February 10, 2016: Julia Denholm new dean of the Sunshine Coast Campus

      NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – Julia Denholm, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Capilano University, is now also the new Dean, Sunshine Coast Campus. 

      Denholm assumed the role December 15, 2015 upon the retirement of Jean Bennett, who served as dean of the campus for 11 years. 

      “I see so much potential on the Sunshine Coast,” says Denholm, who resides there part time. “I’m excited to continue to work with community partners to expand programming that responds to student and community demand.”

      Denholm began her post-secondary career as a sessional lecturer in English at UBC, where she completed her post-secondary degrees. She taught English and Communications at Langara College and served as a long-time member of the Faculty Association executive, English department chair, and ultimately division chair in Humanities. Denholm came to Capilano University as acting dean of Arts & Sciences in January, 2014 and was officially appointed to the position the following July. In May 2015, Denholm completed her PhD in Educational Studies at UBC.
      Denholm divides her time between Vancouver and Sechelt. She is a passionate reader, a member of the Vancouver Sun’s book club panel and a new motorcycle owner (she is learning to ride so she can be first on and first off of the ferry). 

      “Julia has deep roots on the Sunshine Coast and is a terrific representative for the region,” said Capilano University President Kris Bulcroft.

      About Capilano University
      Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea to Sky corridor. The University offers more than 100 programs, including 12 bachelor’s degrees, in areas as diverse as film and animation, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 11,000 students each year, 7,000 in for-credit programs and 4,000 in non-credit courses.

      For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact: 

      Cheryl Rossi
      Senior Communications Advisor
      Capilano University 
      t: 604-983-7596
      c: 778.879.7119
      e: cherylrossi@capilanou.ca