You are invited to SFU's annual Virtual Indigenous Preview Day for Indigenous high school students in grades 8-12 and mature students who may be interested in pursuing post-secondary education.

Indigenous Preview Day is an opportunity for students to connect and explore how rewarding their SFU experience can be. Students will learn about our academic programs, hear from current Indigenous students, engage in cultural programming, and connect with us to learn about exciting projects in our faculties.   

The event will be hosted virtually via Zoom with different content in each session.

There will be an opportunity to win some great SFU swag and prizes. We look forward to connecting! If you have further questions, please email us at

Surrey - Tuesday November 23

  • 10:00-10:30AM- All About SFU: Indigenous Student Admission
    Join us for the Indigenous Recruitment Presentation to learn about our programs, SFU student life, support services for Indigenous students and admission requirements.

  • 10:30-11:00AM- Faculty of Applied Science
    Hear from Dr. Mehran Ahmadi on SFU's Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program. The program is the first of its kind in Western Canada, and focuses on innovative technology that reduces our carbon footprint. SEE combines courses from other disciplines, such as Business, Science and Environment to provide you with a unique education on foundational engineering principles in preparation to become a global leader in clean technology. 

  • 11:00-11:30AM- Indigenous Student Centre
    The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is dedicated to providing Indigenous students with programs and services that are unique, cultural, and holistic. In this presentation, learn how the ISC can enhance your experience at SFU through study and gathering spaces, various academic and cultural supports, and Indigenous student, staff, and Elder connections.

  • 11:30-12:00PM- Faculty of Communication, Art, and Technology
    The Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) represents three schools at the undergraduate level: The School of Communication; the School for the Contemporary Arts; and the School of Interactive Arts and Technology. Also mentionable is our popular minor in Print and Digital Publishing. One of the wonderful things about the FCAT is its applicability to the technology and creative industries. Our long-standing programs at SFU have gained popular recognition on a global stage for their current and industry-leading teaching and research.

    This session will give students a brief overview our undergraduate programs and the supports, resources, and opportunities for our Indigenous students. Nicole Manson, Indigenous Academic and Student Liaison, will discuss how she supports students, and we will be showcasing some of our brilliantly creative student works from CA 389 – Skoden Indigenous Film Festival.

    Used by Indigenous communities from coast to coast to coast, Skoden is a unifying word that transcends a single language. Skoden is slang for “let's go then”. It’s an attitude and a battle cry and we’ve decided to take it to heart. Held within the heart of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Kwantlen, q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), Qayqayt, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen Nations territories, Skoden Indigenous Film Festival in its fourth year features the works of Canadian based Indigenous filmmakers and talent. Started in 2019 by two SFU Film students at The School for Contemporary Arts, Carr Sappier (Wolastoqiyik) and Grace Mathisen, the festival was created to showcase Indigenous filmmakers and to Indigenize the SFU community.

  • 12:30-1:00PM- Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP)

  • 1:00-1:30PM- Faculty of Arts and Social Science- Year 1 Surrey Program
    The FASS One program at the Surrey campus was developed specifically to support first-year students transition from high school to university. Due to the cohort-like course scheduling, most of the students will be in the same class for one or more courses, and the peer mentoring part of the program connects first-year students to a team of senior student mentors who can be a resource outside the classroom. A designated academic advisor rounds up the holistic approach to ensuring first-year students are supported through their first year at SFU.

  • 1:30-2:15PM- Student Panel: Live Q &A
    Hear from current SFU Indigenous students and what their student experience has been like. We’ll discuss how they chose their program, living on campus, the transition from high school to post-secondary, joining social groups on campus and much more.

  • 2:15-2:30PM- Prizes & Wrap-up
    Attend for your chance to win some great SFU swag such as sweats, hoodies and gift cards.

Burnaby/Vancouver - Wednesday January 12

  • 10:00-10:30AM- All About SFU: Indigenous Student Admission
  • 10:30-11:00AM- Faculty of Environment
  • 11:00-11:30AM- Indigenous Student Centre
  • 11:30-12:00PM- Beedie School of Business

  • 12:30-1:00PM- Indigenous University Preparation Program (IUPP)
  • 1:00-1:30PM- Faculty of Science
  • 1:30-2:00PM- Student Panel: Live Q & A
  • 2:00-2:30PM- Faculty of Arts and Social Science
  • 2:30-2:55PM- Faculty of Education
  • 2:55-3:00PM- Prizes & Wrap-up

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