Simon Fraser University

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Simon Fraser University
motto Nous sommes prêts
founding 1965
Sponsorship state
place Burnaby , BC Canada Branch Offices: Surrey, Vancouver CanadaCanada 

President and Vice-Chancellor Andrew Petter
Students approx. 24,000
Annual budget C $ 186 million
Networks ACU , AUCC , CARL , IAU , NCAA
Aerial view of the Burnaby campus
Overview of the Burnaby campus

The Simon Fraser University (SFU) is located in the city of Burnaby in the Canadian province of British Columbia . The main campus is on Burnaby Mountain. It was founded in 1965. Tamwood camps are held there every summer, where young people from all over the world can improve their English skills and take part in a wide range of activities. The university has three campuses in Burnaby, Surrey and Vancouver . The university is named after the fur trader and explorer Simon Fraser . The university took first place in MacLeans Magazine's university ranking in 2009 and 2010.

Buildings on the SFU Surrey campus


  • Faculty of Applied Sciences - Applied Sciences.
  • Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences - Arts and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Business Administration - Economics
  • Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology - Communication Sciences and Technology
  • Faculty of Education - Pedagogy
  • Faculty of Environment - Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences - Health Sciences
  • Faculty of Science

Personalities and alumni

  • Francesco Aquilini, owner of the Vancouver Canucks and Rogers Arena
  • Gordon Campbell , former Prime Minister of the Province of British Columbia
  • Calvin Chen, Taiwanese actor, singer and presenter.
  • Glen Clark , politician
  • Stephen Day, musician
  • Brian Brett , Canadian poet and writer
  • Cynthia Flood , writer and lecturer in creative writing
  • Terry Fox , track and field athlete
  • Birutė Galdikas , behavioral scientist , professor of anthropology
  • Jasmin Glaesser , Canadian cyclist
  • Mike Jackel , Canadian-German basketball player
  • Stan Persky , Canadian writer, media commentator, and university lecturer
  • Fred Wah , Canadian poet and writer
  • Paul Watson , environmental activist and founder of Greenpeace and Sea Shepherd

University sports

It was the first Canadian university to join the National Collegiate Athletic Association .

Television productions

The Burnaby campus has already been used as a filming location for various television series such as Stargate and Andromeda .

Web links

Commons : Simon Fraser University  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  2. MacLeans Magazine with 2010 ranking
  3. ^ Monte Steward: NCAA paves way for Simon Fraser to become first international member. In: The Globe and Mail. August 2, 2012, accessed June 16, 2014 .

Coordinates: 49 ° 16 ′ 41.6 ″  N , 122 ° 54 ′ 59.8 ″  W.