Capilano University introduces University One for Aboriginal Learners

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NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.—Capilano University is pleased to announce the introduction of University One for Aboriginal Learners. This unique eight-month program will be offered for the first time in the 2017–2018 academic year and is designed for students of Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit ancestry intent on pursuing a post-secondary education.

Emphasizing the critical reading, thinking, writing, quantitative and problem-solving skills necessary for post-secondary success, University One emphasizes small classes with individualized support from instructors and tutors. Learning is enhanced by Indigenous content, field trips, storytellers, guest speakers, and connections to the University's Elders-in-Residence. Students complete their University One for Aboriginal Learners certificate with 12 100-level credits applicable towards degree, diploma and other certificate programs at Capilano University.

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

Submitted by: Cheryl Rossi


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