous Perspectives Teacher Education Module

You can play a role in decolonializing and Indigenizing curriculum through the inclusion of Indigenous worldviews, knowledge and perspectives.

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Continuing Studies

“Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.”― Albert Einstein

Supporting you along your lifelong learning journey.

Online Certificate in Community Capacity

Designed for people who want their rural communities to thrive! This program supports you to develop the skills to create the kind of community you want to live in. 

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Helping Indigenous learners transition to undergraduate studies through courses that integrate humanities and social sciences with Indigenous perspectives.

Indigenous University Preparation Program

Set the foundation for a successful transition to a degree. Upon successful completion of this program, you’ll be admitted to SFU with your credits counting towards a degree.

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Indigenous Studies

Our programs are rooted in traditional and contemporary aboriginal logic, methodology, practice and theory.

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Indigenous Languages Program

Enhance or acquire a First Nations language, or study it so you can teach it to others.

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Financial Assistance

SFU assists Canadian Aboriginal students with a range of scholarships and awards, bursaries, work-study programs and student loans.

Awards for undergraduate students

SFU offers multiple annual awards for Indigenous undergrad students


Awards for graduate students

Awards and scholarships exclusively for Indigenous graduate students.  


Research Institutes and Facilities

Creating new knowledge by connecting through community, creativity and moving beyond, and along, tradition. 

Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health

Founded by an SFU professor, the CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health advances a national health research agenda to improve the health of Indigenous peoples.

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Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology

Dig into research and artifact exhibits from around the world right at Burnaby campus. Featuring exhibits created by Department of Archaeology students and collections from excavations and research by faculty, staff and students.

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Bill Reid Centre for Northwest Coast Art Studies

Through digital technologies and new media we encourage community and academic conversations regarding the visual culture of Northwest Coast First Nations and document their depth and richness.

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Indigenous Research Institute

Gathering together the expertise of Indigenous individuals, groups and organizations with the academic community, to engage in meaningful symbiotic work.

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Simon Fraser University respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.