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. 

Nominations open on March 2 and close April 15, 2021 for the SFU Alumni Association's Board of Directors. We are currently seeking a minimum of six alumni to fill elected positions on the Board for the three-year term of office from June 2021 to May 2024.

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 Funding Partner Program

The SFU Alumni Association is proud to partner with SFU-based faculties, departments, service areas and student groups (including Clubs) to support initiatives which benefit alumni, students and the broader SFU community.

Applicants may qualify for up to $2000 to go towards their initiative. Please fill out the "Funding Grant Application" form. Questions? Email

The Alumni Association Board of Directors


Brandon Chapman
BBA '16
Principal, SAAS Wealth Insurance


Vice president

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


Chista Farzim
BSc '11, GCBUSTCC '20
Associate Project Manager, Zymeworks Inc.


Precious Ile
BA '14
Student Development Educator, SFU

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


Jordan Eng
BBA '18
Consultant, Deloitte

Kathryn Hearn
BA '12, MA '14
Director of Communications, Brand, and Marketing, Little Kitchen Academy


Gillian Holter
BA '69, Charter alumnus
Retired fundraising professional

Harveer Ladhar 
BA '10
Customer Success Manager, Pagefreezer Software Inc.

Betty Ly
BSc '18
Program Manager, Innovation Boulevard

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

Sam Thiara
BBA '86
Owner and Operator, Ignite The Dream Coaching and Consulting

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

Glenn Young
MBA '94
President, IMI Technologies Inc

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