You belong at CapU.
Find your place in our supportive community of creative thinkers, builders and leaders.
If you’re looking to become a difference-maker, CapU is for you.
As a student here, you'll have opportunities to innovate, lead and turn ideas into plans of action.
In class, you'll gain the soft skills and hands-on abilities you need, with experiential learning built in to each program.
You'll also collaborate with fellow students while receiving guidance from our expert faculty.
Take the first step toward your future at CapU.
Creating sustainable solutions
Juvarya Veltkamp has dedicated her career to developing tools for business. She has worked on major public projects, including the City of Vancouver's green economy strategy.
Today, she helps businesses tackle climate change. Working at the Canada Climate Law Initiative, she helps companies achieve net-zero emissions.
Apply your learning
At CapU, we celebrate the challenges and lessons that come with hands-on learning activities.
Classes are small and a mix of lectures, lively discussions and practical learning. Working with your classmates, you'll discover functional, applied solutions to complex problems. Our programs have local connections, so you'll gain work experience before you graduate.
If you are looking to explore, we have partnerships with more than 20 universities worldwide, with destinations including Australia, China, France, Switzerland, South Korea and more.
Engaging with the community
CapU students Rachel Wong and Haluka Yagi worked together on a research project with Indigenous entrepreneur Chastity Davis-Alphonse.
Chastity teaches a course on Canadian history through the lens of Indigenous women. With in-person events cancelled, she needed a new way to reach people with her curriculum.
Rachel and Haluka built an online platform to make her course available to everyone. They also created a brand blueprint for her consulting business.
Experience student life
There are lots of activities on campus, with fitness classes, volunteer opportunities, student clubs and more.
Get involved, become immersed in our community and make lasting friendships.
Drop by the Student Life Hub to find out about maximizing your time on campus with workshops, events and meetups.
Visit the Capilano Students' Union (CSU), where you can join a club, hang out and relax, or learn more about student activism.
Sports more your thing? Take in a Blues home game or sign up for drop-in soccer, basketball, volleyball or cricket.
CapU campuses are a hub of activity all year. If you're looking for things to do, you won't get bored here.
Building community at CapU
What does success mean to you? Strong grades and a program that leads to a bright future are a start.
Feeling like you're a part of the community when you've come from another part of Canada — or the world — is a vital second step.
Cailey found a sense of solidarity at CapU, connecting with like-minded people who shared her vision.
Grow in a nurturing environment
At CapU, there is a team of people looking out for your personal well-being and academic success.
Faculty and staff at CapU want you to succeed. Our focus is on teaching. Your instructors are here to provide you with knowledge, guidance and clarity.
Need more support? Peer mentors can assist with writing, math and English in the Learning Commons.
We offer academic and personal counselling, financial aid, child care, academic advising, accessibility supports and other services.
CapU's culture of holistic support, mentorship and job-ready training serve as an incubator to help you learn, grow and flourish.
Mentoring for success
Harrison Smith began university intending to become a nurse. He fell in love with biology, inspired by instructors like evolutionary ecologist Tom Flower.
Harrison and Tom wanted to research the health of invertebrates in North Vancouver's Maplewood Flats. The pair worked together on the project proposal, research goals and methodologies.
Later, they secured research funding from CapU, with Tom guiding Harrison's field work.
Explore the city and nature
Our four campuses serve Metro Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast, Sea-to-Sky corridor and Mount Currie.
Our main campus is in North Vancouver, a green community situated between the mountains and the sea. CapU Lonsdale is steps from dining, the arts and outdoor concerts in North Vancouver's Shipyards district.
Love the outdoors? Exceptional hiking, biking, skiing and beaches are minutes from both North Vancouver campuses.
Our kálax-ay campus in Sechelt is walking distance from downtown and offers academic upgrading and select courses.
Located in Mount Currie, the Tśzil Learning Centre, operated by the Líl̓wat Nation, features classes in Ucwalmícwts, culture and history.
Inspiring healthy lifestyles and mindsets
April Newman, owner of Break the Chain Fitness, is helping fellow members of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation live better.
Now in year five of her 10-year plan to get the community healthier, she empowers her clients to look past quick fixes and focus on lifelong wellness.
Get the 2022-23 Capilano University Viewbook
Sign up to receive more information about CapU, including a PDF of the CapU Viewbook.
Get to know CapU
Join us at Explore CapU
Meet faculty and current students, experience mini-lectures, learn about programs, admission and more.Explore CapU Open House
Take a deeper look at the people and stories that make up the CapU community in Capsule.Read Stories