Social Justice, Podcast
Episode 100: Joy Johnson: SFU's New Prez
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Below the Radar checks in with Simon Fraser University’s recently installed president and vice-chancellor, Joy Johnson. Stepping into her new role in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joy speaks to how SFU is working to meet the current challenges it is facing, from adapting to online learning and an added strain on mental health, to addressing systemic racism and inequality within the university and beyond.
In this episode, Joy shares her vision for a more equitable, inclusive, and connected SFU, centering the student experience and community partnerships. We hear about some of Joy’s hopes for SFU’s future medical school and the proposed Burnaby Mountain gondola. She also speaks about her background as a nurse and public health researcher interested in the social determinants of health.
About Our Guest
Dr. Joy Johnson, SFU’s 10th president and vice-chancellor, is passionate about SFU’s academic and research mission.
As president, Joy is committed to enhancing student learning experiences, working towards reconciliation, and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion across SFU. Prior to her appointment as president, Joy served as SFU’s vice-president, research and international from 2014 to 2020. She currently leads SFU’s equity, diversity and inclusion initiative.
Cite This Episode
Johal, Am. “Joy Johnson: SFU's New Prez.” Below the Radar, SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement. Podcast audio, January 21, 2021. https://www.sfu.ca/vancity-office-community-engagement/below-the-radar-podcast/episodes/100-joy-johnson.html.
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