VPFA 2025 Strategic framework

Our 2025 Strategic Framework guides VPFA on our collective response to change, while continuing to capitalize and innovate on opportunities. This is what we live by - download our printable copy below. 

why we're here

Our job is to cultivate the space for people, knowledge and ideas to flourish. 

what we do

We create a vibrant, safe, inclusive and sustainable environment within which staff, students and faculty can do their best work, advancing a more inclusive and sustainable future for everyone. 

how we do it

  • Academic freedom & critical thinking
  • Excellence & responsibility
  • Respect & reciprocity
  • Equity & belonging
  • Engagement & openness
  • Resilience & sustainability
  • Innovation & adaptability

Strategic priorities

  • Uphold truth & reconciliation
  • Engage in global challenges
  • Make a difference in BC
  • Transform the SFU experience


We take pride in our work, approaching problems with insight, collaboration and openness to new ideas.