SFU Surrey
Steve Dooley
Executive Director


As Canada's engaged university, SFU is defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research and far-reaching community engagement. SFU was founded almost 50 years ago with a mission to be a different kind of university—to bring an interdisciplinary approach to learning, embrace bold initiatives, and engage with communities near and far. Today, SFU is a leader amongst Canada's comprehensive research universities and is ranked one of the top universities in the world under 50 years of age. With campuses in British Columbia's three largest cities—Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby—SFU has eight faculties, delivers almost 150 programs to over 30,000 students, and boasts more than 130,000 alumni in 130 countries around the world.

Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus is located in the heart of a culturally diverse and fast growing city with approximately 10,000 new residents per year and a foreign born population of nearly 40%. With a commitment to be an engaged partner and contributor within the local community, SFU’s involvement on the Surrey LIP committee is an important part of that process. The Surrey LIP committee provides an important connection to newcomers to Canada, and to a wide range of community organizations, all working to improve immigrant and refugee integration. SFU is committed to supporting the transition of BC’s new immigrant communities and involvement on the Surrey LIP has, and will continue to, positively influence SFU’s work in this area.