Alumni council

The Council represents over 195,000 Simon Fraser University graduates. It supports the University by infusing the alumni perspective into SFU’s key priorities, ensuring alumni, past and present, play a key role in shaping the University’s future.

The purpose of the Alumni Council is to seek the advantages of members' advice, influence, and support with a diverse cross-section of regional, national, and international alumni. The Alumni Council represents SFU’s Alumni Association on specific university committees as per the Universities Act, inclusive of putting forth nominations to the province for the board of governors. The Alumni Council makes an impact and represents a diverse cross-section of SFU's alumni community in BC, across Canada, and worldwide.

Alumni Council

Barbara MacPhail Burns

BA '95 
Executive VP, Strategic Initiatives Canada, HUB International

Nicole Dorssers

Executive Director, Alumni Relations

Rob Hilsen

BA '99
VP, Influencer Marketing, Genesys

Patrick Lougheed
BSc '04, MEd '12
Director & Co-founder, Plaid Consulting

Claire Wilson
BA '13
Student Recruiter, SFU - Student Recruitment & Transition


George Bartel
BA '69, Charter Alumnus
President of Aevias

Erika De Torres
BA '15
Director of Impact and Development, Apathy is Boring

Nathan Thorpe
BA '02
Business Planning Consultant, CIBC