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  • Capilano University viewbook 20152016

  • Capilano U is a vibrant and innovative university in a spectacular West Coast city. Just 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Capilanos main campus in North Vancouver is just minutes away from vast wilderness and unspoiled beaches, yet is within easy reach of the trendy shops and eateries of Vancouvers North Shore. Capilano U also has campuses in Squamish and Sechelt, friendly coastal communities with phenomenal outdoor recreation and arts and culture activities. We invite you to take a closer look.

    WelCome to CapilaNo UNiVerSity

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    dive into university LifeDiscover how getting involved at university can enhance your social life and your resum.

    desiGn ninJALearn how Caps new Visual Communication degree turns grads into design superstars.

    top fLiGhtDrones on campus? Find out what Engineering students are doing with these high-tech vehicles.

    tourisM student nurtures her rootsRead the story behind the winning student project in LinkBCs provincial Project Change competition.

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    CAPILANO U: BY THE NUMBERS

    CAMPUS LIFE

    EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

    VANCOUVER: FRESH. ALIVE. INTERNATIONAL.

    INTERNATIONAL ADVENTURES

    TEN WAYS TO EXPLORE CAPILANO U

    CREDENTIALS WE OFFER

    FACULTY OF ARTS & SCIENCES

    FACULTY OF BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

    FACULTY OF GLOBAL & COMMUNITY STUDIES

    FACULTY OF EDUCATION, HEALTH & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

    FACULTY OF FINE & APPLIED ARTS

    ADMISSION REqUIREMENTS & FEES

    TEN STEPS TO BECOMING A STUDENT

  • CApiLAno u is A pLACe where A student

    reALLy hAs the ChAnCe to disCover who

    they Are And whAt they CAn beCoMe And

    whAt they CAn dofor theMseLves, for

    the CoMMunity, for the worLd.

    Capilano u grad, Alumni town hall

  • wherever youre at in life, a Capilano university education is a beginninga staging ground, so to speak. it can spark a new interest, set you on a new path and help you zero in on a career. Most importantly, it can build your confidence and self-awareness and equip you with the skills, experience and mindset to succeed in your career and to contribute in a positive way to society.

    Just ask our more than 66,000 grads. Capilano u alumni are changemakers and creators, entrepreneurs and innovators, caregivers and leaders who are making their mark in their professions and their communities. we cant wait to see how far youll go.

  • Capilano U

    133programs offered

    12bachelor degrees offered

    PROGRAMS

    34 AcReSNorth VaNcouVer campus

    cAMPuSeS

    3 cAMPuSeS North VaNcouVer squamish suNshiNe coast

    STuDeNT OuTcOMeS

    94%alumNi who are satisfied with their capilaNo u educatioN*

    95%alumNi who felt they were well prepared for further studies iN a related field*

    *Source: BC Diploma, Associate Degree and Certificate Student Outcomes Survey, Province of British Columbia.

    96%alumNi who fouNd employmeNt related to their post-secoNdary educatioN withiN 6 moNths of leaViNg capilaNo u*

  • Capilano Uby the numbersCapilano U is a public university that is fully accredited by the Government of British Columbia and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (USA).

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    $1.1 milliontotal Value of scholarships, bursaries aNd awards distributed each year4,529

    studeNts eNrolled iN NoN-credit courses

    760iNterNatioNal studeNts

    459aborigiNal studeNts

    57iNterNatioNal studeNts couNtries of origiN

    7,895studeNts eNrolled iN credit programs

    26.8aVerage age of studeNts

    male studeNts41%

    female studeNts59%

    part time studeNts27%

    full time studeNts73%

    STuDeNT POPuLATION

    26.3aVerage Number of studeNts iN a class

    16Number of NatioNal ccaa titles woN by capilaNo u Varsity teams siNce 1988

    The statistics above are from the 2013-2014 academic year.

