Welcome to SFU's Office of the Vice-President, Academic and Provost pro tem

It is a genuine honour to lead this office as SFU's Vice-President, Academic and Provost. It is a privilege to work with an exceptional team dedicated to supporting SFU's faculty, staff, students, and communities; our University community is made up of leaders engaging in teaching, scholarship and outreach. Their innovation and collective efforts  position SFU as a leader amongst modern universities of tomorrow and push the boundaries of knowledge, address contemporary issues, and prepare our students for life.  

Our office is tasked with overall oversight, coordination and smooth operations of SFU’s academic programming delivered on our SFU campuses in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver as well as in the communities. 

Our responsibilities include academic planning and budgeting, quality assurance, student recruitment, retention and support, and faculty relations.

I invite you to learn more about us by exploring this site, as well as those of the faculties and their academic units. Perhaps one day I will have a chance to meet you in person to learn how you plan to or already engage with SFU. I also encourage you to get in touch if you have ideas about how we can improve our web presence to better share information and engage with you.  

Dr. Jonathan Driver, PhD
Vice President Academic and Provost pro tem

About Dr. Jonathan Driver

Dr. Jonathan Driver has been a faculty member in the Department of Archaeology at SFU since 1982. He served as chair of Archaeology (1993 to 1996); dean of graduate studies (2000 to 2008); vice-president academic and provost (2008 to 2016). He has also participated in numerous task forces and committees. He is currently serving as vice-president academic and provost on a pro tem basis for the 2019/20 academic year.

Dr. Driver is currently principal investigator of a $236,000 SSHRC grant, studying various aspects of the animal remains from the site of Tse'K'wa, near Fort St. John, BC. In addition to his research in western Canada he has worked extensively in the American Southwest. He also hold smaller grants to make research at Tse'K'wa more accessible to local communities in the Peace River region. Details of his publications can be found at http://www.sfu.ca/archaeology/faculty/driver/driverpublications.html

Since 2013 Dr. Driver has been president of the Western Canadian Universities Marine Sciences Society. This unique organization manages the Bamfield Marine Science Centre, the result of almost fifty years of collaboration between SFU, UVic, UBC, UCalgary and UAlberta. More details can be found at http://www.bamfieldmsc.com/