An oral history of TechBC: Surrey Place Mall's forgotten university

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Hendrigan, H. (2018) An oral history of TechBC: Surrey Place Mall's forgotten university. British Columbia History 58 (1), 42-47

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Technical University of British Columbia
Universities--British Columbia--Surrey
Simon Fraser University

This article provides the perspective of seven undergraduate students who attended the Technical University of British Columbia (1999-2002) when it was located within the Surrey Place Mall. They recall why they chose TechBC, what it was like to go to school in Whalley, the university's culture, and the academic program. They describe their experience when the school was under threat after the government changed in 2001, and their feelings when it was absorbed by Simon Fraser University in 2002. These excerpts were curated from the larger oral history collection, the TechBC Memory Project (

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