Announcing: CapU Lonsdale

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NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce its plans to open a new branch campus in the North Vancouver community of Lower Lonsdale this September.

At the end of August, 2019, Capilano University will take occupancy of the second floor of 125 Victory Ship Way to deliver educational programs and services beginning in the Fall term. The new space will provide students with an exceptional learning and teaching environment that can also be adapted for meetings and community use.

"CapU Lonsdale represents an exceptional opportunity for us to broaden our outreach and community contributions, strengthen local connections and provide a strong selection of our programming in a central location on the North Shore," says Paul Dangerfield, president of Capilano University.

At the heart of The Shipyards redevelopment, surrounded by private residences, community organizations, business services, retail and cultural amenities and just steps away from the waterfront, the location offers the potential of a wide variety of experiential learning opportunities in walking distance of the campus.

Given its proximity to the Lonsdale Quay and SeaBus terminal, CapU Lonsdale is an ideal learning location for both commuting students and residents of the North Shore. Capilano University's Continuing Studies & Executive Education will be relocated to the new branch campus where its evening and weekend courses, programs and custom training opportunities will be more easily accessed from across the Lower Mainland.

All five of Capilano University's faculties (Business & Professional Studies; Fine & Applied Arts; Arts & Sciences; Education, Health & Human Development; and Global & Community Studies) will offer select courses or programs at the branch campus.

By expanding to The Shipyards, Capilano University's main North Shore campus on Purcell Way will have additional capacity for planned new programs and services to extend options and opportunities.

Featuring 15-foot-high ceilings and a 60-foot-long balcony, the innovative design of CapU Lonsdale—by DIALOG—will reflect Capilano University's relationship to the West Coast. Looking out towards the ocean, the space will serve as a reprieve from urban surroundings and brings a sense of adventure, exploration and enlightenment indoors to create a sense of discovery through learning.

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 enrols more than 10,000 students each year and offers 95 programs, including bachelor's degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management. 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:

Victoria Miles
Director, Communications & Marketing
Capilano University
t: 604 984 1794
e: mediarelations@capilanou.ca

Submitted by: Victoria Miles


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