Our Team

SFU Vancouver Campus Management Team

The campus management team works together to support students, faculty and staff across all the sites that make up SFU's Vancouver campus. Our collective priority is to make the Vancouver campus an inclusive, welcoming and engaging place to learn, teach, work and visit! Find out who we are and what we do below.

Executive Director: Laurie Anderson

Email: lauriea@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.5010

Dr. Laurie Anderson is the Executive Director of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Laurie is also an Adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education, a Lead Facilitator for SFU's Public Square, and the co-developer of SFU's popular Masters in Contemplative Inquiry and Approaches to Education. Before coming to SFU, Laurie spent 30 years in the public education system, as a teacher, principal, Director of Curriculum, Associate Superintendent and Interim Superintendent of Schools for the Vancouver Board of Education. 

Laurie is a three-time alumnus of SFU, completing his BEd, MA and PhD at the university. Laurie works with his colleagues to make the Vancouver campus a welcoming, inclusive and engaging place to learn, teach and connect.

Associate Director, Facilities Services: Mat Cocuzzi

Email: mcocuzzi@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.5004

Mat Cocuzzi is responsible for the maintenance and operations for all buildings in the SFU Vancouver portfolio. This portfolio is comprised of Harbour Centre, Centre for Dialogue, Segal Graduate School of Business, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Charles Chang Innovation Centre and 611 Alexander.

Coordinator, Communications and Engagement: Kelsie Fo

Email: kfa3@sfu.ca

Kelsie joined SFU Vancouver in March 2017, after working in Residence Life at SFU Burnaby and in Lifelong Learning at SFU Surrey. Kelsie works closely with the Executive Director and Director, Campus Administration on programming signature SFU Vancouver events, managing SFU Vancouver communications, and managing and supporting community engagement programming and initiatives.

Kelsie is also an alumnus of SFU, completing her BA in 2010.

Administrative Coordinator: Aelita Gontar

Email: vanexec@sfu.ca

Aelita joined the SFU Vancouver team in August 2018 after completing a six-month contract with SFU VentureLabs. Her primary role is to provide support to the Executive Director and Director, Campus Administration, as well as to the President and VPs. Aelita also assists with financial matters, office management, event planning and communications for SFU Vancouver.

Prior to joining SFU, Aelita worked for a leading national law firm, in a marketing role, supporting senior Partners and Associates with their business development initiatives.

*Aelita is on maternity leave for the duration of 2021 and the Administrative Coordinator role is being filled by Flavio Medeiros.

Director, Meeting, Events and Conferences Services: Lynda Hewitt

Email: lhewitt@sfu.ca

Lynda has worked in Meeting, Event and Conference Service (MECS) for over 20 years, beginning when the Vancouver campus was just 2.5 floors in Harbour Centre. Since that time MECS has booked over 300,000 meetings, events and conferences on the Vancouver and Burnaby campuses. If you need a room on campus, please contact Lynda and the MECS team.

What Lynda loves most about working in MECS is how dynamic her office is. The most rewarding and challenging aspect of Lynda's job is the relationships she is able to build with a multitude of people.

Manager, IT Services Vancouver: Mark Jutras

Email: mjutras@sfu.ca

Head, Belzberg Library: Ebony Magnus

Email: ebony_magnus@sfu.ca

Ebony Magnus joined SFU Library as Head, Belzberg Library in August 2019. She oversees daily operations of the Library while supporting engagement, inclusion, and growth among students, faculty, and staff on the Vancouver campus and throughout the SFU community more broadly. Prior to joining SFU, she worked as an Assessment and User Experience Librarian at Michigan State University and at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Ebony completed her Masters of Library and Information Science at University of British Columbia in 2013. She also holds a Masters of Arts in English Literature from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Victoria.

Administrative Coordinator: Flavio Medeiros

Email: vanexec@sfu.ca

Flavio joined SFU in March 2019 and he is no stranger to the Vancouver campus community, having worked previously in the Student Services Office and in MECS. Flavio brings years of experience in office management and front-line services and has built a sterling reputation as a very competent and relentlessly positive professional. His role is to provide support to the Office of the Executive Director with financial matters, event planning and communications for SFU Vancouver.

Prior to joining SFU, Flavio worked in a multinational bank in various roles, including leadership positions and as a Learning and Development Coordinator.

*Flavio is temporarily filling the position of Administrative Coordinator until February 2022.

Communications and Events Assistant: Sophie Ni

Email: vanadmin@sfu.ca

Sophie joined SFU Vancouver in August 2017 and is a recent SFU Communications graduate. She assists with communications and marketing efforts, including the design and implementation of SFU Vancouver newsletters, digital signage and website maintenance. Sophie also assists with managing SFU Vancouver’s social media channels, as well as events hosted by the Office of the Executive Director.

Assistant Registrar: Shaughnessy Sturdy

Email: shaughnessy_sturdy@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.5055

As the Assistant Registrar, Shaughnessy Sturdy oversees many of the student services offered at the Vancouver campus. Her team at the Registrar and Information Services office provides a wide range of services to current and prospective students, as well as alumni of the university.  

Shaughnessy completed her Master of Urban Studies in 2014, with a focus on the provision of services to newcomers and immigrants. Before devoting her work full-time to SFU, Shaughnessy held positions with other post-secondary institutions and an international development organization.

Director, Campus Administration: Claudia Wang

Email: cjwang@sfu.ca

Claudia Wang joined SFU Vancouver in November of 2012, after working for nine years in various challenging roles at SFU's Burnaby campus. She brings a wealth of experience at the university, from managing Student Financials, to completing strategic projects and system upgrades and improvement at Student Services and Finance. Claudia works closely with the Executive Director and the Campus leadership team to set strategic direction for campus administration, provides key consultative, project management, budget and administrative support; and participates in strategic community engagement planning.

Prior to joining SFU, Claudia worked at BMO Bank of Montreal. Claudia completed her Executive Master of Business Administration from SFU in 2012, and her Certified General Accountant designation from CGA-BC in 2010.  She also holds a BBA from SFU.