"Now I think of Capilano as my second (if not first) home," says Brittany Barnes, third-year communications.EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART DESIGN Vancouver Students: 2,000 Cost: ,400 This respected art and design school continues to stay on the cutting edge with an innovative interactive design program and a Health Design Lab that allows students to work with real clients in the health-care field.Notable alumnus: Kevin Eastwood's documentary series Emergency Room: Life and Death at VGH attracted record-breaking audiences when it premiered on the Knowledge Network in January.This year: Industrial design student Scott Forsythe was one of only three selected from around the globe for a prestigious internship at IKEA.
But, overall, there are plenty of cultural and learning experiences to be had at UBC," says Aurora Tejeida, journalism graduate.
This year, students and professors clashed with administration over deep cuts to art programs, including the cancellation of textile and studio arts programs.
The university has currently expanded its successful certificate in the Squamish language and culture to other aboriginal languages, including Lil'wat and Sechelt.
Your typical classmate: Speaks more than one language; around half of students who go to KPU straight from high school were previously in an ESL program.
Students say: Their education is preparing them for the real world.