  • CampuS lifE

  • The cool, calm foresT in the centre of campus might be your first clue. or perhaps its the first time you explore the campus community garden, Capilano students union lounge or Centre for international experienceall hubs of student life. Maybe its not until later when you sit next to a cello in the cafeteria beside one of our jazz students, or cut through a film set on your way to class, that you realize theres a different vibe at Cap.

    odds are, though, youll pick up on the Cap vibe on day one, during new student orientation when more than 2,000 new students gather for an unforgettable day of activities and performances. its where friendships begin and you become part of the Capilano u community.

    Cap is a vibrant and welcoming place. were looking forward to meeting you!

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  • GeT INVolVeD

    student life is more than lectures and assignments. the friendships you build here will last long after you graduate, so get involved! Meet like-minded students in clubs celebrating unique interests such as anime, hip-hop breaking, chess and psychology. run for student government or join groups like the womens Collective or environmental issues committee.

    Catch a film screening, public lecture or show in Caps theatres. on any given night, you might enjoy an outdoor recreation film festival, see theatre students in a broadway-style musical or hear jazz students play alongside award-winning artists.

    try out for our varsity teams in soccer, basketball and volleyball or sign up for intramural sports, zumba, yoga and personal training through Campus recreation. And dont forget that volunteering is a great way to meet people and build your resum. volunteer in the international Leadership and Mentorship program or at events such as new student orientation or Convocation.

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    a place To meeT

    Capilano university has always been deeply entwined with first nations communities. named after Chief Joe Capilanoan important leader of the squamish nation of the Coast salish peoplethe university sits on traditional squamish, tsleil-waututh and sechelt nation territory. Almost 460 Aboriginal students, representing Aboriginal peoples from across Canada, are pursuing their aspirations at Cap in a variety of programs including the indigenous independent digital filmmaking program and the squamish, Lilwat and sechelt nation Language and Culture programs.

    Caps Kxwusm-yakn student Centre, is a home away from home for many Aboriginal students. pronounced Kay-way-oh-sum-aye-ya-kane, Kxwusm-yakn means a place to meet in the squamish language. its a welcoming place where students can study, share and socialize. the Centre also houses the offices of Caps Aboriginal student advisor and liaison officer. Local elders-in-residence visit regularly to mentor students and pass on their traditions and teachings.

    Kxwusm-yakn is a great place to meet new people and develop friendships, relax from studying, and gather for cultural events and meetings, says business student, Mason ducharme of the Lilwat nations Mt. Currie band. its nice to have somewhere to go where i feel safe and welcomed.

  • ExpEriENTiallEarNiNgCREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN BY DOING IS AT THE HEART OF CAPILANO UNIVERSITYS APPROACH TO TEACHING.

    In the stories that follow, youll learn about Capilano University life and learning from those who have lived it. Our grads are some of the best prepared in the world because theyve learned to think beyond the textbook. Theyve gained practical experience working on projects with real world relevance. Because of this, theyre better able to think on their feet, to make unexpected connections, and to adapt and respond to change. And theyve learned the importance of making a difference at a personal, local and global level. So take a look, and get a fresh perspective on the university experience.

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  • 1dive into university LifeIf you ask Ashley Taylor for advice about university, the first thing shed say is get involved. Now a commodity trader in Switzerland, the BBA grad made the most of her time at Cap, participating in MACS (a marketing student association), the Study Abroad program, fundraising campaigns for the United Way and Ronald McDonald House, and the International Leadership and Mentorship program. I really enjoyed getting involved in the school, says Ashley. It was her experience studying in France that motivated her to become a Centre for International Experience volunteer student mentor, helping international students transition to life in Canada. Meeting locals is harder without a buddy, says Ashley, who mentored two French students. I love to travel and meet people from different cultures. Being a mentor is something that first-year students should do to get involved early. Its a good way to build your network and the event planning experience will help in the future.

    2MAn in Motion Growing up on the North Shore, Kyle Guay excelled at athleticsspecifically, mountain biking, soccer and AAA hockey, so its not surprising that sports are still part of his life. As director of athlete training at Twist Sport Conditioning, he works with high level athletes to improve their performance and introduces training at the high school level for local sports academies. Caps Human Kinetics program was an important stepping stone. My time at Cap U did more for me than just teach me book knowledge and theories. I got the one-on-one teaching I needed not just to excel but also to push me in the right direction. Hi