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When you graduate, you become a member of the SFU Alumni community, a network of more than 180,000 graduates living in 140+ countries.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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
The SFU Alumni Association will be an engaging and mutually beneficial lifetime link between Simon Fraser University and its community of alumni.
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.
BSc '04, MEd '12
Director & Co-founder, Plaid Consulting
Enterprise Ecosystem Manager, Stellar Development Foundation
Student Recruiter, SFU - Student Recruitment & Transition
BA '69, Charter Alumnus
President of Aevias
Erika De Torres
Director of Impact and Development, Apathy is Boring
VP, Influencer Marketing, Genesys
Account Executive II, iATS Payments
Senior Product Manager, Blitz
Barbara MacPhail Burns
Executive VP, Strategic Initiatives Canada, HUB International
BASc '14 (HONS)
Account Program Manager II, Miltenyi Biotec
Business Planning Consultant, CIBC
Executive Director, Alumni Relations