Report of the Vice-President, Finance and Administration

September 27, 2018

New Director Compensation

Tanya Morrison has joined SFU as the new Director of Compensation in Human Resources. She brings a wealth of experience in compensation, talent management, and finance development from her time at VanCity.

Department Lead: Sandi de Domenico, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources

SFU Wins APPA 2018 Sustainability Award

SFU was awarded the 2018 Sustainability Award in Facilities Management at this year’s APPA Annual Conference. The award recognizes SFU’s efforts to implement a standardized for-stream Zero Waste system across all three campuses.

Department Lead: Todd Gattinger, Director, Maintenance and Operations and Rachel Telling, acting Associate Director, Sustainability Office

New Parking Lot

To address parking challenges, 300 spaces were created with the addition of a new gravel lot located on the West side of campus. Work was performed over the summer to open the Residence West lot on September 4 to both permit holders and visitors to the Burnaby campus.

Department Lead: Mark McLaughlin, Chief Commercial Services Officer and David Agosti, Driector, Parking and Sustainable Mobility

Residences Phase II

The draft business case for Phase II of the Master Residences Plan has been submitted to the Ministry for review and feedback. 

Department Lead: Alison Blair, Associate Vice-President, Finance and Michael Strang, Director, University Projects

CRM Project Implemented

SFU is transitioning to a Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system powered by Salesforce. Working in conjunction with select units, Student Services, Lifelong Learning, and Beedie School of Business, Phase I was implemented on September 11, 2018.

Department Lead: Mark Roman, Chief Information Officer

Admin Pension Plan 

Members of the Employee Joint Pension Committee, which includes representatives from CUPE PolyParty and APSA, in collaboration with the University, will be holding a number of information sessions throughout September to inform members of the Admin Pension Plan on the proposed changes to the plan. Members of CUPE, PolyParty and APSA will each vote on the proposed changes in mid-October.

Department Lead: Sandi de Domenico, Associate Vice-President, Human Resources

SFU Childcare Celebrates 50 years

The SFU Childcare Society will celebrate it's 50th anniversary as an internationally recognized childcare centre this year. A celebration event was held on September 21, 2018.

Department Lead: Alison Blair, Associate Vice-President, Finance and Pat Frouws, Executive Director, SFU Childcare Society

Transition to SFU Mail

Students and retirees were successfully transitioned from SFU Connect to SFU Mail on August 18, 2018. In total over 40,000 accounts were migrated. 

Department Lead: Mark Roman, Chief Information Officer and IT Services

Streetfest at Univercity

Jointly organized by SFU, the SFU Community Trust and the UniverCity Community Association, the SFU Streefest invited students, faculty, staff families and community members to participate in a new school year celebration on University High Street on September 14, 2018. 

Department Lead: Mark McLaughlin, Chief Commercial Services Officer