media release

SFU Surrey Open House

February 08, 2014

Contact: Marianne Meadahl, PAMR, 778.782.9017;


Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus is gearing up for its annual Global Community Open House on Thursday, March 6 from 4:30–8:30 p.m. with a slate of visual and interactive program displays and cultural performances that celebrate the community’s diversity.

“This is a showcase event for the campus, it not only draws prospective students and their families but visitors of all ages who can learn more about the campus and how SFU is engaging with the community,” says Steve Dooley, executive director of the campus.

“We’re a growing campus with strong community ties and research programs that are expanding in a wide range of fields—health, crime and clean energy among them—all reasons for us to celebrate and share these accomplishments.”

Dooley says the annual Open House is a great venue for the campus to also celebrate its wide range of community partnerships.

“In all the work we do with the community, we place a high priority on being partners with multiple stakeholder groups, and work hard to instil those same values in faculty, students and staff who engage with the community,” he says.

The event, which draws more than 3,000 visitors annually, will feature an array of hands-on exhibits in each of SFU’s eight faculties. Visitors can take part in robot battles, experience how music aids pain management, test “wearable” technology, dress in “period” costumes, catch live science experiments and interact with touchable sea creatures, to name just a few offerings.

There will also be information sessions, an array of cultural performances, tours of the award-winning campus, games and food. Details on academic programs, student services and admission will also be available.

SFU Surrey is the first post-secondary choice of students in the Surrey school district, which is now SFU’s number one feeder district.

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Simon Fraser University is consistently ranked among Canada's top comprehensive universities and is one of the top 50 universities in the world under 50 years old. With campuses in Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey, B.C., SFU engages actively with the community in its research and teaching, delivers almost 150 programs to more than 30,000 students, and has more than 125,000 alumni in 130 countries.


Simon Fraser University: Engaging Students. Engaging Research. Engaging Communities.

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