Greater Vancouver and Lower Mainland Learning for Life

Vancouver is a major city with a wide range of educational institutions (Map of Important Educational Institutions). Most famous of course are University of British Columbia on the City's west edge and Simon Fraser University atop Burnaby Mountain. There are also a number of technical and community colleges, inlcuding Kitsilano College in North Vancouver , Kwantlen Collegewith various campuses, Douglas College in New Westminster, BC Institute of Technology in Burnaby, Technical University. There is, in other words something for everyone.

University of British Columbia
UBC's Thunderbird Stadium "UBC" has an enrolment of 35,000 students and is located on the University Endowment lands on the western edge of Vancouver 's peninsula, and surrounded by Pacific Spirit Park. UBC is noted for excellent programs in forestry, fine arts, petrochemicals, Asia-Pacific studies, and commerce & business adminitration. UBC owns TRIUF, the world's largest cyclotron used for nuclear physics reesearch. The University also participates in the Bamfield Marine Station on Vancouver island, for marine bilogy research and instruction. For info call (604) 822-2844.

Simon Fraser University
Simon Fraser University Campus "SFU" has 22,000 students on its beautiful, Arthur Erickson designed campus, perched on the top of Burnaby Mountain with views of both the rest of the Lower Mainland and the Burrard Inlet. Simon Fraser has five faculties, applied sciences, arts, business adminstration, education, and science which operate on a three-semester sytem. there is also a satellite campus in downtown Vancouver in harbour Centre. For info call (604) 291-3111. of BC in Surrey.

Technical University of BC
"Tech BC" is Canad's newsest university and is located in Surrey, beside the Central SkyTrain station. Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in Information Technology, Management and Technology, and Interactive Arts. For info call (604) 586-5225.

Here are the community & technical colleges in the Lower Mainland:

BC Institute of Technology

Burnaby
(604) 434-5734

Focus on technology and applied technology programs.

Capilano College

North Vancouver
(604) 986-1911

Wide range of programs.

Douglas College

New Westminster
(604) 527-5400

Wide range of programs.

Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design

Granville Island, Vancouver
(604) 844-3800

Focus on the visual arts in a variety of media.

Justice Institute of BC

New Westminster
(604) 525-5422

programs focused on training for police, fire, ambulance, court and corrections personnel.

Kwantlen College

Surrey, Richmond, Langley
(604) 599-2100

Wide range of programs, with satellite campuses in other communities

Pacific Marine Training Institute

North Vancouver
(604) 985-0622

Satellite of BCIT, with programs focusing on marine biology, ecology, and seafaring trades.

City University

Vancouver
(604) 527-5400

Wide range of programs, with a more personal touch

Trinity Western University

Langley
(604) 527-5400

Wide range of programs, with satellite campuses in other communities


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