Simon Fraser University

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Simon Fraser University, commonly referred to as SFU, is a Canadian public research university in British Columbia with its main campus on Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, and satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey. The 1.7 km2 main campus in Burnaby, located 20 km from downtown Vancouver, was established in 1965 and presently has more than 34,000 students and 950 faculty members. The university is adjacent to a new urban village, called UniverCity, also on top of Burnaby Mountain[3]. The downtown campus is located in Harbour Centre, downtown. The university was named after Simon Fraser, a North West Company fur trader and explorer. Undergraduate and graduate programs operate on a year-round tri-semester schedule.[4]

SFU was ranked 1st among Canada’s Comprehensive Universities in 2009 by Macleans Magazine [5], 57th in the world and 3rd in Canada in 2009 by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities[6].


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