The 2 main Universities are UBC
& SFU. Both offer a large range of undergraduate and post
graduate degree programs. UBC is the largest of the 2. Which
university you pick, depends largely on your field of interest.
Both universities have residential housing available on campus.
Trinity is a Christian institution specializing mainly in
theology but also offering courses and degree programs in some
other subjects. There are various colleges, some of which will
give you the first couple of years towards your degree and can be
cheaper than the 2 major institutions. The largest technical
college is BCIT where you can obtain training in some of the more
practical career oriented subjects. Their programs generally run
for 2 years. My girlfriend teaches Environmental Chemistry there,