November 7, 2017: Sunshine Coast - Share your education insights with Capilano University

      NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is committed to staying up-to-date and connected to our community’s educational needs. Kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University, is working with Southcott Strategy and undertaking research and consultation to gain valuable insights regarding the current and future educational needs of Sunshine Coast residents. The campus is cultivating conversations around challenges, opportunities and economic and demographic changes that can have an impact on the campus’s future priorities. 

      Kálax-ay is seeking insights directly from community members to help shape this future through PlaceSpeak, a locally focused online communications platform. Members of the community can share their insights through polls, surveys, discussions and noticeboards. 

      To contribute to the conversation, please visit this page to see the topics specific to kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University (note: these input opportunities are only open to residents of the Sunshine Coast). 

      “Capilano University wants to know how we can best serve our community and to do that we need to hear from community members,” says Julia Denholm, dean of kálax-ay the Sunshine Coast campus. “By working together, we can create a brilliant educational future for the residents of our region.” 

      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 99 programs, including bachelor’s degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 10,500 students each year, 8,200 in for-credit programs and 2,300 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 Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.

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

      Cheryl Rossi
      Senior Communications Advisor
      Capilano University
      t: 604.983.7596
      c: 778.879.7119
      e: cherylrossi@capilanou.ca 
      www.capilanou.ca