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      Advising Centre

      • To contact us, you can:
        Visit us in BR238 on the second floor of the Birch Building at the North Vancouver campus.
        Email: advising@capilanou.ca    Phone: 604.984.4900

        We encourage booked appointments so that all visitors can be met promptly. For quick questions, we now have Quick Answers Advising in BR238 and assisted self-service program planning where you questions can be answered quickly or a future appointment can be made.

      • Course Planning Workshop


        Course Planning Workshops are group advising sessions for all new/ current student who want advice on which courses to select for the upcoming term. Workshops are approximately 60 minutes long. Please contact the Registrar's Office at 604-984-4900 to sign up!

        When and where can I attend these workshops?



        June 25, 2014

        June 26, 2014

        June 28, 2014

        July 3, 2014

        July 4, 2014

        July 11, 2014

        1:00 - 3:00 PM

        10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        1:00 - 3:00 PM 

        10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

        1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

        FIR 213

        FIR 213

        FIR 213

        FIR 213

        FIR 213

        FIR 212

        These sessions will provide important information on:

        • Capilano University's Registration System
        • Program Planning
        • Services available to all students


        Mission Statement

        We focus on student success, offering advice on Capilano University programs and services through a mentoring relationship between student and advisor. We teach students the skills to make informed decisions related to their educational goals and identify opportunities for personal and academic growth. As members of the Registrar's Office, we support students in their pursuit of excellence as they develop their ability to contribute to the greater community through the application of knowledge.

        Advising Office Hours


        Monday 8:30am-4:00pm
        Thursday 8:30am-4:00pm
        Friday 8:30am-4:00pm 

        ​* Please note: The Advising Office will be closing at 3:00pm on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

        Booking Advising Appointments

        We encourage booked appointments (30 minutes) so that students can get the most out of their visit to our office. Booked appointments can be made by calling 604-984-4900. Be prepared to take notes and be on time.

        Quick Answer Advising

        Current students and/or applicants may also visit the reception area of the Advising Centre to speak directly with an Advisor for quick questions.

        Advisor Responsibilities

        You can expect your advisor to:

        • Be accessible to students in-person, by phone or email, and maintain confidentiality
        • Provide accurate and knowledgeable information on Capilano programs
        • Communicate Capilano policies and procedures and explain university terminology
        • Assist with setting and reinforcing realisitc goals
        • Refer students to appropriate services on and off campus
        • Guide students to the tools to be self-reliant
        • Empower students to become self-directed learners and decision-makers

        Student responsibilities: what you are expected to do

        You have responsibilities in the advising partnership in order to be successful:

        • Prepare for each appointment by researching education and career goals. Bring your questions
        • Be aware of university deadlines (application/document deadlines, drop, withdrawal, graduation application), program requirements and academic policies (including probation or required to withdraw status)
        • Clarify educational values and goals and provide advisor with accurate information regarding your interests and abilities
        • Follow up on referrals provided to you by your academic advisor. Ask more questions if you don’t understand or have concerns
        • Accept responsibility for decisions