The Summer School will take place in the PIMS facility at Simon Fraser University. This is located in rooms 8510-8514 of the TASC 2 Building at SFU (Burnaby Campus). This facility includes both a lecture hall for classes as well as a computer lab.
Accepted participants from outside the Vancouver area will be offered on-campus housing in the SFU dormitories free of charge. Meals are not included, but there are many affordable dining options both on-campus and in the neighbouring residential community Univercity.
Getting to SFU
It is not difficult to get to SFU using public transit from the airport, and for those with a manageable amount of luggage we suggest the following Transporation Directions. Keep in mind that the closest transit stop to the residences is the "University Dr at W Campus Rd" stop. Click here for a transit routing from the Airport to the University Dr at W Campus Rd stop. Another possibility for those with a large amount of luggage is to take the skytrain from the Airport to Waterfront and then to get a cab (these are easily available and should cost around $30).
Checking into the Dorms
To check in to your dormitory, you will next go to the Residence and Housing Office (778-782-4201) which is located in the Residence Administration Building, highlighted in the map below. Regular check-in is usually from 3pm-4:30pm, but SFU Guest Accommodations does try to accommodate requests outside that window if you let them know (in particular, they do accommodate late arrivals and try to accommodate early check-ins). See their FAQ for some useful information. You will need proper picture ID for check-in.
All of the program activities will take place at the PIMS site which is located in the TASC2 building. This is indicated on the map below.