Vice-President, Academic and Provost (VPA)
VICE-PROVOST AND ASSOCIATE VICE-PRESIDENT, STUDENTS & INTERNATIONAL
Rummana Khan Hemani
Rummana Khan Hemani has spent the past three decades working in higher education administration with a focus on Student Services and has served as the Registrar and Executive Director, Student Enrollment at Simon Fraser University since 2016. Her professional experience spans admissions, financial aid, academic advising, student transition and success, co-curricular learning, student information systems, and provincial policy on post-secondary admissions and transfer. She serves on a number of provincial organizations including the BC Council on Admissions and Transfer and the Education Planner BC Steering Committee. Rummana completed her BBA and MEd at SFU. Her research interests are in academic advising and its implications for international student success. She is currently completing a PhD in Education with a focus on intercultural issues in academic advising as they impact international and new Canadian students.
Laya Behbahani is the Director of the Student Experience Initiative. She is also a Sessional Instructor in Labour Studies and a PhD student at the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. She completed her BA(Hons) and MA at the School of Criminology at SFU before completing further course work at the University of Vienna, BCIT and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. She previously worked at the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section of the UN Office in Vienna, Austria, served as a researcher at the Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business at the Schulich School of Business and was a Partner at a think tank in Washington DC.
Projects Development Coordinator
Chris Januardi Lim
Chris Lim is a graduate of both Simon Fraser University's Bachelor's and Master's program in the field of Communication. He also holds a Master's degree from the Communication University of China in Global Communication. In academia, he focused his research on intercultural and transnational flow of media. His experience spans from a vast array of industries such as education, tourism, news media, banking, and non-profits. Additionally, he has deep interests in sports and technology.