From academic help and advice to personal support, everything’s in place to help Indigenous students succeed at CapU.

Direct services and support for students of First Nations, Inuit and Métis ancestry include:

  • help with choosing courses and registering at CapU
  • contact with First Nations Band education officers and CapU instructors
  • advising on special programs, and
  • advice and help with personal, health and school-based issues.

This assistance is available to students at our North Vancouver and Sechelt campuses.

Student Success workshops

Every term we hold workshops to help you prepare and cope with university life.  The workshops take place in the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre. We cover tips and strategies on how to:

  • get ready to learn
  • keep focused
  • prepare for exams
  • and much more. 

Information about workshops will be published in our monthly newsletter, which is automatically sent to all students who self-identify as Indigenous. If you have not received the newsletter and would like to, please email indigenous@capilanou.ca.


Faculty from the Math Learning Centre, Writing Centre and Library provide free drop-in math, writing, and library research support for Indigenous students in the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre during the Fall and Spring terms.

Fall 2021 schedule

Writingwith Sheilafrom the Writing Centre1 – 3via ZoomÈ

10 a.m.   Math
Paul Ottaway
10 – 11:20

Lisa Lajeunesse
10 – 11

10:30 a.m.      
11 a.m. Math
Paul Ottaway
11 – 12:50

Bob Sherrin
11 – 2
via Zoom      
11:30 a.m.       
12 p.m.      
12:30 p.m. Math
Shiva Gol
12:30 – 1:50

1 p.m. Writing
with Dara
from the Writing Centre
1 – 3
with Rae
from the Writing Centre
1 – 3
1:30 p.m.

Indigenous Learners Librarian
All Indigenous students:
1:30 – 2:30

University One students:
2:30 – 3:30   

via Zoom

2 p.m.   Writing
with Sheila
from the Writing Centre
1 – 3
via Zoom
2:30 p.m.  
3 p.m.  

Microsoft Teams group

Be sure to join the Indigenous Student Resources group on Microsoft Teams. Here, you can connect with the Indigenous Student Success Facilitator and tutors.

It does not seem to have been used much last year, but hopefully this year we can really take advantage of this resource, and make it a vibrant place where Indigenous students can find help and connect with each other!

More resources for Indigenous students

There's a special corner of our website just for you, where you can find out more about the programs and services for Indigenous Students at Capilano University.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact indigenous@capilanou.ca

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Indigenous Student Services

Library Building, room LB196