Refugee and Newcomer Advisory Committee
In 2016, SFU established the SFU Refugee Working Group (RWG) to develop, coordinate and implement the University’s refugee-related engagement and support.
In January 2017, the refugee program expanded its mandate, to include newcomers and created a Refugee and Newcomer Advisory Committee (RNAC). The purpose of the SFU Refugee and Newcomer Advisory Committee is to provide strategic oversight to support refugee and newcomer engagement.
Functions of RNAC:
- To provide advice, information and connections on important refugee and newcomer issues relevant to SFU's support and engagement.
- To serve as a mechanism to clarify and exchange ideas and concerns related to SFU's refugee and newcomer engagement and support.
- To serve as a communications vehicle and information hub to and from the community of Metro Vancouver, and the rest of BC and Canada on SFU's refugee and newcomer programming.
- To advocate for funding to support refugee and newcomer programming at SFU.
Refugee and Newcomer Advisory Committee Members
The RNAC is comprised of staff, faculty, and students from across the Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver campuses. There are currently 12 members on the RNAC. If you have any questions, or are interested in getting in touch with the Refugee and Newcomer Advisory Committee please email: firstname.lastname@example.org