Campus UAV and drone flights

The Transport Canada website notes the legal requirements to fly a UAV/drone, safety tips, penalties, first time pilot advice and terminology. Canadian law mandates these requirements and your compliance is required in order to fly a drone on SFU property.

Only pilots registered with Transport Canada are permitted to operate UAVs/drones on SFU property. 

Requirements for Traffic Safety review

All parties should email traffic@sfu.ca the following information
- Date of flight
- Time frame (ex- 11am to 2pm)
- Location/flight area (provide an aerial map with area shaded - sample)
- Weight of the UAV and registration number
- Copy of the operator's pilot certificate

Non-SFU parties are required to provide a Certificate of Insurance evidencing drone liability insurance. This can be emailed to risk_srs@sfu.ca.

Filming at SFU

Contact Facilities Services to arrange for permission to film on SFU property.

Flights for SFU students, researchers and staff

Review the Risk Management website to complete a pre-flight form and review specific considerations regarding SFU owned and operated drones.