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Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers

Driving change: Communication professor teaches by example

Michael Markwick is passionate about creating dialogue. The father of five and Capilano University School of Communication instructor has been actively teaching and promoting social change...
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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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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Sustainability

Taking Styrofoam out of the equation

In 2004, Orith Fogel was a third year Jazz Studies student when she landed a job as the University’s environmental issues coordinator...
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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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Changemakers, Community Life

Shelley Joseph: A new way forward

As the co-director of community engagement for Reconciliation Canada, Shelley Joseph is all too familiar with the lingering effect residential schools have on the survivors’ loved ones.
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Changemakers, Community Life

Join us for Truth and Reconciliation Week 2016

“As Canadians, we share a responsibility to look after each other and acknowledge the pain and suffering that our diverse...

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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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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Wandering mind leads to an honorary degree

As a boy, Mario Hardy’s wandering mind made school a challenge.
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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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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, Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

Sweater Day 2016: the results are in!

On February 4, 2016, as part of National Sweater Day, Capilano University turned down the heat on campus by two degrees...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life, Hot Topics

Meet Paul Dangerfield, Capilano U’s next president

Paul Dangerfield has had good reason to reflect upon leadership, and what makes organizations excel, over the past few months....
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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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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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Changemakers, Fun Stuff, Student Life, Sustainability

Building Challenge – On now until the end of March!

Keep your eyes open for BADM 218 students in Robin Furby’s Leadership in Teams class, getting the campus community to...

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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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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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Changemakers, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Mitchell Thomashow: New teaching for a new geological era

“Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a science fiction movie,” Dr. Mitchell Thomashow told Capilano University leaders and educators...

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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Community conservation focus of Ecoliteracy Field School

For Capilano University Global and Community Studies instructor Catherine Evans, there’s nothing more exciting than seeing students connect with the...

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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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About Cap, Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Can you say “Eeew-waste”?

What do a milk frother, a personal shaving device, an outdated overhead projector and a satellite receiver have in common?...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Chartwells grant to kick start aquaponics on campus

Sometimes, long drives with lots of space for thought can be a good thing. For Tourism Management student Ben Glassen,...

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Changemakers, Fun Stuff

Inspiration: Winter

What is the gift you’re giving? From Henry Winkler’s address at We Day Vancouver 2015.

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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life

We Day 2015 — Storified!

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Capilano University was on location at We Day Vancouver this week, live broadcasting on social media, showcasing our two We...

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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

We Schools scholar models resilience and caring

Chelsie Ram’s typical day is like many other 18-year-old’s—attending university by day, listening to some music along the way, and...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Global & Community Studies, Hot Topics

Cancer survivor gives back through The Lipstick Project

In June this year, Natasha Thom received an urgent call from the BC Children’s Hospital. Natasha and her volunteers—a group of stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, were told that a grade 12 girl had been admitted to the intensive care unit...
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