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Alumni, Global & Community Studies

Climbing Aconcagua

gallery Hedieh Bagheri, a student in the School of Tourism Management, recently became the first Iranian woman to summit Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas...
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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff, Student Life

Cap grads showcase talents

It’s April, and that means it’s time to showcase the work of the 2017 graduates from Capilano University’s Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts...
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Farhan Mohamed: Turning a side job into a media powerhouse

One of Capilano’s own, Farhan Mohamed recently made Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 list. Mohamed is one of the founders and co-owners of Daily Hive...
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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

You can’t buy this brand of dedication

When Pauntehah Poursaba joined Capilano University’s marketing case team this fall, she had no idea what she was in for....

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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Best at Westerns

How would you handle a government-forced breakup of a conglomerate over eight years? That’s something second-, third- and fourth-year students...
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

From Jazz Studies to the Junos

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That seven CapU alumni and two instructors are nominated for Juno Awards is music to Jared Burrows’s ears. “I just...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences

Alison Borden: Creating a positive learning environment

In high school, Alison Borden tutored peers and younger students. She considered a career in teaching but ultimately decided the general classroom setting wasn’t for her...
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Alumni, Education, Health & Human Development

Sarah Oosterom: Turning inspiration into a career

For Capilano University graduate Sarah Oosterom, an experience with a loved one’s illness sparked a passion for helping others. Sarah...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Cap U animation grad wins Oscar for Zootopia

Capilano University grad Benson Shum has won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature as part of the animation team of Disney’s Zootopia...
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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Ben Parker: Inspiring the next generation of musicians

Ben Parker has come a long way since tapping on pots and pans in his room in Red Deer, Alberta...
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Fine & Applied Arts

Wendy Cheung shows us the difference a little support makes

Wendy Cheung is a creator. Starting out her career as a musical composer, she has used her creativity and passion for music to develop...
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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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Fine & Applied Arts

Get behind the scenes at Capilano U’s Centre for Film and Animation

Are you looking for a change in career? Do you picture yourself working in the film or animation industry? If...

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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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Global & Community Studies, Hot Topics

Let your career take you places

From five-star beachfront hotels to world-class ski resorts, the tourism industry offers exciting opportunities to build a career in places...

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Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development, Student Life

International students engage with their host community

Capilano University instructor, Carrie Jung shares the importance of community engagement in the development and integration of international and domestic...

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About Cap, Arts & Sciences, Community Life

The School of STEM opens its doors

Are you passionate about protecting our environment and diverse species? Do you enjoy building things and solving problems? Maybe you...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Global & Community Studies

Uncapped Rail Jam 2017

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The 2017 Uncapped Rail Jam did not disappoint on Thursday as students got to witness some great talent show off...

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About Cap, Business & Professional Studies, Hot Topics

Every brand has a story: Insights from a marketing guru

Mary Charleson knows a thing or two about branding. An international authority on marketing, columnist and author, Charleson’s work is...

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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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Business & Professional Studies, Fun Stuff, Student Life

Kerrigan Cartner: Be inspired

Have you ever considered studying abroad? For many, it is a life-changing experience. Take it from Kerrigan Cartner, a Capilano...

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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, 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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Education, Health & Human Development, Hot Topics

5 reasons to become an education assistant

Did you know that there are currently more than 9,800 full-time education assistants working in schools in B.C.? According to the...
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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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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

November is all about Fine & Applied Arts

Creativity. Talent. Vision. Stage presence. Whatever you call it, you know you have it. And others recognize it in you...

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Community Life, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Jamie Ferguson: Showing off Canada

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Jamie Ferguson has always been an outdoor adventure enthusiast. So enrolling in Capilano University’s Outdoor Recreation Management diploma straight out...

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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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Arts & Sciences, Community Life

Andrea Westcott: Triathlon adventure

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Congratulations to Capilano U English instructor, Andrea Westcott, who just returned from the Triathlon World Age Group Championships in Cozumel,...

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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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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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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, 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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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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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, 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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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Global & Community Studies

From North Vancouver to Inuvik and beyond

Global and Community Studies has embarked on another community-based project, this time in the far reaches of Canada’s North. School...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics

It’s gender-cational

Ivan Coyote has been hauled out of a bathroom at an airport by a security guard without discussion or a...

