About CapU

Get to know us, find the best ways to connect with us, get information about starting a career at the University and learn more about our senior leadership team.

Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation of the Coast Salish Peoples. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the LíỈwat, xʷməθkʷəỷəm (Musqueam), shíshálh (Sechelt), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and SəỈílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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Our locations

Discover our locations in North Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and Mount Currie.

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Upcoming events

Get more information about events happening remotely via Zoom and Microsoft Teams, as well as limited on-campus activities.

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Latest news

Stay current with COVID-19 updates, major university announcements and program developments in News.

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By the numbers


stunning locations in North Vancouver, on the Sunshine Coast and in Mount Currie


students enrolled in for-credit programs


international students from 86 countries


students in an average class

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President’s Office

Paul Dangerfield is the third president of Capilano University, assuming the role in 2016. Learn more about Paul below.

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CapU graduates are members of the Capilano University Alumni Association (CUAA), a community of 70,000 alumni.

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Come work with us at CapU. We are proud to be recognized as one of B.C.’s top employers in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

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Give to CapU

Donating to the Capilano University Foundation helps ensure students don’t have to go without to get an education.


Take a deeper look at the people and stories that make up the CapU community in Capsule.

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Media Releases

Stay up to date on the latest official CapU news and announcements from our Communications department.

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Contact us

If you have a general question about CapU, these are the best ways to get in touch the campus community.

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Paul Dangerfield in front of the Birch Building
"However you choose to connect with us, may your experience of Capilano University inspire you in the pursuits of lifelong learning and contributing to your community."
Paul Dangerfield, President and Vice-Chancellor
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The exterior of the Sunshine Coast Campus, which has been a fixture on the Coast for more than 40 years.
Exterior of CapU Lonsdale campus
The entrance to CapU Lonsdale, which started taking its first students in the fall of 2019.