President's Office

The President’s Office provides operational and strategic support to the President and Vice-Chancellor.

Contact the Office

Office of the President
Simon Fraser University
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, British Columbia
Canada V5A 1S6

Tel: 778.782.4641


Office Staff

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.

Chris Syeta'xtn Lewis
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.

Sandra Parkinson
Acting Manager

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

Katie Froom
Administrative Assistant (temp)

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.