Capilano University and Quest collaborate to ease transfer to CapU for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University and Quest University Canada have made it easier for Quest students who opt to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies at Capilano University.
A new agreement between Capilano University and Quest means Quest students with appropriate prerequisites will be able to transfer into the third year of Capilano University’s Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies.
“As a university with programming that serves the Sea-to-Sky corridor, it’s important to strengthen our relationship with Quest to provide more opportunities for students in our region,” says Toran Savjord, acting president of Capilano University.
Capilano University is currently reviewing and renewing the approximately 100 agreements it holds with institutions in B.C., Canada and internationally.
“As mobility increases and we see students from around the globe interested in studying at Capilano University, the number of memorandums of understanding is likely to increase,” says Savjord. “Where we see an opportunity for partnership – whether it be with a college in the Interior of B.C. or a university in Australia – we will be looking to make and formalize new connections.”
“Students who wish to transfer to Capilano University should be able to do so seamlessly and this is a good step in that direction,” says George Iwama, Quest University Canada’s president and vice-chancellor.
The agreement with Quest is in place for September 1, 2018.
About Capilano University
Capilano University is a teaching-focused university based in North Vancouver, with programming serving the Sunshine Coast and the Sea-to-Sky corridor. The University offers 99 programs, including bachelor’s degrees in areas as diverse as film, jazz, early childhood education and tourism management. Capilano University enrols approximately 10,500 students each year, 8,200 in for-credit programs and 2,300 in non-credit courses. Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. Our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
About Quest University Canada
Quest is Canada's only independent, secular, private liberal arts & science university. A pioneer in higher education, Quest eschews conventional majors and offers only one degree, the Bachelor of Arts & Sciences. Instead of semester-long classes, students take one course at a time in 3.5 week blocks. They design a personalized question that guides their studies and cap their education with a keystone project. Classes are capped at 20 and our student-to-faculty ratio is 14:1. Founded in 2002 with an inaugural class of 73, Quest currently has 700 students enrolled from more than 40 countries. The university sits on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh peoples (Squamish). We are grateful to have the opportunity to work, learn and live in this blessed territory.
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