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SFU PhD student, Jasḵwaan Bedard is leading her community and raising new generations of X̲aad Kíl language speakers at home and throughout North America. In her third year of her doctoral program...
A retired professor and a community arts leader endow an award to give students the big picture of artistic expression Evan and Ingrid Alderson first met at a 1983 dance conference in Saskatoon. A...
When Anne Farmer moved her furniture and belongings to a new house boat in North Vancouver, she asked someone to level her home and ensure the floats were balanced on the water. “He told me the...
It is with deep sadness and a great sense of loss that we share the news of the passing of Joseph (Joe) Segal (C.M., O.B.C., C.B.H.F., LL.D. ) , long standing board member, chancellor emeritus, and...
SFU student Ashley Chamberlain shares how accessing health and counselling has had a positive impact on her university experience. Like many of her peers, third-year student Ashley Chamberlain...
Darcy and Karina Biagioni know from experience that an SFU education makes anything possible—and are determined to give students who may not otherwise be able to afford that education a chance...
SFU’s donor community strengthens support for threatened scholars and students across the globe. “National University of Kyiv Mohyla-Academy suspended all lectures. My students now are...
For many people, a charitable gift in your will enables you to leave a lasting legacy and also realize important tax savings. A thoughtful, well-written will can offer peace of mind and be a...
February’s Endowment Supporters Virtual Reception brought together a range of SFU’s community members for an update on the financial performance of SFU’s endowment and a dynamic...
With a contagious smile and positive mindset, 4th year economics student Swetal Patel—a self-described ‘non extraordinary’ student—is everything but. Swetal is a recipient of...
For 28 years Don Foster has been advising high-net-worth clients on their financial investments at BMO Private Wealth. He has been recognized for his efforts by being awarded the premier designation...
We often hear that every donation makes a difference, no matter the amount. The saying couldn’t ring truer for Lin Perceval, Bill Jeffries and Ryan McBride, three SFU alumni donors who are...
Bringing together diverse voices and experiences through dialogue can play a critical role in our understanding of ourselves, each other and the world in which we live. It can also propel the ideas...
Megan Mackenzie, a professor at the School of International Studies and Simons Foundation Chair in International Law and Human Security, has been looking into military sexual violence and why—...
Youth violence and other conduct problems pose significant social, public health and economic problems in Canada, with adolescents accounting for a disproportionate amount of crime. While youth crime...
This fall, the first cohort of Uggla Family Scholars—some of whom may be first-generation learners in their families—will begin their journeys at Simon Fraser University. For many of...
Andrew Petter and Maureen Maloney have always been believers in the value of education and its role in enhancing the well-being of communities. “My mother strongly advocated for education which...
It’s been said that a garden is a grand teacher. As Chief Roxanne Robinson observes members of her Kitasoo/Xai’xais First Nation tend the soil in their remote coastal community of Klemtu...
In just a matter of weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic profoundly changed the way we work. Millions of people experienced an accelerated shift to remote work as offices closed, others provided essential in...
This is a wonderful day. I have never seen this one before. – Maya Angelou In a time of profound change and loss for so many people around the world, Allan Maynard takes comfort in small...
In life and with their legacy, the Ralph Kerr family were deeply committed to SFU and to ensuring that bright talented students can thrive and pursue their dreams. Since 2016, the Ralph Kerr Memorial...
The SFU community thrives through the incredible contributions of like-minded supporters. With your commitment through the Alumni Scholarship and Bursary Endowment Fund, our future alumni can reach...
We value the opportunity to provide you with a broad range of information and expert guidance to help you realize your philanthropic goals. Ryan Fraser, a financial planner by trade, is a nationally...
As the old adage goes, “if you’re going to talk the talk, you’ve got to walk the walk.” For Dr. Joy Johnson, president and vice-chancellor at SFU, it’s important to...
The kindness of others at a critical time in her youth helped to pave the way for Ratana Stephens—and inspire her own deep commitment to giving back to the community. With her grandmother...
As SFU’s first woman chancellor, and a champion for women’s empowerment and education in B.C., Barbara Rae, C.M., O.B.C., left a lasting legacy at SFU and in the broader community...