Last year I came in to Vancouver to attend a professional event taking place during the summer. I made a very late decision to come, and so the hotels were running insane rates with very low availability. To my relief, a former-classmate friend who is now working at Simon Fraser invited me to come stay with him and his family, and so I got to see the campus and his working environment. It was summer break, so a bit hard to draw any conclusions, but it’s definitely distant from Vancouver, quite compact, and very quiet. I didn’t get to spend too much there, but it seemed like a pleasant work environment. More importantly, I got to spend some quality time with the friend and his charming family, very Indian style, with an opportunity to catch up after years out of touch. That’s always fun.
Here’s a bit of my little tour around campus…
Glad I got to see a bit of the Vancouver academic environment. 🙂