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Simon Fraser University
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Tuition: $5,217  Students: 354,000
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Burnaby, BC      V5A 1S6
778.782.3111

Simon Fraser University


Simon Fraser University was established in 1965, and was named after Simon Fraser, an explorer and a fur trader. It is a public university with campuses in Burnaby, Vancouver, and Surrey. ... continued below

About Simon Fraser University

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The three campuses of the university are in the Lower Mainland. The SFU Burnaby Mountain Campus has recently expanded its downtown main grounds and has included the SFU Vancouver, a graduate school for business. Its library has around 2 million books, with an art gallery and digitized documents from archival collections also situated inside it. Residences housing is mostly concentrated on the Burnaby campus -- The Towers is a completely-furnished dormitory-style building. Shell House and McTaggart-Cowan are traditional-style dormitories. The Louis Riel House is an apartment-style building. The Townhouse Complex have three level units, while the Hamilton Hall is an autonomous studio-style building. SFU Vancouver has five main grounds: SFU Contemporary Arts (Alexander Street), SFU Contemporary Arts (Woodward’s), Segal Graduate School of Business, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, and the Harbour Centre. The SFU Campus is the newest campus of the Simon Fraser University.

Student Services and Student Life

The university offers students these services: Advising, Residence and Housing, U-Pass, Parking and Security, Co-op Education, Career Services, Study Abroad, Work Study, Orientation, Wellness, Athletics, Health and Counselling, LEAD SFU, Peer Programs, Recreation, Student Development, Free Transit, Student Leaders, First Nations, Interfaith, Ulife, and Volunteering.

Simon Fraser University offers students Co-operative Education. Here, they can learn and improve their skills, get a first-hand experience of working in the real world, apply theoretical learning to practical circumstances, give students an exposure to possible networks, increase the student’s “market value”, and financially compensate for the student’s education.

Students who are into physical activities can join the Summer Camp Programs provided by the university. These programs include: Aquatics, Children & Youth Camps, Children's Swimming Lessons, Dance, First aid & CPR, Fitness, Fitness/Aquafit Certifications, Martial Arts & Fencing, Massage, Lifeguarding Certifications, Rec Sports (Intramurals), Scuba, Tennis, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates. Another option for them would be to join Sports Clubs in Field Hockey, Badminton, Cheerleading, Cricket, Dodgeball, Golf, Ice Hockey - Men's, Ice Hockey - Women's, Rowing, Kendo, WaterpoloKung Fu, Lacrosse, Rugby, Triathlon, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, Volleyball, and Ski/Snowboarding.

Academic Programs

BA or BSc (Major or Honors in Computing Science) Degree

BA or Bsc (Major or Honors in Interactive Arts and Technology) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Art and Culture Studies Major) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Humanities) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major in Women's Studies) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Anthropology) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Archaeology) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Canadian Studies) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Cognitive Science) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Communication) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Criminology) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Economics) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in English) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in French) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Geography) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Health Sciences) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in History) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in International Studies) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Linguistics) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Mathematics) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Philosophy) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Political Science) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Psychology) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Sociology) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honors in Statistics) Degree

Bachelor of Arts (Major or Honours in World Literature) Degree

Bachelor of Business Administration (Major or Honors) Degree

Bachelor of Education (Elementary or Secondary) Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Major) Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film Major) Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music Major) Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Major) Degree

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Visual Art Major) Degree

Bachelor of General Studies Degree

Bachelor of Science (General Science) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Honors in Mathematical Physics) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major in Biological Physics) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Actuarial Science) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Applied Mathematics) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Biological Sciences) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Chemical Physics) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Chemistry) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Earth Sciences) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Environmental Science) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Geographic Information Science) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Health Sciences) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Kinesiology) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Mathematics) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Physical Geography) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Major or Honors in Statistics) Degree

Bachelor of Science (Physics Related - Major/Honors) Degree Programs

BASc Engineering Science Degree

BSc (Major or Honors in Management and Systems Science) Degree

BSc (Major or Honors in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry) Degree

Certificate in Actuarial Mathematics

Certificate in Applied Human Nutrition

Certificate in Chinese Studies

Certificate in Computing Studies

Certificate in Criminology (General and Advanced)

Certificate in Ethnic and Intercultural Relations

Certificate in Family Studies

Certificate in First Nations Language Proficiency

Certificate in French Language Proficiency

Certificate in Health and Fitness Studies

Certificate in Hellenic Studies

Certificate in Liberal Arts

Certificate in Native Studies Research

Certificate in Spanish Language Proficiency

Certificate in Spatial Information Systems

Certificate in Teaching ESL Linguistics

Certificate in Urban Studies

Life Sciences Year Two Program

Pre-Professional Studies in the Faculty of Science

Professional Development Program (PDP)

Science Year One Program

TechOne Program

Famous Alumni

The most notable alumni of the university include: Ujjal Dosanjh, former Premier, Stephen Day, film composer, singer/songwriter, Sonija Kwok, actress, Minh Le, creator of Half-Life mod Counter-Strike, Margaret Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Lui Passaglia, former B.C. Lions player, Gordon Campbell, Premier, Glen Clark, former Premier, Francesco Aquilini, owner of the Vancouver Canucks and GM Place, David Usher, singer and songwriter, Daniel Igali, Olympic gold medallist, Curtis Hodgson, professional lacrosse player, Christy Clark, former Cabinet Minister, and Carol Huynh, Olympic gold medallist.

Burnaby Information

Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is the city immediately east of Vancouver. It is the third-largest city in British Columbia by population, surpassed only by Surrey and Vancouver itself.

The SkyTrain rapid transit system crosses Burnaby from east to west in two places: in the south along the Expo Line and in the middle along the Millennium Line. The SkyTrain has encouraged closer connections to New Westminster, Vancouver, and Surrey.

Major technology firms such as Electronic Arts, Creo, Ballard Power Systems, and TELUS base their operations in Burnaby; heavy industry includes Chevron Corporation and Petro-Canada petroleum refineries on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Other companies such as eBay ha ve significant facilities in Burnaby as well.

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