SFU’s Partnerships Hub advances SFU’s vision of Canada’s engaged university by facilitating and supporting external partnerships. We connect you to the right expertise and resources of the university to build and grow impactful relationships.

The Hub takes an agile approach to partnerships—whether a relationship is already established or just starting. We leverage the combined expertise and existing resources of the Advancement and Alumni Engagement, External Relations and Research and International portfolios to deliver support in a flexible, responsive way. Our goal is to make those critical connections that help drive partnerships between external partners and SFU forward.

Collaborating teams

Advancement & Alumni Engagement

Facilitating private philanthropic support and increasing meaningful connections between SFU, its alumni and donors. 

Community Engagement 

Building partnerships and institutional capacity for community impact in teaching, research and creative activity.

Communications & Marketing

Enhancing SFU’s reputation and brand through communications, media relations and outreach.

Government Relations

Advancing SFU’s institutional priorities through strategic relationships with governments and the public service.  


Enhancing and mobilizing the global reach of SFU’s teaching, research and community engagement.


Accelerating transformative discoveries that have significant social, economic and environmental impacts.

Technology & Licensing

Delivering intellectual property protection and technology licencing services and support.