The post-secondary school is also ranked fifth in the world in response to climate action.
Simon Fraser University is increasingly recognized on the world stage.
This post-secondary institution was ranked #1 for sustainable cities and communities in the 2023 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, while it was ranked #5 in the world for its response to climate action.
The impact rankings assess universities according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and include 1,591 universities from 112 countries/regions.
“Over the past year, I have seen SFU students, faculty, and staff come together like never before to support research, teaching, and community engagement in the areas of climate action and sustainability,” said Joy Johnson, SFU President. press release. .
“I am very proud of our community for their passion and hard work as we develop our vision to build a more inclusive and sustainable future for all.”
SFU is also ranked 15th in the world and 4th nationally for its impact on peace, justice and strong institutions, while it is ranked 14th in Canada and 86th globally for its overall impact.
“SFU has renewed its sustainability initiatives, strategies and resources to build on and expand efforts to maximize our sustainability impact over the past two decades,” added Duggan O’Neill, SFU Vice President for Research and International, in the press release.
“Part of the reform is to anchor this work within the larger framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. We are collaborating to benefit from and advance the sustainability research, partnerships, projects and initiatives taking place across the university.”