Here to build a better future

Simon Fraser University is stepping up to build a sustainable, resilient and inclusive economic recovery. 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.

We plan for the post-COVID economy. Management professor David Hannah works with people and businesses on strategies and innovations to help them adapt to changes in work brought about by the pandemic.

We expand green power. The Hybrid Thermal Electric Microgrid project trains students to design the next generation of green power energy grids.

We test climate solutions. Researchers at SFU’s Living Lab turn SFU’s campuses into testing grounds for sustainable solutions to combat climate change.

We drive transformative economic change. Through RADIUS SFU, we support changemakers to build a more just, resilient and dynamic economy.

We help healthcare professionals stay safe. Engineering professor Woo Soo Kim develops remote healthcare robots to keep healthcare workers safe from infection.

We improve food security. Environment professor Tammara Soma looks at how we can foster food security in resilient and thriving communities.

We build healthier cities. Health sciences professor Meghan Winters designs green transportation solutions to build healthier cities and communities.

We help cities de-carbonize. Professor Andréanne Doyon explores urban governance and planning for low-carbon and climate-just cities.

We advance sustainable transportation solutions. Professor Jonn Axsen and the Sustainable Transportation Research Team support the transition to low-impact transportation systems.

We protect against new viruses.  Scientists at SFU’s Containment Level 3 Lab—one of a few facilities of its kind in Canada—investigate antibody responses to viruses.

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