Simon Fraser University
Born in 1965, Simon Fraser University has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey — and deep roots in partner communities throughout the province and around the world. Now boasting three distinctive campuses, 30,000 students, 6,500 faculty and staff, and 130,000 alumni, SFU has matured into one of the world’s leading teaching and research universities. It is consistently ranked among Canada’s top comprehensive universities and named to the Times Higher Education list of 100 world universities under 50, SFU is also the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the world’s largest college sports association.
Simon Fraser University offer a wide variety of program options for students to build their own undergraduate degree - majors, minors, and certificates that can be combined to create a unique experience. Master's and doctoral degrees are available in all eight of the faculties.
Internationalization and international engagement are central to SFU’s Strategic Vision. International engagement activities are deeply embedded in all aspects of student’s university life, particularly in the areas of: Recruitment and retention, Institutional partnerships, International development, Curricula and mobility, Community engagement. Also, Simon Fraser University is Canada’s leading engaged university with a diverse range of inclusive events, services, and community outreach opportunities for students, staff, faculty, alumni, friends and supporters.
SFU is Canada's most community-engaged research university, with three thriving urban campuses. Perched atop Burnaby Mountain, Simon Fraser University's original Arthur Erickson-designed campus now includes more than three dozen academic buildings and is flanked by UniverCity, a flourishing sustainable residential community. Surrey campus is a vibrant community hub located in the heart of one of Canada’s fastest-growing cities. Close to the Surrey Central transit station, the dramatic Bing Thom-designed campus is conveniently situated between Metro Vancouver and communities south of the Fraser River. Described by the Vancouver Sun as the intellectual heart of the city, Simon Fraser University’s Vancouver campus transformed the landscape of urban education in downtown Vancouver. The campus is comprised of multiple facilities clustered in the core of one of the world’s most liveable cities.
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