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


View the 2019-2024 Academic Plan

Plan to attend upcoming town hall sessions about the 2019-2024 Academic Plan:

Monday, November 19
Burnaby Campus
Blusson Hall, room 9660

Friday, November 23
Surrey Campus
SFU Surrey, room 5380

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
(Revised Date)

Vancouver campus
Harbour Centre room 1415

Conference Funds - check here for information and to apply for Conference Funds