SFU is one of just over 40 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses around the world. We educate changemakers, visionaries and passionate problem-solvers and together with the community, we question, take risks and explore new ideas to improve society.

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About Ashoka U

Ashoka U works with colleges and universities to foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation.

Ashoka U definitions

Ashoka U uses a variety of terms in reference to being a changemaker campus. Learn the definitions of these terms.

Changemaker Campus

The Ashoka U Changemaker Campus designation is the leading designation for social innovation in higher education. Designated campuses empower students and all university stakeholders to be changemakers, firmly embedding changemaking into their culture and operations, and work to address both local and global challenges.  

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