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10 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at SFU’s Surrey Open House

Join Simon Fraser University on Wednesday, March 2, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for their 50th Anniversary Celebration: Surrey Campus Open House as they celebrate 50 years of community diversity and connection.

With more than more than 60 interactive exhibits and demonstrations, presentations, live entertainment and advising—where do you begin? Here are 10 things you won’t want to miss:

Innovation Row

Place: Room 3290 on Galleria 3

Meet student innovators and learn more about their ventures; Artemis Technolgies, which is developing an unmanned aerial vehicle for precision agriculture; Brewstr, whose team is crafting a homebrewing kit; and ORA Scents, creators of an app-enabled scent diffuser.



Armoured Halo cosplay suit

Place: Room 332 on Galleria 3

Check out the armoured Halo 4 cosplay suit project that SFU software systems students are developing. Their goal is to create the most realistic Halo suit possible.


Into the Forest art installation

Place: Room 2740 on Podium 2

Developed by a team of SFU interactive arts and technology students, Into the Forest is an installation art that addresses the issue of deforestation by creating an immersive interaction through sounds.



Exoskeleton demonstration

Place: Room 3260 on Galleria 3

Learn how a robotic leg developed by SFU mechatronics researchers could help those with mobility issues. The lower-body exoskeleton features joints and links that mimic those of a human body, and syncs with motion.


3D printer demonstration

Place: Room 3260 on Galleria 3

3D printing has taken the world and academia by storm. Watch SFU mechatronics students and researchers demonstrate 3D printing, and learn about its uses and applications.



Experience the impact of chronic pain

Place: Room 2740 on Podium 2

What is it like to deal with chronic pain? Experience it with AS IF, a game developed by SFU interactive arts and technology researchers that help non-patients empathize with chronic pain patients.


TouchCounts app

Place: Room 3270 on Galleria 3 | Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Try TouchCounts, a free iPad app developed by an SFU professor that helps children use their fingers, ears and eyes to learn to count, add and subtract more easily.



Good for Grapes and other live entertainment

Place: Celebration Stage on the WestStone Group Grand Hall (mezzanine)

Acclaimed Surrey folk/alternative band Good for Grapes is back as the Celebration Stage’s headline act. Other performers include Lorita Leung Chinese Dance Company, Heather Jolley Highland Dancers, Vancity Bhangra, SFU legacy song contest winner Caleb Sung, and YouTube music stars Jerrica Santos, Trevor Hoffmann and The Simpson Brothers.


Scavenger hunt

Place: Multiple Locations

Collect stamps and earn prize draw tickets as you explore Open House. Prizes include an Xbox One bundle, a signed Vancouver Canucks jersey, SFU Woodwards show tickets, Central City Shopping Centre gift cards and much more. The prize draw happens at 8 p.m. on the mezzanine.



SFU 50th Anniversary celebration  

Place: Mezzanine | Time: 6:30 p.m.

A celebration of SFU’s 50th Anniversary will take place in the WestStone Group Grand Hall (mezzanine) after SFU President Andrew Petter welcomes the community.

You’ll want to visit SFU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Surrey Campus Open House on March 2, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to experience the full complement of activities.

SFU’s Surrey campus, designed by acclaimed architect Bing Thom, is located at 250–13450 102nd Avenue, off King George Boulevard and adjacent to the Surrey-Central SkyTrain station. Free parking is available on P3 and P4 for the duration of the event.

Are you planning to come? Register today and you could win an awesome prize. Visit SFU’s 50th Anniversary Celebration: Surrey Campus Open House website to learn more.

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