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SFU campus services & health insurance

As an FIC student you have full access to SFU campus services. Here are some of the many supports and facilities available to you!

SFU Recreation

SFU Rec programs and services provide opportunities for physical activity, stress relief, spiritual connectedness, social bonding, and the learning of new skills. Whether you are beginner or advanced, prefer organized or drop-in, or like individual, team, or group activities, SFU Rec has something for you.

The Burnaby campus's Rec facilities are on the west side of campus near the West Mall Complex (WMX) and just before Residence and Housing.

The facilities include:

  • East Gymnasium which can be configured to 3 basketball half courts, 1 basketball full court, 3 volleyball courts, an indoor soccer court or 6 badminton courts

  • Central Gymnasium which can be configured to 2 full sized basketball courts, 3 volleyball courts or 10 badminton courts

  • Outdoor tennis courts, track, and soccer pitches

  • Indoor pool

  • Fitness Centre with a variety of equipment to suit your needs, including 45 cardio machines and a full complement of free weights and weight machines

  • Hiking trails around Burnaby Mountain

For more information visit their website

Guard.Me Health Insurance is a private medical insurance provider, and all incoming students are automatically set up for coverage. Students are provided with coverage for medical issues including hospitalization and emergencies. The policy does not cover eye and dental care.

MSP (Medical Services Plan of British Columbia) is a publicly run medical insurance program. Students must be in BC for 3 months before being eligible to apply. MSP covers medical issues including hospitalization and emergencies. The policy does not cover eye and dental care.

Students will have coverage for their first 16 months in BC. Before their coverage expires, you can choose to use extend your coverage with or choose to use MSP instead.

You can find details about coverage by going to their website. In addition, FIC advisors will cover details of your coverage during Orientation Day and will have medical workshops throughout the semester.

To find out when your coverage will start, please visit this website.

SFU Library & Bookstore

Bennett Library at SFU Burnaby is the largest of SFU's libraries. During the regular academic year they are open:

  • Monday to Thursday 8:00 AM - 11:45 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • During exam times the library is open 24 hours a day.

Did you know that at the Libraries you can borrow gaming systems, such as Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Sony PlayStation, Xbox One, and traditional board games?

SFU Bookstore

The Bookstore is where you purchase your textbooks, SFU clothing and school materials. It is located in the Maggie Benson Centre (across from the Bookstore) and also has online shopping options.

SFU Interfaith Centre

The Interfaith Centre seeks to facilitate living one's faith, to support the spiritual well-being of students, and to increase understanding of and respect for religious beliefs and practices across campus.

The Interfaith Centre is located in AQ 3200, on the east concourse of the AQ building.

Catholic Mass Tuesday and Thursdays at 12:30 pm and Wednesdays at 11:30 am in the Interfaith Centre

Jumma Prayers Friday at 1:30 pm in the Interfaith Centre

Interfaith affiliated clubs include: Catholic Christians Outreach Club, CFC Youth, Chinese Catholic Club for Dialogue and Truth, Ichthus Korean Catholic Club, Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Ismaili Student Association, Muslim Student Association, Shia Muslim Society, The Point Church, and the University Christian Ministries.

For more info, visit their website.