Simon Fraser University partners with communities, organizations and industry to advance knowledge that improves lives and generates real change. With a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach, SFU transforms research into innovation to deliver sustainable, relevant solutions to today’s biggest challenges.
SFU is one of Canada’s fastest-growing and most versatile research institutions. We help shape tomorrow’s change-makers, visionaries and problem-solvers through a world-class education. At SFU, students are uniquely able to map their academic journeys and gain hands-on skills while contributing to communities through co-ops, internships and work experience.
SFU uses all of its resources for the benefit of others, bringing our mission to life in the most tangible ways. We are committed to enhancing student learning, driving discovery and innovation, working towards reconciliation, and progressing equity, diversity and inclusion.
- 37,000+ students
- 6,500 faculty and staff
- More than 170,000 proud alumni in over 145 countries
- Canada’s first Fairtrade Gold campus
- World’s #1 university for impact on sustainable cities and communities (Times Higher Education 2020 University Impact Rankings)
- Canada’s #1 comprehensive university: ranked #1 for 12 of the past 13 years (Maclean’s Magazine)
- #7 among world’s top universities for our entrepreneurial spirit (World’s Universities with Real Impact 2020)
SFU has a mission to be a different kind of university—to bring an interdisciplinary rigour to learning, embrace bold initiatives and engage deeply with communities. SFU’s roots as a radical campus have fused innovation into our DNA and created a culture that embraces change and collaboration—making SFU uniquely prepared to take on today’s world.
With a global perspective, an approach that works across academic lines and in partnership with communities, SFU mobilizes knowledge in a different way. As we continue to adapt to a changing world, SFU delivers transformative research and education that fuels ground-breaking ideas and empowers the diverse leaders we need to build a better, more inclusive and sustainable future for all.
How your gift will be used
You can affect change in the world by choosing to direct your legacy to an area you find most meaningful.
In partnership with SFU, you can:
- Support students by creating a scholarship or bursary in your name—or in the name of a loved one
- Advance ground-breaking research that will benefit society
- Change the world by supporting social justice initiatives, reconciliation or equity, diversity and inclusion
- Direct your support towards an area that you care about the most, including mental-health support, athletics, teaching and learning or community-based initiatives
SFU is happy to work with you to create a customized opportunity that fits with your future plans. Get in touch with us today and help change the world.
“It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I can’t tell you how proud I am to feel part of their work. As one person, I couldn’t create the change I wanted to see, but by investing in SFU, on matters that I care deeply about, I know that change has now started!” – Lorna, SFU alumnus and supporter