SFU news/story idea

Do you have a great SFU story to share? We'd love to hear it! We aim to deliver excellent experiences to our audiences through integrated, multi-channel content that tells the story of how SFU is achieving its vision to be Canada’s engaged university.

Our main digital channels include SFU News, the sfu.ca homepage, social media and campus screens.

The stories we tell

Our priority is to build on the university’s positive reputation. We strive to create SFU ambassadors and to extend the reach, engagement and positive sentiment of stories about our students, faculty and alumni contributing to societal good.


Stories about students learning practical, hands-on skills in classrooms and labs or via internships, co-op terms, research awards, volunteer opportunities and international field schools.


Stories about prestigious rankings and awards, or recognition, that extend beyond a specific field of study or touch on a relevant social issue.


Stories about how we transform ideas created in the classroom or lab into innovations or ventures that benefit society.


Stories about how we cultivate dialogue, community partnerships and collaborations on important societal issues.


Stories about faculty and staff members who are going above and beyond the call of duty to create community, advance SFU’s mission, and make the university a great place to work and learn. Learn more.

What stories are prioritized for SFU's main channels? 

Communications & Marketing builds strong, audience-focused channels to tell SFU’s amazing stories in alignment with brand objectives.

Our team supports SFU communicators to provide strategic, on-brand content that is optimized for target channels. 

Content (be it text, image or video-based stories) that we prioritize for SFU's main channels:

  • Have the broadest relevance to all audiences (both external and internal)
  • Directly link to SFU's pillars and priorities
  • Directly influence to SFU's overall reputation

Learn more about what makes a good SFU story.

Submit your idea

Please fill in this content submission form to SFU’s Communications & Marketing office.

Content ideas are reviewed daily. You should receive a response within one to two business days of submitting a content idea or amplification request for SFU’s corporate channels. Please email Jeff Hodson (jdhodson@sfu.ca) if you have not received a response within two business days.

Communicator information

This allows us to confirm we received your content submission form and follow up with questions about the content idea or social media amplification request.

Content submission

Is this a social media amplification only request?

If "Yes" please review our submission guidelines on social media content and add your social media plan and graphics in the upload box at the bottom of the form.

Be as specific as possible, e.g., students in the faculty of education, health-focused media, SFU business alumni.
For example, raise awareness of SFU’s connection with an important event/initiative, increase profile of department, draw attention about important research.
When would you like to see this distributed?
Strategic Priority
With which strategic priority is this content best aligned?
Point-form summary describing the story: Who is the protagonist? What is the story about? Why is it important and why should the target audience be interested? How is it connected to SFU? Key dates and location, if applicable.
Do you have visual assets (video, photos, infographics etc.) that can run with the content?
The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB
The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB
The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB
The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB
The total size of uploaded attachments can be no larger than 15MB