Faculty and Staff

Missing SFU economics professor

December 13, 2018

SFU is aware of the report that faculty member Ramazan Gencay is missing. We are very concerned and hope that he will be found soon. SFU will support the investigation to find professor Gencay in any way that we can. We have not been contacted by authorities at this time and we do not have further information beyond what has already been publicly shared by his family. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, colleagues, staff and students during this difficult time.

We are in contact with his family and the university is providing support to them in this difficult time. Support services are available to the campus community.

Employee Family Assistance Program (EFAP) is available to all continuing faculty and staff. The program provides confidential, professional support 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Call Homewood Health, SFU’s EFAP provider at 1-800-663-1142.

For faculty and staff who may be supporting students, the following student supports are available:

  • Students in distress or needing assistance are encouraged to contact Health and Counselling Services at 778-782-4615 (9am-5pm). HCS staff are aware of this situation and are available to provide you with assistance.
  • Students can also access free confidential 24/7 mental health & well-being support through 'My SSP'. Call 1.844.451.97000 (Outside North America, dial 001.416.380.6578) or search 'My SSP' in the Apple App Store or Google Play.