Capilano University receives accreditation renewal from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

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Capilano University is pleased to share that its accreditation as a member of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has been renewed following the University’s fall 2020 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness. The NWCCU recognizes higher education institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and British Columbia for performance, integrity and quality.  

“I sincerely appreciate the affirmation and guidance of the NWCCU and look forward to more collaborative engagement with them in the future,” says Capilano University President Paul Dangerfield.

The Commission commended CapU for its sustained work in:

  • promoting Indigenization and decolonization with a focus on Indigenous student success;
  • respecting the knowledge held by Indigenous elders and the connection to place;
  • maintaining a forward-looking, entrepreneurial spirit and willingness to respond to a changing external environment while keeping students and communities at the center of its operations; and
  • holding transparent, inclusive and integrative planning processes that offer opportunities for comment by appropriate constituencies.

A member since 2012, CapU was the first university in Canada accredited by the NWCCU. Accreditation involves a dedicated commitment to ongoing evaluation and improvement which helps to ensure the University is meeting its goals and fulfilling its promises to current and future students.

Submitted by: Linda Munro, Communications