SFU celebrates new Thelma Finlayson Centre for Student Engagement

October 11, 2012

Yesterday Simon Fraser University unveiled its new Thelma Finlayson Centre for Student Engagement in the Maggie Benston Centre at the Burnaby campus. Devoted to student success, the centre is named for the 98-year-old former SFU biology professor who spent close to 4 decades after retirement advising as many as 8,000 struggling learners. Finlayson helped establish the university's first Academic Advising Centre and worked along with staff to support students' welfare and academic success. The new centre will offer a highly visible, centralized and welcoming space where students can get personalized information, guidance, and advice on academics and co-curricular learning opportunities. SFU News Release