SFU names Joy Johnson as its 10th president and vice-chancellor
Following an extensive community consultation and international search process, Simon Fraser University’s Board of Governors has named professor Joy Johnson as the university’s next president and vice-chancellor. learn more →
SFU maintains top spot among Canadian comprehensive universities
Simon Fraser University continues to be the top ranked university among Canadian comprehensive universities in the Maclean’s Magazine annual university rankings. learn more →
SFU receives $17 million to establish Quantum Algorithms Institute
The provincial government will invest $17 million over the next five years to establish a new Quantum Algorithms Institute at Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus. learn more →
Building a better future: eight SFU innovators named to Royal Society of Canada
Membership in the Royal Society is Canada’s highest academic honour. learn more →
Sniply, a venture created by SFU alumnus Michael Cheng as a marketing tool for link sharing, is being acquired in a multi-million-dollar deal. read more
December 19, 2019
SFU Beedie alumnus takes healthy eating to the great outdoors
Denis Mikhailov, a graduate of SFU Beedie’s Full Time MBA program, is the Founder and CEO of Nomad Nutrition Ltd, a venture that creates healthy dehydrated meals aimed at outdoor enthusiasts.
October 16, 2019
Graduate takes new media to new creative levels with artificial intelligence
SFU PhD alumnus and accomplished multimedia artist Kıvanç Tatar uses AI to enhance music and multimedia, pioneering a new kind of live performance.
GP 44, SFU's policy on sexual violence and misconduct, is currently under review. The Sexual Violence Support & Prevention Office (SVSPO) wants to hear your ideas around building a culture of consent, care and respect on campus. read more
January 27, 2020
Message to our university community regarding the Coronavirus
The University has received questions regarding the Coronavirus from students, faculty and staff. SFU is monitoring information and recommendations about the coronavirus from regional and provincial medical health officers. Currently, there are no reports of any confirmed cases in British Columbia, however SFU is actively reviewing its infectious disease protocols, pandemic plan and meeting with key stakeholders to ensure our three campuses are prepared and able to respond if needed.
January 14, 2020
New Burnaby campus makerspace promotes entrepreneurship, hands-on learning
SFU's new Media and Maker Commons (MMC) gives SFU students, faculty and staff access to 3D printers and scanners, a laser cutter, a VR studio and more.
New research published in the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry has found that conversion therapy to attempt to change a person’s sexual orientation is still common in Canada. read more
January 22, 2020
Researchers use ‘two-eyed seeing’ to improve Indigenous children’s health
A $1 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) supports collaborators in combining strengths of Western science and Indigenous approaches.
December 23, 2019
New Quantum Algorithms Institute at SFU to position B.C. as world leader in quantum computing
SFU physicist Stephanie Simons, a professor and Canada Research Chair in Quantum Nanoelectronics, heads the university’s Silicon Quantum Technology Group.
This week the Simon Fraser Track & Field Team got their indoor season underway at the University of Washington Indoor Preview. read more
August 12, 2019
SFU Athletics launches new look for sports teams
The new SFU Athletics & Recreation icon leans into the original red and white school colours, as well as a vintage maple leaf and octagon shape worn by SFU student athletes throughout its history.
June 27, 2019
Sophie Dodd Among Nominees For 2019 NCAA Woman of Year Award
Track star Sophie Dodd graduated from the Beedie School of Business this summer with a 3.59 grade point average.
Business leader and philanthropist Seymour Schulich has deepened his investment to $200 million to keep Canada at the forefront of the knowledge-based economy. read more
January 09, 2020
SFU geography student creates digital maps to tackle road congestion
Isaac Cave wanted an SFU degree that could help him tackle environmental issues. But he wasn’t sure where to start—until he discovered geography a field that blends physical, social and scientific issues.
December 05, 2019
SFU urban planning researcher tackles food security
SFU urban planning professor Tammara Soma focuses her research on food-systems planning.
As the new director of Indigenous relations for SFU’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Jessie Williams will focus on creating space for respectful, open heart/open mind discussions that will generate the greatest good for students. read more
January 02, 2020
SFU’s “My Classroom” project creates opportunity for students and instructors to shape the future of their learning environments
What does your ideal classroom look like? This was the question posed at SFU’s ‘My Classroom’ open houses last week as students and instructors from across the Burnaby campus gathered to have their say in shaping the university’s future learning environments.
November 25, 2019
SFU ranked as a top employer in Canada for 13th consecutive year
Wilson Nam, who has been working full-time at Simon Fraser University since 1997, is not surprised to learn SFU has, for the 13th consecutive year, been named one of Canada’s top 100 employers.