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Office Closure Notice: Thursday, July 18 - Friday, July 19, 2024

Our office will be closed for the rest of today and also tomorrow for staff health and safety concerns.

We will continue to work remotely, so please continue to submit tickets and send emails.

For emergencies or urgent inquiries, please call 604-809-2901.

We anticipate that we will be open as normal on Monday, and apologize for the inconvenience.

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I am a current graduate student

I have questions related to my academic progress, about funding and awards, or another issue related to my studies.

We are here to answer your questions and point you in the right direction. Submit a ticket using our online support system or send us an email.

* Please include your SFU Student ID number in all tickets and emails.

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I applied to be a graduate student

I have questions related to my online application, my application status, or another issue related to my admission application.

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What's my application status?
If you have completed your application, check your application status at any time in the online application system.

Still in need of help?
Please submit a ticket or email gradap@sfu.ca. Include your GA number or SFU Student ID number in all tickets and emails.

I want to learn more about Grad Studies at SFU

I am considering SFU for my graduate studies and have questions or I have some general questions that go beyond studying at SFU.

If you're interested in graduate studies at SFU:

  1. Find a program that interests you.
  2. Visit the program's website to review more information about the program, requirements and how to apply.
  3. Contact the program or academic unit directly if you have questions.

Still in need of help?
If you have questions that go beyond what you find on their website, please submit a ticket or send an email to gradap@sfu.ca

Hours

9:00 am – 12:30 pm
1:30 – 4:30 pm

Monday to Friday
Closed on Canadian holidays
(see SFU's Academic Dates for list of all closures)

Graduate Studies

Maggie Benston Centre 1100
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6

General Emailgradstdy@sfu.ca
Phone: 778.782.3042

Emailing official transcripts?

Send them to: gradap@sfu.ca

Centre for Academic & Professional Engagement (CAPE) Office

Maggie Benston Centre 1150

The CAPE office supports the graduate student community and is home to our Career Compass professional development program.

Graduate Studies Vision + Senior Leadership

VICE-PROVOST AND Dean + Associate Deans

Main Contact: gsdean@sfu.ca

Mary O'Brien

Vice-Provost and Dean
MA, PhD (University of Wisconsin)
gsdean@sfu.ca

Mary offers strategic leadership, management and support within Graduate Studies and across SFU. This includes, but is not limited to, overseeing and fostering creativity within program offerings; promoting and ensuring Indigenization, decolonization, equity, diversity and inclusion within regulations, programs and services; advocating for graduate student support; and administering SFU’s Graduate General Regulations. She ensures that graduate students are recognized by SFU when making decisions and setting priorities.

Read Mary's Welcome Message

Malcolm Kennett

Associate Dean, Student Affairs
PhD (Princeton)
ad_studentaffairs@sfu.ca

Malcolm primarily works with students and supervisors when there are academic concerns. He works closely with the Academic Graduate Student Support Specialist to organize workshops and other outreach events for students and supervisors. He collaborates with the with our Pro-D and Student Experience Manager, the Ombudsperson and Graduate Students Society Advocate as well as the Center for Accessible Learning.

 

El Chenier

Associate Dean, Scholarship
PhD (Queen's University)
adschol@sfu.ca

El works closely with the Awards Manager to provide academic oversight and adjudication of scholarships and awards, scholarship preparation support for students and supervisors and direction around PhD funding minima. They also work closely with the INS Graduate Program Assistant in their role as the Graduate Program Chair of the Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies (INS) Program.

Pamela Stern

Associate Dean, Policy + Curriculum
PhD (University of California, Berkeley)
adpolicy@sfu.ca

Pamela works closely with the Associate Director (Indigenous Policy and Pedagogy) and Policy and Curriculum Manager to provide academic oversight of policy and curriculum review, revision and development. She also chairs the newly developed Graduate Studies Policy Committee.

 

Deena Coburn

Director, Graduate Studies
gsdir@sfu.ca

Oversees the operation of the Graduate Studies office. The Director also assists the Dean in policy matters, strategic priorities and special projects.

Administration

Main Contact: gsdean@sfu.ca

Hannah Buteau

Academic Graduate Student Support Specialist
gsupport@sfu.ca

Provides support for graduate student academic progress.

Stania Juriga

Secretary to the Dean and Associate Dean, Students
gsdean@sfu.ca
and sgsc@sfu.ca

First point of contact for the Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Dean, Student Affairs and the Senate Graduate Studies Committee.

Kathleen Vieira-Ribeiro

Assistant to the Associate Dean, Scholarship
ins_grad@sfu.ca

First point of contact for the Associate Dean, Scholarship and Graduate Program Assistant for the INS (Individualized Interdisciplinary Studies) program.

