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Lil'wat Nation Language & Culture Certificate

Credential
Certificate

Duration
5 year(s)

Develop your Ucwalmícwts (Lil’wat) language skills while learning about the history and culture of the Lil’wat Nation. Cá7stum' ti Nqwal'úttenlhkalha!

Help keep the Ucwalmícwts (the Lil'wat language) alive. Suited to current or future teacher of the Lil'wat language, the program offers introductory language courses as well as literature and other electives relevant to Lil'wat language and culture.

The program is taught from a Lil’wat perspective. You'll study at the Ts'zil Learning Centre in Mount Currie and learn from CapU instructors and Lil'wat community members.

Intakes

Important dates

Applications open

Feb 2, 2021 – Feb 15, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Nov 22, 2021

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Dec 20, 2021

Important dates

Applications open

Oct 5, 2021 – Oct 4, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Jul 4, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Aug 22, 2022

Important dates

Applications open

Feb 1, 2022 – Feb 7, 2023

Course Registration & Waitlisting start

Nov 14, 2022

Fee payment deadline

4:00 PM - Dec 19, 2022

NOTE: Important dates may change.

How to Apply

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Currently, the program does not accept online applications. Please contact the Ts̓zil Learning Centre, Mount Currie at TLC@capilanou.ca  to submit your application.

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

For students who have previously attended post-secondary, even though you submitted a digital copy of your transcripts on EducationPlannerBC, you must submit official university or college transcripts for transfer credit.

Please send all official documents to:

Registrar's Office
Birch Building, Room BR230
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, BC
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and the signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing university or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Once you've been accepted into a program, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
  • If you wish to receive transfer credits, please submit official university/college/International Baccalaureate (IB)/Advanced Placements (AP) transcripts either electronically or by mail:

     

    Registrar's Office
    Birch Building, Room BR230
    2055 Purcell Way
    North Vancouver, BC
    V7J 3H5

Admitted Students

Most CapU programs need proof that you:

Currently, the program does not accept online applications. Please contact the School of Access & Academic Preparation at TLC@capilanou.ca to submit your application.

After submitting your application on EducationPlannerBC you will receive an acknowledgement message from us to your personal email.

  • This email will include your Student ID number and your myCapU account and email address.
  • Instructions on how to track your application will also be included.
  • All future messages from us will be sent to your myCapU email.
  • If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.
Funding for International Students

You've already sent digital copies of your transcripts to EducationPlannerBC as part of your CapU application, but we also need physical copies of your official high school, college or university transcripts.

If you're applying to CapU as a new student, you can use your myCapU account to apply for entrance awards.

Please send your official documents to:

Capilano University
Centre for International Experience, Room LB127
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 3H5

Official documents may include:

Students must submit official high school and university or college transcripts for admission.

These documents must be sent directly from that institution to Capilano University. They must include the seal of the institution and signature of the authorizing school representative.

We will accept photocopies of transcripts if certified by the authorizing high school, university, or college officer. Notarized copies are not acceptable.

Students may also submit photocopies of academic documents verified by the issuing authority. These authorities include the Ministry of Education, the high school, university, or college, the apostille* or by the appropriate examination board.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

*Apostille countries refers to an international form of a notary seal as certified by the Hague convention. These would be official notary documents from countries such as Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, etc. and can be accepted in place of original or school-certified documents. The Apostille is prepared by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Justice in these countries.

Please note: Documents issued in a language other than English must also include certified English translations. Documents must be in the original language of the issue and translated into English by a recognized translator, if required.

An academic document is original if issued to the student by the institution following that institution’s policies.

Notarized copies are not acceptable.

If you are accepted into a program, you will receive a letter of offer in your myCapU email inbox.

  • You will need to confirm your acceptance into the program by paying a tuition deposit outlined in your letter of offer.
  • This deposit will go towards your first-semester tuition once you are registered for courses at CapU.

After paying your tuition deposit, you will receive a letter of acceptance in your myCapU inbox. This may be used to apply for, or renew, a study permit.

  • Depending on your citizenship, you may also need to apply for an entry visa.
Permits & Visas

Once you've been accepted into a program and have applied for your study permit, you'll need to start planning your courses.

  • You will be notified of your acceptance through your CapU email and your myCapU account.
  • View our page for admitted international students to learn how to prepare for your first day.
Info for Admitted International Students

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Transfer Students

Find out how you can transfer your credits from another post-secondary institution to CapU.

Applying as a Transfer Student

Returning Students

If you're returning to CapU to complete your program or to apply into a new program, please contact the Registrar's Office.

Contact Registrar's Office

Switching Programs

If you want to change your program of study, you need to submit a new application to CapU.

Re-apply to CapU

Tuition and Fees

Are you applying as a domestic or as an international student?

Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $1,244 $900 $2,144
Year 2 $829 $766 $1,595
Year 3 $829 $766 $1,595
Year 4 $829 $766 $1,595
Total $3,731 $3,198 $6,929
Tuition Fees Total
Year 1 $5,571 $900 $6,471
Year 2 $3,714 $766 $4,480
Year 3 $3,714 $766 $4,480
Year 4 $3,714 $766 $4,480
Total $16,713 $3,198 $19,911

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Entrance Awards

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Term Awards

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Required Courses

First Term

Total credits: 9.00

Required:
ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
FNST 102Lil'wat People and Language I (Ucwalmicw I)3.00 credits
LING 102Introduction to Practical Phonetics3.00 credits

 

Second Term

Total credits: 6.00

 

Third Term

Total credits: 9.00

Required:
FNLG 103The Lil'wat Language II (Ucwalmicwts II)3.00 credits
FNST 103Lil'wat People and Language II (Ucwalmicw II)3.00 credits
Elective - see list below3.00 credits

 

Fourth Term

Total credits: 6.00

Required:
ENGL 107Indigenous Literature and Film3.00 credits
Elective - see list below3.00 credits

 

Electives

Choose from the following list:
AHIS 103First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast3.00 credits
AHIS 106Art of the Americas and Africa: 1492 to Now3.00 credits
ANTH 202Anthropology and the Environment3.00 credits
ANTH 206First Nations of British Columbia3.00 credits
ANTH 208Indigenous Peoples of North America3.00 credits
ANTH 233Archaeology of the Americas3.00 credits
BIOL 104Human Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 105Environmental Biology4.00 credits
ENGL 190Introduction to Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 191Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices3.00 credits
FNLG 104The Lil’wat Language III (Ucwalmícwts III)3.00 credits
FNLG 105The Lil'wat Language IV (Ucwalmícwts IV)3.00 credits
HIST 209History of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada3.00 credits
LING 101Introduction to General Linguistics: Language Use3.00 credits
LING 206First Nations Languages of British Columbia3.00 credits
LING 208Indigenous Languages and Their Speakers3.00 credits
POL 208Aboriginal Politics in Canada3.00 credits
BIOLEthnobiology (in development)3.00 credits

Total program credits: 30.00

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About this program

Lil'wat Nation Language & Culture Certificate-Linguistics
604 894 2300
TLC@capilanou.ca

Ts̓zil Learning Centre, Mount Currie, B.C.

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Library Building, room LB152

604-984-4900
604-984-1798 (fax)
registration@capilanou.ca