Squamish Nation celebrates CapilanoU’s decision to purchase Quest property for Squamish campus

Capilano University has purchased Primacorp Ventures’ university campus property in Squamish, supported by $48M in funding from the Government of British Columbia. The 18-acre purpose-built campus—formerly used by Quest University—includes teaching spaces, a library, an athletic centre and sports field, and a cultural and creative activity area. As part of the plans for the campus, CapilanoU shared that it will work with local First Nations communities to define program priorities and co-create First Nations programs. “The new campus will provide opportunities for our youth in Squamish to seek post-secondary education close to home,” said Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) spokesperson Wilson Williams (Sxwíxwtn). “We look forward to continuing discussions with Capilano University about how to best serve our members and how we can help Indigenize the university’s programs.” North Shore News reports that CapilanoU is exploring options for operating a childcare centre and student housing on the campus property.

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