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Are you missing academic skills or prerequisites for university study? Prepare now through programs offered by the School of Access & Academic Preparation.

Academic upgrading

Are you missing a grade 11 or 12 course as a prerequisite for your university program?  You can take Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses to satisfy your missing prerequisites, improve your GPA, and if required, complete your Grade 12 graduation requirements.

Are you ready for first-year university, but need an extra boost? Our College and University Preparation (CUP) program offers the support you need to make a successful start.

Find out more about both ABE and CUP at Academic Upgrading

Is English your second language? 

The English for Academic Purposes (ESL) department has courses to help you improve the English language skills you’ll need to succeed at university.

Accessible programs

If you're a student living with a learning disability or a social, physical or mental health challenge we have specialized courses to help you transition from high school to post-secondary education or meaningful employment.

 

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out Learning Support – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. 

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Alison Hale BA, MA
Access Work Experience, Coordinator/Instructor
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 2564
Birch Building, room BR356
ahale@capilanou.ca
Amanda Walker
Coordinator/Instructor, Ts'zil Learning
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Mt. Currie - see Ts'zil Learning Centre

amandawalker@capilanou.ca
Ana Fortes da Silva
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3174
Birch Building, room BR352
anamariafortesdasilv@capilanou.ca
Andrea Dunne
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach Facul
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3118
Birch Building, room BR352
andreadunne@capilanou.ca
Andrej Vlacil
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3041
Birch Building, room BR363
andrejvlacil@capilanou.ca
Andrew French
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3041
Birch Building, room BR375
andrewfrench@capilanou.ca
Angela Moon BA, M.Ed., PhD candidate
Summer Convenor, EAP, Instructor, EAP
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 2434
Birch Building, room BR353A
angelamoon@capilanou.ca
Becky Wayte
Convenor/Instructor, ABE SCID
Sunshine Coast Campus
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 5901
Sechelt Building, room SE118a
bwayte@capilanou.ca
Betsy Alkenbrack
Instructor, CDO/WISH/Carnegie
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

Birch Building, room BR352
balkenbrack@capilanou.ca
Biljana Samardzic (On Leave)
Projects and Contracts Assistant
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 984 1759 ext. 1759
Birch Building, room BR345
biljanasamardzic@capilanou.ca
Bill Kershaw
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Sunshine Coast Campus

604 986 1911 ext. 3439
Birch Building, room BR375
wkershaw@capilanou.ca
Brad Bates
Instructor, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3591
Birch Building, room BR366
bradleybates@capilanou.ca
Brigitte Suter
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 1911
Birch Building, room BR352
brigittesuter@capilanou.ca
Carol Schoen
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3451
Birch Building, room BR328
cschoen@capilanou.ca
Carole Stretch
Community Development & Outreach
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

cstretch@capilanou.ca
Carrie Jung BA, MA
CE Convenor, EAP, Instructor, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3020
Birch Building, room BR367
cjung@capilanou.ca
Charles Hooge
Summer Convener, Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3007
Birch Building, room BR366
Chooge@capilanou.ca
Cheryl Rouse
Instructor
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 1911
crouse@capilanou.ca
Colin Gilker
Instructor, P2HL, Coordinator, Adult Basic Education
Sunshine Coast Campus
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 2572
Sechelt Building, room SE118c
cgilker@capilanou.ca
Corey Muench
Pathway Convenor, EAP, Coordinator, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3013
Birch Building, room BR361
cmuench@capilanou.ca
Danielle LaFrance
Instructor, CDO
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3063
Birch Building, room BR352
daniellelafrance@capilanou.ca
Debra Sider
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3172
Birch Building, room BR352
debrasider@capilanou.ca
Del Dhammi
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 7242
Birch Building, room BR372
ddhammi@capilanou.ca
Delaram Nezamabadi
Projects and Contracts Assistant
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3044
Birch Building, room BR345
dnezami@capilanou.ca
Diana Twiss
Community Development and Outreach, Coordinator/Instructor
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 990 7885 ext. 7885
Birch Building, room BR362
dtwiss@capilanou.ca
Don Bentley
Coordinator/Instructor, , Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 2588
Birch Building, room BR375
dbentley@capilanou.ca
Doug Johnstone BA, MA
Instructor, EAP
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3010
Birch Building, room BR369
dougjohnstone@capilanou.ca
Elizabeth Carmack
Instructor, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3477
Birch Building, room BR376
elizabethcarmack@capilanou.ca
Elizabeth Witkowski
Instructor, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 2593
Birch Building, room BR360
ewitkows@capilanou.ca
Emily Hunter
Instructor, CDO
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3063
Birch Building, room BR352
emilyhunter@capilanou.ca
Erik Tu-Woodearth
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 1911
Birch Building, room BR352
erikisaactuwoodearth@capilanou.ca
Erin Stewart Elliott
Inst.S. Stl'atl'imx Lit.Outreach Coord.
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

erinstewart3@capilanou.ca
Gordon Rudolph
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3004
Birch Building, room BR373
grudolph@capilanou.ca
Harpreet Ahuja
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3044
Birch Building, room BR345
harpreetahuja@capilanou.ca
Hasrat Grewal Gill
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3032
Birch Building, room BR352
hasratgrewalgill@capilanou.ca
Heather Ingram BBA, B.Ed., MA
Instructor, Adult Basic Education/P2HL
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Sunshine Coast Campus

