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In the pursuit of Simon Fraser University (SFU) becoming a world leader in knowledge mobilization and innovation, the vice-president, research and international (VPRI) has played a leading role in the launch of several university-wide strategic initiatives, programs and units since 2016: SFU Innovates, SFU’s Big Data InitiativeCommunity-Engaged Research initiative, SFU Knowledge Mobilization, Technology Licensing Office and SFU’s Partnerships Hub. Reporting to the VPRI, the associate vice-president, knowledge mobilization and innovation (AVPKMI) role will provide strategic oversight and champion the many initiatives and support services that are mobilizing knowledge created by SFU faculty, students and staff.

AVPKMI competition

The competition for SFU’s AVPKMI ran from December 20, 2021 to January 20, 2022. 

Search committee members

President or Vice-President (or designate) Dugan O’Neil
Two Deans* (one of whom must be a Faculty Dean) Claudette Lauzon
Sean Zwagerman
Two Faculty Members Stuart Poyntz
Faranak Farzan
President of the Faculty Association (or designate) Kumari Beck
One of: the President of the SFSS, the Co-ordinating & External Relations Officer of the Graduate Student Society, or their designate Reese Muntean
One member of the Support Staff Kam Sembi

*Or designate Associate Deans. This membership exception has been approved by General Counsel.


Search committee meeting schedule

Meeting 1 November 12, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hybrid Open Forum November 29, 2021
Webcast and Slide Deck
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Meeting 2 December 15, 2021 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting 3 February 10, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Decision meeting March 21, 2022 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Community consultation

Feedback on the qualities, attributes and types of experiences that the SFU community felt the successful candidate should possess was collected by email, open forum and online survey until December 3, 2021. Thank you to all who participated. Your feedback is valuable and has helped shape the position description and candidate profile, which is being used in the recruitment and evaluation of candidates. 

The Hybrid Open Forum adhered to SFU's Diversity and Inclusion Community of Practice guiding principles.