Capilano University celebrated the opening of its new satellite campus in Lower Lonsdale on Wednesday evening.
CapU Lonsdale is located on the second floor of The Shipyards building in Lower Lonsdale, and includes six classrooms that overlook skating rink and the water park.
“Featuring 15-foot-high ceilings and a 60-foot-long balcony, the innovative design reflects Capilano University’s relationship to the West Coast, the university said.
The new location will welcome over 1,000 students per term from the Faculties of Business and Professional Studies, Education, Health and Human Development and Global & Community Studies.
As many as 1,500 Continuing Studies & Executive Education students will also study at the new campus. The university will begin offering classes at the location in January 2020.
Capilano University president Paul Dangerfield, Carleen Thomas of the Tsleil Watuth Nation, Elder Latash Nahanee of the Squamish Nation, North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Bowinn Ma, City of North Vancouver Mayor Linda Buchanan, District of North Vancouver Councilor Jordan Back and CapU’s VP Academic & Provost Dr. Laureen Styles were present for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
“CapU Lonsdale represents an exceptional opportunity for us to broaden our outreach and community contributions, strengthen local connections and provide a strong selection of our programming in a central location on the North Shore,” says Paul Dangerfield, president of Capilano University.