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Simon Fraser University - SFU

Perched atop Burnaby Mountain Simon Fraser University was designed by world famous architects Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey. It was was opened on September 9, 1965.

SFU is a public university, with more than half of funding coming from taxpayers and the remaining from tuition fees.

Simon Fraser University has three campuses, each located in different parts of Greater Vancouver. SFU's main campus is located in Burnaby, atop Burnaby Mountain. Two satellite campuses are located in Vancouver's Downtown at Harbour Centre, and in Surrey.

The main campus is located atop Burnaby Mountain, at an elevation of 365 metres, overlooking the Burrard inlet to the north. All major departments in the university are housed at the Burnaby campus.

The Burnaby campus is composed of a vast complex of interconnected buildings spanning across 1.7 kilometres of land across Burnaby Mountain, from the eastern end of the campus to the western side, where the UniverCity urban village is located.

SFU enrollment is approximately 25,000 per semester in Spring and Fall with Summer semester seeing approximately 15,000 students attending. SFU annually awards approximately 4500 Bachelor Degrees, nearly 1000 Masters Degrees and around 130 Doctorates.

There are eight faculties at Simon Fraser University:

Faculty of Applied Science

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Beedie School of Business

Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Environment

Faculty of Health Sciences

Faculty of Science

The SFU Burnaby Campus has a single library called the W. A. C. Bennett Library which holds over 2 million published books, and 6000 print subscriptions.

The university enrolls over 5,000 graduate students in a wide range of full-time and part-time academic programs. International students comprise 20% of the graduate student population as a whole and 30-40% in science and technology areas.

SFU also works with other universities and agencies to operate joint research facilities. These include Bamfield Marine Station, a major centre for teaching and research in marine biology and TRIUMF, a powerful cyclotron used in subatomic physics and chemistry research.

SFU has been rated as Canada's best comprehensive university (in 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2008, 2009 and 2010) in the annual rankings of Canadian universities in Maclean’s magazine since 1991.

Simon Fraser University

Burnaby Mountain Campus
8888 University Drive
Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6

Burnaby campus

Simon Fraser University

Vancouver Campus
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, B.C. V6B 5K3

Vancouver campus

Simon Fraser University

Surrey Campus
#250 13450 102nd Avenue
Surrey, B.C. V3T 0A3

Surrey campus

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