When you graduate, you become a member of the SFU Alumni community, a network of more than 180,000 graduates living in 140+ countries.

About the Alumni Association

Vision Statement

The SFU Alumni Association will be an engaging and mutually beneficial lifetime link between Simon Fraser University and its community of alumni.

Mission Statement

As stewards of the Alumni Association, Board members infuse their perspective as alumni to advise SFU leaders, champion initiatives that foster connections for alumni and students with each other and with the university, and serve as ambassadors by facilitating relationships with potential volunteers and donors to help advance SFU’s mission and the student and alumni experience. 


We believe a lifelong relationship exists between alumni and the university. We recognize the importance of higher education to the development of society. We believe that quality and accessibility are essential if the university is to fulfill its mission of teaching, research and community service. We believe that alumni must contribute actively to the development of the university, and that this may include challenging the university's vision of itself. We acknowledge we are a caring organization, in our service to the membership, the university and the broader community.

Constitution & Bylaws


  • 2021-2022 - Agenda, minutes, financials (PDF)
  • 2020-2021 - Agenda, minutes, financials (PDF)

The Alumni Association Board of Directors

Patrick Lougheed
BSc '04, MEd '12
Director & Co-founder, Plaid Consulting

Jordan Eng

BBA '18
Enterprise Ecosystem Manager, Stellar Development Foundation

Claire Wilson

BA '13
Student Recruiter, SFU - Student Recruitment & Transition


George Bartel
BA '69, Charter Alumnus
President of Aevias

Erika De Torres
BA '15
Director of Impact and Development, Apathy is Boring

Rob Hilsen
BA '99
VP, Influencer Marketing, Genesys

Harveer Ladhar 
Account Executive II, iATS Payments

Betty Ly
BSc '18
Senior Product Manager, Blitz

Barbara MacPhail Burns
BA '95 
Executive VP, Strategic Initiatives Canada, HUB International

Oshi Mathur
BASc '14 (HONS)
Account Program Manager II, Miltenyi Biotec

Nathan Thorpe
BA '02
Business Planning Consultant, CIBC

Nicole Dorssers
Executive Director, Alumni Relations