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Beyond a traditional education, we offer a rich, inspiring, personal, and well-rounded student experience – all with the added flavour of the West Coast lifestyle.
Supporting your student journey
Beyond the classroom, what are you all about? Co-op and career preparation? Academic passion? Cultural, spiritual, or personal development? We’ll help make it happen.
Career and work
70% of university grads say unplanned events significantly influenced their careers. Things change — and that's OK. Let’s get ready.
Explore your career options by alternating between study terms and well-paid, résumé-boosting work terms.
Multifaith Student Centre
Supporting the spiritual well-being of students, staff, and faculty.
Student Life in French
Do you speak French (beaucoup or juste un petit peu)? Explore our exclusive events, bursaries and awards, mobility programs, job opportunities and more!
Health and Counselling
Promoting a healthy campus community: clinics, counsellors, programs, events, and workshops.
Indigenous student centre
Cultural workshops and events, tutoring, peer mentorship, and volunteer opportunities.
Centre for Accessible Learning
Accessible learning support for students with formally diagnosed disabilities.
Our 3 unique campuses
Founded in 1965, SFU has become Canada's leading comprehensive university with vibrant and unique campuses located in British Columbia's largest municipalities — Burnaby, Surrey, and Vancouver.
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West Coast living
Consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, Vancouver is a culturally diverse metropolitan area of 1.8 million people. With a temperate climate and a lively recreational lifestyle, you could golf and ski on the same day, stroll to the beach, enjoy international cuisine, and experience world-class entertainment. Whistler ski resort is 90 minutes away.