Nearly 3,000 visitors are expected to visit the Surrey campus to explore more than 60 exhibits and demonstrations including unmanned aerial vehicles, LEGO Mindstorms robots and an armoured cosplay suit from the video game Halo.
Architecturally, the Surrey campus is an award-winning facility and an anchor to the city’s new and developing downtown core.
Here’s just five reasons why you should check out SFU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Surrey Campus Open House.
Learn about B.C.’s first student business incubator
Find out how SFU has helped students prepare to take their ventures from idea to business validation and into the world. Started in 2008 with support from Coast Capital Savings, SFU’s Venture Connection has helped more than 3,000 students and 500 student teams.
Learn about research that solves real-world problems
Check out some cool projects created by SFU researchers that solve real world problems. Learn about their systems that reduce fuel consumption and emissions as well as concussion and spinal injury prevention devices. Students and researchers in SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology have also created virtual games to combat chronic pain as well as the latest in wearable technology.
Find out how to start your degree close to home
With more than 7,500 students attending classes annually at SFU’s Surrey campus, those who live in the South of Fraser region can begin their SFU degrees close to home. The campus also offers complete undergraduate degree programs in mechatronics, software systems, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, marketing, and interactive arts and technology.
Learn about SFU’s interactive and innovative classes
From beer brewing basics to solving crime, courses at SFU’s Surrey campus run the gamut. Besides interactive technology and engineering labs, the campus is also home to North America’s only academically based forensic criminal-intelligence analysis lab, used to teach a course on honing high-level crime investigation skills.
Find out how SFU’s working with the community
SFU is actively engaged with the South of Fraser community and has partnerships with many community stakeholders including the City of Surrey, Surrey Schools, and Fraser Health. The SFU Surrey – TD Community Engagement Centre fosters connections between SFU and the ethnically diverse and growing South Fraser community.
SFU’s Surrey campus is located at 250 – 13450 102nd Avenue by Surrey-Central SkyTrain station (40 minutes from downtown Vancouver). Event attendees can take advantage of free parking on P3 and P4 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Help us spread the word about SFU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Surrey Campus Open House for a chance to win a $250 Central City Shopping Centre gift card, valid at Central City stores including Best Buy, Winners, Shoppers Drug Mart and T&T Supermarket.
To enter to win a $250 Central City Shopping Centre gift card, do at least one of the following:
1. Retweet the following on Twitter (1 entry)
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Contest ends Monday, February 29 at 11:59 p.m. PST. The winner will be drawn at random and must pickup their prize at SFU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Surrey Open House, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
*Gift Card not valid at all stores in Central City