Understanding how to write in SFU’s style is essential to producing assets that uphold the brand.

Editorial Style Guide

The editorial style guide describes SFU's "house style" for writing everything except academic and technical papers. The guide will change as new words are added and definitions, spellings and grammar conventions change.

University terms

This section covers SFU-specific information including academic degrees, academic terms, and campus buildings and centres.

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Language & grammar

Learn the SFU style for topics including punctuation, capitalization, acronyms and abbreviations, italics and more.

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For issues not covered in the editorial style guide, refer to The Canadian Press (CP) Stylebook and CP Caps and Spelling, which are the foundation for this guide. Use the Canadian Oxford Dictionary for spellings and issues not mentioned in either the SFU or CP guides.