Help us envision SFU's proposed medical school

SFU wants to deliver a new approach to medical education in British Columbia. The university is proposing a medical program that embodies its commitments to community engagement; equity, diversity and inclusion; and innovation, at SFU’s Surrey campus. 

Right from the beginning, the university wants to create a three-way partnership with the First Nations Health Authority and the Fraser Health Authority to guide the vision for the medical school.

The partnership will ensure graduates of the new program are well equipped to improve our health care system by meeting the needs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across the province, and in particular by understanding the primary care needs of the diverse underserved populations in the Fraser Health Authority.

Read about the proposal here.

Where we are in the process

SFU is currently conducting internal community engagement.

Faculty information webinar

On Nov. 16th, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., SFU faculty are invited to join Catherine Dauvergne, SFU’s vice-president, academic and provost, for a workshop on the proposed SFU medical school. The workshop is for all faculty members who are interested in learning more about the early planning for the proposed medical school. Learn more and register, here.

Student information webinar recording

On Nov. 9th, Catherine Dauvergne, SFU’s vice-president, academic and provost, held an interactive Zoom information session aimed at students interested in learning more about the early planning for the proposed medical school. Watch a recording of the session below.

Information session recap and recording

On Oct. 18, 2021, Catherine Dauvergne, SFU’s vice-president, academic and provost, and Joy Johnson, president and vice-chancellor, co-chaired an information session about the proposed medical school. Read about the information session here, or watch the video below.

Help shape the vision

Tell us what you’d like to see in a medical school at SFU. Click here to share your thoughts in an online survey until Nov. 15, 2021.