Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6
President: Andrew Petter
Vice President: Joy Johnson
Charitable Reg. #: 11852 0725 RR0001
Grade: AThe grade is based on the charity's public reporting of the work it does and the results it achieves.
Need for Funding
Cents to the Cause
Full-time staff #2,718
Avg. Compensation $119,906
Top 10 Staff Salary Range
|$300k - $350k||1|
|$250k - $300k||6|
|$200k - $250k||2|
|$160k - $200k||0|
|$120k - $160k||0|
|$80k - $120k||0|
|$40k - $80k||0|
About Simon Fraser University:
Founded in 1965, Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a public research university in British Columbia with campuses in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey. SFU’s 3 goals are to research, teach and engage the community. The University reports 29,572 undergraduate students and 5,420 graduate students in F2016.
SFU has three core themes guiding its operations – engaging students, engaging research and engaging the community. With regards to students, in F2015 it had an undergraduate six-year graduation rate of 60% and a graduate student six-year graduation rate of 79%. It also reports that undergraduate students averaged 8.70 co-op credits per graduating student. Lastly, it reports that 80% of undergraduate students and 88% of graduate students found the knowledge and skills gained at SFU useful in performing their job. Maclean's University Guide reports that the university has extensive co-op offerings in its undergraduate programs. Its standout programs include the Bachelor of Environment, Business of Design and Mechatronic Systems Engineering.
For research, it has recorded 65,210 citations of published work as of F2015. The percentage of publications which were in the top 10% of academic journals was 32.3% in F2015. It also reports 399 funded collaborative research projects with external partners and 28 new patents filed in F2015. Its community programs recorded 58,901 participants and had partnered with 210 international entities.
Simon Fraser University is one of Canada’s Major 100 charities with donations of $56.0m. Administrative costs are 8% of total revenues and fundraising costs are 10% of total donations, as taken from the charity’s T3010 filings. Total overhead costs come to 18%, falling within Ci’s reasonable range. SFU has total funding reserves of $707.4m, including an endowment fund of $302.9m. Excluding donor-endowed funds, SFU’s funding reserves can cover program costs for just over 9 months.
This charity report is an update that is being reviewed by the charity. Changes and edits may be forthcoming.
Updated on July 7, 2017 by Josh Lam.
Financial RatiosFiscal year ending March
|Administrative costs as % of revenues||8.1%||8.4%||8.4%|
|Fundraising costs as % of donations||9.9%||11.5%||13.0%|
|Program cost coverage (%)||136.6%||131.6%||115.2%|
Summary Financial StatementsAll figures in $000s
|Fees for service||235,134||222,062||215,291|
|Business activities (net)||36,734||36,374||33,428|
|Cash flow from operations||65,012||94,516||70,952|