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Capilano University

Capilano University

Post Secondary Institute
Mail: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3H5
Street: 2055 Purcell Way
Phone: 604 986 1911

Capilano University (then a college) was founded in 1968. In 1973, we opened our permanent campus in North Vancouver. Four years later, we opened kálax-ay the Sunshine Coast campus in Sechelt and CapU Lonsdale opened in 2020.

CapU enrols approximately 12,700 students each year, 9,000 in for-credit programs, nearly 1,200 in non-credit courses and 2,500 international students.

The University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (S?wx?wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam, Lil'wat and Sechelt (shíshálh) Nations.

In 2008, the provincial government changed our designation to Capilano University.

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