Fair Funding for Capilano University

MoveUP represents almost 400 members at Capilano University. Although Capilano University offers unique, world-class education it receives very low per-student funding from the provincial government – the second lowest of all B.C.'s post-secondary institutions. Because of that, CapU made significant cuts to arts programs last year and has introduced across-the-board cuts for this year.

MoveUP and others have shown that unless the funding formula is corrected, it will be difficult to prevent future cuts and ensure CapU can continue to live up to its reputation and mandate of providing quality post-secondary education to the North Shore.

But the BC Liberal government keeps saying CapU just needs to make do. 

It is clear that the MLAs whose communities CapU serves need to hear directly from more of their constituents on this issue. 


1. Go to the MLA finder, enter your postal code and hit "Look up MLA" to find out who your MLA is.

2. If your MLA is listed, click on their name in the list below. Then fill out your name and contact information to send your message. You are encouraged to add your own personal comments about how you have seen the cuts impact the campus community as well as the broader community on the North Shore. For more information, download our fact sheet: Why CapU Matters.

3. If you are interested in meeting with your MLA in person, please email communications@moveuptogether.ca for information and assistance.


Thank you for helping support MoveUP members at CapU, and your community by sending a message to the North Shore MLAs that they need to take a stand in support of their local university.

Note: All facts and statistics used come from documents publicly-available on the Capilano University website, including the university's 2014-2018 Academic Plan.

Please take a moment to send a message to your MLA to support fair funding for Capilano University.