issues and experts

SFU Back-to-school experts 2017

August 28, 2017

SFU experts are available to comment on a wide range of post-secondary back-to-school topics as follows:

Tracey Mason-Innes, director, Residence and Housing, 778.782.4535,
- increase in residence demand due to fewer rental options in the local market, tips for students moving into residence, room decorating, community development programs

Rob McTavish, interim director, SFU Now: Nights or Weekends, 604.771.7622,
- back-to-school tips for adult learners, how the average age of SFU adult students has decreased to 29, benefits of lifelong learning and part-time degree completion

Martin Mroz, director, Health and Counselling Services, 778.782.3692, Dhaliwal, acting associate director, Health Promotion 778.782.4655,
- non-traditional ways to support student health and well-being, stress-management, school anxiety, resilience, balance, sleep patterns, healthy campus communities, the importance of social connections

Donna McGee Thompson, head, Student Learning Commons, 778.782.3294,
- top five studying tips, academic strategies for transitioning to university

Lieke ten Brummelhuis, professor, Beedie School of Business, (Only available through email)
- tips on staying motivated after the summer holidays

Tony Botelho, director, Career and Volunteer Services, 778.782.2191,
- careering planning, the link between university and future careers, advice on student and fresh graduate work search

Gary George, Office of Community Relations, Office for Aboriginal Peoples, 778.782.8925,
- higher education needs/success, on-campus resources for Indigenous Students, indigenizing institutions, residential schools,

Manoj Bhakthan, director, Financial Aid and Awards, 778.782.4275,
- scholarships and awards for undergraduate students, bursaries, work-study, student loans

Contact: Wan Yee Lok, University Communications, 778.782.3210,