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Maclean’s Magazine has released its annual list of Canadian university rankings, and Simon Fraser University has topped the list for 2016 in the comprehensive category.

The post-secondary institution tops the list for a number of reasons, including the development of UniverCity, a model sustainable community on the Burnaby Mountain campus.

The Arthur Erickson-designed concrete buildings also got a nod from the magazine, despite them having “fallen into disrepair,” as well as the gorgeous views from the top of the mountain.

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Extensive co-op offerings, excellent grants programs, and consistently high rankings internationally cinched the deal for SFU’s top ranking.

 

“SFU has become internationally recognized for the quality of its educational programs and research, and we’re committed to building on these strengths as we continue to engage the world,” president Andrew Petter told the magazine.

There are some pretty cool course offerings, too: The Science of Brewing breaks down plant biology, chemistry, fermentation technology, and other elements involved in brewing beer.

In a separate best medical and doctoral universities ranking by Maclean’s, the University of British Columbia ranked third in Canada, behind McGill University and the University of Toronto but ahead of Queen’s University.

Top 15 universities in Canada, according to Maclean’s:

  1. Simon Fraser University – Burnaby, BC
  2. University of Waterloo – Waterloo, Ontario
  3. University of Victoria – Victoria, BC
  4. University of Guelph – Guelph, Ontario
  5. Carleton University – Ottawa, Ontario
  6. University of New Brunswick – Fredericton and St. John, New Brunswick
  7. Memorial University of Newfoundland – St. John’s, Newfoundland
  8. York University – Toronto, Ontario
  9. Wilfred Laurier University – Waterloo, Ontario
  10. Concordia University – Montreal, Quebec
  11. Ryerson University – Toronto, Ontario
  12. Université du Québec à Montréal – Montreal, Quebec
  13. University of Regina – Regina, Saskatchewan
  14. University of Windsor – Windsor, Ontario
  15. Brock University – St. Catherines, Ontario

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Simon Fraser Condos

Altaire by Polygon

Altaire built in 2008/2009 reaches higher then any other condo building in Metro Vancouver offering panoramic views.

Novo I by Intergulf

Novo I built in 2007 known for the amazing sight lines and views from most units and balconies up to 1000 sq ft.

Novo II by Intergulf

Novo II built in 2007 known for the amazing sight lines and views from most units and balconies up to 1000 sq ft.

Aurora by Polygon

Aurora built in 2006 with 103 condos featuring 36 unique floor plans ranging from 715 sq ft to 1500 sq ft.

One University by Millennium

One University built in 2005 is UniverCity's flagship building with luxury homes featuring semi private elevators.

Harmony by Polygon

Harmony built in 2005 was the first condo development at Univercity & as a result offers a unique setting & views.

Serenity Townhomes by Polygon

Serenity is a collection of 2 bedroom townhomes of 1100 sq ft ranging to 4 bedroom 2000+ sq ft townhomes.

The Hub by Liberty Homes

The Hub built in 2009 is set atop Nester's Grocery and steps from High Street giving these homes an urban feel.

Verdant by VanCity Enterprises

Verdant is a two storey town home building built with environmental design and stylish living spaces which complement the modern exterior of these SFU homes.

Origin by Porte Development

Origin is designed by GBL Architect & BYU Interior Designs, developed by Porte Development Corp. and marketed by Red Dot Real Estate.

Nest by Mosaic

Located on UniverCity High Street across from the new University Highlands elementary schools this refreshing building will add further depth to a growing community.

Highland House by Liberty Homes

A 12-storey concrete high-rise development and targeted towards Rental Investors and First-Time Condo Buyers.

Lift by Porte Development

Lift will be a wood frame building comprising of 56 homes. Building technologies, environmental features, and price points should be similar to Origin.

Altitude by Hungerford Group

Altitude will be a 2 tower development comprising of a 12 and 14 story building with a total of 210 strata units.

CentreBlock by Liberty Homes

CentreBlock at UniverCity atop Burnaby Mountain is the latest condo project with sales commencing early 2014. .

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