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Jumping into entrepreneurship with both feet

Capilano University Business and IDEA graduates collaborate on a new business that takes weatherproof gear to the next level After...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

Christy Brain: Blazing her own trail

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As a highly creative person, Christy Brain loves being able to chart her own course. Realizing she wanted something more...

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About Cap, Alumni, Community Life

Janet Burgess adds value to School of Business

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Janet Burgess, senior manager at BlueShore Financial, has mentored students at Capilano University for nearly 10 years. She has contributed...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Life’s a picnic for Capilano U jazz group

Take a dash of Mexican rock, add in some punk, a shot of metal and a good helping of progressive...

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Alumni, Community Life, Global & Community Studies

Christy Dodds leads with co-op education excellence

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Tourism instructor Christy Dodds is a champion of student success through her facilitation of practical industry co-op placements for Capilano University’s Tourism...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

James Brown’s rising career is One to Watch

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Capilano University awarded six outstanding alumni, employees and partners with 2016 Alumni Awards of Excellence on June 21, 2016. James...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Chelsey Reist is “One to Watch” on The 100

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Capilano University awarded six outstanding alumni, employees and partners with 2016 Alumni Awards of Excellence on June 21, 2016. Chelsey...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Hot Topics

Emma Postl soars at Cap U-infused Jazz Fest

Vocalist Emma Postl feels energized every time she sees Capilano University jazz instructors perform.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Greg Quan hits high note with Magee choir

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Capilano University awarded six outstanding alumni, employees and partners with 2016 Alumni Awards of Excellence on June 21, 2016. Greg...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

Shum is king of the animation jungle

For a kid who grew up watching a lot of cartoons, it’s not surprising that Benson Shum first heard about...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Sharing Canada with the world

Capilano University graduate Jiliane Courteau is amazed by how her life has changed in one year. Last spring, Courteau was preparing for a summer co-op placement role in...
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Documenting the future: 10 years of Cap U docs

On a dark and rainy January morning in 2006, I boarded a ferry, fresh teaching materials in hand, headed on a mysterious mission...
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Global & Community Studies

Passion for a porpoise

Operation Milagro—it means Operation Miracle. It’s a fitting name for a critical mission by the ocean conservation group, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, to protect fewer than 100 remaining vaquita...
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Airstreaming it across North America

If you’d told Christopher Winter that upon graduating from Capilano University’s IDEA School of Design, he’d be headed for a...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Global & Community Studies

CBT Vietnam project garners awards, creates opportunities

“You get into some interesting scenarios for sure,” says filmmaker Kyle Sandilands, from a remote island in Cambodia via Skype,...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

5 awesome experiences you can only get at Capilano University

Thousands of students choose to study at Capilano University each year due, in part, to its innovative hands-on programs. The...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Carol Gallant: Supporting children in the classroom

You know the old adage that it’s never too late to find your true calling? Carol Gallant is living proof....

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

Three siblings, one passion: helping children

Working as a Special Education Assistant is a challenging—and rewarding—job. Sometimes, you literally spend your days running. Nancy Trigueros remembers...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Riding the paralegal boom: Alumnus Yves Moisan

When Yves Moisan started working as a corporate paralegal nearly 30 years ago in Montréal, the industry looked a lot...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Cap U film alumni in festival spotlight

He doesn’t enjoy equal status to the Godfather of Soul, but Capilano University’s James Brown continues to make a name for himself in the film industry alongside other graduates of the University’s Motion Picture Arts program (MOPA).
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About Cap, Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Call for Nominations: 2016 Alumni Awards of Excellence

Do you know Capilano University alumni who have made remarkable contributions to their professions or communities? Then consider nominating them...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

On the hunt for the world’s most accurate clock

“I don’t even wear a watch!” laughs William Bowden, a second year PhD student in physics at the University of...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Alumna develops new template for on-call EAs

Exploring the hallways, taking pictures on your iPad, and wandering the playground isn’t your typical classroom environment, but Kathy Purves is...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

Tara Rodas: Helping advance autism treatment

Tara Rodas was halfway into her psychology degree at Capilano University when she was presented with the opportunity to work...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Jonathan Whitesell: Taking the screen by storm

gallery It was landing the lead in his sixth grade play that first sparked Jonathan Whitesell’s interest in acting.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

IDEA grad ranks in Marketing Mag’s “30 Under 30”

Ever since he was a kid growing up in North Vancouver, DDB Canada art director John Larigakis knew he wanted to do something visual for a living.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

DJ O-Show inspires, empowers young entrepreneurs

“When your life is almost taken, it pushes you and gives you more purpose,” says Orene Askew, recounting the moment...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Cap paralegal program sets a high bar

As a senior paralegal at one of Vancouver’s largest law firms and current vice-president of the BC Paralegal Association, Carmen Marolla knows what it takes to succeed in the legal world.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Business owner finds new purpose in health care

Jan Seaman remembers walking into a client’s room during her clinical practicum. The patient was bed-bound—he couldn’t feed or dress himself or speak.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Doc film alumna brings pianist’s life into focus

“I didn’t grow up wanting to be a filmmaker,” admits Vancouver-based Josephine Anderson. However, the 29-year-old documentary filmmaker was recently...

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