From academic help and advice to personal support, everything’s in place to help Indigenous students succeed at CapU.

Indigenous Student Services

There are direct services and support for students of First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis ancestry. These include:

  • help with choosing courses and registering at CapU
  • contact with First Nations Band education officers and CapU instructors
  • advising on special programs, and
  • advice and help with personal, health and school-based issues.

This assistance is available to students at our North Vancouver and Sechelt campuses.

Student Success workshops

Every term we hold workshops to help you prepare and cope with university life.  The workshops take place in the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre. We cover tips and strategies on how to:

  • get ready to learn
  • keep focused
  • prepare for exams
  • and much more. 

Information about workshops will be published in our monthly newsletter, which is automatically sent to all students who self-identify as Indigenous. If you have not received the newsletter and would like to, please email indigenous@capilanou.ca.

Writing Centre support at the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre

Take a look at the schedule for Fall 2022 below. 


  • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. (Rae)


  • 2:30 - 4 p.m. (Dara)


  • 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (Bob)
  • 2:30 - 4 p.m. (Andrea)


  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. (Dara)

Learning supports

Faculty from the Math Learning Centre, Writing Centre and Library provide free drop-in math, writing, and library research support for Indigenous students in the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre during the Fall and Spring terms.

Microsoft Teams group

Be sure to join the Indigenous Student Resources group on Microsoft Teams. Here, you can connect with the Indigenous Student Success Facilitator and tutors.

It does not seem to have been used much last year, but hopefully this year we can really take advantage of this resource, and make it a vibrant place where Indigenous students can find help and connect with each other!


Have questions?

Indigenous Student Services

Library Building, room LB196