Simon Fraser University, Burnaby

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  • When construction started some 50 years ago, these buildings were considered odd-ball and avant-garde. They are NOT unique, as they have a resemblance to the law courts in Vancouver, designed by the s...  more »
  • SFU is built on the top of a mountain, so there are lots of nice views in different directions. The architecture is interesting with many long, horizontal lines, with many dense vertical lines. Probab...  more »
  • SFU has great views, especially at sunset near the totem poles. The university has a number of good hiking trails that are easy walking especially if you want to bring your dog along. I have not done ...  more »
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  • This review is in regard to the graduate admissions process. I found the program and only had a week to submit my materials, so I didn't have time to spare. On the first Monday after I applied I needed to make a change to my online application. I called and was told to send an email to the grad department, and it would get updated immediately. Two days later no change. I repeatedly called the department but could only get voicemail. Eventually I found someone who told me again to send an email but no change. I called repeatedly for two days. Finally, on the following Monday (a day before the deadline) I got through and spoke to someone who said they'd make the change that afternoon. I then received an email from her saying she couldn't remember what change she was supposed to make. I emailed her right away and heard nothing. I emailed again with no response. ON THE DAY of the deadline, I spoke to another woman who told me to email the grad department and that she would cc me in her email to them. Nothing. I did, however, hear back from the grad department that they might be able to make the change but considering it was the day of the deadline there wouldn't be any guarantees. (There is a special circle in hell for people that blame you for their disorganization imho.) It has a happy ending, however. I got the following email, "The academic coordinator has agreed to review your file once your new referee has been swapped in and reference received. I have sent an urgent ticket to the Dean of Graduate Studies requesting for the swap." Update: Two hours since the last email, I received the following message, "Thank you for contacting our office with your requests. Unfortunately, we are unable to delete a referee who has already submitted a reference." This is from someone that I have not spoken with previously. She's finally responding to the several emails I sent last week. 2nd Update: I have been informed by the dean that they can not change my references, but they are adding a fourth.
  • Great place. I always go back to reminisce when I'm in town.
  • WHY DO THIS PLACE EVEN EXIST? Ignore those Latinos saying GOOD VIEWS .... This is not tourist attraction place...... I cannot find any other sentence to describe this place other than RIP OFF and DIRTY LOOP HOLE. Just search ANDREW PETTER biography, you will understand why University is a Joke, and Why it will fail by the end.
  • Really depressing in the winter. But great view from the top of the mountain. Good university overall to go too.
  • Top university. SFU has one of the best library in town. Computers, quiet area, meeting room etc. All I need is in the library, I can even spend the whole day here without leaving it.
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