Simon Fraser University
In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University (SFU). Our vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university.
SFU was founded in 1965 with a distinct west-coast spirit. While maintaining a spirit that challenges conventions, celebrates new ideas and embraces unconventional partnerships, we have grown into one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities.
SFU now hosts more than 37,000 students, in eight faculties, spanning a broad range of fundamental, interdisciplinary and applied research topics and is consistently ranked as Canada’s top comprehensive university (MacLean’s Rankings). SFU ranks among Canada’s top 15 research universities and enjoys the fastest growing research income, having surpassed $100-million in 2013 and reached $167.3-million in 2020.
SFU also has an international footprint of partnerships with 2947 institutions worldwide, in 125 countries.
As Canada’s engaged university, SFU works with communities, organizations and partners to create, share and embrace knowledge that improves life and generates real change. Our commitment to engagement informs how we mobilize knowledge and further our contributions to local communities, across Canada and around the world. By creating and mobilizing knowledge, nurturing partnerships, and harnessing the power of research, engagement at SFU is an instrument for change.