SFU is stepping up to build a sustainable, resilient and inclusive economy.
Our faculty, students and staff are engaged with people and organizations in Canada and around the world to drive innovation, improve public health, fight climate change, promote democracy, and create exciting new economic opportunities. In these, and so many other ways, we’re here to help shape a better future for everyone.
Research for a better world
An inclusive, resilient and clean future for British Columbia is essential to our province's economic growth. At SFU, our researchers are leading the way by developing innovative solutions that address the major challenges facing our world today.
Respecting Indigenous Knowledges
Professor of Indigenous Business Dara Kelly is advancing the study on Indigenous wellbeing and its connection to building a more sustainable world for future generations.
Advancing health care
Professor Woo Soo Kim’s robots handle basic healthcare tasks, protecting doctors and nurses from the risk of infection.
Democratizing the digital world
Dr. Wendy Chun is combating mis/disinformation online through her research at the Digital Democracies Institute.
Supporting our future
Top 10 in the world for sustainable cities and communities.*
260 active research projects related to peace, justice and strong institutions from 2016 – 2020
1,849 research publications related to healthy lives and well-being from 2017-2021
*Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2022