Best of SFU 2008: SFU at its Best

SFU on top again
In Maclean’s 2008 university rankings, SFU once again placed first among Canada’s 11 comprehensive universities, sharing the limelight in a tie with last year’s winner, the University of Victoria.

Record first-year enrolment
The fall 2008 freshman class was SFU’s largest ever, enrolling 5,421 first-year students by the end of September, a 4.7-per cent increase over 2007. Graduate student enrolment increased 1.2 per cent.

SFU a winning workplace
SFU was listed among Canada’s top 100 employers for 2008 (Mediacorp Canada); named one of Canada’s top 10 family-friendly employers (Today’s Parent magazine) and won the YWCA’s Innovative Workplace of the Year award.

SFU first B.C. university to test mass-notification system
In March, SFU went live with a mass notification system for delivering emergency alerts to the campus community via text messaging, instant messaging, e-mail and voice messaging.