President and Vice-Chancellor: Dr Joy Johnson
Senior International Leader: Ms Shaheen Nanji, Executive Director, SFU International
We respectfully acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.
Consistently ranked among Canada’s top research-intensive universities, SFU is globally recognized for excellence in research, innovation and sustainability. With vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities—Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver—SFU is not just shaping minds, we are also shaping communities. SFU has eight faculties that deliver 193 undergraduate degree programs and 127 graduate degree programs to more than 35,000 students, including 7900 international students. The university now boasts more than 170,000 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).
We equip our students with the knowledge, skills and experiences that prepare them for life in an ever-changing and challenging world. We are a world leader in research, knowledge development and innovation. And we forge lasting partnerships to enhance the social, economic, and cultural well-being of the communities we serve.
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