Current Initiatives

In support of its strategic priorities of curriculum development and renewal, academic planning and academic infrastructure, the Office of the Vice-President, Academic is engaged in a number of academic initiatives.

Current projects include:

EAL Resources for Instructors

Faculty Structure Implementation       

Great Northern Way Campus
 - In conjunction with three other Vancouver area post secondary institutions, an exploration of the development of a collaborative campus in downtown Vancouver on the Great Northern Way lands. View the historical development of the Great Northern Way Campus.

Student Learning Commons - SFU has established an academic learning centre connected to, and in support of, the ongoing curriculum project.  The Learning Commons has a mandate to assist and support students in their academic pursuits and to provide learning support services across the three SFU campuses.  It is structured to ensure academic input and connections, and collaborative linkages with other student services.  The Learning Commons opened officially in September 2006 in the Bennett library, and will expand eventually to other SFU Library sites.

Undergraduate Curriculum Requirements - A plan to introduce writing, quantitative and breadth requirements for all SFU undergraduate degree programs.

SFU Views


After a seven year, comprehensive and rigorous process, SFU is the first Canadian research university to be granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU).  

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