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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

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Announcements

Vice-President, Academic, Jonathan Driver is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Blaize Reich as Dean (pro tem) of the Beedie School of Business for a 15 month term beginning September 1, 2014.

Vice-President, Academic, Jonathan Driver is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Owen Underhill as Dean (pro tem) of the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology for a 1-year term beginning September 1, 2014.

The Vice-President, Academic has prepared a short statement about faculty unionization, in response to requests from faculty members. Check here to access the document.

Vice-President, Academic, Jonathan Driver is pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr. Nimal Rajapakse as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences for a 5-year term beginning September 1, 2014.

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