604 986 1911 ext. 5906
Sechelt Building, room SE106f
heatheringram@capilanou.ca
Heather Sloat (On Leave)
Instructor, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3651
Birch Building, room BR359
hsloat@capilanou.ca
J. Marcy Ptolemy
Instructor, CDO
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3061
Birch Building, room BR352
jptolemy@capilanou.ca
Jennifer Fitzgerald
Instructor, Whistler/Pemb Lit Out Coord, Instructor, Ts'zil Learning Centre
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Mt. Currie - see Ts'zil Learning Centre

604 986 1911 ext. 3510
jenniferfitzgerald2@capilanou.ca
Karoline Madsen
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 1911
Birch Building, room BR352
karolinemadsen2@capilanou.ca
Kathryn Moscrip
Coordinator/Instructor, AWE
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 984 1711 ext. 1711
Birch Building, room BR357
kmoscrip@capilanou.ca
Katrina Heron
Instructor/Project Manager, Community Development and Outreach
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3116
Birch Building, room BR352
katrinaheron@capilanou.ca
Laia Sarda Fernandez
DDA 1
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 984 4971 ext. 4971
Birch Building, room BR344
laiasarda@capilanou.ca
Linda Milette
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3090
Birch Building, room BR344
lindamilette@capilanou.ca
Lisa Fisher
Instructor, Ts'zil Learning Centre
Mt. Currie - see Ts'zil Learning Centre
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

lisafisher@capilanou.ca
Lorraine Argatoff
Preparation, Adult Basic Education, Instructor, College & University, Coordinator, First Nations Transition
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 7241
Birch Building, room BR327
Largatof@capilanou.ca
Lucy Alderson
Instructor, CDO/WISH/Carnegie
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 7246
Birch Building, room BR352/Carn
lalderso@capilanou.ca
Maggie Reagh BA (Hons), MA (TESOL)
Coordinator, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3445
Birch Building, room BR363
mreagh@capilanou.ca
Marcelo Terni de Castro
Instructor, VFX
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

marceloternidecastro@capilanou.ca
Maria Valiouk
Divisional Supervisor
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation - First Nations Transition
English for Academic Purposes
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Access Work Experience
CapU Lonsdale
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 983 7577 ext. 7577
Birch Building, room BR355
mvaliouk@capilanou.ca
Matthew Michaud TESL Cert., BA, MA
Instructor
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Communication

604 986 1911 ext. 3565
Birch Building, room BR358
matthewmichaud@capilanou.ca
Melina Rousselle
Instructor
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education

604 986 1911 ext. 1911
melinarousselle@capilanou.ca
Michelle Lebeau
Coordinator/Instructor, CDO
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 5824
Birch Building, room BR352
mlebeau@capilanou.ca
Mike Liang
Divisional Department Assistant 1
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 984 4971 ext. 4971
Birch Building, room BR344
mikeliang@capilanou.ca
Milica Acimovic BA, M.Ed.
Instructor, EAP
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3679
Birch Building, room BR364
macimovi@capilanou.ca
Namosh Reddy
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 1911
Birch Building, room BR344
namoshreddy@capilanou.ca
Nick Jennings BA, MA
Instructor, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3447
Birch Building, room BR358
nicholasjennings@capilanou.ca
Nila Gopaul BA, M.Ed.
Instructor, EAP
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 983 7582 ext. 7582
Birch Building, room BR358
ngopaul@capilanou.ca
Pam Gliatis
Instructor, SQ Lit. Outreach Coord., CDO
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 5815
pgliatis@capilanou.ca
Pat Hodgson
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach Facul
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 2046
Birch Building, room BR352
phodgson@capilanou.ca
Rachelle Jorgenson
Instructor, EAP, EAP 100/101 Convenor
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 2584
Birch Building, room BR359
rachellejorgenson@capilanou.ca
Rasunah Marsden
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 1911
Birch Building, room BR352
rasunahmarsden@capilanou.ca
Richard Brand
Instructor, ABE
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3005
Birch Building, room BR374
thomasb@capilanou.ca
Robert Schuster
Instructor, Ts'zil Learning Centre
Ts'zil Learning Centre
Mt. Currie
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

rschuster@capilanou.ca
Ryan MacDougall
Instructor, Access Work Experience
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 2048
Birch Building, room BR471
ryanmacdougall2@capilanou.ca
Sharon Leinweber
Instructor, Ts'zil Learning Centre
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Mt. Currie - see Ts'zil Learning Centre

sleinweb@capilanou.ca
Susan Le Blanc (On Leave)
Instructor, ABE
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 5803
Birch Building, room BR362
sleblanc@capilanou.ca
Sylvie Trudel
Coordinator, Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3021
Birch Building, room BR375
strudel@capilanou.ca
Trudi Diening
Regional Literacy Coordnator/CDO
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
Sunshine Coast Campus

604 986 1911 ext. 5928
Sechelt Building, room SE106d
tdiening@capilanou.ca
Veronica Gaylie
Instructor/Program Manager, Community Development and Outreach
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 1911
Birch Building, room BR352
Veronicagaylie@capilanou.ca
Vilien Chen
Instructor, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3432
Birch Building, room BR350
vchen@capilanou.ca
Wayne Hughes BIS, MFA
Intsructor, EAP
School of Access & Academic Preparation
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development

604 986 1911 ext. 3009
Birch Building, room BR330
whughes@capilanou.ca

Have a question?

Get in touch with us!

About this program

Academic Upgrading & Community Development
604 983 7578
Birch Building, room BR344
upgrading@capilanou.ca

About this program

English for Academic Purposes (ESL)
604 984 4971
604 984 1718 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR344
eap@capilanou.ca

General inquiries

Student Information Services
Birch Building, room BR230

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