UPDATE: Temporary shift to more online learning on January 10, 2022

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Dear Capilano University Community,

Over the holiday break, members of the executive and senior leadership have been reviewing and monitoring the current COVID-19 context locally and provincially.

Following up on the University‚Äôs announcement that the 2022 Spring academic term will begin with a delayed start on January 10, 2022, Capilano University will also be adapting the delivery of some of its courses to online instruction.

These temporary measures will be in effect on January 10. Certain cohort programs and all courses that utilize experiential learning spaces will continue in person with appropriate safety measures in place. Examples of such cohorts and courses include (but are not limited to) performance and studio courses, practicums, applied arts and science labs.

Students will be advised by their course instructor by January 6, of any changes to their course delivery, and any questions regarding specific course delivery can be directed to instructors.

Working with CapU administration, the Capilano Faculty Association, MoveUp and the Capilano Students' Union, we will continue to monitor the situation closely and will update the community by January 24, if additional measures are needed.

CapU campuses and learning locations, including student housing, student services and the library, will be open as scheduled on January 4, 2022. Where practical and possible, managers and supervisors are encouraged to be flexible in supporting additional temporary work-from-home arrangements during this time.

In the context of this being a temporary change, we would also like to bring to your attention again to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry's rationale for recommending the continuation of in-person instruction and activities in January 2022.

Our priority remains the health, well-being and safety of the University community. We are satisfied the measures we have in place at this time are appropriate to continue into the Spring Term.

Thank you to all who have continued to provide important services on our campuses and learning locations, and to everyone for your efforts to provide a safe learning environment that supports the mental health and well-being of our students.


Laureen Styles, EdD
VP Academic & Provost

Debbie Carter, MBA, CPA, CGA
VP Finance & Administration

Submitted by: Communications