“Capilano’s new role as a
university will enhance their service to the community, a role they have
nurtured since 1968,” said Murray Coell, Minister of Advanced Education and
labour Market Development. “Likewise, Peter Ufford has had a distinguished
career serving the academic community, and I have no doubt his efforts will
continue in his new position as chancellor of
Ufford’s academic career has
included extensive work at the
“Government committed to expanding our public university system, and today’s event shows that we are delivering on that promise,” said North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Daniel Jarvis. “Since 2001, government has made significant investments in capital projects at public post-secondary institutions, including over $3.4 million right here at Capilano.”
“This is welcome news for students living in the
“Capilano has been a great asset to our communities for over 40 years,” noted West Vancouver-Garibaldi MLA Joan McIntyre. “And I am confident they will continue to serve our community by providing more choices and better access to a post-secondary education for many years to come.”
“Not only are we increasing access to public universities, we are also creating new opportunities for students to minimize their carbon footprint,” said West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan. “A university closer to home means less travel, less carbon emissions, and a healthier environment for residents and all British Columbians.”
As part of government’s commitment to advanced education,
Since 2001, government has also increased operating funding for Capilano by $5.8 million or 19.6 per cent and across all public post-secondary institutions by 32 per cent, rising to a record high $1.65 billion for 2008-09, and invested $1.5 billion for capital expansion at public post-secondary institutions, providing British Columbians with access to more options for advanced education.
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