Conferences and Events

At the SFU Beedie, we value attending conferences as an opportunity to meet and connect with the business community while gaining exposure to new ideas and innovations. You could receive up to $500 in funding provided to reimburse costs associated with attending a conference!

The funds are allocated based on criteria and subject to availability.

Undergraduate Leadership Conference Funding Summer 2022

The Student Engagement and Development Office is pleased to announce that applications for the Summer 2022 semester are now open and that funding is available to support conferences in 2022. Students will be expected to articulate what circumstances are preventing them from taking on more long-term leadership positions, and how they fit into the overall criteria for this funding.

  • Must be a current SFU student majoring or minoring in Business
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units of standard graded courses at SFU in the term of application or engaging in a full-time co-op placement.
  • Have a minimum CGPA of 2.00 at SFU and be in good academic standing at the time of application.
  • Articulate how you fit into the overall criteria for this funding.

The application process for the Summer 2022 Semester (April – August) is as follows:

  • Applications are open until August 31st, 2022.
  • Decision will be made as quickly and carefully as we can to give you a decision shortly after we receive your application.
  • Capacity is limited to 5 spots.
  • Applications are due no later than 30 days prior to the conference.

The amount of funding available depends on the event cost, as shown on the following table.

CostCoverageMaximum Amount
$15075% - 100%$150
$151 - $25065% - 90%$225
$251 - $40050% - 80%$320
$401 - $60040% - 70%$420
Over $60120% - 50%$500
Please note: 

*Virtual, hybrid or in person conferences will be eligible to receive the Leadership Conference Funding. We will continue to ensure our programming and initiatives are in accordance with the recommended guidelines. SFU and the Beedie School of Business are closely monitoring the latest advice from government agencies regarding COVID-19. This is a serious and fast-moving situation, and we take our responsibilities to our community very seriously. The well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and community partners is our number one priority.

Apply now

Please use this application form to request funding.