Welcome to CapU. Here’s where you can find out about the programs, supports and services for Indigenous students at Capilano University.

We’re looking forward to you joining our community and want you to feel at home with us. If you are of First Nations, Inuit or Métis ancestry, the Indigenous Student Team is here to help and support you.

First Nations Student Handbook

The First Nations Student Handbook (pdf) is a great place to start. Download it to learn all about admission requirements, application dates, programs, housing, health and other resources for Indigenous students.

Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre 

Our student centre is a safe space for students of First Nations, Inuit and Métis ancestry.

It provides hope and opportunity, drawing people together from all nations to put their minds and spirits together to see what future can be made for the First Peoples of this land and for all members of creation. 

It also provides a place where individuals can learn about Indigenous traditions, language and values, enhancing their understanding of both themselves and others.

This is where the Indigenous Student Team is based, and where you’ll find lots of resources and help. Visit the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre page to learn more about this welcoming space. 

First Nations Student Services 

Need help with your application? Want to know more about which courses you can take? Or are you looking for information about housing, counselling services, or tutoring?

The Indigenous Student Team is here for you. Read more about how we can help you succeed as a student.

Elders-in-Residence

Indigenous elders meet with students at the Kéxwusm-áyakStudent Centre for interactive workshops and one-on-one mentoring. They also take part in classroom presentations.

Find out more about our one-of-a-kind Elder-in-Residence program. 

Indigenous programs

There are a number of programs created for Indigenous students at CapU.

If you’re thinking about applying for a post-secondary course but feel like you could use a boost in the basics, read about our eight-month University One for Aboriginal Learners [ins link: Programs&Courses/Programs/UniversityOneForAboriginalLearners]. 

Ready to get started? Take a look at our Indigenous-focused programs: 

  • Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking Diploma [ins link: Programs&Courses/Programs/ IndigenousIndependentDigitalFilmmakingDiploma]
  • Lil’wat Nation Language and Culture Certificate [ins link: Programs&Courses/Programs/Lil’watNationLanguage&CultureCertificate]
  • Sechelt Nation Language and Culture Certificate [ins link: Programs&Courses/ProgramsSecheltNationLanguage&CultureCertificate]
  • Squamish Nation Language and Culture Certificate [ins link: Programs&Courses/Programs/SquamishNationLanguage&CultureCertificate]