Simon Fraser University Ranking Information
The Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a public, complete university which originates it’s name from the explorer Simon Fraser. It is ranked in Macleans Magazine 2009 as Canada’s leading comprehensive university. Webometrics have it as the third best in Canada and as the 57th top university in the world. The Simon Fraser University ranking is joint 13th best in Canada, and 216th in the world. Similarly rated Canadian colleges include Dalhousie University, University of Western Ontario, University of Guelph, and University of Manitoba.
Located in British Columbia, the Simon Fraser University engulfs three campuses, one atop Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby, the original campus, and Vancouver and Surrey, the two satellite campuses.
The Burnaby campus gives a picture-perfect scenario of the Vancouver area elevated at 365 meters. The library of the campus, W. A. C. Bennett Library, was named after Mr. Bennet, the Social Credit Premier of British Columbia, who founded it. It also has a Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, a theatre, and three art galleries.
The Surrey campus is housed in an ultra-modern edifice recognized as one of the best trading centers in the world. This campus opened the first curriculum in interactive arts and technology.
The Simon Fraser University Vancouver campus is distinguished by elaborately-designed structures, a trademark of it’s historical legacy. It offers graduate degrees in business, urban studies and gerontology.
The university was established upon a proposal by Dr. J. Macdonald in 1958 where he endorsed the formation of an academic institution in the lower region of the British Columbia mainland. This was approved and gave way for the creation of the university two months after. The first Chancellor of the Simon Fraser University was Dr. Shrum who suggested the Burnaby mountaintop, a former site of a penitentiary, as the location of the school. On the 9th of September in the year 1965, the university opened initialy welcomming 2,500 students.
The Simon Fraser University has eight faculties, namely, Applied Sciences; Arts & Social Sciences; Business Administration; Communication, Art and Technology; Education; Environment; Health Sciences; and Science. It offers more than 45 graduate courses and more than 100 undergraduate majors and combined chief programs.
A most acclaimed alumni of the university is the late Terry Fox, who went to cross Canada in a Marathon of Hope in the effort of elevating cancer awareness and gather financial aid, after he was diagnosed of bone cancer which caused the amputation of his leg, at the age of 18. The university is committed to carry its academic curriculum to the highest quality and advancement, and uphold excellence in instruction, research and scholarship.
Simon Fraser University Address
The official address of the Simon Fraser University is 8888 University Drive, Burnaby V5A 1S6 Canada.
Simon Fraser University Rankings and Quick Facts
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|University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
305 to 402
|University world Ranking – Newsweek 100 (USA)
|Americas Rank (Jiaotong)
139 to 164
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