Capilano University named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for 2021

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News releaseCapilano University named BC Top Employer in 2021 (PDF)

North Vancouver B.C. February 17, 2021 – Capilano University is pleased to announce it is again named as one of BC's Top Employers for a third year. The University is extremely honoured to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in British Columbia.

“In a year where we have all faced uncharted challenges, this recognition is a terrific achievement for us,” says Capilano University President Paul Dangerfield. “It demonstrates our creative steps to promote well-being and a healthy campus community during a pandemic are impactful and meaningful for our employees.”

The BC's Top Employers competition recognizes employers in British Columbia that are leaders in offering exceptional places to work. Employers are evaluated using the same eight criteria as the Canada's Top 100 Employers competition: (1) Physical workplace; (2) Work Atmosphere and Social; (3) Health, Financial and Family Benefits; (4) Vacation and Time Off; (5) Employee Communication; (6) Performance Management; (7) Training and Skills Development; and (8) Community Involvement.

Organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, the BC's Top Employers annual competition recognizes employers with the most forward-thinking human resources practices and progressive workplace policies.

“Being recognized as a top employer, this year in particular with many staff working remotely, speaks strongly to the character of our faculty and employees who continue to make CapU a great work community,” says Dangerfield.

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. Founded in 1968, the University features such highly regarded programs as jazz, film, animation, performing arts, business, paralegal, early childhood care and education, music therapy and design programs. The University offers 93 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 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.

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

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

Submitted by: Linda Munro, Communications