September 19, 2016: New agreements with B.C. colleges ease student transfer to Capilano University for a bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies

      NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Four post-secondary providers have made it easier for college transfer students to complete a bachelor of arts at Capilano University. 

      The University recently signed agreements to enable Douglas, Langara and Okanagan college students to transfer seamlessly into year three of Capilano University’s bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies.

      “With these partnerships, we’re pleased to ease the transfer process for eligible college students to efficiently complete their education at our University,” says Richard Gale, acting president of Capilano University. “We are happy to continue to strengthen our partnerships with these colleges.”

      Applicants who meet the agreed upon requirements will be guaranteed admission to Capilano University with full block transfer, provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in Liberal Studies. All three agreements are in place for the University’s September 2016 intake.

      “We strive to create multiple, seamless pathways for all of our students, whether they choose to pursue degrees at Douglas College or complete their studies at another institution,” says Thor Borgford, vice-president of academic and provost at Douglas College. “Agreements like this help our students optimize their time and investment and expand their options for further education.”

      "Langara facilitates opportunities for our students to attend universities across Canada, including our neighbours within the Lower Mainland," says Dr. Ian Humphreys, provost and vice-president, academic and students, at Langara. "Partnering with Capilano University is a natural fit and creates an exciting pathway for our Interdisciplinary Studies students to complete their degree."

      Capilano University is pursuing agreements with schools beyond Metro Vancouver. Okanagan College is the University’s first partner outside of the Lower Mainland.

      “Okanagan College’s partnership for our ArtsX students in the Associate of Arts degree program is a unique opportunity for students to transition to the third year of Capilano’s bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies,” says Robert Huxtable, dean of Arts and Foundational programs at Okanagan College. “The innovative, creative programming in ArtsX attracts students particularly suited to the self-directed interdisciplinary approach in Capilano’s major.”

      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 11,600 students each year, 8,300 in for-credit programs and 3,300 in non-credit courses. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Lil’wat and Sechelt (shíshálh) Nations. 

      About Douglas College
      Douglas College operates major campuses in New Westminster and Coquitlam and a Training Centre in Surrey. Douglas offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, post-degree and graduate diplomas, general university-transfer courses in the arts, sciences and business, as well as career programs in health care, human services (Child, Family and Community Studies), business and creative arts.

      About Langara College
      Located in Vancouver, Langara College provides University, Career and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded territory the College is located.

      About Okanagan College
      Okanagan College has campuses in Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon and Salmon Arm, as well as education centres throughout the Interior. The College offers an array of programming with more than 120 certificates, diplomas and degrees. Established more than 50 years ago, Okanagan College has since grown to be the largest college in British Columbia outside the Lower Mainland.  

      For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact:

      Cheryl Rossi
      Senior Communications Advisor
      Capilano University
      t: 604.983.7596
      c: 778.879.7119

      Sarah Rossi
      Writer/Media Specialist
      Douglas College
      t: 604.527.5806

      Mark Dawson
      Communications & Marketing Services
      Langara College
      t: 604.323.5702

      Christine Ulmer Manager
      Marketing and Communications
      Okanagan College
      t: 250.862.5616