Instructor Resources


Guest Lecturers and Honoraria

Guest lecturers support interaction between students, instructors and experienced personnel working in the health community outside of SFU. If you are interested in having a guest lecturer for your course, please note the following guidelines:

  1. Instructors must obtain pre-approval from the Associate Dean, education (ADE) in the semester before the scheduled course. Forms are available on the Info Central website and must be approved before the guest is invited.

  2. The use of guest lecturers will be reviewed by the ADE to determine whether these guest lecturers’ expertise significantly adds to the courses' pedagogy.

  3. A minimum contribution of one 50-minute class is required to receive an honorarium.

  4. Normally, a maximum of two paid lecturers are permitted within one 13-week (regular session) or one 6-week (intersession) course.

  5. The regular instructor (either a regular faculty member, lecturer or sessional instructor) should be in attendance when guest lecturers are presenting.

  6. Eligible guests will receive an honorarium of $100 per appearance
    • Individuals from not-for-profit organizations qualify for compensation.
    • If the lecturer is an adjunct, there is no compensation
    • If the lecturer is already funded by SFU or another publicly-funded institution (e.g., health authority, university or college), there is no compensation.


Review the guest lecturers’ policy and form here. When your guest speaker has completed the visit, please email the completed form to the program assistant. If free parking is required during the visit, please notify the program assistant at least 3 days in advance to make arrangements. Guest speakers do not need to pay for parking upfront.