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Introducing the first associate vice president of CapU Squamish

Douglas College’s Brian Storey joins Capilano University to lead Squamish campus growth & management.
CapU announced on March 28 that Brian Storey will officially be in the position on May 6.

The Squamish campus of Capilano University, which will open this fall on the former Quest University site, has its first associate vice president.

The university announced on March 28 that Brian Storey will officially be in the position on May 6.

He will be responsible for the launch, growth and management of the CapU Squamish campus, a news release states.

Storey worked for 22 years at Douglas College, which is based in New Westminster. He most recently served as director of global engagement and international student services. 

"Under his leadership, the division translated strong commitment to reconciliation and community collaboration into action, leading the development of the Indigenous Global Learning Collective and mobilizing over $1 million in external funding to advance equity, diversity and inclusion in student mobility," the release states.

In addition to a long career in post-secondary education, Storey also represented Canada in sailing at the 1996 Summer Olympics.

“Brian brings over two decades of distinguished leadership experience in the post-secondary sector. His expertise in collaborating with communities he serves will help in his new role as he works to support learners and employees to actualize their passion and potential,” said CapU's Laureen Styles, vice-president, academic and provost. 

“Brian’s innovative and inclusive vision will shape a distinct university experience at CapU Squamish and will be essential in bringing relevant programming and academics that contribute to the Sea to Sky region’s health, economic and cultural well being.”

CapU is accepting applications now for the new campus and anticipates acceptance of approximately 120 students by September. 

Recently, the school held an open house at the Squamish Adventure Centre, which about 100 locals attended to learn more about what will be offered.

The following programs are planned for Squamish:

The University is also in ongoing conversations with Indigenous communities related to programming options specific to Indigenous learners, according to the release.


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