Capilano University

Capilano University

January 31, 2013 15:40 ET

Capilano University Celebrates Official Opening of Aboriginal Student Centre

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 31, 2013) -

WHAT: Ceremonial opening of Capilano University's new Aboriginal student centre, made possible by an investment from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology.
The ceremony will be followed by a tour of the Kéxwusm-áyakn student centre and outdoor ceremonial pavilions.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 1, 2013
Ceremony: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Tour: 4:30 - 5 p.m.
WHERE: North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts / Kéxwusm-áyakn student centre
Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, B.C.
WHO: The Honourable John Yap - Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology and Minister Responsible for Multiculturalism
Dr. Kris Bulcroft, president and vice-chancellor - Capilano University
Alfred Waugh, architect - Formline Architecture + Urbanism
Dignitaries and Elders - Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations
Capilano University students, faculty and staff
INFO: The Kéxwusm-áyakn student centre is a multi-purpose home away from home where First Nations learners can meet, study, share meals and collaborate as well as learn from in-residence First Nations Elders and visiting community members.
Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of State for Small Business, and MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale and Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, will also be in attendance.
PHOTO OPPS: Coast Salish witnessing ceremony including blanketing and other traditional elements
Coast Salish performers dressed in regalia, singing, dancing and drumming
Ceremonial pavilion featuring cedar house posts created by Squamish carver Klatle-Bhi who will be in attendance
Pat Ernst Métis jazz trio performance; Carnegie Centre student drummers

Contact Information

  • Capilano University
    Jane MacCarthy
    604 983-7596 or Cell: 604 868-4374
    janemaccarthy@capilanou.ca

    Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology
    Dan Gilmore
    250 952-6400