Since starting as president and vice-chancellor in 2016, Paul has presided over some of the most exciting times in the history of Capilano University.

Paul Dangerfield speaking at Convocation
“I enjoy working with students. I have always been impressed by their enthusiasm and determination to solve the problems of the world.”
– Paul Dangerfield, President & Vice Chancellor

In his role, Dangerfield is leading Capilano University forward in pursuing its vision and mission as a regional university that promotes student success, career preparation and life readiness for graduates to contribute as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing world.

A bit about Paul

  • Before becoming the President at CapU, he was the Vancouver campus dean of the New York Institute of Technology.
  • He was the dean of CapU School of Business & Professional Studies from 2006-09. 
  • Before joining CapU, he was vice president of Education, Research and International at BCIT.
  • Starting in 1985, he spent two decades with the Canadian Forces, working in increasingly senior roles, including chief of staff, commanding officer and vice president of human resources.
  • He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree from Carleton University and a Master of Business Administration (Leadership specialization) from Royal Roads University.

Paul has also served on various boards, including the current board chair of British Columbia Association of Institutions and Universities, board member of Post-Secondary Employers' Association, board member of BC Council for International Education.

Dangerfield is also a volunteer community leader with the United Way of the Lower Mainland Campaign Cabinet, an executive committee member with the Business Council of British Columbia and a board member with Economic Partnership North Vancouver.

President's Letter

Portrait of Paul Dangerfield

President's Letter

Check out this bimonthly newsletter from Paul containing the latest President's Office updates.

President's Letter

Campaigns & Initiatives

Capilano University hosts the grand opening of the CapU Lonsdale campus on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

Community Involvement

Learn more about Paul's involvement with several community organizations on the North Shore.

Community Involvement
We Believe Breakfast with donors, students, and staff

We Believe

The We Believe Breakfast was started in 2019 to launch the Paul & Catherine Dangerfield Women’s Bursary.

Paul Dangerfield at United Way event

United Way Campaign

Learn more about the United Way Campaign put on yearly at CapU.

United Way Campaign

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President's Office

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