- Strategic Plan
- The President
- About Joy
- Statement on academic freedom
- Welcome back faculty and staff
- Welcome back students
- Statement on scholar strike
- Reflections on my first 30 days
- Taking care of ourselves, taking care of each other
- Equity, diversity and inclusion commitments
- Statement on SFU's Athletics Team Name Change
- Finding connection in times of adversity
- Wishing you a safe and restful holiday break
- Op-ed: SFU helping drive social, economic innovation in time of crisis
- Welcome new SFU students
- UPDATED Jan. 6: My response to Dec. 11 event in SFU dining hall
- Celebrating Black History Month
- The University’s Role and Contributions to a Just Recovery Over the Next Decade
- Inspired by meetings with SFU Faculty and Staff
- Looking forward to Summer and Fall
- Opinion: This is why SFU is backing the Burnaby Mountain gondola
- External Review of December 11, 2020 Event
- Facing the future with hope
- President's statement on TransMountain Expansion Project and support for a fire hall on Burnaby mountain
- The road ahead
- Stronger Together: SFU, the pandemic and lessons for a better future
- SFU to observe moment of silence at 2:15 PM today
- Taking action: Reconciliation at SFU
- Join SFU President Joy Johnson for a tour of Burnaby campus
- Executive Searches
- Search for Vice-President Research & International
- SEARCH FOR VICE-PRESIDENT PEOPLE, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Blog posts by Andrew Petter
August 18, 2020
It’s been ten years since I became president of Simon Fraser University. Now, as my term in office...
July 14, 2020
Throughout my time as pres-archiveident of SFU, I have never ceased to be impres-archivesed by the...
July 10, 2020
As the weather turns warmer, I regret that we cannot gather as we normally do for the President’s...
July 10, 2020
While we may not be able to come together for the annual staff BBQ this year, we’re keeping the BBQ...
July 03, 2020
Simon Fraser University has been ranked 34th in the world for innovation and seventh in the world...
June 17, 2020
Sunday June 21 marks National Indigenous Peoples’ Day, part of National Indigenous History Month...
June 12, 2020
This is Anne Giardini’s last week as SFU Chancellor, a role she has performed magnificently since...
June 09, 2020
On behalf of the entire Simon Fraser University community, I offer heartfelt congratulations to...
June 05, 2020
I am thrilled that Tamara Vrooman, President and CEO of Vancity Credit Union, has been named Simon...
May 28, 2020
Not even a global pandemic could stop the Indian Summer Festival from celebrating its tenth...
May 22, 2020
All of us at Simon Fraser University offer our gratitude to our front line employees who are...
May 11, 2020
With the summer semester beginning this week, I am thinking of our students, faculty and staff who...
May 06, 2020
Welcome to the summer semester at Simon Fraser University – a semester unlike any we have...
April 30, 2020
The positive and resourceful manner in which members of the Simon Fraser University community have...
April 28, 2020
At this time of crisis, with the lives of so many in our community disrupted, it is especially...
April 22, 2020
In my latest video update, I discuss the special working group that Jon Driver, VP Academic and...
April 09, 2020
With alarming speed, COVID-19 has turned our world upside down. For many students it’s been an...
April 02, 2020
Graduates can take part in expanded, in-person convocation ceremonies this fall or in spring...
March 24, 2020
The social distancing required to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the effects...
March 20, 2020
We are living through an extraordinary moment. Seemingly out of the blue everything has been turned...
March 15, 2020
Anxiety levels in British Columbia have increased markedly in response to rising numbers of...
March 06, 2020
March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of...
March 04, 2020
A commitment to sustainability is an underlying principle of Simon Fraser University’s Strategic...
March 02, 2020
The Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) has made the difficult, but wise,...
February 25, 2020
Pink Shirt Day, which falls on Wednesday, Feb. 26, reminds us of our individual and collective...
February 18, 2020
Black History month calls upon us to reflect upon the systemic marginalization of black voices and...
February 11, 2020
The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in understandable anxieties about the...
February 04, 2020
India is the world's largest democracy with a significant economic and geopolitical presence, and a...
January 30, 2020
SFU has made it our mission to be an engaged university defined by our dynamic integration of...
January 24, 2020
Simon Fraser University is committed to creating supportive campus communities in which...
January 16, 2020
What will drive Simon Fraser University’s change-making potential in this new decade? Innovation...
January 14, 2020
We have all been moved by the devastating loss of life in Iran last week – a tragedy that resulted...
January 03, 2020
Happy New Year. I hope you had a joyful and rejuvenating holiday, and are ready for what promises...
Today we launch an exciting new facility on our Burnaby campus: the Media and Maker...
December 13, 2019
As the Fall semester comes to a close and we all look forward to a well-deserved break, I want to...
December 09, 2019
The countdown is on. It’s just over 100 days until Simon Fraser University has the honour of...
December 03, 2019
Sadly, gender-based discrimination and violence remain major issues around the globe, ones that...
November 25, 2019
Students and many others at Simon Fraser University rely on public transit for safe and reliable...
November 14, 2019
Rankings are often looked to as a measure of a university’s reputation and success. With this in...
November 08, 2019
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” - George Santayana Memory is...
October 31, 2019
Simon Fraser University has had longstanding relationships in Latin America, and last week I had...
October 29, 2019
Simon Fraser University’s United Way Campaign – a Fall tradition – gets underway this week, and I...
October 25, 2019
The 2019 federal election may be behind us, but this is no reason to let up on our commitment to...
October 17, 2019
There’s a great meme going around at the moment: Voting. One hundred percent more effective...
October 10, 2019
Fall Convocation is a special time of year at Simon Fraser University. The flags are flying...
October 02, 2019
When it comes to voting, recent history confirms that we are ready. In the 2015 federal...
September 30, 2019
Simon Fraser University is dedicated to fostering a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion...
September 17, 2019
Simon Fraser University’s graduates are our greatest contribution to the communities we...
September 06, 2019
I hope your school year is off to a great start. And thanks to all those who participated in our...
August 28, 2019
Welcome to the start of a new academic year at Simon Fraser University. I hope you had a great...
June 27, 2019
As we head into the first long weekend of the summer – and a well-deserved break for many – I’d...
June 19, 2019
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to recognise and celebrate the diverse and...
June 10, 2019
Convocation is a special time at Simon Fraser University – the skirling of the bagpipes, the...
May 27, 2019
From June 3 to 6, delegates from around the world will converge on Vancouver as part of...
May 02, 2019
It was an audacious decision that brought Simon Fraser University into the heart of...
April 26, 2019
Simon Fraser University was thrilled this week to officially open a state-of-the-art...
April 09, 2019
Information is fundamental to a well-functioning society. However, in this age...
April 04, 2019
This Friday, Simon Fraser University will confer its 2019 President’s Distinguished Community...
March 28, 2019
Simon Fraser University is privileged to have been chosen lead host for the 2020 Asia Pacific...
March 20, 2019
March 21 is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. As the tragic...
March 07, 2019
March 8 is International Women’s Day – a day both to celebrate the achievements of women and to...
February 14, 2019
Thanks to all those who sent me kind comments following the announcement that I would not be...
February 04, 2019
Last week, Vice President Research and International Joy Johnson and I were accompanied by Business...
January 29, 2019
Simon Fraser University is committed to creating healthy campus communities where our students,...
January 10, 2019
Would you like to enhance your resume and your university experience at the same...
January 02, 2019
Welcome to a new year and a new semester at Simon Fraser University. I hope you had a relaxing...