Capilano University becomes first Canadian Institution Founding Member, part of MSM Higher Ed Pathways Global Consortium


Capilano University is the newest Founding Member to be welcomed to the MSM Higher Ed Pathways’ Global Consortium. It is the first MSM Higher Ed Founding Member in Canada. Capilano University joins other MSM Higher Ed Pathways Founding Members from the United States, the UK, New Zealand and Australia. / CAPILANO UNIVERSITY

Capilano University (CapU) is the newest MSM Higher Ed Pathways Founding Member. It is the first Canada-based higher education institution to join the Global Consortium, joining other Founding Members based in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland and the UK.

As a Founding Member, Capilano University joins other Founding Member institutions who will articulate the pathway curriculum to be carried out at MSM Higher Ed delivery centres. The goal is to carry this out in the next two years in over 50 cities around the world.

“The MSM Higher Ed Pathways program provides an opportunity for international students to begin their academic journey from their home countries, before completing it at an institution based in a destination country of their choice. They can earn their degrees in higher education institutions in multiple study destination countries, and now includes Canada,” said Donna Hooker, MSM Higher Ed President.

Capilano University joins seven other Founding Members from the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland namely, the University of Charleston, Frostburg University, Hartwick College, Hawai’i Pacific University, Griffith University, Lincoln University and Queen Margaret University.

Dr. Chris Bottrill, Head of International at Capilano University notes: “Capilano University is thrilled to be a founding member in the MSM Higher Ed Global consortium of institutions. With the challenges and uncertainties of international education delivery due to mobility and financial conditions we see this consortium as a practical way of providing quality education to learners around the world. We are pleased to be working with our international colleagues and M Square with whom we have had a long and productive relationship with in international education.” 

CapU is now part of the MSM Higher Ed Pathways Global Consortium. Part of the role of being a Founding Member is contributing to the Pathways program through quality assurance reviews, taking in a steady stream of competent international students, and becoming part of Foundation studies and recruitment initiatives. As an exclusive Founding Member, Capilano University also enjoys tapping into the enhanced global education network MSM Higher Ed provides.

MSM Higher Ed is an education management platform powered by M Square Media (MSM) which, along with its Pathways initiative, offers core services like campus management and private public partnerships.

Capilano University—Going Global

Capilano University  is one of the top teaching-focused public universities in British Columbia. It is a public university that is fully accredited by both the Government of British Columbia (Canada), Universities Canada (UC) and the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (USA). 

With three stunning locations nestled among the mountains and ocean in North Vancouver, and on the Sunshine Coast, CapU enrolls approximately 12,700 students each year including over 2800 international students from over 86 countries. The University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish Nation of the Coast Salish people.

CapU offers traditional university programs, including arts and sciences with concentrations such as Psychology, English and Physics and also unique fields of study like Outdoor Recreation Management, Jazz Studies, Tourism Management for International Students and Motion Picture Arts, plus many more. It also provides a range of continuing education courses geared toward career and personal development. 

Inspired teaching and enriched learning are hallmarks of the CapU experience. Each year, Capilano University welcomes a new and diverse batch of learners to take on its highly regarded programs.

Since becoming an MSM partner in 2014, Capilano University has strengthened its initiatives in executing its sustainable student recruitment program to answer the call of hosting a more diverse student population.

More partnerships under way

More higher education institutions from destination countries are targeted to become Founding Members, creating a range of study abroad pathways for qualified international students.

Meanwhile, institutions from China, India, Mexico, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and other countries across the globe are welcome to become delivery centres for students who are looking to get a head start toward their international studies. 

MSM Higher Ed Pathways is a program by MSM Higher Ed, an industry leader in education management solutions that create opportunities for students while building capacity for international student enrollment and new revenue streams for partner institutions.

Interested institutional partners may send their expression of interest to MSM Higher Ed President Donna Hooker at [email protected]

For more details, visit MSM Higher Ed official website at 


About MSM Higher Ed

MSM Higher Ed offers education management solutions that create opportunities for students while building capacity for international student enrollment and new revenue streams for partner institutions. Through viable public-private partnerships (PPPs), licensing agreements, program pathways based on articulation arrangements and pan-national and transnational program delivery, we create opportunities for students to earn career-oriented credentials preparing their career or academic advancement. MSM Higher Ed manages private institutions Eton College Canada, Q College, Taylor Pro College, Extreme Pro Training, College Multihexa, Q Academy and transnational education centres.

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