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SFU Vancouver Campus Management Team
The campus management team works together to support students, faculty and staff across all the sites that make up SFU's Vancouver campus. Our collective priority is to make the Vancouver campus an inclusive, welcoming and engaging place to learn, teach, work and visit! Find out who we are and what we do below.
Executive Director: Laurie Anderson
Dr. Laurie Anderson is the Executive Director of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver. Laurie is also an Adjunct professor in the Faculty of Education, an Associate at SFU's Centre for Dialogue, and the co-developer of SFU's popular Masters in Contemplative Inquiry and Approaches to Education. Before coming to SFU, Laurie spent 30 years in the public education system, as a teacher, principal, Director of Curriculum, Associate Superintendent and Interim Superintendent of Schools for the Vancouver Board of Education. Laurie is a three-time alumnus of SFU, completing his BEd, MA and PhD at the university.
Laurie works with his colleagues to make the Vancouver campus a welcoming, inclusive and engaging place to learn, teach and connect.
Associate Director, Facilities Services: Mat Cocuzzi
Mat Cocuzzi provides leadership to the Facilities Services department across the Vancouver Campus. This includes maintenance and operations, project management and campus development, as well as oversight of campus life safety and security. The Vancouver portfolio is comprised of Harbour Centre, Harbour Centre Tower, Centre for Dialogue, Segal Graduate School of Business, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Charles Chang Innovation Centre, 312 Main, and 611 Alexander.
Coordinator, Communications and Engagement: Kelsie Fo
Kelsie joined SFU Vancouver in March 2017, after working in Residence Life at SFU Burnaby and in Lifelong Learning at SFU Surrey. Kelsie works closely with the Executive Director and Director, Campus Administration on programming signature SFU Vancouver events, managing SFU Vancouver communications, and managing and supporting community engagement programming and initiatives.
Kelsie is also an alumnus of SFU, completing her BA in 2010.
Director, Meeting, Events and Conferences Services: Lynda Hewitt
Lynda oversees the Meeting and Events team across all three campuses and loves the diversity of the work that takes place on each campus. Lynda started at SFU Vancouver when it was Harbour Centre, and since then has worked to bring the Vancouver campus to the community by helping to host thousands of events a year. She has loved watching the campus grow and as each building came on with its own distinct style and energy, it has increased the capacity for events on campus. She is proud of the work SFU has done to make SFU Vancouver a vibrant and engaging campus and looks forward to many more years of seeing the campus grow and change.
Associate Director, IT Services Vancouver: Mark Jutras
Mark has worked with SFU for over thirty years. He helped officially open the Vancouver campus when it was one building, Harbour Centre. He was an active part of the growth of the SFU Vancouver campus to what is now nine buildings. Mark remembers the mint green décor of Harbour Centre, the smoking lounge, and also when the Olympics took over the downtown SFU buildings in 2010. Mark oversees Information Technology Services (ITS) which encompasses audio visual and computing services and works in partnership with the ITS Surrey and Burnaby groups. Mark enjoys camping, hiking, cycling and taking his daughter to her endless dance classes.
Administrative Coordinator: Aelita MacIver
Aelita joined the SFU Vancouver team in August 2018. Her primary role is to provide support to the Executive Director and the Director of Campus Administration, as well as to the President and VPs. Aelita also assists with financial matters, office management, event planning and communications for SFU Vancouver.
Prior to joining SFU, Aelita worked for a leading national law firm, in a marketing role, supporting senior Partners and Associates with their business development initiatives.
Aelita has recently completed the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration program and secured a place in the Master of Business Administration program for Fall 2022 at SFU Beedie School of Business.
Head, Belzberg Library: Ebony Magnus
Ebony Magnus joined SFU Library as Head, Belzberg Library in August 2019. She oversees daily operations of the Library while supporting engagement, inclusion, and growth among students, faculty, and staff on the Vancouver campus and throughout the SFU community more broadly. Prior to joining SFU, she worked as an Assessment and User Experience Librarian at Michigan State University and at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Ebony completed her Masters of Library and Information Science at University of British Columbia in 2013. She also holds a Masters of Arts in English Literature from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts from University of Victoria.
Communications and Events Assistant: Sophie Ni
Sophie joined SFU Vancouver in August 2017 and assists with communications and marketing efforts, including the design and implementation of SFU Vancouver newsletters and website maintenance. Sophie also assists with managing SFU Vancouver’s social media channels, as well as events hosted by the Office of the Executive Director.
Sophie is an alumnus of SFU, completing her BA of Communications in 2017.
Assistant Registrar: Shaughnessy Sturdy
Shaughnessy and her team at the Registrar and Information Services office provide a wide range of services to current and prospective students, as well as alumni of the university and the local community.
An alum of SFU, Shaughnessy completed her Master of Urban Studies with a focus on the provision of services to newcomers and immigrants in Canadian cities. She loves connecting with people, and is passionate about ensuring that students at the Vancouver campus have a memorable academic experience. If you have any suggestions or feedback about the provision of student services on campus, please do not hesitate to contact her directly.
Director, Campus Administration: Claudia Wang
Claudia Wang joined SFU Vancouver in November of 2012, after working for nine years in various roles in Student Services, Enterprise Systems and Finance at SFU's Burnaby campus. She brings a wealth of experience and deep institution knowledge. Claudia works closely with the Executive Director and the Campus leadership team to set strategic direction for campus administration, provides key consultative, project management, budget and administrative support; and participates in strategic community engagement planning.
Prior to joining SFU, Claudia worked at BMO Bank of Montreal. Claudia completed her Executive Master of Business Administration from SFU in 2012, and her Certified General Accountant designation from CGA-BC in 2010. She also holds a BBA from SFU.