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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

James Shavick: Helping the next generation of talent

For a man who has made his living behind the lens of a camera, James Shavick is surprisingly relaxed in front of one.
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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Capturing real-world experiences on film

video It’s a win-win-win collaboration: Capilano University School of Motion Picture Arts students team up with the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s...
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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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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

7 classes you didn’t know you can take at Capilano University

Combine math with art, become more eco-literate, or learn to build a drone via Capilano University’s Faculty of Arts &...

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Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Tourism student steps into world of luxury travel

Nanette Chan spent most of her summer on the phone. It wasn’t because she was texting friends or making weekend...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Advanced Education Minister tours film school

“It’s a far cry from Abbey Road on a four-track tape,” said Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson when he checked out a remixing room...
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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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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Getting minty at the AMA Case Competition

Under the bright lights in the huge auditorium of Capilano University’s Cedar Building, with three judges sitting in Dragons’ Den formation...
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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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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Hot Topics, Student Life

Business student makes top 5 in AMA sales competition

Growing up listening to shop talk around the dinner table made a strong impression on Capilano U business student Richard...

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About Cap, Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Second Chance puts Bosa Centre on the silver screen

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As the cameras rolled and the background extras prepared for their cue, Capilano University’s Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development, How To

5 reasons to take Adult Basic Education courses

Every student has a unique learning journey, and it sometimes involves a bit of upgrading—whether that’s completing high school credits...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Student Life

Amanda J. Vick: Discovering Daughter Culture

Her family led the movement to reclaim traditional Gitxsan land from the Government of Canada in the famous 1997 Delgamuukw...

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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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Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Tourism serves up backcountry resorts, marine adventures

It’s not a bad way to spend a whole summer: sailing between the Gulf Islands and as far north as...

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About Cap, Fine & Applied Arts

Bosa Centre: Motion capture, 3D filming on display

video Remember the behind-the-scenes footage of Andy Serkis performing in a motion capture suit as Gollum in Lord of the Rings, or for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?
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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Global & Community Studies

The 5 Best Vancouver activities for #OptOutside Day

You may have heard that outdoor retailer REI will be closed on Friday, November 27—a day that has become known...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

A cabinet for the Canada of 2015

Electoral winds of change swept through Ottawa, taking a male-dominated Conservative cabinet with it.
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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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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

November is Fine & Applied Arts Month

It’s November—you know, that month when the skies get ominous and you pull out your umbrella, boots and sweaters as...

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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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Alumni, Business & Professional Studies, Global & Community Studies

Business Alumni Fall Social and CUAA AGM

When the Capilano University Business Alumni Chapter meets for its first fall reunion on Thursday, November 5, members are in for a treat....

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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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Alumni, Community Life, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

OREC alum Brent Palmer builds green at MEC

As national facilities manager for Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Brent Palmer lives and breathes outdoor adventure.
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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics

PoliSci students hot on the 2015 campaign trail

Elections, the heart of the democratic process, comes around only once every four years or so and students are seizing the opportunity to engage in all kinds of political analysis and debate.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Markus Pukonen: on a mission for change

Markus Pukonen has always had a taste for adventure. The former Capilano University documentary film student...
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Alumni, Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Cap grads own the stage in Dracula

Known to many as Hollywood North, Vancouver has long been a flourishing place for the performing arts. As such, Capilano...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

Syria and the vandals of imagining

I clambered up the immense rubble mound, all that remains of the Temple of Zeus Belos, and surveyed the ruins below. My eyes were drawn along the column-lined avenue that ran for kilometers through this ancient city’s heart—indeed, the route was called the cardo, or “heart.”
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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

A film instructor, her father and a profile in courage

In the cold of a June night, through the top of her teepee, Doreen Manuel could see stars sparkling against...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Sailing to success: Alumni honoured at Prague Quadrennial

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It’s not often that the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” can be applied to the creation of...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Jessie Anthony: Finding filmmaking

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Capilano University student Jessie Anthony didn’t grow up wanting to be a filmmaker, but after completing her first year in...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

On the conservation frontlines: alumnus Daniel Zayonc

“I still don’t have a degree!” Capilano alumnus, Daniel Zayonc, says jokingly. Even though he has yet to finish his bachelor’s...

