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Welcome to the Office of the Vice-President, Academic

The Vice-President, Academic and Provost serves as the senior academic officer for Simon Fraser University.

Primary objectives of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost are to resource and support an outstanding education for SFU students and to provide a productive research environment for Faculty by:

  • Attracting and supporting the best students;
  • Recruiting and retaining faculty who are outstanding teachers and researchers;
  • Supporting excellence and innovation in academic programs;
  • Promoting excellence in research, scholarship and teaching;
  • Responding to community needs for education and research.

The Vice-President, Academic and Provost provides vision and leadership for the academic activities of SFU’s:

  • three campuses
  • eight Faculties
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Graduate Studies
  • Student Services

The current Vice-President, Academic and Provost is Dr. Jon Driver

SFU Views


SFU's candidacy for accreditation with NWCCU will be completed in 2016. A  site visit is planned for April 6-8, 2016. View the Public Notification and Invitation for signed comments.

Call for Nominations for the Sterling Prize in Support of Controversy.  Check here for further information.

View the Report on course-based experiential education across all SFU Faculties

View the 2013-2018 Academic Plan

View the Revised Report on Learning Outcomes and Assessment