SFU first Canadian research university to receives US accreditation

August 4, 2016

Simon Fraser University has been granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, reportedly making it “the first research university in Canada to be accredited in the United States.” SFU reports that this accreditation will provide significant benefits to the institution and its students, such as fostered relationships with American institutions, a boost to public confidence, and greater accountability through external assessments. The accreditation also reportedly helps to establish clear benchmarks for assessing educational goals and students’ learning experiences. SFU athletics will also be able to compete in the NCAA. SFU | The Province | Vancouver Sun