Simon Fraser University is a public research university in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, with its main campus atop Burnaby Mountain and satellite campuses in Downtown Vancouver and Surrey. The 1.7 km2 (0.66 sq mi) main campus on Burnaby Mountain, located 20 km (12 mi) from downtown Vancouver, was established in 1965 and comprises more than 30,000 students and approximately 950 faculty members. The university is adjacent to an urban village, UniverCity. At an elevation of 365 metres, SFU’s Burnaby Mountain campus overlook the Burrard inlet to the north, and downtown Vancouver to the west.
Consistently ranked among Canada’s top comprehensive universities and named to the Times Higher Education list of 100 world universities under 50, SFU is also the first Canadian member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the world’s largest college sports association.