Meet the Provost

Dilson Etcheverry Rassier is SFU’s Provost and Vice-President Academic. 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 that 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.

Dilson is also SFU’s Chief Budget Officer, the primary executive responsible for the university’s budget. In this role, the Provost is accountable for developing a budget strategy and realizing investment and revenue generation opportunities, including those related to systems transformation, enhanced research teaching and learning supports, and internationalization.

About Dilson Rassier

Dilson Rassier came to SFU in August 2023 from McGill University, where he worked in academic leadership for more than 15 years. He was the dean of the Faculty of Education, a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Muscle Biophysics.