Simon Fraser University British Columbia, named after explorer Simon Fraser opened in September 1965. In less than 40 years SFU has gained an international reputation for its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as for its innovative interdisciplinary and professional programs.Just over 40 years later SFU has over 25,000 students and 90,000 alumni, and more than 700 tenure-track faculty. The original campus has grown into three vibrant campuses in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey and SFUâ??s reputation has grown into one of innovative teaching, research, and community outreach.SFU has earned an international reputation for innovative teaching, research, athletics, and community outreach.With three distinctive campuses, SFU consistently ranks as one of Canadaâ??s leading comprehensive universities.Academic Programs promotes excellence in research, scholarship and teaching and is committed to attracting and supporting the best students and recruiting and retaining faculty who excel at teaching and research.