Known as Canada's engaged university, SFU is ranked among the top 15 research universities by global and national ranking systems.

SFU’s Faculty of Environment studies the intricate relationships between humans and their built and natural environments from the past to the present. Our faculty members and students are interdisciplinary collaborators who aim to make positive impacts and inform solutions to complex challenges — locally and globally.

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Centre for Sustainable Development

The Centre for Sustainable Development develops practical, effective solutions for environmental, social and economic challenges to advancing sustainable development.

Centre for Forensic Research

The Centre for Forensic Research is a joint venture between Archaeology and Criminology and forensic researchers from other areas.  It is the focal point for world class research on a range of forensic science topics, notably homicides and animal cruelty.

Cooperative Resource Management Institute

The Cooperative Resource Management Institute facilitates collaborative research and professional development projects with governmental and nongovernmental natural resource management agencies.