Living in Vancouver
Multicultural Metropolis, Rich in Biodiversity, with a Thriving Economy
Leaders who find merit in innovation, economic development and sustainability often strive to live in Vancouver because this city nourishes their values. Vancouver is where you are positively challenged and meaningfully engaged in the community, and where you can nurture your adventurous spirit while evolving personally and professionally.
Vancouver is the meeting place for entrepreneurs, executives, advocates, and business leaders. Companies like Deloitte, Electronic Arts, Lululemon, RBC, and SAP Canada are just a few of the many world-renowned organizations that are top employers in Vancouver. The SFU Beedie School of Business is proud to produce graduates who have been employed by these prestigious companies. The SFU Segal Graduate School has established networks and relationships with industry leaders in the Greater Vancouver area to provide our students with the best opportunity to be gainfully employed at globally recognized and distinguished organizations.
The downtown Vancouver SFU community is privileged to study and work on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations communities.
The Downtown Vancouver Advantage
Live, study and engage in the bustling downtown Vancouver metropolis, a city ranked 3rd Most Livable in the world*. Here you are steps away from your classes, thriving businesses and ample opportunities to network with industry experts, executives, potential mentors and thought leaders. Immerse yourself in a culture that promotes an active and healthy lifestyle with beaches, parks and hiking trails within walking distance or transit-friendly locations.
Restaurants and cafes in the Greater Vancouver Area
Parks in the Greater Vancouver Area
Charles Chang Innovation Centre
The Segal Graduate School offers exclusive access to the Charles Chang Innovation Centre which was uniquely designed for our graduate students. This residence provides the opportunity for our graduate students to be fully immersed in the Vancouver lifestyle as it is conveniently located within walking distance from the campus as well as transportation options, restaurants, grocery stores and shopping centres. The Charles Chang Innovation Centre also creates an environment for our students to broaden their professional network and build community.
You can learn more about the Charles Chang Innovation Centre here.
Life in Vancouver
A city with a temperate climate that is surrounded by mountains, lakes, beaches, oceans and rich in wildlife is a place that offers you the best chance for work-life balance. Whether you want to explore one of the 9 beaches in Vancouver or the oceans and lakes just outside of the city, Vancouver offers you endless breath-taking views and opportunities to participate in aquatic sports and other outdoor activities. If you would prefer to go hiking or camping, you need not look beyond SFU Burnaby Mountain; if you're looking for more of a challenge you can take on the Grouse Grind or Mount Seymour. With Vancouver being one of the warmest cities in Canada, you will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and cultivate a healthy and active lifestyle.