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Simon Fraser University Office of the President

A warm welcome from Michael Stevenson

Thank you for visiting Simon Fraser University online. It’s my pleasure to invite you to explore SFU in person or on the web. I am confident you will discover an exciting world of intellectual energy and creative opportunity.

Committed to discovery, diversity, and dialogue

In just four decades, SFU has earned an international reputation for innovative teaching, research, athletics, and community outreach. With three distinctive campuses, more than 700 accomplished tenure-track faculty and nearly 22,000 talented students, SFU consistently ranks as one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities.

My most recent reports to the community highlight the remarkable students, faculty, and staff who have distinguished this university with their outstanding commitment to our institutional values of discovery, diversity and dialogue. You’ll also find information about the many construction projects that are key to SFU’s dynamic future.

Delivering breadth, depth and global focus

In the classroom, the laboratory and even in the international arena, SFU continually sets new standards of excellence.

We recently adopted new curriculum and admission requirements to increase the emphasis on writing and quantitative skills, as well as breadth of study, for undergraduates. Our researchers have secured more than $50 million in sponsored funds, and lead their Canadian peers in attracting Social Sciences and Humanities research Council and Canada Council grants. (SFU finishes second in science and engineering grants and awards per full-time faculty.) We continue to develop strong international partnerships to better prepare our students to live and work in a global context. And we continue to provide the most competitive and exciting environment for athletics and recreation.


We welcome your inquiries about Simon Fraser University.

Michael Stevenson
President & Vice-Chancellor