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Alumni Association

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

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. 

Values

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

Financials

The Alumni Association Board of Directors

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

VICE-PRESIDENT
Precious Ile

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

 

TREASURER
Jordan Eng

BBA '18
Consultant, Deloitte

SECRETARY
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 alumni@sfu.ca.
  • For more information about board membership, please contact Alumni Relations at 778-782-4723, 1-800-998-GRAD (4723) or alumni@sfu.ca