Message from Cherian Itty, Chair, Capilano University Board of Governors

April 7, 2020

Dear CapU,

On behalf of the Board of Governors, I want to acknowledge your hard work, strength and resilience as the University responds to the challenges created by the global situation of COVID-19. The Board understands how prolonged uncertainty can bring about feelings of stress and anxiety; we hear the concerns from our campus community and are doing our best to balance priorities with a compassionate lens for all who are impacted.

A great many of you have gone above and beyond to make this transition work, even if the circumstances are less than ideal. We are seeing our campus community come together, unified in an effort to support each other with solutions to deliver remote learning and connected working experiences.

In her daily briefing on April 3, 2020, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said this: We have to have a united focus for the next while. We need to toe this line together. We need to keep our firewall strong in our communities across the province, so that we can all be proud, knowing that we have done the right thing, and we are holding the line for our families, and our communities.

CapU is part of this effort and if we keep supporting each other with care, we can come out of this as a stronger, more connected community.

Stay healthy. Be well.

Sincerely,

Cherian Itty
Chair, Board of Governors

About Capilano University's Board of Governors

The Capilano University Board of Governors directs the affairs of the university and sets policies in accordance with the University Act of British Columbia. The Board is responsible for the management, administration and control of property revenue, business and affairs of the University.

The Board of Governors is composed of 15 members: the Chancellor; the President; two faculty members elected by the faculty; eight persons appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council; two of whom are to be appointed from among persons nominated by the alumni association; two students elected from students who are members of an undergraduate student society or a graduate student society; and one person elected by and from the employees of the university who are not faculty members.

No remuneration is paid to any member of the Board of Governors in respect of their service as a governor.

For more information, download the Board Governance Manual (pdf).

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