Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate Student Orientation is hosted virtually through SFU's Learning Management System, Canvas.

We invite incoming students to use this platform to make new friends across all our academic disciplines, to build a base of support as they enter grad school, and to connect with our service units that will support them throughout their graduate career.

Some main features found within the platform are:

  • Welcome messages from key community members
  • Various sessions on a range of topics, hosted by different groups across SFU, including:  funding, career services, health and counselling, research, writing, teaching and learning, as well as Indigenous and International student support and services 
  • Review materials in your own time and/or attend a live Q&A
  • Social events hosted by the Graduate Student Society (GSS)
  • A wide range of service providers to support academics, professional development, well-being, and transition into the SFU community
  • Pages for different graduate programs with links and resources, contact information, and other tools to help you get started

Go to the Orientation Canvas

Incoming graduate students can log into Orientation here.

If you are starting your studies in January (Spring) 2021 and you can't access the online orientation, please email your name, computing ID and student number to

Questions about orientation? 

Contact Stevie Benisch at

Coordinator, Professional Development & Student Experience