The President’s Faculty Lectures shine a light on the research excellence at Simon Fraser University. Hosted by SFU president Joy Johnson, these free public lectures celebrate cutting-edge research and faculty that engage with communities and mobilize knowledge to make real-world impacts.

Each short lecture is followed by a conversation between our presenter, president Joy Johnson and the audience.

The spring 2021 lectures examined the themes of resilience and recovery from a variety of disciplines.

Upcoming events


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Past events

Jeremy Stone | Director, Community Economic Development Programs, Faculty of Environment

Parin Dossa | Professor of Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Lieke ten Brummelhuis | Associate Professor, Beedie School of Business

Alanaise Goodwill | Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education

Steven Holdcroft | Professor of Chemistry, Canada Research Chair

Kelley Lee | Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Canada Research Chair