Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic

Wade Parkhouse is SFU’s Provost and Vice-President Academic pro tem. In this role he is the university's chief operating and chief academic officer. He provides leadership that supports all aspects of the university’s academic, financial, and operational matters. Working closely with the President, deans, vice-presidents, and vice-provosts he ensures operational planning and budgeting is fully integrated across the university, aligns with the university’s academic and strategic mission, its institutional priorities, and is supported by the appropriate allocation of resources/funds. He is responsible for providing leadership and oversight of academic affairs while supporting the efforts of deans, faculty, and staff to drive academic excellence across the university to ensure our core activities of research, scholarly activity, teaching and learning are of the highest standards.


About Wade Parkhouse

Wade Parkhouse has been at SFU since 1989 and is a professor in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. He has served in many administrative roles at SFU. Most recently as Vice-Provost and Associate-Vice President Academic, and previously as Dean and Associate Provost of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies, Special Advisor to the Provost, and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Applied Sciences. Through these roles he has served on or chaired many of SFU’s Senate and major institutional committees. He looks forward to continuing to serve SFU through his pro tem role as SFU embarks on re-centering the academic mission at the forefront of the institution’s strategic planning and decision processes. In 2022, Wade was appointed to the Provost and Vice-President Academic role on a pro tem basis.