Simon Fraser University (SFU) with its three campuses resides on the traditional and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Kwantlen, q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), Qayqayt, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen. The university is consistently ranked among the leaders in Canada’s comprehensive research universities. In 2020, SFU was named the World’s #1 university for impact on sustainable cities and communities.

The SFU Esri Canada Centre of Excellence (ECCE) in GIS within the Geography Department and Faculty of Environment consists of six primary members:  Drs. Shiv Balram, Suzana Dragicevic, Nick Hedley, Peter Keller, Bing Lu and Nadine Schuurman. Collectively, there is outstanding research and teaching expertise in the theory and applications of Spatial and Geographic Information Sciences (SGIS). The academic research is organized within several research labs specializing in spatial information, GIS, geocomputation, geosimulation, geovisualization, geocollaboration and remote sensing. The existing research and teaching activities are further facilitated through the SFU ECCE for networking with students, academics, and professionals across SFU, Canada and internationally.

SFU Blog:

Read articles submitted by SFU ECCE student associates about their experiences studying and participating in the ECCE.

ECCE Contacts at SFU:

Shivanand Balram
Suzana Dragićivić