Lil'wat Nation Language & Culture Certificate

Faculty of Arts & Sciences School of Humanities


5 year(s)

Program Highlights

Develop your Ucwalmícwts (Lil’wat) language skills while learning about the history and culture of the Lil’wat Nation. Cá7stum' ti Nqwal'úttenlhkalha!

Help keep the Ucwalmícwts (the Lil'wat language) alive. Suited to current or future teacher of the Lil'wat language, the program offers introductory language courses as well as literature and other electives relevant to Lil'wat language and culture.

The program is taught from a Lil’wat perspective. You'll study at the Ts'zil Learning Centre in Mount Currie and learn from CapU instructors and Lil'wat community members.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
Mt. CurrieFallPart-Time
Mt. CurrieSpringPart-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$2,033 $1,134 $3,167
Year 2$2,033 $1,134 $3,167
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$4,066 $2,269 $6,334

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

First Term

Total credits: 9.00

ENGL 100University Writing Strategies3.00 credits
FNST 102Lil'wat People and Language I (Ucwalmicw I)3.00 credits
LING 102Introduction to Practical Phonetics3.00 credits


Second Term

Total credits: 6.00


Third Term

Total credits: 9.00

FNLG 103The Lil'wat Language II (Ucwalmicwts II)3.00 credits
FNST 103Lil'wat People and Language II (Ucwalmicw II)3.00 credits
Elective - see list below3.00 credits


Fourth Term

Total credits: 6.00

ENGL 107Indigenous Literature and Film3.00 credits
Elective - see list below3.00 credits



Choose from the following list:
AHIS 103First Nations Art of the Northwest Coast3.00 credits
AHIS 106Art of the Americas and Africa: 1492 to Now3.00 credits
ANTH 202Anthropology and the Environment3.00 credits
ANTH 206First Nations of British Columbia3.00 credits
ANTH 208Indigenous Peoples of North America3.00 credits
ANTH 233Archaeology of the Americas3.00 credits
BIOL 104Human Biology4.00 credits
BIOL 105Environmental Biology4.00 credits
ENGL 190Introduction to Creative Writing3.00 credits
ENGL 191Creative Writing: Contemporary Practices3.00 credits
FNLG 104The Lil’wat Language III (Ucwalmícwts III)3.00 credits
FNLG 105The Lil'wat Language IV (Ucwalmícwts IV)3.00 credits
HIST 209History of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada3.00 credits
LING 101Introduction to General Linguistics: Language Use3.00 credits
LING 206First Nations Languages of British Columbia3.00 credits
LING 208Indigenous Languages and Their Speakers3.00 credits
POL 208Aboriginal Politics in Canada3.00 credits
BIOLEthnobiology (in development)3.00 credits


Total program credits: 30.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Oct 15, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 2, 2021 - Feb 15, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 15, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Have questions about this program?

Lil'wat Nation Language & Culture Certificate-Linguistics

604 894 2300

Ts̓zil Learning Centre, Mount Currie, B.C.

Student Information Services

604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230