Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is the senior governing body at Simon Fraser University, constituted under the University Act. 

SFU operates under a bicameral governance system with two governing bodies: Senate and the Board of Governors. The Board is responsible for the “business” of the university, including property, revenue and policies, as well as holding the President accountable. SFU’s Senate is responsible for the academic governance of the university.

The SFU Board of Governors has 15 members, including the Chancellor, the President, two elected faculty members, two elected students, one elected staff member and eight individuals appointed by the Government of British Columbia. Board members do not receive any remuneration for their services to the Board.

The Board meets six times a year on Thursdays. Please consult the meeting schedule for dates and times. The Open Session portions of the meetings are open to the public.

If you have any questions about the Board and its work, please call 778.782.4644 or email