Engaging with government

Below you will find information and resources for SFU faculty, staff, and students to connect with government officials. 

Request a meeting with a government official

We encourage collaborative partnerships between all governments and SFU faculty, staff, and students. If you have any questions or require detailed assistance in reach out to senior government officials for a meeting, such as with a Minister, MP or MLA, or Deputy Minister, please reach out to us at govrel@sfu.ca.

Looking for contact information? Please visit the Government Information page for links to government directories. 

Did you recently meet with a government official?

Even if you did not require our assistance, we encourage you to let us know if you hold any meetings with people from any level of government. We may be able to assist in maintaining your established relationship, find information for follow up actions, and connect the official with others at SFU. 

To inform us of you activities, please reach out to us at govrel@sfu.ca.

If you are uncertain if your communicaiton with a federal government official qualifies as lobbying, please visit the Lobbyist Registry page for more information. 

Hosting government officials at SFU

If you wish to host a government official and need assistance, please contact SFU Government Relations at govrel@sfu.ca. We can assist in identifying the government official(s) to invite, as well as assist in facilitating their visit and coordinating other aspects of the visit. 

To find a key government official, please refer to the Government Information page. Requests for the Provincial Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and the Premier should be sent by the SFU Government Relations team.

To plan an event at the Burnaby or Vancouver campuses, including room bookings, catering, audio/visual equipment, and parking reservations, please visit Meeting, Event and Conference Services for more information. Please note that some events may require a minimum of 21 days notice for planning with Meetings, Events and Conference Services. For events at the Surrey campus, please visit the SFU Surrey Campus website.  

Event planning toolkit

For tools and references for SFU saff, committees, departments, faculties, and students to plan events, please refer to the the Ceremonies and Events Event Planning Toolkit

Request the President to attend your event

If you would like to have the President attend your event, please use the Request for President's Event Attendance Form (fillable PDF) and submit it to pres_events@sfu.ca.

Aboriginal protocol and elder requests

For more inforamtion about Aboriginal protocol at SFU, including making acknowledgement of traditional lands and requesting an elder to attend your event, please visit SFU Ceremonies and Events' Aboriginal Protocol Page

Communication tools

Please refer to the SFU Communicators Toolkit for materials and templates that will ensure that your communication and presentations align with SFU's strategic values and branding.


SFU information

* SFU_Overview_Powerpoint.pptx
Overview of SFU Powerpoint
* SFU_101_2017.pdf
SFU 101 - Overview and Information about Simon Fraser University
* SFU_Strategic-Vision_2018.pdf
SFU Strategic Vision

Indigenous reconciliation

* ARC-Executive-Summary_2017.pdf
Walk This Path With Us Report Executive Summary
* SFU_Reconciliation_Annual_2020-21.pdf
SFU Reconciliation Annual Report 2020-21

Parliamentary calendars

* House_of_Commons_sitting_Calendar_2022.pdf
House of Commons Sitting Calendar 2022
* BC_Legislature_Sitting_Calendar_2022.pdf
BC Legislature Sitting Calendar 2022

SFU pre-budget submissions

British Columbia:

* SFU_BC_2022Pre-Budget_Submission_30Sept21.pdf
SFU 2022 Pre-Budget Submission to the BC Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services, September 2021


* SFU_CAN_2022Pre-Budget_Submission_6Aug21.pdf
SFU 2022 Pre-Budget Submission to the Federal Standing Committee on Finance, August 2021