President statements

All of the President’s public statements are compiled here, including recent messages to the SFU community.

  • October 13, 2021

    These past weeks have been a whirlwind of activity! It is invigorating to see our campuses once again bustling with life and energy.

  • October 04, 2021

    This week, we are launching Inclusion benefits us all: a collection of tools, resources and actions each of us can take to ensure that others feel safe, welcome and included at SFU.

  • September 27, 2021

    SFU and the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) are united in a shared commitment to take action regarding the climate crisis. Student advocates have been a critical part of informing and influencing the actions of the university throughout our history, and together we celebrate significant achievements.

  • September 27, 2021

    September 30th this year marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day. It is a time for reflection and a time to come together in the spirit of reconciliation, and to honour those who have been impacted by Canada’s residential school system.

  • September 10, 2021

    This past May, I responded to the leaders of the Contract Workers Justice group about their call to transfer cleaning and food service staff to be employees of SFU. In the letter that followed our meeting, we committed to begin work on a case for change in the Fall of 2021, with more information about the university’s financial outlook.

  • September 07, 2021

    As we return to campus this week, whether you’re reacquainting yourself with favourite spots or meeting colleagues in person for the first time, welcome back!