Outreach Coordination Contact Info

Program/Academic Advising for FNEP Cohort Students

You are considered SFU FNLP Cohort student if you will be or are attending a SFU First Nations community cohort-based academic program and courses (including First Nations Language courses).

Academic Advising: Lorraine Yam

FNLP Advising Office:  SFU Burnaby Campus, Robert C. Brown Hall, Room RCB 8118.
Mailing address:  First Nations Languages Program, Simon Fraser University, RCB 8118, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6.

Dear FNLP Cohort Student:

If you are calling from outside of BC or from within Metro Vancouver, please dial: 778.782.9763 for our General Office.
If you are calling from within interior BC, please dial the FNEP Cohort Students Inquiry Line:* 1 800 399 5565* 
For academic advising, please email fnlp@sfu.ca.

Note:  If emailing, please ensure you include your SFU Student ID number in your email. If you have active student status, please contact us using your @sfu.ca email.  If calling by phone, please ensure you have your SFU Student information ready for verification purposes.

(*This phone line is for SFU FNLP, FNEP, or FNLG students and related inquiries/requests only. All other calls will be redirected to other SFU services and departments.)


FNLP - First Nations Language Program*+

*Effective: January 22, 2018, the acronym FNLP is updated from FNEP+- First Nations Community Academic Outreach Programming.

+ Formerly known as the SFU Kamloops Program.

Please refer to the FNLP Contact Us webpage for most current contact information.

First Nations Community Academic Outreach and Coordination

  • Dr. Marianne Ignace (ignace@sfu.ca), Director of FNLP; Professor, Linguistics & First Nations Studies.
  • Dr. Donna Gerdts (gerdts@sfu.ca), Associate Director for Hul’q’umi’num’ (Cowichan/Duncan, Vancouver Island); Professor, Linguistics.
  • Dr. Peter Jacobs (pwjacobs@sfu.ca), Associate Director for Sḵwx̱wú7mesh sníchim (Squamish); Assistant Professor, Linguistics

Administrative and Academic Services

1) First Nations Languages:  Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency (CFNLP), Diploma in First Nations Language Proficiency (DFNLP),  First Nations Languages courses, and Graduate programs in Linguistics of a First Nations Language (Graduate Certificate and Master of Arts)

2) Community Academic Outreach Programming: Bachelor degree and Post-baccalaureate Diploma and community-based cohort courses.