Capilano University announces new North Shore waterfront satellite campus

Businesses will begin to occupy the Shipyards development on Lower Lonsdale this summer. Courtesy: City of North Vancouver

North Vancouver’s Capilano University is expanding with a new satellite campus in the waterfront Shipyards development.

The City of North Vancouver says the campus, dubbed CapU Lonsdale, will open the 11,000 square-foot campus in time for the fall 2019 term.

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The new campus will house the school’s Continuing Studies and Executive Education program, along with a variety of other individual courses from Capilano’s five faculties.

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“Capilano University is proud to be part of this major development on the North Shore,” said university president Paul Dangerfield in a media release.

“By extending CapU’s presence to The Shipyards at Lower Lonsdale we are making it easier for students to access our courses, training and programs.”

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More than a dozen new businesses will also move into the Shipyards development this summer, including restaurants, an indoor cycling club, a green grocer and a cafe.

The site is being developed by Quay Property Management Corp., which began construction two years ago.

The Shipyards development also features a 20,000 square-foot waterfront public plaza, including a water play area and an ice surface.

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