All of the President’s public statements are compiled here, including recent messages to the SFU community.
November 22, 2023
I am pleased to announce that Chris (Syeta’xtn) Lewis has been appointed as SFU’s inaugural Indigenous Executive Lead, effective Nov. 20, 2023.
November 09, 2023
I am devastated by the tragic events that have taken place in Israel and Gaza over the past month and by the intolerance and hate these events have invoked across the globe.
October 09, 2023
The recent attack on Israel and the escalating conflict across the region is a matter of grave concern for members of our university community.
September 20, 2023
As we settle into the new routines of the fall term, I want to share a few reminders about personal safety on campus and how we can work together to ensure all members of our community feel a sense of belonging, inclusion and mutual respect.
August 28, 2023
For some, January 1 marks the start of a new year, a moment for reflection and future planning. For me, as I suspect for many of you, September will always feel like the start of a new year. As I enter my fourth year as president of one of the best universities in Canada and seek a second term, I’ve taken time to reflect on what we’ve achieved and what lies ahead, and I’d like to share my thoughts with you in my first annual Community Report.
June 26, 2023
I encourage you to take a step away from work and join us at the annual employee appreciation BBQ so we can thank you for all you do.