October 16, 2007: Golden opportunity for Capilano students

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      Tuesday, October 16, 2007
      Contact: Brett McGillivray at 604.986.1911, local 2465

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)--Capilano students and faculty have a unique opportunity to work and study Down Under.

      A degree completion program agreement has been formed with Griffith University, which has campuses in Brisbane and on Australia’s Gold Coast. This program will transfer a Capilano Associate of Arts degree (60 credits), allowing Capilano students to complete their Bachelors of Arts in one additional year. A student completing an Associate of Science degree may complete a B.Sc. in less than two years.

      “We’re the only college in the Lower Mainland that has this relationship with Griffith,” said Dr. Penny Le Couteur, dean of Arts and Sciences at Capilano. “Students studying in Australia can also work up to 20 hours a week while enjoying the Australian lifestyle in a safe environment with no language barrier.”

      Students pay international student fees, but the trade-off is one year less at university and an international experience. This degree completion program has two full scholarships available (applications must be submitted by October 31), and also qualifies for student loans.

      Griffith is a large university with 34,000 students, 7,000 of which are international students. Capilano’s relationship with the university may have considerable benefits for faculty members wanting to complete a PhD degree with few, if any, residency requirements. There are two full scholarships available for the PhD program. Applications must also be submitted by October 31.

      For more information, contact Capilano Geography instructor, Brett McGillivray, at bmcgilli@capilanou.ca, or at 604.986.1911, local 2465.

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