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Media Advisory: Grand opening of SFU’s new innovation space in Surrey

January 13, 2023

Simon Fraser University will officially open the SFU Innovation Plaza, the newly renovated space at SFU’s Surrey campus on Monday, January 16 at 10:00 A.M.

The renovation is funded by PacifiCan, the Government of Canada's economic development agency dedicated to British Columbia, and SFU. The new offices are also funded through the Province of B.C. through the Quantum Algorithms Institute, which shares the space with the new B.C. Centre for Agritech Innovation, SFU’s Coast Capital Venture Connection and an office of the National Research Council Industrial Research Assistance Program. 
The event will be attended by federal, provincial and local government representatives, partners from academia and industry, and community and business leaders, including:

  • SFU President and Vice-chancellor, Joy Johnson 
  • Member of Parliament for Cloverdale – Langley City, John Aldag 
  • B.C. Minister of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation, Brenda Bailey 
  • B.C. Minister of Forests, Bruce Ralston 
  • B.C. Minister of Agriculture and Food, Pam Alexis

A brief program will be followed by an official opening ceremony, networking and tour of the space.

The SFU Innovation Plaza is located at 13450-102nd Avenue, Unit #175 (accessible from the northeast side of Central City Mall). Stairs and an elevator are available to provide access to the second-floor space. 
See directions and parking and transit details. 


What: Grand opening of the new SFU Innovation Plaza
When: Monday, January 16 at 10 a.m.
Where: SFU’s Surrey Campus (northeast side of Central City Mall) at 13450-102nd Avenue, Surrey B.C., Unit #175.



BRADEN MCMILLAN, SFU Communications & Marketing 
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