Staff Directory

General Inquiries

Send us a question via our online support system. If you're a current student, please include your student number in all correspondence.

Email: gradstdy@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.3042
Fax: 778.782.3080

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Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Maggie Benston Centre 1100
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

Office Hours:
9 am–12:30 pm, 1:30–4:30 pm PST
Monday to Friday
Closed on Canadian holidays (see SFU's Academic Dates for list of all closures)

CAPE Office
The Centre for Academic and Professional Engagement office supports the graduate student community and is home to the APEX professional development program.
Located at MBC 1500.
Drop-ins welcome! 

General Admission Inquiries

Prospective students should contact the department's graduate secretary or program assistant in the department in which you would like to enrol.

For all other questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page, or email gradstdy@sfu.ca.

What’s My Application Status?

If you’re in the process of completing the online admission application, use your GA number (temporary user application ID).

If you have completed your application, check your application status at any time by entering your SFU student ID number into the application system.

If you need additional help, please submit a help ticket.

Dean and Associate Deans

Jeff Derksen

Dean and Associate Provost
gsdean@sfu.ca

MA, PhD (University of Calgary)

Manages graduate student issues, including supervision; develops scholarship workshops and professional skills programs. Learn more about Jeff.

George Agnes

Associate Dean, Students
gsdean@sfu.ca
PhD (University of Alberta)

George Agnes brings several years of relevant experience to this position. Learn more about George.

Zoë Druick

Associate Dean, Academic
defence@sfu.ca
PhD (York University)

Administers academic graduate programs and new graduate programs; reviews academic policies and procedures; develops academic support services for students. Learn more about Zoë.

Staff Contacts, Alphabetically

Daria Babeshko

Coordinator, Academic Programs, Policy, and Curriculum
gscurric@sfu.ca

Responsible for administering and providing advice regarding graduate curriculum and associated procedures and policies.

Stevie Benisch

Coordinator, Professional Development & Student Experience (CAPE)
scb@sfu.ca

Coordinates and supports the development of professional development programs and events.

Yue Bizenjima-Chrea

Financial Assistant
gpsaward@sfu.ca

Provides support for all budgetary and financial matters regarding graduate scholarship funding, award payments, and departmental operating budgets.

Callen Clarke

Business Analyst
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Provides direction and solutions to meet the office business requirements. Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Graduate Progress Reports (GPRs).

Marion Cardenas

Records Assistant
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Responsible for processing forms and responding to inquiries related to admissions, registration, student records, and graduation processes. 

Kayler Chua

Financial Assistant
gpsaward@sfu.ca

Provides support for all budgetary and financial matters regarding graduate scholarship funding, award payments, and departmental operating budgets.

Deena Coburn

Director, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
gsdir@sfu.ca

Oversees the operation of the Graduate and Postdoctoral office. The Director also assists the Dean in policy matters, strategic priorities and special projects.

Reiza Gabriel

Communications and Marketing Associate (CAPE)
gradcomm@sfu.ca

Assists with the graduate studies website, blog and events.

Rachel Dawson

Associate Director, Training and Awards
adta@sfu.ca

Responsible for the implementation of policies and processes regarding the training and adjudication of awards and related events; coordinates and supports programs relating to professional development for graduate students.

Krista Gerlich-Fitzgerald

Associate Director, Graduate Admissions, Records and Registration
adgarr@sfu.ca

Provides leadership in the development, integration, management, and delivery of graduate student services including: admission, registration, student records, and graduation. 

Michelle Grahame

Communications Assistant
gradstdy@sfu.ca

First point of contact for visitors to the office.  Responds to inquiries related to admissions, registration, student records, and graduation processes.

Indira Johal

Group Lead, Graduate Admissions, Records, and Registration
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Responsible for overseeing, approving, administering, and assisting with processes and procedures related to graduate records and registration.

Molly Kirsch

Manager, Graduate Admissions, Records and Registration
mgrgarr@sfu.ca

Responsible for the day-to-day management of graduate student services including: admission, registration, student records, and graduation processes. 

Angela Li

Graduate Awards Assistant
gpsaward@sfu.ca

Provides support for the administration of all merit-based graduate scholarship and award programs from internal and external funding sources.

Teagan Lee

Junior Business Analyst
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Provides assistance with troubleshooting day-to-day issues, running queries, maintaining the Academic Progress Report, preparing documents for IT projects, and testing modifications or fixes to systems. 

Denver Lynxleg

Indigenous Graduate Student Programs Coordinator (CAPE)
gsindig@sfu.ca

Develops programs and services to support Indigenous graduate students.

Sheilagh MacDonald 

Secretary to the Dean and Associate Dean, Students
gsdean@sfu.ca

First point of contact for the Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Dean, Students.

Stacey Makortoff

Communications Officer (CAPE)
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Responsible for the graduate studies website, blog and assists with strategic communications.

Stephanie Santoso

Graduate Awards Manager
gpsaward@sfu.ca

Administers all merit-based graduate scholarship and award programs from internal and external funding sources.

Sheila Singh

Records Assistant
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Responsible for processing forms and responding to inquiries related to admissions, registration, student records, and graduation processes. 

Eric Tseung

Manager, Financial and Award Systems
grad_finance@sfu.ca

Administers all budgetary and financial matters regarding graduate scholarship funding, award payments, and departmental operating budgets.

Kathleen Vieira-Ribeiro

Secretary to the Associate Dean, Academic
sgsc@sfu.ca or ins_grad@sfu.ca

First point of contact for the Associate Dean, Academic. Assistant to the Senate Graduate Studies Committee and Graduate Program Assistant for the INS (Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies) program.

Vacant

International Graduate Student Coordinator
gradintl@sfu.ca

Develops programs and services to support international graduate students.

Vacant

Records Assistant
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Responsible for processing forms and responding to inquiries related to admissions, registration, student records, and graduation processes.

Vacant

Group Lead, Admissions and Records
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Directs the day-to-day work flow of the Records Assistants. Responds to inquiries and troubleshoots complicated issues relating to: admissions, registration, student records, and graduation.

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