SFU receives $5M from City of Burnaby to support First Peoples’ Gathering House


Simon Fraser University has received a $5M contribution from the City of Burnaby to support the construction of the First Peoples’ Gathering House on the Burnaby campus. The project, which is expected to be complete in 2024, will serve as a culturally appropriate ceremonial space for Indigenous cultural events and foster connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. “Reconciliation is a shared responsibility, and I am grateful for every partner and collaborator who is helping us build a safe and welcoming cultural space for Indigenous students, faculty, staff and community members,” said SFU President Joy Johnson.