- 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?
- Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples day
- Please join us for the annual appreciation BBQ
- SFU begins process to become Living Wage Employer
- Staying engaged in an increasingly polarized world
- SFU: What's Next? - Message from the President to Faculty and Staff
- SFU: What's Next? - Message from the President to students
- Search Announcement: Provost and Vice-President Academic
- 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
I’m finding it difficult to come up with a few short sentences to sum up the extraordinary year we’ve had together.
In 2021, we accomplished so much as a community. And I could list all those accomplishments here, from cross-organization efforts to support B.C. Flood Relief to tangible actions we’ve taken towards fighting climate change and creating a more equitable and inclusive campus environment.
But I know all of us are eager to shut down our computers and enjoy some rest and relaxation this holiday season, so instead, let me just say: thank you.
To our students, thank you for bringing such life back to SFU’s campuses this term. It was a joy to see you making s’mores at the fire pits in Convocation Mall, studying in the Student Union Building and meeting friends in real life for the first time. Amidst the challenges of adjusting to in-person learning, I hope you were able to make exciting connections and learn something new.
To our staff, your hard work facilitated our safe return to campus. From performing critical administrative duties and keeping up with ever-changing health guidelines to planning our first in-person convocation ceremony since 2019, you stepped up to the challenge of keeping the university running smoothly through this truly unprecedented time.
To our faculty, who once again adapted course outlines, Canvas pages and research projects to work in a new environment, I am so grateful for your dedication to supporting our students. Your flexibility and willingness to innovate helped ensure that students experienced a smooth transition back to in-person learning this fall.
The SFU community does not exist without each of you. And I’m so proud of all that we’ve done—and all that we’ll do together in the year to come.
I hope you can enjoy the time ahead with friends and loved ones, and best wishes to you all until we reunite in the new year.