In memoriam: Douglas Jardine, past president of Capilano College

Former Capilano College president, Douglas Jardine, passes away, aged 85

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The Capilano University community is saddened to learn of the passing away of former president Douglas Kennedy Jardine on August 2, 2022 at the age of 85. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Peggy, their three sons, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Jardine leaves an enduring legacy of inspiring others in education. He attended the University of Toronto and later received a PhD in chemical engineering from Mount Royal College. In his earlier career, Jardine was a research engineer and a senior high school instructor before spending several years as an instructor, then director, in the faculty of science at Mount Royal College.

Jardine and his family moved to Vancouver in 1972 where he took on the role of dean of academic studies at Capilano College. He later was acting principal from 1976 to 1977 and president from 1985 to 1995. A leader in academic excellence, Jardine contributed much to the creation of a learning environment where innovation and dedication to student success thrived. In 1995, the Douglas K. Jardine Scholarship was created at Capilano College in recognition of his valued contributions. Since then, 20 students have received a total of over $5,000 from the fund.

Jardine is remembered with fondness by so many of those in the CapU community who had the pleasure to meet him, and our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

Details on the service arrangements and an obituary are available online.

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