For Residents

As a UniverCity resident, you can take advantage of many services and facilities on Burnaby Mountain. All UniverCity residents are eligible for a Community Card that allows them free or discounted use of many of SFU’s facilities and amenities. Click here to download the application form.

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University High Street

Catering to new residents and the broader university community, University High Street and the Cornerstone Mews offers a variety of shops and services. Please see the list of merchants.

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Garbage and Recycling

Each development is responsible for organizing its own garbage pick up and recycling program.

Return-It – 6518 Hastings Street, Burnaby, BC. Open seven days a week, except holidays, 8am to 4pm. Staffed info line 604-299-9779. www.return-it.ca/locations/metro-vancouver/burnaby

City of Burnaby – Information on recycling and composting options.

For more information visit www.city.burnaby.bc.ca.

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Residents of UniverCity are welcome to use books and other library resources within the SFU Library branches at Burnaby (Bennett Library), Vancouver (Belzberg Library) and Surrey (SFU Surrey Library). UniverCity residents are eligible to receive at no cost external borrower cards by showing their UniverCity Community Card. The Library has over 1,300,000 bound volumes and over 16,000 current serial subscriptions.

For more information call 778-782-4351 or visit www.lib.sfu.ca.

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News about events on Burnaby Mountain, the SFU campus as well as broader issues can be found on the UniverCity blog, The Peak (published weekly on Mondays) and the SFU News (published every second Thursday), and community newspapers Burnaby Now and Burnaby NewsLeader. These publications are free of charge and can be picked up at various locations around campus or viewed online.

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On-street Parking is available in designated spaces throughout the community. Please note the two-hour parking maximum along University Crescent. However, for those requiring additional parking spaces, arrangements can be made by residents through SFU Campus Parking.

For information call 778-782-5534 or visit parking@sfu.ca

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Recreational Services and Athletics

Gym Membership – Residents of UniverCity who would like to use SFU fitness and recreation facilities will receive a 20% discount on the annual membership fee by showing their UniverCity Community Card.

For more information visit www.students.sfu.ca/recreation.

Athletic Events – Residents of UniverCity can attend a variety of varsity sports events. Most sports that take place outdoors can be attended free of charge.

For more information visit www.athletics.sfu.ca.

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Safety and Security

Campus Security – Campus Security offers services to UniverCity residents using campus facilities. These include: visitor parking, safewalk escorts and medical and emergency response within the Burnaby Campus boundary.

For more information call 778-782-3100 or visit www.sfu.ca/security.

Safe Walk – The Safe Walk Program is restricted to the boundaries of Simon Fraser University property and can be requested by calling 778-782-3100 or by using any of the direct dial telephones located at campus Safe Walk Stations.


Burnaby Fire Department
For more information visit www.burnabyfire.com.

For more information visit www.city.burnaby.bc.ca.

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Elementary. University Highlands Elementary School has space for 40 kindergarten and 275 primary school spaces (grades one through seven). The school also provides community space and programs for residents through a partnership with the City of Burnaby. For more information, click here.

Secondary. Children of UniverCity residents who are high school aged will attend Burnaby Mountain Secondary School but are responsible for their own transportation.

For more information call 604-664-8552

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Car Co-op – Through the MODO Car Co-op, residents have access to shared automobiles on an hourly or daily basis (fees apply). MODO members are also eligible for an annual pass at about a 15% discount off monthly transit passes. For more information, visit www.modo.coop.

Transit – Currently four bus routes serve Burnaby Mountain providing frequent and convenient service to locations throughout the Lower Mainland. Please visit www.translink.ca for schedule, route, and fare information.

Walking and Hiking – Burnaby Mountain has an extensive trail system, ranging from easy to challenging hikes. Click here for a map of trails within SFU property and in the Burnaby Mountain Conservation area.

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Community Updates

Community Update – Jan 2014 (1.8MB)Community Update – Jan 2013 (1.7MB)Community Update – Nov 2011 (1.4MB)Community Update – July 2011 (1.6MB)Community Update – May 2011 (1.3MB)
Community Update – July 2010 (1.2MB)
Community Update – March 2010 (1.5MB)Community Update – Jan 2010 (2.8MB)

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Useful Information

2011 Year-End Report2010 Year-End Report (2.9MB)UniverCity Resident Survey – June 2010 (1.6MB)UniverCity Resident Survey – June 2007 (345.4KB)

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Useful UniverCity Contacts

Useful UniverCity Contacts

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