The places you need to know

Check out the most important ammenties on campus 

Greta Kooy // Campus Life Editor 

Illustration by Juliana Vieira


Health Services Centre: BR 249 

Capilano’s Health Services Centre, located in room 249 of the Birch building, offers general medical services to all Capilano University students. Health services are available at no cost on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the Spring and Fall terms. Dr. Mona Lee and Dr. Sasha Ho Farris Nyirabu are available by appointment for your general medical inquiries. Simply call 604-984-4964 to make your appointment. 

Take advantage of the clinic now; healthcare is something else when you graduate.   


Dental Clinic: BR 249 

You can find CapU’s Dental Clinic within the Health Services Centre of the Birch Building. Healthy Smile, which are covered by the student Health and Dental Plan, are provided by Healthy Smile. Appointments can be made by calling 604-345-7103, and are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the Spring and Fall semesters.

Healthy Smile offers a variety of services to students at a discounted rate of 10 to 20 per cent less than other dental offices. Booking an appointment is easy and there are no out-of-pocket fees for students covered by Capilano’s Health and Dental plan.  


Writing Centre: FR 402 

The Writing Centre, located in room 402 of the Fir building, offers a variety of resources for all CapU students, faculty and staff. All levels of writing abilities are welcome and have access to faculty members dedicated to helping with your writing assignments and reading capabilities. 

The drop-in centre has instructors from the English and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) departments who can assist you with any assignment, whether you’re in the beginning stages or perfecting and fine-tuning a final draft. They might not be able to help with your Tinder profile though.  


Meditation and Silent Prayer Space: LB 139 

Looking for some peace? Capilano’s Meditation and Silent Prayer Space can offer you refuge from your busy and stressful student life. Located in room 139 of the Library, this space is made available to all members of Capilano’s community for silent prayer and meditation.

The room needs a door code, which can be acquired in Birch 212. It’s not Fortuna Major.  


Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) Members Centre: LB 195 

Formerly known as the Library Lounge, the CSU Members Centre is a cozy space right in the middle of campus. It’s so cozy that students tend to sleep here, without a care for privacy and other students. 

The CSU provides a broad range of services, such as housing registry, locker rentals, campus club organization and even lift tickets to Whistler. The space can also be booked for not-so private events.  


Student Affairs Centre: LB 116 

CapU’s Student Affairs makes it their mission to help students get involved in the University’s community, set and achieve personal goals and become community leaders in all aspects of their lives. 

All members of the CapU community are welcome to explore the programs and services offered, which include mentorship programming, student support and wellness initiatives, and leadership skills development. Not to be confused with the other “Students’ Affairs Centre”, which provides guidance to students dealing with trust issues.   


Women’s Centre: LB 137 

The Women’s Centre at CapU is a female-only haven that offers information and education, and support and tranquility to the women on Capilano’s campus. Here you can find a relaxing and safe space to connect with other women, study, rest and openly discuss any issues or grievances you may have regarding campus life for women.  

This space is made available to any female on campus with a valid university ID card. Self-identified women also have access to the Women’s Centre, and can acquire a door card at the CSU desk in the Members Centre. 


Queer Resource Centre: LB 141 

Located in room 190B of the Library building, the Queer Resource Centre provides a safe and positive space for members of the LGBTQ communities and their allies.  

All students are welcome to participate in collective meetings and events. Access to the centre can be acquired by visiting the CSU desk in the Members’ Centre, or by contacting the queer students liaison, Kaschelle Thiessen.  


Kéxwusm-áyakn (First Nations) Student Centre: LB 196 

The First Nations Student Centre offers a wide range of resources, support networks and provides a safe and relaxing space for Aboriginal students to connect and collaborate. The Kéxwusm-áyakn, or “A Place to Meet” (the Squamish Nation name given to the Aboriginal Student Centre) draws on people from all nations to work together to build a community of knowledge, tradition and friendship.  


The Treehouse: LB 131 

An eco-design paradise, the Treehouse features energy efficient lighting, low-VOC paints and organic flax textiles. The small space in the Library building is right beside Good Earth Coffee and can be booked by member of the CapU community through the CSU. It’s also not an actual tree house.  



Home to the Capilano Blues, the Sportsplex is a haven for members of the CapU community eager to break a sweat in between their classroom responsibilities. The Sportsplex features a recently upgraded weight room and a multipurpose room that can accommodate freeform activities like yoga and aerobics.  

Students can also take part in drop-in sports – losing teams get to mop the floors.  


 Capilano Courier Office: MA 122 

Since 1968, the Capilano Courier has served as the school’s number one student newspaper. With a staff of both students and alumni, the Courier is an autonomous, weekly publication dedicated to bringing the best in community and campus news, arts and culture, exciting features, and much, much more.

The Courier lair can be found in the back corner of the Maple building, in room 122, beside a huge dumpster. It’s an office neatly tucked away in the far corners of the school, to the point that even security doesn’t know where it is.

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