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Ground Breakers

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In 1975, SFU was the first university to establish a campus in downtown Vancouver. In 2002, SFU extended its academic reach in the opposite geographic direction, opening a third campus in the city of Surrey in British Columbia's Fraser Valley.

The Surrey campus was launched in September, after SFU picked up responsibility for the students, facilities and assets of the former Technical University of British Columbia. The university has committed to continue the former TechBC programs in interactive arts and information technology for the next several years while a long-term planning committee studies the future of the satellite campus.

There are currently 545 students studying toward degrees in Information Technology and Interactive Arts at SFU Surrey, and student enrolment is projected to rise to 800 by the fall of 2004. Besides the undergraduate and graduate programs, SFU plans to offer continuing studies courses and other community outreach initiatives through the new campus, as well as opportunities for research and distance education. Research at SFU Surrey deals with information networking and multimedia, technology-mediated learning, computer-based games, e-business, and knowledge management.

With the opening of the SkyTrain Millennium Line in the fall of 2002, all three SFU campuses — Harbour Centre, Burnaby Mountain, and SFU Surrey — are now conveniently accessible by rapid transit.

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