A safe and supportive space for Indigenous students at CapU.

Kéxwusm-áyakn — "a place to meet"

We welcome all Indigenous students to the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre. This is a safe space for students of First Nations, Inuit and Métis ancestry. Meet new people and find support. Relax, share and study. 

You'll find the Centre in the Library Building, room LB196. It's on the ground floor, next to the Capilano Student Union Lounge.

The Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre is named after the Squamish Nation (Swxwú7mesh—Sko-ko-mish) word for "a place to meet." It offers Indigenous students:

  • a safe place to relax and meet new people
  • useful information and resources
  • space to study, meet and eat lunch
  • use of computers and a printer
  • fridge, microwave and sink
  • telephone for local calls
  • notice board for events
  • cultural workshops
  • contact with in-residence Elders.

Get to know our in-residence Elders

Latash’s Journey

Since 2012, Latash Nahanee has served as an Elder-in-Residence at Capilano University.

The Inlet

Hereditary chief Sla-holt, who carries the name Ernest George, shares what the inlet means to him.

More resources for Indigenous students

There's a special corner of our website just for you, where you can find out more about the programs and services for Indigenous Students at Capilano University.