School of Public Administration

Our practical, up-to-date local government courses and programs provide those currently working in the field an opportunity to improve their knowledge, expand their skills and achieve their career goals.

Why study public administration at CapU?

Many students come to Capilano University to work towards certification, while others are seeking to update their professional skills and enhance their effectiveness as local government managers, leaders and change agents.

Students come from a wide range of management, technical, support and other positions in municipalities, regional or improvement districts, local government-affiliated organizations and Indigenous governments across BC.

Our programs and courses were developed in consultation with senior local government professionals and partner organizations, including the Local Government Management Association of BC and the provincial Board of Examiners. Other key partners include the Municipal Finance Authority of BC and CivicInfo BC.


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. Here you’ll find a list of Professional Associations to be part of – an integral step in building your career.

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.

Alison McNeil
Chair, School of Public Administration
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Public Administration

604 990 7907 ext. 7907
Cedar Building, room CE322
Anna Delaney
DDA, School of Public Administration
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Public Administration

604 990 7976 ext. 7976
Cedar Building, room CE324
Lara Duke
Dean, Faculty of Global and Com. Studies
Dean's Office - Faculty of Global and Community Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Global Stewardship
School of Human Kinetics
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Public Administration
School of Tourism Management

604 983 7529 ext. 7529
Fir Building, room FR541


Have questions about this school?

School of Public Administration

604 990 7976
Cedar Building, room 324

Student Information Services

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