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Coast campus seeks public’s help to map out future


Kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University, is looking for the public’s help to map out its educational priorities.

The campus is using an online platform called PlaceSpeak that enables community members to participate through polls, surveys, discussions and noticeboards.

Participants will be asked to share their thoughts “on the changing landscape of the Coast. What trends do you think are emerging? What opportunities and threats do you think exist in terms of industry changes or growth, emerging jobs, programs offered to support the education sector, etc.?”

The responses will help the campus develop recommendations for a five-year post-secondary course planning and program development guide. Input opportunities are open only to residents of the Sunshine Coast.

“Capilano University wants to know how we can best serve our community, and to do that we need to hear from community members,” kálax-ay dean Julia Denholm said in a release. “By working together, we can create a brilliant educational future for the residents of our region.”

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The campus is hoping to have feedback in by Nov. 27.

As part of the initiative, the campus is also conducting one-on-one interviews with key external stakeholders, administering an internal survey, exploring secondary research resources such as recent demographic trends, and facilitating internal workshops with key campus leadership members.