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Welcome to Capilano University!  

We are delighted to have you join our community of learning. Whether you are new to teaching or new to CapU we are here to support you in creating the best teaching and learning experience possible for you and your students. This guide is designed to connect you with the resources and information you will need to get started on your journey here. 


Getting Started

Everything you need to get ready for your first day of class.


Faculty Support

The resources available to you as a faculty at Capilano University.


Student Support

Where to direct your students for additional support.


Teaching and Learning Design Strategies

Check out the Teaching Resources section of our web site for strategies and resources on course design and effective teaching. 


Educational Technology

In the Educational Technology section of our web site you will find an overview of the tools available to you to support teaching and learning in a digital space.  

Events and Workshops

Throughout the year we offer workshops and consultations for groups and individuals focused on specific topics such as Decolonization and Indigenization of the Curriculum, Academic Integrity, Active Learning, Liberating Structures, Educational Technology and many more. We also offer annual events such as Open Classroom Week, the Teaching and Learning Symposium, and an Instructional Skills Workshop. Look for the CTE Newsletter in your inbox monthly for updates on workshops, new resources and services and articles about teaching and learning. 


Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).


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