Simon Fraser University

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY (SFU), atop Burnaby Mt, 30 minutes east of downtown VANCOUVER in BURNABY, opened on 9 Sept 1965 just 2 years after W.A.C. BENNETT's SOCIAL CREDIT government decided to build it. It was created under the leadership of the physicist Gordon SHRUM, who became the first chancellor. The design competition was won by Vancouver architects Arthur ERICKSON and Geoff MASSEY for their daring combination of concrete block and open plazas. The university opened just in time for the...

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