Simon Fraser University brings together those that do good with SFU experts to create positive change for society. We are applying the power of big data and artificial intelligence to the problems that truly matter.
SFU’s Data for Good initiative invites mission-driven organizations, advocates and government to partner with our big data experts to address pressing social and economic challenges facing Canada today through the power and potential of big data.
From enhancing government services, to building more inclusive and safe cities, to improving the health and wellbeing of our neighbours near and far, SFU and our partners are delivering new insights in ways never before imagined.
Join this national movement to improve lives through capacity-sharing, advocacy and engagement.
Why partner with SFU
WE BUILD CAPACITY
We contribute capacity to the communities we serve, working with government, organizations and community groups to enhance our social infrastructure.
WE CONNECT PEOPLE
We bring together those that do good with SFU leading experts to apply the power of big data and artificial intelligence to the problems that truly matter.
WE USE DATA FOR GOOD
We use advanced data analytics to help our partners visualize challenges and provide insights into our society in ways never before imagined.
SFU launches Data for Good
Simon Fraser University launched the Data for Good initiative in SFU’s Big Data Hub at the Burnaby campus. The Honourable Kim Pate, Senator from Ontario and SFU President Andrew Petter explained how big data’s power and potential can address pressing social and economic challenges facing Canada.
In 2017, there were almost 4,000 opioid-related deaths in Canada. 92 per cent of those deaths were accidental. At SFU, we partner with government, law enforcement and community service providers to put the power of advanced data analysis to work, pointing the way to breakthroughs in knowledge, prevention and treatment.
Stories to come on SFU and our partners using data for good to help solve the opioid crisis.
Partner with SFU
Connect with Simon Fraser University’s big data experts to learn how we amplify our collective efforts for larger social impact.