On Jan. 5, 2022, SFU announced that the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson as SFU’s first Vice-President, People, Equity and Inclusion. Read more here.

Following extensive community consultation and approval of the SFU Board of Governors, SFU conducted an international search to select its first Vice-President, People, Equity and Inclusion (VPPEI) in accordance with GP 29 Search Committees for Vice-Presidents.

The VPPEI, reporting to the President, will provide strategic leadership across the university to advance SFU’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), is the primary people leader and strategist of the university and a key member of the executive team. SFU is seeking to make major advances in our approaches to reconciliation, anti-oppression, including anti-Black racism, and inclusion of BIPOC members among our students, faculty and staff. The VPPEI will be the institutional lead for all of these initiatives and will work closely with a collegial executive team and a President who centers EDI among her three priorities, along with reconciliation and student experience.

The Search Committee provided the SFU community with opportunities to contribute to the development of the candidate profile and provided regular updates on the progress of the search throughout the process.

Background information on the establishment of the position is available here.