Learn about how CapU is organized and governed, including the administration, governors and senate.

Capilano University is a special-purpose teaching university composed of a chancellor, a convocation, a board, a senate and faculties.

The management, administration and control of the property, revenue, business and affairs of the university is overseen by the Board of Governors.

The academic governance of the university is overseen by the Senate.

President’s Office

The President’s Office manages the administration of CapU. To learn more about the president and his team, and to read his report, visit the President's Office.

Board of Governors

The Capilano University Board of Governors directs the affairs of the University and sets policies in accordance with the University Act of British Columbia.

CapU has 15 volunteer governors, including the chancellor, president, faculty members, alumni, current students and staff.

Learn more about the Board of Governors.

Senate

The Senate is responsible for policies concerning curriculum content and student evaluation, withdrawal, academic standing, appeals, grading and awards for excellence. 

The Senate is composed of 26 voting representatives including faculty, deans, students, staff, the chancellor, president, academic vice-president, chief librarian and one alumnus or alumna. There are also non-voting members.

Learn more about the Senate.

Chancellor

David T. Fung is CapU’s chancellor. A resident of the North Shore, Fung is an international leader in business, technology and sustainability with a long history of proactive interest in post-secondary education.

Learn more about the Chancellor.

Policies & procedures

CapU’s Board of Governors, Senate or Senate Leadership Council approve all policies and procedures, including those on:

  • governance
  • academic and student matters
  • financial management
  • human resources and information management
  • building and properties
  • safety and security, and
  • research.

Learn more about the University's Policies & Procedures.

Budget, plans & reports

CapU’s annual budget process provides our roadmap for spending for the fiscal year, which runs from April to March. The University Act requires the Board of Governors to annually produce a balanced budget.

CapU also regularly produces financial reports, accountability, academic and strategic plans and reports, enrolment statistics and our Aboriginal Service Plan and reports.

Learn more at Budget, Plans & Reports.

Accreditation

CapU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). Learn more about accreditation.