The Greater Vancouver Metro Area
Surrounded by water on three sides and nestled alongside the Coast Mountain Range, Vancouver is the largest city in the province of British Columbia with over half a million residents and one of the mildest climates in Canada. Home to spectacular natural scenery and a bustling metropolitan core, Vancouver was Host City to the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. Whether just relaxing in a park or bike riding around the seawall, there is always something to do in Vancouver. Vancouver is the home of The University of British Columbia. Simon Fraser University is based in the neighbouring city of Burnaby. Both are a three hour drive north of Seattle, USA. For more information please visit the City of Vancouver Website and the City of Burnaby Website.
The University of British Columbia
The University of British Columbia (UBC), established in 1908, is one of Canada’s leading research universities and is consistently ranked among the top 40 in the world. The university attracts 54,000 students from across Canada and 140 countries around the world to two major campuses. The largest campus is 30 minutes from the heart of downtown Vancouver, a spectacular location that is a ‘must-see’ for any visitor to the city — where snow-capped mountains meet ocean, and breathtaking vistas greet you around every corner. The campus is home to more than 37,000 undergraduate and 9,000 graduate students.
Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University is located atop Burnaby Mountain in Greater Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, approximately 5 km from the edge of the city of Vancouver. Ranked by respected national surveys as one of Canada’s top three comprehensive universities for almost 20 years, Simon Fraser University is named after a famous explorer and known for its pioneering spirit. Spanning many disciplines in eight faculties, SFU offers more than 100 undergraduate major and joint major programs and more than 45 graduate offerings. Mentored by faculty acclaimed for their research and teaching abilities and coached by dedicated advisers and employers, SFU’s 100,000 graduates enjoy limitless career opportunities.