- About Joy
- Dr. Yabome Gilpin-Jackson named SFU’s first Vice-President, People, Equity and Inclusion
- Chris (Syeta’xtn) Lewis joins SFU in advisory role on Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation
- A World of Difference: How universities must evolve in a post-COVID world
- Russian invasion of Ukraine
- SFU: What's Next?
- 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
- Message from the President: Residential school findings
- Dr. June Francis appointed Special Advisor to the President on Anti-Racism
- My response to the open letter from SFU faculty and staff
- Resources and ways to support scholars in Afghanistan
- BC Vaccine Card
- Masks required on all SFU campuses, vaccine card required for residence, athletics, dining, events and others
- Vaccine declaration and follow-up screening at SFU
- Return to campus planning updates
- Welcome Back
- Work to review contract vs. in-house cleaning and food services
- National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- SFU and SFSS united in commitment to climate action
- Inclusion benefits us all
- Moving forward with kindness
- SFU commits to full divestment from fossil fuels
- Safety on SFU's campuses
- Thank you!
- Temporary shift to remote learning January 10 – 23, 2022
- 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
- President’s Distinguished Community Leadership Award
As we return to campus this week, whether you’re reacquainting yourself with favourite spots or meeting colleagues in person for the first time, welcome back! I’m so excited to see the energy and liveliness return to our campuses.
I am taking a moment today to reflect on how much we have been through together. Through what will continue to be challenging times, we supported our students, advanced world-leading research and accelerated the work of running one of this country’s most prestigious universities. All of this was accomplished while living with a high degree of change and uncertainty.
I know there will be more uncertainty and new challenges ahead. What gives me confidence is what we have overcome together. Over the past 20 months, we have collaborated and challenged one another to find creative ways to move forward.
I encourage you to take a moment today to reflect on our successes and what it means to be part of the incredible group of people who make it all happen. Visit SFU News for the latest highlights on the work of our scholars and researchers. Check in with recent staff achievements and some of the People of SFU.
Last September, in my first message to you as president of SFU, I said there was nowhere else I would rather be. One year later, that remains true. It has been an incredible privilege for me to navigate this difficult time alongside such a caring, dedicated group of faculty and staff.
I know that I have expressed my gratitude over Zoom, in videos and in emails—but I cannot wait to connect in person over the coming weeks and months, and to thank you for all you have done and for all that you give to our university.
Welcome back. I look forward to seeing you.