Meeting the Moment: How SFU is Making a Difference for B.C.

Thursday, June 1, 2023
12:00 PM
Add to Calendar
Keynote Speaker:Joy Johnson
President and Vice-Chancellor
Simon Fraser University
Schedule:Registration & Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PT
Program: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PT

Submit Your Questions

We want you to be part of the discussion. To participate, go to and use the password #SFU2023

SFU 2021


Joy Johnson

Joy Johnson

From the climate crisis to distrust in democratic institutions, from geo-political uncertainty to the housing crisis and skills shortage, we are living through a critical moment in history. Simon Fraser University, along with our post-secondary partners, is stepping up to meet this moment through education, research, dialogue, skills training—and of course, a new medical school.

In her third address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, SFU President Joy Johnson will share the role that SFU plays in building a more innovative, sustainable, and prosperous economy and future for all British Columbians.

About the speaker:

Joy Johnson is president and vice-chancellor of Simon Fraser University, and professor in its Faculty of Health Sciences. 

As president, Joy is committed to building community partnerships; enhancing student learning experiences; supporting Indigenous reconciliation; and advancing equity, diversity and inclusion across the university. 

Prior to her appointment as president, Joy served as SFU’s vice-president, research and international, and oversaw the evolution of cutting-edge research, innovation, and international engagement across eight faculties. 

Under her leadership, SFU’s achieved the fastest growth of any Canadian university research income of any university in Canada, with a focus on mobilizing knowledge to enhance the social, economic and environmental wellbeing of its communities. 

Prior to SFU, Joy had a distinguished career in academics and research. She is an elected Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and has co-authored more than 180 peer-reviewed articles. 

Joy is currently serving on the Universities Canada Executive Committee. 

Community Sponsor:

Preferred Media Partner: