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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 Bachelor of Science degree, 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.

Bachelor of Science (General) Degree

In CapU's first four-year Bachelor of Science Degree program, you can specialize in biomedical science, computational science or environmental science.

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.  

Amir Amiraslani B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 2205
Fir Building, room FR488
amirhosseinamiraslan@capilanou.ca
Angela Yee
Divisional Supervisor School of STEM
School of STEM
Engineering
Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Biology
Chemistry
Computing and Data Science
Physics

604 983 7599 ext. 7599
Fir Building, room FR471a
ayee@capilanou.ca
Ann Meitz
Lab Convenor, Biology
School of STEM
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 983 7565 ext. 7565
Fir Building, room FR309A
ameitz@capilanou.ca
Banda Logawa
Instructor, Engineering
School of STEM
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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

604 986 1911 ext. 3026
Fir Building, room FR309A
bradleyfessenden@capilanou.ca
Bruno Tomberli B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Convenor, Engineering Programs, Instructor, Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Physics

604 986 1911 ext. 2444
Fir Building, room FR485
brunotomberli@capilanou.ca
Bryan Edgecombe
Lab Technician III
School of STEM
Engineering
Physics

604 986 1911 ext. 3006
Fir Building, room FR302C
bryanedgecombe@capilanou.ca
Chi-Fu Wu
Instructor, Engineering
School of STEM
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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

604 984 1764 ext. 1764
Fir Building, room FR308a
dfediw@capilanou.ca
Danielle Wills
Instructor, Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics

604 986 1911 ext. 2466
Fir Building, room FR482
daniellewills@capilanou.ca
Deanna Baxter B.Sc., M.Sc.
Instructor, Math & Statistics Dept, Coordinator, Math & Statistics Dept
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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
School of STEM
Physics

604 983 7571 ext. 7571
Fir Building, room FR302C
derekhowell@capilanou.ca
Diana Castaneda Santos
Instructor
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics

604 986 1911 ext. 2130
Fir Building, room FR481
dianacastanedasantos@capilanou.ca
Edward Pokrishevsky
Instructor, Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Biology

604 986 1911 ext. 3662
edwardpokrishevsky@capilanou.ca
Elaine Simons Lane
Biology Lab Technician
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Biology

604 986 1911 ext. 2331
Fir Building, room FR305A
elainesimonslane@capilanou.ca
Eugene Chu B.Sc. (Hons), PhD
Coordinator/ Instructor, Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Biology

604 986 1911 ext. 3492
Fir Building, room FR486
eugenechu@capilanou.ca
Eunice Chin
Instructor, Biology
School of STEM
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Biology

604 986 1911 ext. 3476
Fir Building, room FR480
eunicechin@capilanou.ca
Graham Cook BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Acting Dean
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of Humanities
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2238
Fir Building, room FR413
gcook@capilanou.ca
Jo Wang
Inst. Computing & Data Science
School of STEM
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Computing and Data Science

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

604 986 1911 ext. 2494
Fir Building, room FR527
jfall@capilanou.ca
Kory Stevens
Lab Supervisor, Instr. Physics
School of STEM
Physics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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

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

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

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

604 986 1911 ext. 2451
Fir Building, room FR482
llajeune@capilanou.ca
Mahshid Atapour M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Mathematics and Statistics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics

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

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

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

604 986 1911 ext. 2506
Fir Building, room fr475
mvaugha2@capilanou.ca
Mark Wlodyka
Convenor Engineering/Inst, Engineering
School of STEM
Engineering
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

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

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

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

604 986 1911 ext. 7341
Fir Building, room FR308A
mlepage@capilanou.ca
Michael Kiraly
Instructor, Biology
School of STEM
Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 2430
Fir Building, room FR493
mkiraly@capilanou.ca
Michelle Gunness
Instructor, Adult Basic Education, Lab Supervisor
School of STEM
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

604 986 1911 ext. 2552
Birch Building, room BR370
mgunness@capilanou.ca
Notice Ringa
Instructor
School of STEM
Mathematics & Statistics

604 984 4955 ext. 4955
Fir Building, room FR471
noticeringa@capilanou.ca
Olga Baryshnikova B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Chemistry
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Chemistry

604 986 1911 ext. 3411
Fir Building, room FR523
obaryshn@capilanou.ca
Paul McMillan B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Biology
School of STEM
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Biology

604 986 1911 ext. 2445
Fir Building, room fr492
pmcmilla@capilanou.ca
Paul Ottaway B.Math (Hons), B.Ed., M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Math.& Statistics
School of STEM
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics & Statistics

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

604 986 1911 ext. 2418
Fir Building, room FR309A
rachelclearwater@capilanou.ca
Sabrina Cornish
Biology Instructor & Lab Supervisor, Instructor & Lab Supervisor
School of STEM
Biology

604 984 4955 ext. 4955
Fir Building, room FR309A
sabrinacornish@capilanou.ca
Talia Laberge
DDA1
School of STEM

604 984 4955 ext. 4955
talialaberge@capilanou.ca
Tamara Dakic B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD
Inst., Computing & Data Science
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Computing and Data Science

604 983 7562 ext. 7562
Fir Building, room FR533
tdakic@capilanou.ca
Thomas Flower B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., PhD
Instructor, Biology
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
School of STEM
Biology

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

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

604 986 1911 ext. 2447
Fir Building, room FR487
udeojang@capilanou.ca
Winton Li
Engineering Lab Supervisor
School of STEM
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Engineering

604 986 1911 ext. 2511
Fir Building, room FR215
wintonli@capilanou.ca

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About this program

School of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)
604 984 4955
Fir Building, room FR471
sciences@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

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