The SFU Vancouver Handbook is an online reference manual for new staff and faculty members to the SFU Vancouver campus.

Who We Are

Welcome to the downtown campus of your university! Described by the Vancouver Sun as the "intellectual heart of the city," Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus transformed the landscape of urban education in downtown Vancouver.  

Read more about the SFU Vancouver story.

SFU Employee Orientation

For more information on orientation to SFU, please visit SFU Human Resources.

Orientation is a process that begins on the day you are hired. You will be oriented to SFU, your department and your responsibilities in a number of ways. You may decide to take charge of some of your orientation by exploring publicly accessible areas of the campuses on your own and/or by participating in events open to staff. Your self-directed orientation may also include exploration of the SFU website where you will find interesting and helpful information on your own and other departments' programs and services.

If you're based at SFU Vancouver, you'll want to visit the SFU Vancouver welcome page, for connections to our community engagement pages, social media, and event listings. You may also choose to gain a more personal insight into your new community by speaking with willing co-workers, faculty members and students.

Connecting to SFU's Online Services

Simon Fraser University is a leader in information technology and as an employee of the University you automatically receive an SFU Computing ID. After you have completed and returned your new employee forms, you will be enrolled on Payroll and an employee computing ID will be issued to you. Your computing ID will provide you with a work email account as well as access to other computing services that are available from your office and home.

If you supplied a non-SFU email address on your new employee forms, you will receive an email at that address indicating when and how you can activate your SFU computing ID online. For further information regarding your computing account please visit this page.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ page.