School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

If you're a problem solver and hands-on learner who’s driven by discovery, a STEM education at Capilano University is the right foundation for you.

Why study STEM at CapU?

Do you like to know how things work? Are you intrigued by investigating our world? Our popular science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) offerings lead to further education and successful careers.

Whether you aim to be a creator, researcher, educator or leader, all paths start with skills in the sciences. You’ll learn in a project-focused environment while gaining vital applied skills that are so essential in today’s increasingly complex world.

Hands-on learning

CapU’s STEM courses offer a blend of lectures, labs and fieldwork. Our well-equipped labs provide some of the best hands-on learning experiences in the province. You’ll learn the fundamental theories of science while honing lab techniques such as conducting, observing and analyzing experiments.

Our small class sizes mean you'll have individual attention from instructors. You'll gain confidence in your studies so you can reach your full potential.

STEM courses encourage innovative thinking and keen observation. You’ll develop high-level literacy skills and the ability to read critically and express yourself in writing. 

Careers paths and further education

A STEM education is essential for any career in the fields of science, mathematics, technology or engineering. Some students pursue work in the medical field – as doctors, physiotherapists, nurses and dentists – while others become software developers, engineers, scientists or mathematicians.

CapU’s courses can be credited toward our associate degrees or engineering programs. They’re also transferrable to other institutions.

School of STEM departments

CapU’s STEM departments cover the full spectrum of sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Biology

Biology is the science of life, exploring how organisms develop, function and interact with other living things. Studying biology will prepare you for a career in the life sciences and can be a launchpad for a future in the medical field.

Learn more about CapU's Biology Department.

Chemistry

Whether you dream of investigating a cure for cancer, creating revolutionary materials or improving our natural environment, all paths start with chemistry. Our courses build a bridge to careers in the fields of science and engineering.

Learn more about CapU's Chemistry Department.

Computing & data science

Learning computing skills can be a springboard to an exciting career path. Our courses provide the foundational skills you’ll need to excel in today’s quickly-evolving world. They can also give you a competitive edge in your field.

Learn more about CapU's Computing & Data Science Department.

Engineering

CapU is recognized provincially for producing high-quality engineering transfer students. Our programs integrate chemistry, computing science, mathematics and physics through lectures, tutorials, laboratories and hands-on projects.

Learn more about CapU's Engineering Department.

Mathematics & statistics

Patience, problem solving, critical thinking and discipline – these are among the skills that improve when you learn mathematics. Studying mathematics lays a good foundation for future doctors, lawyers, sociologists, criminologists and more.

Learn more about CapU's Mathematics & Statistics Department.

Physics & astronomy

How do things work? What can we create? Physics is the study of matter, energy, space and time. It’s a pathway to careers in the sciences and engineering.

Learn more about CapU's Physics Department.

School of STEM programs

Our programs offer a foundational education within the sciences and engineering.

If a career in the health field is your goal, consult our Health Career Pathways charts to see which courses are required for your area of further education.

Visit the BC Transfer Guide to learn about transferring CapU credits to other universities.

Associate of Science Degree

The Associate of Science Degree degree provides a broad foundation in a range of sciences.

Associate of Science Degree – Biology

The Associate of Science Degree - Biology focuses on the life sciences.

Engineering Certificate

The Engineering Certificate is a one-year program designed for recent high school graduates with a strong academic background and an innate curiosity about how things work.

Engineering Transition Diploma

The Engineering Transition Diploma is a two-year program designed for mature students and high schools graduates who want to obtain the prerequisites for entry into an engineering program.  

Adele Ruosi
Instructor, Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Physics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3662
Fir Building, room FR496
adeleruosi@capilanou.ca
Alice Pletcher
DDA 1, Emergency Floor Warden Fir, STEM, School of
Biology
Chemistry
Computing and Data Science
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
Physics
School of STEM

604 984 4955 ext. 4955
Fir Building, room FR471
apletche@capilanou.ca
Ann Meitz
Biology, Lab Convenor
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 983 7565 ext. 7565
Fir Building, room FR309a
ameitz@capilanou.ca
Banda Logawa
Engineering, Instructor
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3623
Fir Building, room FR496
bandalogawa@capilanou.ca
Bradley Fessenden
Biology, Lab Supervisor
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3026
Fir Building, room FR309A
bradleyfessenden@capilanou.ca
Bruno Tomberli
Instructor, Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Physics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2444
Fir Building, room FR485
brunotomberli@capilanou.ca
Chi-Fu Wu
Engineering, Instructor
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2450
cwu@capilanou.ca
Dan Fediw
Chemistry Lab Technician, Emergency Floor Warden
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 984 1764 ext. 1764
Fir Building, room FR308a
dfediw@capilanou.ca
Deanna Baxter B.Sc., M.Sc.
Convenor/Instr, Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2449
Fir Building, room FR479
dbaxter@capilanou.ca
Derek Howell B.Sc., PhD
Lab Supervisor, Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Physics
School of STEM

