Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6
Tel: 778.782.4641

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As Canada’s engaged university, the President and Executive Team share statements, offer messages of support and attend many internal and external events.

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James Beresford

Executive  Director and Chief of Staff

The Executive Director and Chief of Staff leads the Office of the President, provides strategic advice to the President, and works with the Executive Team and colleagues to implement and advance university priorities and initiatives.


Director, Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation

The Director advises the President and Senior Leadership Team on Indigenous initiatives and other activities that help the university move toward Reconciliation.  

kera mcarthur

Special Advisor, Executive Initiatives

The Advisor leads presidential and executive team special and strategic initiatives, activities and projects that have university-wide impact.

Alisha walsh


The Manager provides support for and management of administration and operations of the Office of the President.  

Eileen Oertwig

Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides financial and administrative support for the Office of the President.

Sharon Eng

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant maintains and coordinates the President's schedule and events.

Hien Nguyen

Coordinator, Communications & External Relations

The Coordinator provides communications and external relations support for the Office of the President.