The success of our student-athletes is rooted in excellence. We're the only Canadian university offering a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) experience, which means we attract and retain talent that may otherwise move to the U.S. to train.

SFU Athletics has 17 varsity teams including basketball, soccer, swimming and wrestling, as well as numerous clubs such as hockey, lacrosse, rowing and rugby.

Athletics highlights

  • 750+ All-Americans
  • 300+ national champions
  • 200+ CFL draft picks
  • 95 Olympians
  • 11 Olympic medals
  • 7000+ alumni


The Department of Geography prioritizes support for graduate students. In order to help attract the top graduate students to SFU, we need to offer entrance funding packages that are competitive with other post-secondary institutions.

Spark a young woman’s dream to excel in sport, and thrive as a community leader. The SFU Women’s Athletic Endowment provides support for the Women's Varsity Athletic Awards. Each year one award is...
Invest today and provide an exceptional academic and athletic experience to Canada’s future pros, champions and Olympians! Dr. Lorne Davies became the first athletic director and football coach at...