About

SFU's Surrey campus

SFU is Canada's most community-engaged research university, with three thriving urban campuses.

In the place where innovative education, cutting-edge research and community outreach intersect, you'll find Simon Fraser University. Our vision? To be Canada's leading engaged university.

Born in 1965, SFU 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.

Contact SFU

Burnaby campus

8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC 
Canada V5A 1S6

Switchboard: 778.782.3111
Student Services helpdesk: 778.782.6930
Security: 778.782.3100

Surrey campus

250-13450 102nd Avenue, Surrey, BC 
Canada V3T 0A3

Switchboard: 778.782.7400
Student Services helpdesk: 778.782.6930
Security: 778.782.7070

Vancouver campus

515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC 
Canada V6B 5K3

Student Services helpdesk: 778.782.6930
Security: 778.782.5029

History

SFU's Academic Quadrangle

Statistics

See current “fingertip statistics” from Institutional Research and Planning.

Located in Canada on British Columbia's west coast and named for an early explorer, Simon Fraser University opened on September 9, 1965 with 2,500 students.

Noted Canadian architects Arthur Erickson and Geoffrey Massey designed the original Burnaby Mountain campus to foster interdisciplinary contact between students and researchers. That same openness and desire to innovate informs SFU’s current vision: to be Canada's most community-engaged research university.

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.

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.