Faculty & staff

SFU moved to STAGE 3 on July 2, 2021. We are working closely with the Provincial Health Officer, WorkSafeBC, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training’s Return to Campus Guidelines and other post-secondary institutions to support the healthy and safe return to on-campus activities.

This page includes links to resources to support your return to campus. Check back often for the latest information.

Latest updates

Access all the emails sent to faculty and staff over about our return 

faculty and staff emails



Opening Buildings

Campus Public Safety has started to open up more access for students, faculty and staff to buildings on the Burnaby Campus. Alert us to areas where we need doors unlocked and more washroom capacity.

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Information sessions

We will be offering a series of Return to Campus Information Sessions over the summer to support academic leaders, managers and supervisors as they transition their teams back to campuses in July and August.  

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Communicable Disease Plan

An institution-wide Communicable Disease Plan was adopted on July 21, 2021, to replace all unit-specific safety plans. Visit the SRS website to find out how you can transition your safety plan over the summer.

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Leadership tools

HR has developed a number of tools and resources to help leaders transition their teams back to campus including step-by-step guides, change management tools, a staffing plan tool and more.  

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Health and wellbeing

SFU offers a number of resources to support your health and well-being including crisis intervention and suicide prevention, counselling, coaching, online resources, training, apps and more.

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Event resources

In-person meetings and events of up to 50 people are permitted with students, faculty and staff inside and outside. In-person meetings and events with external community members and the public require special permission. Contact Meetings, Events and Conference Services for more info.

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Whether you are a faculty member, instructor, teaching-support staff member or academic unit, the Centre for Educational Excellence (CEE) has tools and resources available to support in-class and remote learning.  

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Guidance about in-person research as it relates to SFU’s recovery has been mapped out on the Research page of this site. 

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Institutional planning framework

Learn about SFU’s guiding principles and the framework we are using to plan our return as well as the latest provincial public health guidance informing our decisions. 

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Archived material

Refer back to 2019/2020 FAQs and our previous SFU Impact Scale (retired).


Find technology and support services available for working, teaching, learning and research, including software, managed devices and videoconferencing on the IT-Remote services page. 

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