Academic Quadrangle (AQ) is the hub of Burnaby Campus. Most students pass through AQ throughout the day either to go to class, use the study areas, or to connect to many departments and faculties. Some of the facilities in this building are the Art Gallery, Mackenzie Cafe, Renaissance Coffee, Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Saywell Hall connected to AQ.
This multipurpose academic building is located slightly to the east side of the campus. The main level of the AQ, the 3000 level, which is known as the Concourse level, consists of four main corridors and contains the major lecture halls. Smaller classrooms and offices are located on other levels of the AQ. One of SFU's most famous features is the AQ Gardens, which is a large outdoor area in the 4000 level of the AQ.
Departments using AQ: Aboriginal Peoples office, APSA, Art Gallery, Arts & Social Sciences, CUPE, Canadian Studies, Chinese Studies, Food Services, English, Education, Faculty Association, FASS, Geography, Hellenic Studies, History, Human Rights Office, Humanities, Interfaith Centre, Indigenous Student Centre, International Studies, IT Services, Labour Studies, Latin American Studies, Psychology, Political Sciences, Sociology & Anthropology,Student Services, TSSU, West CoastLine, and Women's Studies.