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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...
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...
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...
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...
Imagine it’s your 100th birthday, and someone is about to make a toast in your honour. What would you want them to say? I like to ask this question to help people think about their values, what...
Jack Ng and Macy Lau have been bringing Canadians together in Hong Kong since 2013 through an annual Terry Fox Run to raise money for local cancer research projects. This year, the run is being held...
Frode Strand-Nielsen (BA ’80) believes in the transformative power of Simon Fraser University. As founder and manager of a top Northern European private equity firm who first honed his...
They say you can’t go home again. But in many ways, SFU professor emeritus A. H. “Som” Somjee never really left. Born in India in 1925 and educated there as well as in Europe, Som...
Writer and adventurer Jason H. Schoonover’s not-so-ordinary life has seen him trek in the Himalayas, archaeologically dig in caves along Thailand’s River Kwai, lead expeditions for Phil Currie...
With 25 years in the investment industry, Pamela Yoon knows it can be difficult to plan strategically when making a donation. “A lot of times, giving can be reactionary or sporadic,” says...
If you Google the Kelmscott Chaucer, you’ll begin to understand why it’s considered one of the most beautiful books in the world. Printed in 1896, intricate florid illustrations adorn...
The COVID crisis has served as a profound reminder of just how much people benefit from face to face interaction whether that be a quick chat with strangers or an in-depth planning discussion with...
It’s been said that bad times bring out the best in people. Proving the truth in this adage, the SFU community has come together in these uncertain times to help students most adversely...
Past students take care of current students. That’s part of the beauty and an underlying philosophy of a vibrant alumni network. It’s also part of the mission of the SFU Alumni...
After emigrating from East Africa in 1973 at the age of four, Amyn Rajan, his parents and two siblings settled in North Vancouver. “It was a different Canada back then,” shares Amyn, an...
We know education is good for the mind. Turns out, it’s also good for the heart. According to a sweeping global study conducted by SFU Health Sciences professor Scott Lear, among other...
Don Foster has been engaged with Simon Fraser University since 1999. He works closely with the SFU Gift and Estate Planning team to successfully ensure security donations are received and liquidated...
For many British Columbians, there’s nothing more relaxing than an easy day on the lake with a fishing rod and tacklebox. The science behind keeping fisheries healthy and anglers happy, however...
Canada’s clean energy sector is growing faster than the rest of the nation’s economy, accounting for almost 300,000 jobs and attracting tens of billions of dollars in investment each year...
It’s been said that golf is the game that most closely resembles life. “You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots, but you have to play the ball where it lies...
Ensuring newcomers to Canada thrive—not just survive—is the focus of SFU’s Refugee Livelihood Lab , a vital initiative that is inspiring new voices, ventures and solutions in Surrey...