March 2024 SFU Medical School Update

March 13, 2024

B.C. Government Confirms Funding

In its Budget 2024 address on February 22, the B.C. Government solidified its commitment to fund SFU Medical School, marking a key step forward in SFU's endeavor to establish a medical school at the Surrey campus. Read the full story here. President Joy Johnson said in a statement to SFU faculty and staff on February 29, "The provincial funding through Budget 2024 allows us to forge ahead in the drive to create a medical school at SFU’s Surrey campus without drawing on the finances of the university. We look forward to sharing more details about the funding as they are made available by government." See President Johnson’s full statement here.

Full Program Proposal Submission Underway

Following the progression of curriculum planning, the Notice of Intent, submitted in January, has been approved, paving the way for the Full Program Proposal (FPP) to be submitted to the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies (SCUS) by March 15. Subject to SCUS's approval, the FPP will subsequently undergo review by the Senate Committee for University Priorities (SCUP), the Senate and, finally, the Board of Governors.

Community Engagement Sessions Scheduled

Invitations have been extended to community leaders to share their perspectives on their communities' health care needs and priorities at engagement sessions in Surrey (March 22), Abbotsford (April 3) and Hope (April 4). Stay tuned to this website for the final report.