A Second Home for Vancouver at 89 West Georgia

A study area with views of the Vancouver skyline.

(Photo: Lubna Irshaad)

This fall, the Vancouver Campus opened a second location. On the 11th floor of 89 West Georgia Street, above Rogers Arena — home of the Vancouver Canucks NHL team — students, faculty and staff are settling in to their new digs.

The space, just a seven-minute walk from the original campus at 842 Cambie Street — boasts five classrooms, two computer labs, a writing center, two meeting rooms, offices for 15 faculty and staff members and study and social space for students. It has a capacity of 200 people.

A modern and sunlit classroom.

(Photo: Lubna Irshaad)

The open and bright space has a modern design.

“The new location at 89 West Georgia will add classrooms, computer labs and offices to the FDU Vancouver Campus, increasing our overall space by 50 percent,” says Vancouver Campus Executive Wilfred Zerbe. “This will allow us to increase enrollment to about 1,300 students, and in the meantime, provide more elbow room at our 842 Cambie Street location.”

Some of the classes and labs scheduled in the new space are in the campus’s new master’s degree in applied computer science, which welcomes its first students this semester.

“Together, the two locations will allow us to meet the needs of a campus that was growing steadily before COVID-19, and that will be on a growth trajectory again soon,” says Zerbe.

A reception area in the new Vancouver building.

(Photo: Lubna Irshaad)