Meet The Faculty Champions

Our faculty are leading scholars in entrepreneurship and innovation from all of SFU, unified in a vision for entrepreneurship as a catalyst for positive change and a driver of innovation. Coming from disciplines such as business, applied science, social science, technology, and environmental and health studies, as well as industry outreach organizations, our faculty champions are award-winning scientists and scholars, prolific authors, and experts in business design, sustainability and health, and global markets. They lead the way in the classroom, establishing SFU as a global leader for entrepreneurship-focused programs and learning.

Faculty of Business (Beedie)

Sarah Lubik

Director of Entrepreneurship

Elicia Maine

Academic Director,
i2I Invention to Innovation

Lisa Papania

Co-Director, Business of Design

Simon Ford

Academic Director, Minor, Undergraduate Program

Faculty of Applied Science (FAS)

Amr Marzouk

FAS Lecturer, Co-Champion Tech e@SFU

Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences (FASS)

Andrew Sixsmith

Professor of Gerontology

Catherine Murray

Associate Dean

Teddy Cosco

Director, Gerontology

Faculty of Communications, Arts & Technology (FCAT)

Faculty of Education (FEdu)

Gillian Judson

Centre for Imagination Research and Creativity in Education

Faculty of Health Science (FHS)

Faculty of Science

Digital Health Hub


Mark Bodnar

Liaison Librarian


Shawn Smith

Director of Social Innovation

Tamara Connell

Associate Director, Education and Training Programs

Coast Capital Savings Venture Connection

Student Services

Annette Santos

Director of Student Engagement and Retention at Simon Fraser University


Tanya Behrisch

Business Co-op Program Manager

Darelle Odo

Business Co-op Coordinator