July 17, 2017: Capilano University's first student housing closer to reality

      NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that its first phase of student housing will begin operation in September 2017, in time for the 2017-2018 school year.

      “We are listening to our students: the housing challenge on the North Shore is real and it is urgent,” says Paul Dangerfield, president of Capilano University. “We worked on an ambitious timeline to prepare CapU Residence, offering our students an engaging, safe and convenient living environment.”

      CapU Residence, located off campus at 2420 Dollarton Highway, is made possible through a five-year lease agreement with longtime North Shore developer, Darwin Properties. The residence includes three dormitory buildings and a dining hall that can accommodate approximately 250 students in shared and single accommodations. In addition, CapU Residence offers an all-inclusive meal plan and unlimited Wi-Fi.

      "The cost of university alone is difficult for many students and families to afford. Looking at the cost of housing in Metro Vancouver, affordable opportunities are even more limited, even for the working student.” says Andrew Willis, vice-president, academic, for the Capilano Students’ Union. “In making the first step, Capilano University’s student housing finally makes affordability a reality for hundreds of students.” 

      CapU Residence will help support students’ academic journey and create a supportive environment to enhance the student experience. Students living in residence will have the opportunity to create life-long friendships, connect with the residence community and grow as individuals.

      Applications are now being accepted from students interested in living in residence. For more information, visit capilanou.ca/residence.

      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