Student Life

General Information

Simon Fraser University serves more than 32,000 students. SFU is located on top of Burnaby Mountain, just east of Vancouver, and commands magnificant views of Vancouver and the surrounding lower mainland area. This area of British Columbia is unique in Canada, known for its mild climate, varied recreational opportunities and highly diverse population. SFU is located within metropolitan Vancouver, offering a cosmopolitan flavour and diversity of experiences.

The Spirit of Community

Intellectual and academic freedom, joined with an open and inclusive community, are the foundations of SFU. We are a university where risks can be taken and bold initiatives embraced; where our spirit challenges the impossible.

SFU has consistenly been ranked as one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada according to the Maclean's Magazine University Ranking. Between 2009 and 2012, SFU has been ranked as the very top.

We are seeking to attract outstanding candidates into our graduate program. The School of Computing Science offers a versatile and stimulating program of studies and research in some of the most dynamic areas of computer technology. Our standard of quality is among the most competitive, and we provide an excellent work environment along with a dynamic and research-conducive atmosphere.

Research Strength

Our school covers a broad spectrum of research activities and areas. Graduate students are actively engaged with faculty in research programs. The School's research has gained a reputation of excellence worldwide, with ongoing collaborations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The program also maintains strong research ties with many industries and several government agencies.