Premier Christy Clark announced a partnership between the B.C. government, Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Shannon and Chip Wilson and lululemon athletica worth $36 million to build a new School of Design to position B.C. as a global hub of design expertise.

“B.C. is known as a global hub for technical apparel design. The new Chip and Shannon Wilson School of Design will ensure British Columbians are first in line to take advantage of new opportunities
in this growing industry,” said Premier Clark. “Our government is proud to partner with the Wilsons and Kwantlen Polytechnic University to build this new school.”

Premier Clark announced funding for the project, which will allow the university to build on their current success, create new, world- class programs and increase domestic and international student intake, which are key components of B.C.’s International Education Strategy and Skills and Training Plan.