CapilanoU University One program to offer path into PSE for Indigenous students

April 13, 2018

Capilano University says that this fall, it plans to launch its University One for Aboriginal Learners program, which aims to help Aboriginal, Métis, and Inuit students establish an academic foundation to prepare them for university.  The program will consist of several 100-level credit courses focused on reading, writing, and problem-solving skills, and will initially take in a small cohort of between 10 and 16 students. The program evolved out of discussions with First Nations communities, said CapilanoU First Nations adviser David Kirk. “The history of education for our people has not been the greatest,” said Kirk. “The whole intention (of residential schools) was to take away our language, our culture and our connection to the land. It takes generations to heal from that.” North Shore News