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Students who come to Cap tend to fall in love with the place. In fact, they're often reluctant to leave. We've heard many reasons why students grow so attached to the university. Here are only a few:
The Capilano University campus is striking in its uncommon beauty. Lush forests and immaculately manicured grounds can put the most stressed mind at ease, providing a welcome respite from the busy academic schedule students must contend with.
There are two types of universities: research institutions and teaching institutions. In a research institution, the professors are engaged primarily in research. In a teaching institution like Cap, the instructors are engaged primarily in teaching. They're people who will take the time to figure out the student's learning style, their needs, and their strengths. Not to mention their name.
We keep our classes small. In fact, none of our classes have more than 35 students. If classes become too large, our instructors’ ability to deliver top-flight instruction is compromised, and they can’t develop the relationships necessary for meaningful learning. For us, that’s just plain unacceptable. We're guessing it probably is for students as well.
Our instructors are crazy in love with what they do, which is very good news for students. Their passionate professorship is wildly infectious, and after only a few weeks in a Capilano University classroom you’ll see how inspired teaching translates into inspired learning. Suddenly the gap between what a student is learning and who they are disappears.
Capilano University gets that when everything is said and done, textbook wisdom and street smarts need to stroll in step. That’s why our faculty are more than instructors. They are guides by your student's side who can help them as they make their initial forays into the work world.With real-world connections forged from years of working in the industry, Capilano University faculty let students not only make the grade, but also let them make their mark.
There is no intellectual snobbery at Cap. We believe excellence in education is for everyone. And by everyone we mean the high school student who knows exactly what he wants to do in life and the high school student who has absolutely no clue what he wants. Whatever the motivation, we’ll help students put their mind to it.
Capilano University knows that if students want to go places in this world, they have to go places in this world. That’s why we have partnerships with educational institutions around the globe. We offer study tours and international exchanges to countries such as France, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Mexico, Japan, and Australia. See Study Abroad for more details.
Mountains that leap out of the ground and fill the sky. Trees that will take your breath away. Mesmerizing ocean views. Kayaking, hiking, camping. Shopping at the local market. How about a trip to the city? Capilano University is only twenty minutes away from downtown Vancouver, after all. What we're trying to say is, at Capilano University, there's plenty for students to do and enjoy when they're not in class or the library.
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
Sunshine Coast | 5627 Inlet Avenue, Sechelt, British Columbia Canada V0N 3A0 Tel: 604.885.9310
Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.