Capilano University was founded by the school boards and residents of North Vancouver, West Vancouver and Howe Sound through referendum in 1968. It is a teaching focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in the current studies, in the on-going education, in the chosen careers, in lifelong pursuit of knowledge and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community. The university has earned an international reputation for quality teaching, programs and services. It strives to instil the knowledge, skills, motivation and attitudes that will enable the students to become independent thinkers and learners, and to contribute effectively in a rapidly changing world.
The University is well known for providing a solid academic foundation and is committed to developing new and innovative programs in response to market demand. It offers a complete range of preparatory courses, arts and sciences courses, business and management studies, creative and applied arts programs, health and human services programs, plus a range of services in support of student learning and success. Credentials awarded include bachelor degrees, associate degrees, post-baccalaureate diplomas, advanced diplomas, certificates and statements of completion. It offers a full range of preparatory courses to assist students in meeting their educational and career goals.
Capilano’s main campus is in North Vancouver, located in a natural environment on the slopes of the North Shore and only a 20 minute drive from downtown Vancouver. The beauty of the campus and the quality of education attract students from around the world.
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