SFU Computing ID

Your SFU Computing ID provides you with access to SFU Mail, the Student Information System (SIMS), your payroll information, e-learning systems such as Canvas, campus labs, online library services and a variety of other systems. Your Computing ID is automatically created when your appointment has been processed by Human Resources and Payroll. Once your SFU computing ID is set up you will receive an email at your non-SFU email address to activate it online.

More information and assistance on using your Computing ID

Photo ID and Library Cards

Your SFU ID card serves as photo identification on campus and is also required to use SFU library services across all campuses. Cards are distributed at Maggie Benston Centre at the beginning of each term.

More details on how to get your card

SFU library website: more information about services and borrowing privileges for instructors

Required Onboarding Courses

Important Dates & Deadlines


The Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) consists of education and technology professionals who support SFU instructors and academic units in the development and delivery of innovative approaches designed to enhance their students' learning experiences. CEE programs and services are available to all SFU instructors, staff, and TAs/TMs, including regular workshops and presentations on many teaching-related topics and personalized support, incorporating both general and discipline-specific approaches, for teaching and learning initiatives by individual instructors.

More information on the CEE, including a guide for new faculty and instructors