Please join us for the annual appreciation BBQ on July 26

June 26, 2023

The past year has seen a tremendous amount of change, both within SFU and in the world around us. We launched What’s Next: The SFU Strategy, as well as other key strategies, including the Strategic Research Plan, Equity Compass and People Plan, to chart our future direction at SFU.
I am so grateful to the people and teams across the university who are actively working to embed these plans and foster an environment at SFU where people can do their best work. Your contributions as employees—especially in times of change—are critical to ensuring that we are supporting each other, empowering our students and living up to our academic mission.

As we move into the summer months, I encourage you to take a step away from work and join us at the annual employee appreciation BBQ so we can thank you for all you do. Tell your coworkers and bring your whole team to come meet new friends, reunite with old ones and enjoy a delicious meal.

Wednesday, July 26

12 - 2 p.m.

SFU Burnaby campus, AQ Pond

RSVP by filling out this form before July 7, 2023.


  • In alignment with our Sustainability and Climate Action commitments, SFU is aiming to make this a zero-waste event. All materials provided are compostable or recyclable. Please bring a refillable bottle or mug for water.
  • Buses will be provided for Vancouver and Surrey employees to and from Burnaby campus. If you aren’t able to bus, please consider other sustainable transportation, like carpooling, transit or cycling.
  • Free parking will be available in the North Lot between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. for employees from Surrey and Vancouver campuses.

I'm excited to see you there!

Joy Johnson

Pronouns: she, her, hers
President and Vice-Chancellor
Simon Fraser University