Elected Member - Board of Governors

Hassan Merali is a third year student in the Liberal Studies program at Capilano University, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree. This is his first term on the University's Board of Governors, and his first on the Board of Directors at the Capilano Students' Union (CSU).

Merali grew up in Deep Cove, graduating from École Dorothy Lynas Elementary School and Seycove Seconday School. He has spent most of his life in North Vancouver and feels a special attachment to the people, landscapes and institutions of the North Shore. Merali is passionate about preserving the natural environment, lifelong learning, civic engagement, the arts, social justice and education.

Merali's connections to Capilano University go back to his preschool days at Capilano College Day Care, extending through the Blues Summer Basketball Camps he attended to his time now as an undergraduate student. These experiences have led him to recognize the important roles played by non-faculty and non-student members of the CapU community in making the campus such a vibrant educational setting. Merali is committed to helping Capilano University continue to develop and evolve so students who attend the University can do the same.