President's Office

Paul Dangerfield (he/him) assumed the role of Capilano University's third president and vice-chancellor on October 1, 2016.

CapU celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018, a year-long commemoration of the University's past, present and future.

The following year, we opened our newest location, CapU Lonsdale, a new learning hub located in the heart of North Vancouver's Shipyards District.

The University has also added vital new programs, including bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Science, with two more STEM degrees on the way, in Environment and Society and Clean Technology.

CapU continues to thrive under Paul's leadership, with construction well underway on the Centre for Childhood Studies and the University's first on-campus student housing.

Undeterred by the global pandemic, CapU continues to grow and accumulate partnerships with essential people, groups and institutions on the North Shore and beyond.

Looking to the future, the priorities for CapU are simple: a commitment to Truth and Reconciliation, innovation, collaboration, transparency and, most importantly, the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff.

Academically, we focus on the importance of imagination, community and a distinct university experience.

Paul Dangerfield portrait

Meet Paul

Paul Dangerfield is Capilano University's third president and has been in his role since 2016.

Get to Know Paul

CapU by the Numbers


total students enrolled

Source: CapU Fact Sheet 2022-23 (pdf)


students per class


International students


Indigenous students

Key Projects

Post it notes from Envisioning 2030 event

Strategic Initiatives

Learn about Envisioning 2030, Illuminating 2030 and more.

Reports & Initiatives
Exterior of the Arbutus Building

Executive Leadership

Meet Capilano University's senior leadership team.

Executive Leadership

Related Resources

Our Values

Learn more about the things CapU holds dear.

Our Values

Our History

It's been a wild ride since 1968. Find out about our journey.

Our History


CapU's administration, board of governors and senate.


CapU News

Find out the latest news and updates about CapU.

Student and Alumni Services grand opening October 3 2022
Student and Alumni Services grand opening October 3 2022.
Birch Building lights lit in pink to commemorate Pink Shirt Day March 20-24, 2023
Birch Building lights lit in pink to commemorate Pink Shirt Day March 20-24, 2023.

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President's Office

604 986 1911, ext. 2159
Arbutus Building, room AR120