Simon Fraser University’s Office of the Vice-President, Research (VPR) serves to encourage, facilitate, administer and promote research at SFU; advocate for university research generally; and guide policy development at university and government levels. Joy Johnson is SFU’s Vice-President, Research & International (VPRI), and Dugan O’Neil is SFU’s Associate Vice-President, Research (AVPR).
At the heart of SFU's research is a strategy for wide-reaching collaborations at the local, national and international levels, to foster a seamless continuum of knowledge generation and knowledge transfer across diverse sectors. SFU has an international footprint of partnerships with 2947 institutions worldwide, in 125 countries.
Research at SFU spans eight faculties, covering a broad range of fundamental, interdisciplinary and applied research topics, as outlined in our Strategic Research Plan.