University's Five Year Capital Plan

SFU’s physical infrastructure is at capacity, given our student numbers and research enterprise. It also is of an age requiring considerable investment in refurbishing, which offers exciting opportunities to re-envision space for contemporary and future needs.

SFU’s Five-Year Capital Plan is the University’s ambitious blueprint for constructing new facilities and renewing existing facilities and aging infrastructure aimed at expanding SFU campuses. The SFU Board of Governors approved the Plan and was submitted to Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training on July 5th, 2021.

SFU’s Five Year Capital Plan has been developed to address the current capacity pressures, respond to the growing demand and achieve SFU’s vision as the leading engaged university. The Plan is structured around three strategic initiatives:

  1. Defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education
  2. Cutting-edge research
  3. Far-reaching community engagement

Project summaries outline key deliverables

The highest priority continues to be the development of the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building including Childcare Centre for the Burnaby Campus. The Welcoming Centre and Student Commons, SFU Burnaby is our next highest priority, followed by the Library & Student Learning Commons.

They are prioritized as follows:

  • Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building and Childcare Centre, SFU Burnaby
  • Library & Student Learning Commons Renewal (Phase 1), SFU Burnaby
  • Welcoming Centre and Student Commons, SFU Burnaby

Along with these key capital projects, SFU is continuing to self-fund a number of key strategic projects.