SFU’s downtown life began with course offerings and professional programs delivered from a storefront, but in 1989 a new era in BC higher education began when the Harbour Centre campus opened in the historic Spencer building.
The former home of the Spencer Department Store underwent a remarkable conversion into a sophisticated urban educational centre. Floors that once displayed women’s fashions and sporting equipment became multipurpose theatres and classrooms. Computer laboratories replaced perfume counters. Art installations welcomed students and conference goers where jewelry cases once stood.
Since its opening, Harbour Centre has built an outstanding reputation for innovative programs that reach out to professionals working in the downtown core and to diverse urban communities, as well as to younger students who are beginning their post-secondary education. With its expertise in hosting and facilitating dialogue events, Harbour Centre is an ideal venue for any type of meeting.
Harbour Centre offers a remarkable variety of meeting, classroom, reception and laboratory spaces. The building is also the hub of Vancouver’s primary fibre-optic communications trunk, providing Harbour Centre with the highest standard of computer technology and technical support.
In 2007, Simon Fraser University opened the Segal Graduate School of Business building, the third addition to the university's Vancouver campus.
In February 2011, the university's Faculty of Business Administration (also known as SFU Business) was renamed the Beedie School of Business. The Beedie School's graduate programs are held in the Segal building on Granville Street.
The Segal building is the landmark Bank of Montreal former headquarters. The elegant 1916 building was sensitively restored and expanded to 60,000 square feet to accommodate the finest in meeting and classroom facilities.
A remarkable mixture of the old and the new, the university's Segal building offers those requiring space for meetings, seminars, banquets or presentations the latest in design and technology within a comfortable and distinguished setting.
Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
For more than three decades, the school has offered innovative undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate studies in art and culture, dance, film, music, theatre, and visual art. The new location features a cinema, a flexible theatre and two studio theatres, a world art studio, and a gallery.
The site, which includes SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs, as well as various teaching studios, a multimedia centre, and a sound stage, promises to be a magnet for art-lovers from across the city and around the world. Performance spaces are available for booking. We welcome your inquiries regarding opportunities to use space in this exciting new addition to SFU Vancouver.
Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Since the opening of the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue in September 2000, over two thousand events have been hosted in Asia Pacific Hall alone, and the eleven additional rooms are in constant use by members of the business and professional community, government, community groups, and members of the university.
To create a home for dialogue which provides the best possible environment for interaction and full participation by all delegates was the goal of the university when the Dialogue Centre was planned. The Wosk Centre for Dialogue has hosted the heads of state, religious and political leaders, delegations, arbitrations, deliberations, private negotiations on environmental and legal concerns, annual general meetings conferences on a wide range of topics — all of which shared a concern for achieving a high level of communication among delegates.
The Bill Reid Gallery
Location: 639 Hornby Street
In September of 2011, SFU entered a partnership with the Bill Reid Gallery. The Bill Reid Foundation has gifted its entire collection of Northwest Coast art, worth more than $10 million and consisting of 158 works (including 112 masterworks by Bill Reid) to Simon Fraser University.
In return, SFU will contract the Bill Reid Foundation to continue to manage the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, located on Hornby Street in downtown Vancouver.