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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Aleysha Karmali: Dancing her way to a teaching career

gallery Who knew a love of Bollywood dancing could lead to a career in early childhood education? “Bollywood dancing is...
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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Business & Professional Studies

Claire Tallman: Just go for it

Capilano University introduced its new brand and visual identity to the world this January with an ad campaign on billboards,...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Fine & Applied Arts

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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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Business student Tom Rajaeieh dreams big

“My goal? Leading a Fortune 500 company as Chief Executive Officer.” For some business students, that is the ultimate career...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Former refugee helps others and meets the Royals

In 2010, Marlio Herrera Lira was a refugee claimant living in limbo in the Lower Mainland, struggling with English and...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Petie Chalifoux: Breaking the silence

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Motion Picture Arts student Petie Chalifoux is a born storyteller. A hoop dancer since her teen years, the Woodland Cree...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Jennifer Ivings: Thriving outdoors

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Jennifer Ivings is passionate about outdoor education for children. “I enjoy the look on a child’s face when they learn...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Hot Topics

Capilano U’s president draws on legendary influences

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We may be going out on a limb here, but we’re pretty sure that Paul Dangerfield might be the only...

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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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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Hot Topics

Capilano University helps animation flourish in Jamaica

JoWayne McFarlane slips a satiny black animator’s glove that covers palm, ring and baby fingers, presses a digital pen to...

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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, 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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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Hot Topics

Long-time supporter of students receiving honorary doctorate degree

Jeri Krogseth has never shied away from making cold calls for donations to Capilano University’s Foundation, but the thought of...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Sustainability

Chancellor David Fung keeps on learning

David Fung’s mother wanted him to be an architect. But Fung couldn’t draw. He dreamt of building...
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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

CBT Vietnam: A one-of-a-kind learning opportunity

“When you are able to see, in person, how tourism is occurring as we did in Lao Chai [village], you are better able to grasp what cultural, social and political factors are actually shaping that tourism.”
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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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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Business students take a kick at event marketing

Sheldon Slonski, Ileana O’Keefe, Karolina Siwiec, and Adam Velji at the Whitecaps store. Photo submitted.   Cap U business students...

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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Building bridges

David T. Fung has mastered an advanced form of math. To Fung, Capilano University’s chancellor-elect, one plus one equals five.
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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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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Student Life

Breaking the Barbie mold

At age 26, and wrapping up a Liberal Studies bachelor’s program at Capilano University, Melanie Ledding’s career path is wide...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Portfolio, Student Life

April showcases Capilano talent

April at Capilano University is far more than exams and papers—it also means being able to take in top quality...

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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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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

School of Business booming at competitions

In this, the second in our series on Capilano University’s School of Business successes, students make a “Cool Blast” in local and international case competitions.
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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

School of Business wins big

Both the junior and senior teams from Capilano University took first place in the 2016 Western Canadian Business Competition on March 11 to 13.
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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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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Community Life, Fun Stuff

Capilano Universe expands into the great outdoors

Roy Jantzen can hardly be accused of living in an ivory tower....
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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

Finding a voice in Afghanistan

“Are you waiting there for me?” It’s a phrase that may well have saved Sima Parwani’s life. While in Afghanistan...

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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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