Students are drawn to our dynamic and unique programs, passionate faculty, welcoming staff, and close-knit learning environment; graduates are independent learners, thinkers, and doers actively contributing to their communities.
We are a teaching-focused university offering a wide range of programs and services that enable students to succeed in their current studies, in their ongoing education, in their chosen careers, in their lifelong pursuit of knowledge, and in their contribution as responsible citizens in a rapidly changing and diverse global community.
Arising from the Mission statement, the Institutional Goals are broadly defined as the general areas of success that are desired for all students. From the Mission, the Institutional Goals are:
In support of the specific knowledge, understanding, and skills developed in individual programs, the institution has identified seven broad learning outcomes for all students. These institutional student learning outcomes are:
Student achievement of these outcomes will be defined within the context of each program. While different programs of study will have a different emphasis on each of these outcomes and differing levels of expected competence, all programs are expected to address every outcome. These general student outcomes, along with the program specific outcomes, are the basis for measuring the success of the institution.
1. OPPORTUNITYThis core theme is about ensuring access to opportunities for engagement with an academic environment that inspires and encourages them to explore themselves and their communities in new and productive ways, leading to enhanced learning within and beyond the university. Through exploration and inspiration, our learners become empowered, confident and intentional.
2. LEARNING This core theme is about engaging with and contributing to a challenging environment in ways that help all our learners discover new pathways to knowledge and new connections amongst their various communities. Through discovery and creativity, our learners are well prepared to apply the knowledge and experience they have acquired.
3. COMMUNITY This core theme is about inspiring, connecting and engaging all member of the University community, helping them imagine and explore new connections and new engagements with the public we all serve, enhancing the mutual support and collaboration of our communities. Through connection and engagement our learners will make positive contributions that enrich and enhance their communities.
Capilano University | 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, British Columbia Canada V7J 3H5 Tel: 604.986.1911
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.