Admissions, Records + Curriculum

Michelle Grahame

Associate Director, Graduate Admissions, Records and Registration
adgarr@sfu.ca

Provides leadership in the development, integration, management, and delivery of graduate student services including: admission, registration, student records, and graduation.

Admission + Transcripts

Main Contact: gradap@sfu.ca

Vacant

Manager, Graduate Admissions gradap@sfu.ca

Responsible for leading and managing the graduate admissions team; oversees all aspects of the admissions process and implementing effective admissions policies and procedures.

Marion Cardenas

Admissions Assistant
gradap@sfu.ca

Responsible for assisting with admissions processes and procedures such as processing Admissions Recommendations, deferrals, Western Dean Agreement (WDA).

Satono Miura 

Admissions Assistant
gradap@sfu.ca

Responsible for processing Admissions Recommendations; resource person for inquiries on applications, university requirements, and admissions related university policies and procedures.

Vacant

Graduate Admissions, Registration and Records Assistant
gradap@sfu.ca

Responsible for processing Admissions Recommendations; resource person for inquiries on applications, university requirements, and admissions related university policies and procedures.

Records, Defence + Graduation

Main Contact: grad_reg@sfu.ca

K. Eastham

Manager, Graduate Records & Beedie Liaison
grad_reg@sfu.ca

Responsible for the day-to-day management of graduate student services including: enrollment, student records, and graduation processes. Provides specialized admissions and records support to the Beedie School of Business.

Alex Chun

Records Assistant
grad_reg@sfu.ca

Responsible for processing forms and responding to inquiries related to registration, student records, and graduation processes.

Indira Johal

Group Lead, Graduate Admissions, Records, and Registration
grad_reg@sfu.ca

Responsible for overseeing and assisting with processes and procedures related to graduate records and registration while providing support to the Admissions and Records teams.

Shauna Shepstone

Records and Defences Assistant
grad_reg@sfu.ca

Responsible for processing forms, responding to inquiries, and the administration of thesis defences.

Graduate Curriculum

Main Contact: gscurric@sfu.ca

Zarine Ahmed

Manager, Graduate Curriculum and Policy
gscurric@sfu.ca

 

Scholarships, Finance + Training

Rachel Dawson

Associate Director, Training and Awards
adta@sfu.ca

Responsible for the implementation of policies and processes regarding the training and adjudication of awards and related events; creates training materials and facilitates sessions to support graduate programs.

Scholarships + Finance

Main Contact: gradawards@sfu.ca

Stephanie Santoso

Graduate Awards Manager
gradawards@sfu.ca

Administers all merit-based graduate scholarship and award programs from internal and external funding sources.

Dima Baukun

Manager, Financial and Award Systems
grad_finance@sfu.ca

Administers all budgetary and financial matters regarding graduate scholarship funding, award payments, and departmental operating budgets.

Louis Liu

Financial Assistant
gradawards@sfu.ca

Provides support for all budgetary and financial matters regarding graduate scholarship funding, award payments, and departmental operating budgets.

Angela Li

Graduate Awards Assistant
gradawards@sfu.ca

Provides support for the administration of all merit-based graduate scholarship and award programs from internal and external funding sources.

Student Support: Indigenous

Indigenous Student Support

Main Contact: gradstdy@sfu.ca

Dorothy Christian

Associate Director, Indigenous Policy and Pedagogy
dorothy_c@sfu.ca

Provides support for Indigenous graduate students to demystify grad school and also works to strengthen, support and collaborate with Indigenous focused projects to support reconciliation and decolonization practices at the graduate level.

Learn More About Dorothy

Communications, Marketing + Student Experience

Stacey Makortoff

Associate Director, Communications, Marketing + Student Experience (CAPE)
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Responsible for the graduate studies website, branding, and assists with strategic communications. Oversees and supports graduate student professional development and experience initiatives.

Communications + Marketing

Main Contact: gradstdy@sfu.ca

Sooa Mo

Communications and Marketing Associate (CAPE)
gradcomm@sfu.ca

Assists with the website, newsletter, and events.

Professional Development + Engagement

Main Contact: gradstdy@sfu.ca

Charity Slobod

Professional Development & Student Experience, Manager (CAPE)
grad_prod@sfu.ca

Manages, coordinates and supports the development of professional development programs and events.

Vacant

Coordinator, Events & Community Engagement (CAPE)
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Provides support for professional development programs and events.

Business Solutions

Business Solutions

Main Contact: gradstdy@sfu.ca

Teagan Lee

Associate Director, Business Solutions
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Provides direction and solutions to meet the office business requirements. Responsible for the implementation and maintenance of Graduate Progress Reports (GPRs).

Karen Ng

Business Analyst
gradstdy@sfu.ca

Provides assistance with troubleshooting day-to-day issues, running queries, maintaining the Academic Progress Report, preparing documents for IT projects, and testing modifications or fixes to systems.