Community partnerships developed through SFU Surrey campus are essential to carrying out our programming, building relationships, and creating lasting impacts for students, community organizations and the South of the Fraser.

Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection is the longest running entrepreneurship program at SFU. Venture Connection is the university's flagship, early-stage startup incubator open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni from all disciplines in the SFU community. They equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools, knowledge, and support system needed to build solutions for the future.

The SFU Surrey-TD Community Engagement Centre facilitates and supports the mobilization of university and community capacity to identify and address key societal issues affecting Surrey’s City Centre and surrounding neighbourhoods.

Beyond the above listed partnerships, SFU Surrey has representation on a number of committees, including:

City of Surrey Social Equity and Diversity Committee

The purpose of the Social Equity and Diversity Committee (SEDC) is to provide advice and recommendations to Council on policies, new initiatives and direction to enhance the social well-being of Surrey residents. 

Surrey Advisory Committee

The committee provides advice and leadership related to the development and ongoing operations of SFU Surrey.

Surrey Local Immigration Partnership

SFU Surrey is a representative on the Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP) Steering Committee. The Steering Committee helps to provide Surrey LIP with the knowledge and skills to build meaningful Immigrant and Refugee Strategic Plans for the development of truly inclusive communities.

Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition

SFU Surrey is a representative on the Surrey Poverty Reduction Coalition. The coalition was formed in 2012 to form the Poverty Reduction Plan to end poverty in Surrey.

Surrey School – SFU Transitions Committee

In response to the need, interest and opportunity for Surrey Schools and SFU to collaborate, both organizations are working together to support and promote student transition from high school to university, as well as further joint-academic, research and community engagement initiatives.

Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee

Simon Fraser University and the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC) have entered into a partnership to promote and support the academic, research and community engagement needs and interests of the region’s growing urban Indigenous peoples.