School of Access & Academic Preparation

Are you missing academic skills or prerequisites for university study? Prepare now through programs offered by the School of Access & Academic Preparation.

Academic upgrading

Are you missing a grade 11 or 12 course as a prerequisite for your university program?  You can take Adult Basic Education (ABE) courses to satisfy your missing prerequisites, improve your GPA, and if required, complete your Grade 12 graduation requirements.

Are you ready for first-year university, but need an extra boost? Our College and University Preparation (CUP) program offers the support you need to make a successful start.

Find out more about both ABE and CUP at Academic Upgrading

Is English your second language? 

The English for Academic Purposes (ESL) department has courses to help you improve the English language skills you’ll need to succeed at university.

Accessible programs

If you're a student living with a learning disability or a social, physical or mental health challenge we have specialized courses to help you transition from high school to post-secondary education or meaningful employment.

 

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out the Learning Commons – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. 

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Becky Wayte
Instr., Conv.ABE, SCID, DDA I
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
Sunshine Coast Campus

604 986 1911 ext. 5901
Sechelt Building, room SE118a
bwayte@capilanou.ca
Bill Kershaw
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
Sunshine Coast Campus

604 986 1911 ext. 3439
Birch Building, room BR375
wkershaw@capilanou.ca
Brad Bates
Instr., English for Academic Purposes
English for Academic Purposes
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3591
Birch Building, room BR366
bradleybates@capilanou.ca
Carol Schoen
Instructor, ABE/CDO
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Community Dev. & Outreach

604 986 1911 ext. 3451
Birch Building, room BR328
cschoen@capilanou.ca
Carrie Jung BA, MA, TESL certificate
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3020
Birch Building, room BR367
cjung@capilanou.ca
Charles Hooge
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education

604 986 1911 ext. 3007
Birch Building, room BR366
Chooge@capilanou.ca
Colin Gilker
CFA Non-North Vancouver Member at Large, Instructor, ABE/CUP
Capilano University Faculty Association
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
Sunshine Coast Campus

604 986 1911 ext. 2572
Sechelt Building, room SE118c
cgilker@capilanou.ca
Corey Muench
Inst. & Workload Coordinator, EAP
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3013
Birch Building, room BR361
cmuench@capilanou.ca
Del Dhammi
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education

604 986 1911 ext. 7242
Birch Building, room BR372
ddhammi@capilanou.ca
Don Bentley
Instr.ABE&CUP/ Coord.ABE/Chair AAP
Access & Academic Prep.
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of - College University Prep. Prog.
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education

604 986 1911 ext. 2588
Birch Building, room BR375
dbentley@capilanou.ca
Doug Johnstone
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3010
Birch Building, room BR369
dougjohnstone@capilanou.ca
Elizabeth Carmack
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3477
Birch Building, room BR376
elizabethcarmack@capilanou.ca
Elizabeth Witkowski
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 2593
Birch Building, room BR360
ewitkows@capilanou.ca
Ferdos Jamali
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3530
Birch Building, room BR376
ferdosjamali@capilanou.ca
Gordon Rudolph
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education

604 986 1911 ext. 3004
Birch Building, room BR373
grudolph@capilanou.ca
Heather Sloat
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3651
Birch Building, room BR359
hsloat@capilanou.ca
Hugh Soulis
Emergency Warden, Birch 3rd Floor, Learning Support Specialist
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3431
Birch Building, room BR346
hsoulis@capilanou.ca
Maggie Reagh BA (Hons), MA (TESOL)
Coord., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3445
Birch Building, room BR363
mreagh@capilanou.ca
Maria Valiouk
Divisional Supervisor, SAAP Department
Access & Academic Prep.
English for Academic Purposes
School of - College University Prep. Prog.
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Access Work Experience
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Community Dev. & Outreach
School of Access & Academic Preparation - First Nations Transition

604 983 7577 ext. 7577
Birch Building, room BR355
mvaliouk@capilanou.ca
Matthew Michaud TESL Cert., BA, MA
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3565
Birch Building, room BR358
matthewmichaud@capilanou.ca
Michelle Gunness
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Biology
Education
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
School of STEM

604 986 1911 ext. 2552
Birch Building, room BR370
mgunness@capilanou.ca
Mike Cairns
Instructor, Adult Basic Education
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education

604 986 1911 ext. 2458
Birch Building, room BR371
mcairns@capilanou.ca
Milica Acimovic
Instr., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3679
Birch Building, room BR364
macimovi@capilanou.ca
Nicholas Jennings
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3447
Birch Building, room BR358
nicholasjennings@capilanou.ca
Rachelle Jorgenson
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 2584
Birch Building, room BR359
rachellejorgenson@capilanou.ca
Richard Brand
Instructor, ABE
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education

604 986 1911 ext. 3005
Birch Building, room BR374
thomasb@capilanou.ca
Rick Berwick
Instr., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3430
Birch Building, room BR353b
rberwick@capilanou.ca
Shannon Zanon
DDA 1, ABE/AWE/CUP
Access & Academic Prep.
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of - College University Prep. Prog.
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Access Work Experience
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education

604 983 7578 ext. 7578
Birch Building, room BR344
szanon@capilanou.ca
Sharon Leinweber
Convenor, Instr. FNT/ABE Mt. Currie
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
Mt. Currie
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education
School of Access & Academic Preparation - First Nations Transition
Ts'zil Learning Centre

sleinweb@capilanou.ca
Susan Le Blanc
Instructor, ABE
Education
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation
School of Access & Academic Preparation - Adult Basic Education

604 986 1911 ext. 5803
Birch Building, room BR362
sleblanc@capilanou.ca
Tracey Azlyn BA, MA
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 2562
Birch Building, room BR353A
traceyazlyn@capilanou.ca
Vilien Chen
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3432
Birch Building, room BR350
vchen@capilanou.ca
Wayne Hughes
Inst., English for Academic Purposes
Education
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Health and Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604 986 1911 ext. 3009
Birch Building, room BR330
whughes@capilanou.ca

Contact

Have questions about this school?

Academic Upgrading & Community Development


604 983 7578
Birch Building, room BR344
upgrading@capilanou.ca

English for Academic Purposes (ESL)


604 984 4971
604 984 1718 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR344
eap@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca