Capilano University and Langara College announce new memorandum of understanding 

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Capilano University VP Academic & Provost Laureen Styles and Langara College Provost Margaret Heldman sign a memorandum of understanding at Capilano University.

News release: CapU and Langara sign memorandum of understanding (PDF)

North Vancouver, B.C. February 3, 2023—Capilano University (CapU) and Langara College (Langara) are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance and guide collaborative activities, and increase opportunities for students and faculty. 

Langara and CapU aim to create more opportunities for students to access programs across both institutions, increase access to research activity and funding in areas of mutual interest, cultivate life-enhancing learning opportunities for students, and build greater awareness of the opportunities for students within the two institutions in an inclusive manner. 

Langara College President Paula Burns and Capilano University President Paul Dangerfield

“While Capilano University and Langara College have collaborated in the past, this agreement elevates the relationship with an aim to create more mutual benefits for students and faculty across both institutions,” said Laureen Styles, EdD, vice-president academic & provost at Capilano University.  

"Working closely with Capilano University, as we have done for several years, provides exciting opportunities for students from both communities,” added Margaret Heldman, provost, Langara College. “We look forward to exploring and expanding on this collaboration in the years ahead.”

The MOU, signed today at CapU in North Vancouver, is a five-year agreement with the opportunity to extend the term into the future. 

About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, with additional programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. With industry-leading instructors, small classes and over 100 programs across five distinctive faculties, CapU is a unique place where students are encouraged to make their mark, in and out of the classroom. Capilano University is named after Sa7plek (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.

About snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College   
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 23,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as snəw̓eyəɬ leləm 'house of teachings', a name given to it by Musqueam, on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located.  

For more information, or to schedule interviews, please contact: 

Linda Munro 
Capilano University
t: 604 220 8937
e: lindamunro@capilanou.ca

Mark Dawson 
Langara College
t: 604 323 5702 
e: mdawson@langara.ca 


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