About CEE

The Centre for Educational Excellence

The SFU Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) is an integrated service unit that supports faculty members, instructors, staff and academic units in their teaching roles and responsibilities. We support and celebrate those who advance the university’s commitment to delivering effective and engaging learning experiences for students.

By the numbers


We have 51 staff members with expertise in areas ranging from instructional design to learning technology.


We are organized into two divisions—Curriculum & Instructional Design and Learning & Teaching Technology.  


We were formed in July 2019 through the merger of the Centre for English Language Learning, Teaching and Research, the Centre for Online and Distance Education, and the Teaching and Learning Centre.


We have two office locations at the Burnaby campus and serve all three SFU campuses.

The community we serve


The number of SFU instructors during the 2020–2021 fiscal year, consisting of 433 professors, 263 associate professors, 155 assistant professors, 2 instructors and 165 lecturers.


The number of SFU teaching support staff (TSSU members) as of March 31, 2021, including teaching assistants, tutor-markers and sessional instructors.


The number of full-time and part-time undergraduate students enrolled at SFU in 2020–2021 (unique head count).


The number of graduate students enrolled at SFU in 2020–2021 (unique head count).


The number of academic Faculties at SFU.


The number of academic departments, schools and programs at SFU.


Source: Institutional Research and Planning

Our mission

Find out what we do and why we do it.

Our structure

View our org chart.

Our people

See a list of our staff and their biographies.