Educational Services

CUExpo is a biannual conference that explores the edge of community-college-university partnerships as catalysts for social innovation. Formerly hosted by Carleton University (2015) and University of Victoria (2013), the event will attract 500 delegates from around the globe to Simon Fraser University (Vancouver, Surrey, Burnaby, British Columbia) from May 1–5, 2017.

Quality public education has been a community expectation since the first meeting of the Burnaby School Board in 1906. The legacy of quality education and lifelong learning in Burnaby, which began with the amalgamation of early one-room schoolhouses continues today in 41 elementary schools and 8secondary schools.

Established by the government of British Columbia in 1981, Kwantlen, now Kwantlen Polytechnic University, has four campuses located in the Metro Vancouver region of British Columbia. Kwantlen offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, diplomas, certificates and citations in more than 200 programs. More than 17,500 students annually attend Kwantlen campuses in Surrey, Richmond, Langley and Cloverdale. 

Founded in 1970, Douglas is a post-secondary institution near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We have major campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam and a Training Centre in Surrey.

Douglas offers Bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, post-degree and graduate diplomas, general university-transfer courses in the arts, sciences and business, as well as career programs in health care, human services (Child, Family and Community Studies), business, and creative arts.

Universities in Canada are associated with teaching and research, but they also have a great capacity for service to their communities. Friends of Simon, an award-winning SFU Faculty of Education initiative, brings together an attitude of inquiry, our instructional knowledge, and our students, in order to provide literacy tutoring for school-aged children and youth.

The Surrey School District was formed in 1906. It has the largest student enrolment in British Columbia and is one of the few growing districts in the province. It is governed by a publicly elected board of seven trustees. The district serves the cities of Surrey and White Rock and the rural area of Barnston Island,

A Message from the Library Chair: In today's knowledge and information economy, libraries are more important than ever. The Surrey Libraries are a part of our community, helping people upgrade their skills, assisting immigrants adjust to a new life, and foster excellent reading skills in children, helping them become strong contributors to society, supporting families in so many ways.