media release

Advisory: SFU to celebrate Surrey campus expansion with new building opening April 25

April 23, 2019

Braden McMillan, University Communications & Marketing, 778.782.3210,

Simon Fraser University will celebrate its Surrey campus expansion with the opening of its new building in downtown Surrey on Thursday, April 25, from 10:30 am – 12 noon. The event will include representatives from SFU, the federal and provincial governments and community guests.

Prior to the 10:30 a.m. ceremony there will be a piper-led procession of dignitaries from the SFU Surrey campus at Central City to the new building adjacent to the campus, where guests will await their arrival in the building’s 400-seat theatre. An opening ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m.

The opening celebrations will provide a first opportunity to explore the new facility, which will house SFU’s new Sustainable Energy Engineering program launching this fall. 

A building tour for dignitaries and media will following the ceremony. There will be technology demos showcasing SFU innovation and research throughout the building and opportunities to engage with faculty and students. 

WHAT: Celebration of SFU’s Surrey campus expansion/opening of its new building in Surrey.

WHEN: Thursday, April 25, 2019; 10:30 a.m. – 12 noon

WHERE: 10285 University Drive, Surrey, B.C. (there will be limited media parking available onsite; take 102a Ave from University Drive; valet parking available after 9:15 a.m. or see link below for more parking options)

Additional parking and transit options


SFU’s Surrey Expansion

About Simon Fraser University:

As Canada's engaged university, SFU is defined by its dynamic integration of innovative education, cutting-edge research and far-reaching community engagement. SFU was founded more than 50 years ago with a mission to be a different kind of university—to bring an interdisciplinary approach to learning, embrace bold initiatives, and engage with communities near and far. Today, SFU is Canada’s leading comprehensive research university and is ranked one of the top universities in the world. With campuses in British Columbia’s three largest cities – Vancouver, Burnaby and Surrey – SFU has eight faculties, delivers almost 150 programs to over 35,000 students, and boasts more than 155,000 alumni in 143 countries around the world. 

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

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