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 help people adapt to changes at work. Business professor Terri Griffiths looks at what work will be like after COVID-19 and develops strategies to help people adapt and succeed.

We empower people to fight climate change. In The Citizen’s Guide to Climate Success, professor Mark Jaccard shows us how we can all reduce our emissions and support a green energy transition.

We advance health innovations. Computing science professor Martin Ester uses machine learning and data mining to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment.

We turn invention into innovation. Professor Elicia Maine won the 2021 BC Cleantech Top Educator Award for teaching scientists and engineers how to turn their discoveries into viable companies.

We power clean energy. Canada Research Chair Erik Kjeang heads SFU’s Fuel Cell Research Laboratory where he works with Ballard Power Systems on fuel-cell-powered buses.

We train tomorrow’s environmental scientists. SFU’s School of Environmental Science helps scientists learn to tackle some of our toughest environmental challenges.

We engage communities to solve problems. Through SFU Innovates we use research and innovation to drive positive social change in communities.

We help chart an inclusive recovery. Health sciences researcher Julia Smith develops recommendations to ensure women benefit from an equitable economic recovery.

We’re a global innovation leader. SFU ranks #3 among world universities for fostering entrepreneurial spirit.

We’re climate change experts. Four SFU climate change experts joined the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices to help tackle Canada’s climate challenges.

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