- About us
- What we do
- SFU Community Engagement
- Values & Principles
- Get involved
- SFU's Strategic Community Engagement Plan
- Canadian Pilot Cohort of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
- SFU's Community Engagement Initiative
- Warren Gill Award for Community Impact
- SFU Student-Community Engagement Competition
- Burnaby Festival of Learning
- Burnaby Partnerships
- SFU Surrey - TD Community Engagement Centre
The vision for partnership put forth in SFU's Strategic Community Engagement Plan strives to recognize that processes of equitable co-creation are essential ingredients in our society's collective efforts to tackle significant complex challenges. That work can't happen without you. Whether you represent a small nonprofit, a startup, a local government or a traditional First Nation, community engagement challenges us to work together towards co-created knowledge and solutions, equitably and respectfully.
SFU is a dynamic and distributed place. People are partnering from within faculty departments, classrooms, co-op work placements, staff units and at the highest levels of our administration. We're working towards an organized view of that activity.
Partnership opportunities and work that may interest you, include:
Staying updated about the Candian Pilot Cohort of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Sixteen Canadian post-secondary institutions, including SFU, are exploring the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.
The goal: to enable the kind of transformational change that will position Canadian colleges and universities as leaders in partnering with communities to co-create solutions to the world's emerging complex challenges.
Learn more about how we're supporting community-university partnerships.
SFU's Strategic Community Engagement Plan provides a framework of values and principles for community engagement, and is intended to support the development of local, partner-situated strategies for the work we do with you.
Appendix 2 of the Plan includes a set of effectiveness principles intended to support accountability and situated learning about our partnerships.
You can also send us your feedback on the Plan, directly, anytime, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you operate in Surrey? Consider partnering with the SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre.
The SFU CEC provides an opportunity for SFU to connect with people and organizations in Surrey through collaboration, the sharing of resources and the co-creation of ideas and solutions to build more resilient communities.
For partnership opportunities & other inquiries, please contact:
Be a part of the Burnaby Festival of Learning!
A festival by the community for the community, the Burnaby Festival of Learning is a week-long series of free events, including performances, lectures, discussions, tours, and more, all designed to inform, engage, and spark creative conversations among Burnaby’s vibrant and diverse audiences.
Explore more of the partnerships and courageous work going on at SFU
While the links below don't capture all the partnership work going on at SFU, they might be a great jumping off point for you to explore the kinds of work going on here and/or to discover a potential partnership to support your organization's mandate or vision.
- Directory of Community Engagment at SFU
- Funded proposals in the Community Engagement Initiative
- Past winners of the Warren Gill Award for Community Impact
- SFU Public Square – establishing SFU as a go-to convener of serious and productive conversations about issues of public concern