President and Vice-Chancellor: Dr Joy Johnson
Senior International Leader: Ms Shaheen Nanji, Executive Director, SFU International
As Canada’s engaged university, Simon Fraser University works with communities, organizations and partners to create, share and embrace knowledge that improves life and generates real change. We deliver a world-class education with lifelong value that shapes change-makers, visionaries and problem-solvers. We connect research and innovation to entrepreneurship and industry to deliver sustainable, relevant solutions to today’s problems.
With campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities—Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey—SFU has eight faculties that deliver 193 undergraduate degree programs and 127 graduate degree programs to more than 37,000 students, including 7900 international students. The university now boasts more than 165,000 alumni residing in 143 countries.
SFU ranks as Canada’s top comprehensive university by Maclean’s and among the world’s top 50 universities for its commitment to sustainability, according to Times Higher Education’s (THE) 2021 University Impact Rankings. The rankings place SFU in the top 10 for three SDGs: climate action (SDG 13); sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11); and peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16).