Celebrating 150K engaged alumni
October 03, 2017
SFU is celebrating a significant milestone this year: reaching and surpassing 150,000 graduates. In this issue, we profile not only our current graduates but also several of our inspiring alumni who are making a difference at home and abroad.
- alumni live in 141 countries, including Tanzania, Nepal and French Polynesia.
- 150,000+ alumni have earned more than 195,000 credentials from SFU; 234 alumni have earned five or more credentials.
- 74 alumni have competed in the Olympics, including Daniel Igali (BA ’01), who won Canada's first gold medal in men's wrestling.
- alumni hold offices in governments around the world, including our 2017 Outstanding Alumna Yohana Yembise (MA ’94), the first Papuan female to obtain a prestigious seat in the Indonesian government as the Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection.
- alumni have made significant impacts in research. Jennifer Gardy (PhD ’06) pioneered a way of tracking how organisms such as tuberculosis and influenza spread from person to person and eventually lead to outbreaks.
- alumni have made compelling contributions to medicine, including Robert Turner (PhD ’73) who was among a group of global physicists who helped create today's most widely used method of mapping brain function, the Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine (MRI).
- 78 per cent of donors to SFU are alumni.
- LinkedIn ranks SFU among the top five universities worldwide for the declared volunteer commitments of its alumni and students.
More alumni stories
- Alumni couple builds business behemoth, gives back to industry and community
- Alumni couple brings engagement spirit to SFU Alumni Association in Hong Kong
- SFU's innovative education lays foundation for acclaimed law professor and writer
- Climbing the mountain to build a future
- Degrees help artist draw attention to public issues
- Master of Public Health alumnus helps address Vancouver overdose crisis
- Computing science alumnus helps more women enter tech field
- Twin master degrees help pioneer a new path developing business sustainability
- Venture Connection client competes in the big leagues
- Alumna heeds reconciliation's calls to action