The three campuses of the university are in the Lower Mainland. The SFU Burnaby Mountain Campus has recently expanded its downtown main grounds and has included the SFU Vancouver, a graduate school for business. Its library has around 2 million books, with an art gallery and digitized documents from archival collections also situated inside it. Residences housing is mostly concentrated on the Burnaby campus -- The Towers is a completely-furnished dormitory-style building. Shell House and McTaggart-Cowan are traditional-style dormitories. The Louis Riel House is an apartment-style building. The Townhouse Complex have three level units, while the Hamilton Hall is an autonomous studio-style building. SFU Vancouver has five main grounds: SFU Contemporary Arts (Alexander Street), SFU Contemporary Arts (Woodward’s), Segal Graduate School of Business, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue, and the Harbour Centre. The SFU Campus is the newest campus of the Simon Fraser University.
The university offers students these services: Advising, Residence and Housing, U-Pass, Parking and Security, Co-op Education, Career Services, Study Abroad, Work Study, Orientation, Wellness, Athletics, Health and Counselling, LEAD SFU, Peer Programs, Recreation, Student Development, Free Transit, Student Leaders, First Nations, Interfaith, Ulife, and Volunteering.
Simon Fraser University offers students Co-operative Education. Here, they can learn and improve their skills, get a first-hand experience of working in the real world, apply theoretical learning to practical circumstances, give students an exposure to possible networks, increase the student’s “market value”, and financially compensate for the student’s education.
Students who are into physical activities can join the Summer Camp Programs provided by the university. These programs include: Aquatics, Children & Youth Camps, Children's Swimming Lessons, Dance, First aid & CPR, Fitness, Fitness/Aquafit Certifications, Martial Arts & Fencing, Massage, Lifeguarding Certifications, Rec Sports (Intramurals), Scuba, Tennis, Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates. Another option for them would be to join Sports Clubs in Field Hockey, Badminton, Cheerleading, Cricket, Dodgeball, Golf, Ice Hockey - Men's, Ice Hockey - Women's, Rowing, Kendo, WaterpoloKung Fu, Lacrosse, Rugby, Triathlon, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Tennis, Volleyball, and Ski/Snowboarding.
The most notable alumni of the university include: Ujjal Dosanjh, former Premier, Stephen Day, film composer, singer/songwriter, Sonija Kwok, actress, Minh Le, creator of Half-Life mod Counter-Strike, Margaret Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, Lui Passaglia, former B.C. Lions player, Gordon Campbell, Premier, Glen Clark, former Premier, Francesco Aquilini, owner of the Vancouver Canucks and GM Place, David Usher, singer and songwriter, Daniel Igali, Olympic gold medallist, Curtis Hodgson, professional lacrosse player, Christy Clark, former Cabinet Minister, and Carol Huynh, Olympic gold medallist.
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, is the city immediately east of Vancouver. It is the third-largest city in British Columbia by population, surpassed only by Surrey and Vancouver itself.
The SkyTrain rapid transit system crosses Burnaby from east to west in two places: in the south along the Expo Line and in the middle along the Millennium Line. The SkyTrain has encouraged closer connections to New Westminster, Vancouver, and Surrey.
Major technology firms such as Electronic Arts, Creo, Ballard Power Systems, and TELUS base their operations in Burnaby; heavy industry includes Chevron Corporation and Petro-Canada petroleum refineries on the shores of Burrard Inlet. Other companies such as eBay ha ve significant facilities in Burnaby as well.