604 983 7571 ext. 7571
Fir Building, room FR302C
derekhowell@capilanou.ca
Elaine Simons Lane
Biology Lab Technician
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2331
Fir Building, room FR305A
elainesimonslane@capilanou.ca
Erfan Rezaie
CMNS, Instr., Physics/Instr.
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Physics
School of Communication
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 7455
Fir Building, room FR302C/FR523
erfanrezaie@capilanou.ca
Eugene Chu
Biology, Instructor
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3492
Fir Building, room FR490
eugenechu@capilanou.ca
Eunice Chin
Biology, Instructor
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3476
Fir Building, room FR480
eunicechin@capilanou.ca
Jo Wang
Computing Science, Instructor
Computing and Data Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2437
Fir Building, room FR531
jwang@capilanou.ca
Joseph Fall
Conv. Comp Sci / Instr. Comp Sci
Computing and Data Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2494
Fir Building, room FR527
jfall@capilanou.ca
Justine Gauthier B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc.
Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2466
Fir Building, room FR482
justinegauthier@capilanou.ca
Kory Stevens
Lab Supervisor, Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Physics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3590
Fir Building, room FR302C
korystevens@capilanou.ca
Lauren Moffatt
Convenor, Physics, Physics/ Instructor
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Physics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3410
Fir Building, room FR483
laurenmoffatt@capilanou.ca
Lily Yen
Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2483
Fir Building, room FR482
lyen@capilanou.ca
Lindsay Smith
Biology Lab Technician
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 7318
Fir Building, room FR305a
lindsaysmith2@capilanou.ca
Lisa Lajeunesse B.Math (Hons), M.Sc.
Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2451
Fir Building, room FR481
llajeune@capilanou.ca
Mahshid Atapour
Instructor, Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2407
Fir Building, room FR495
mahshidatapour@capilanou.ca
Mahta Khosravi
Instructor, Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2468
Fir Building, room FR482
mahtakhosravi@capilanou.ca
Marja de Jong Westman
Biology, Instructor
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3478
Fir Building, room FR484
mdejong@capilanou.ca
Mark Vaughan B.Sc. (Hons), PhD
Chemistry, Instructor
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2506
Fir Building, room FR492
mvaugha2@capilanou.ca
Mark Wlodyka
Engineering, Instructor
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3560
Fir Building, room FR496
markwlodyka@capilanou.ca
Marsha Anderson B.Sc., M.Sc.
Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2441
Fir Building, room FR491
maanders@capilanou.ca
Matt Berry
Chemistry, Lab Supervisor
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 7340
Fir Building, room FR308A
matthewberry@capilanou.ca
Matthew Le Page B.Sc. (Hons), PhD
Chemistry, Lab Supervisor
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 7341
Fir Building, room FR308a
mlepage@capilanou.ca
Michael Kiraly
Biology, Instructor
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2430
Fir Building, room FR493
mkiraly@capilanou.ca
Michelle Gunness
Adult Basic Education, Biology, Instructor, Lab Supervisor
Access & Academic Preparation
Biology
Education
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of - Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2552
Fir Building, room FR309A
mgunness@capilanou.ca
Olga Baryshnikova B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc., PhD
Chemistry, Instructor
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3411
Fir Building, room FR308A
obaryshn@capilanou.ca
Paul McMillan B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Biology, Chair Sch. of STEM, Instructor
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2445
Fir Building, room FR475
pmcmilla@capilanou.ca
Paul Ottaway B.Math (Hons), B.Ed., M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3409
Fir Building, room FR477
paulottaway@capilanou.ca
Rachel Clearwater
Biology, Coordinator / Instructor
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2418
Fir Building, room FR486
rachelclearwater@capilanou.ca
Shiva Gol Tabaghi B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3486
Fir Building, room FR482
shivagoltabaghi@capilanou.ca
Tamara Dakic
Computing Science, Intructor
Computing and Data Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 983 7562 ext. 7562
Fir Building, room FR533
tdakic@capilanou.ca
Thomas Flower
Biology, Instructor
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 3495
Fir Building, room FR494
thomasflower@capilanou.ca
Tony Cusanelli B.Sc., PhD
Chemistry, Convenor, Engineering/Instr.
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2436
Fir Building, room FR489
tcusanel@capilanou.ca
Urmila Jangra
Chem., Chemistry/Physics / Instr, Coord
Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2447
Fir Building, room FR487
udeojang@capilanou.ca
Wendy Dansie
Divisional Supervisor, Emergency Floor Warden Fir, Move Up Executive Councillor/Staff Rep., STEM, School of
Biology
Chemistry
Computing and Data Science
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics
MoveUP Union Office
Physics
School of STEM

604 990 7856 ext. 7856
Fir Building, room FR471a
wdansie@capilanou.ca
Winton Li
Engineering Lab Supervisor
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2511
wintonli@capilanou.ca

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604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
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604 984 4955
Fir Building, room FR471
sciences@capilanou.ca