The annual Outstanding Student Volunteer Appreciation Gala recognizes the exceptional contributions that student volunteers make to the SFU community.

The 2017 Outstanding Student Volunteer Appreciation Gala took place on February 24 at the Vancouver Convention Centre where we celebrated the contributions of over 300 student volunteers from 57 programs. We also paid a special tribute to Thelma Finlayson this year for her exemplary service to SFU students by incorporting her favourite colour throughout the evening - pink!

Event Details


Friday, February 24, 2017


5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cash Bar | Semi-formal dress


Vancouver Convention Centre (East Building)
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC

Master of Ceremonies

Tony Botelho, Director of Career and Volunteer Services

Marcia Guno, Director of Indigenous Student Centre


President Andrew Petter, Q.C.

Dr. Tim Rahilly, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President, Students and International


  • Greeting by a member of the SFU Pipe Band
  • Instapix photo booth on site
  • Student dance performance

Photos from the 2017 Gala

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Photographs from the 2016 Gala

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