The Story of the Official SFU App

Original Info Page

Simon Fraser University is pleased to present its first official iOS app!

The project evolved from a Spring 2015 class competition involving 75 students in CMPT 275 Software Engineering I. The student's designed app will serve as the premier mobile communication tool for the University to inform and engage students, faculty, staff, and visitors across all campuses.

A steering committee consisting of members from SFSS, Faculty, Student Services, Facility Services, Ancillary Services, Safety & Risk Servies, IT Services, and University Communications are leading this project.

We hope you find the SFU App useful and we welcome your feedback as we continue development!

Original App Development Team

  • Project Lead: Ross Kwong
  • Leader Developer: Tony Dinh
  • Senior Developer: Justin Lum
  • Developer: Kevin Grant, Arjun Rathee
  • QA Engineer: Ricard Haro Rathee, James Leong


  • Students compete to develop SFU app - The Peak - Apr 7, 2015 - LINK
  • Student App Roundup - Oct 5, 2015 - LINK
  • Free app helps students navigate life at SFU - SFU News - Nov 12, 2015 - LINK
  • The development of SFU’s official app - Nov 18, 2015 - LINK
  • BCNET Conference 2017 - The Story of SFU's First Official Mobile App - Apr 27, 2017 - LINK Link to the presentation PPT

Back row: James Leong (quality assurance engineer), Arjun Rathee (developer), Kevin Grant (developer)
Second row: Mark McLaughlin (executive director, SFU Ancillary Services), Justin Lum (senior developer), Ricardo Haro Colemenero (quality assurance engineer)
Third row: Ross Kwong (project lead), Kamal Dhiman (financial analyst, SFU Ancillary Services), Tony Dinh (lead developer), Herbert H. Tsang (adjunct professor, SFU's School of Interactive Arts and Technology)
Front row: Justin Wong (associate communications assistant, SFU University Communications), Keith Fong (associate director, SFU IT Services), Doug Corkery (development technologist and capital asset planner, SFU Facility Services)
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