Alumni Association

When you graduate, you automatically become a member of the SFU Alumni Association, a network of more than 170,000 graduates living in 140+ countries. The Alumni Association is here to keep you connected with your fellow alumni and the SFU community. 


The Board of Directors are made up of 13 elected alumni and one appointed alumnus. See the board below.

The successful candidates in the 2021 Alumni Association Board of Directors election are: Erika De Torres, Robert Hilsen, Patrick Lougheed, Barbara MacPhail Burns, Ishita Malhotra and Nathan Thorpe. George Bartel, a charter alumnus, is our incoming appointed member.

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

Alumni Year In Review Report


Alumni Partner Program

The SFU Alumni Association offers up to $2,000 annually to qualified applicants in support of initiatives which benefit alumni, students and the broader SFU community. Faculties, departments, service areas and student groups are encouraged to apply. In addition, our office is happy to provide draw prize(s), swag, benefits information, banner(s), a draw box, blank draw forms and thank you gifts in support of your initiatives.

Please fill out the "Alumni Partner Program” form.

Questions? Email

The Alumni Association Board of Directors

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

Precious Ile

BA '14
Partner and Co-founder, Impact Plus Consulting


Jordan Eng

BBA '18
Consultant, Deloitte

Claire Wilson

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


Laya Behbahani
BA '10, MA '14
Director, Student Experience Initiative, SFU

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 
Customer Success Manager, Pagefreezer Software Inc.

Betty Ly
BSc '18
Program Manager, Innovation Boulevard

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

Ishita Malhotra
BASc '17
Consultant, Deloitte Canada

Oshi Mathur
BASc '14 (HONS)
Systems Engineer, Instrumentation, STEMCELL Technologies Inc.

Nathan Thorpe
BA '02
Senior Manager, Business Banking, CIBC

Nicole Dorssers
Executive Director, SFU Alumni Association

  • Board members may be contacted by email at
  • For more information about board membership, please contact Alumni Relations at 778-782-4723, 1-800-998-GRAD (4723) or