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

Cap costumers behind “The Unauthorized Full House Story”

When you’ve grown up watching shows like Full House and Saved By The Bell, chances are you have an idea...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics

Alum takes Canada to World Special Olympics bronze game

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  Most of the year, Jimmy Peterson found himself typing away on his computer, working out the complexities of American...

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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

New program supports student work, study transition

Beginning this September, Capilano University’s Access Work Experience Department will offer a new, full-time, eight-month program integrating career-building skills with...

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

Capilano U teams win prestigious Telefilm funding

gallery For the first time in the history of the school, not just one but two student groups from Capilano University’s School of Motion Picture Arts programs have won....
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Music brings healing in post-conflict Bosnia

In a small room where children’s toys were stacked in shelves against the wall, and a dollhouse sat in the corner, Alpha Woodward played guitar for a young Bosnian girl who was born with a defect that had left her blind.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Alums make the people sing in Les Mis

The Stanley Alliance stage echoed with the sound of well-know melodies “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “Who Am I?” as Les Misérables hosted Vancouver’s theatre lovers to a delightful performance this month.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Creative art meets retail marketing at Lala’s

Is retail marketing a skill to study at university? While some may not think so, Maegan Warren knows differently. For...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics, How To

10 tips for ‘making it’ in the music industry

Whether behind the scenes or on the stage, knowing what it takes to ‘make it’ in the music industry is...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Fun Stuff

Renaissance art rich with meaning: Efrat El-Hanany

Remember Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code, the ‘symbologist’ who could look into paintings and see hidden signs? Efrat El-Hanany is pretty much like him, only cooler and real...
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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Forest school: Lessons from the great outdoors

Growing up on the North Shore with the mountains in their backyard and the ocean at their doorstep, Capilano University...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Kara Gibbs: Change through art at the Chan

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Growing up in Vancouver, Kara Gibbs played piano and dreamed of a future in the arts. But once she’d dispensed...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

8 reasons to take Arts and Sciences courses

Employers are looking to hire people who can communicate, make decisions, solve problems and work in teams. Academic disciplines like Philosophy, English, Geography...

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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

5 reasons to choose the Capilano School of Business

Did you know that a business degree is one of the most versatile degrees you can earn? Capilano U School...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Business & Professional Studies, Hot Topics, Student Life

Communication Studies student lands Georgia Straight op-ed

Earlier this year, Kelly Clarkson made a comeback. She produced a powerful album with enough motivational mantras to fill stadiums...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Score! Students get ‘dream’ practicum with Whitecaps

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A lot of thoughts passed through Nik Tanaskovic’s mind as he prepared for the interview. “This would be huge for...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Health Care Assistant grad honoured

When Anya Garcia Sadler first came to Capilano University, she had aspirations of entering the field of health and medicine—but...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff, Hot Topics

Ancient footprints bring archaeology to life

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Human footprints from thousands of years ago aren’t often preserved—but when they are, they are usually important. Footprints have a...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Jazz Studies alum sparks Ross Taggart tribute

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The idea began as a way to mourn the loss of a dear friend. It quickly became a Kickstarter for...

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

Neelamjit Dhillon blends jazz, classical Indian music

When Coquitlam native Neelamjit Dhillon opens for acclaimed South African musician Abdullah Ibrahim on Sunday, June 28 at the TD Vancouver International...

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

Matt Drake, Tony Devenyi snag Leos

The desk in the dimly-lit room is littered with drug paraphernalia: a syringe, matches, a nickel-sized Ziploc bag of powder,...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Squamish ‘knowledge keeper’ shares wisdom with ECCE students

Capilano University’s Early Childhood Care and Education program teaches much more than how to care for and teach the very...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Cat Toren’s jazz has deep Cap roots

Catherine (Cat) Toren returns to Vancouver this month to play the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival—a homecoming she says she’s...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Cap programs make Animation Mag’s top 25

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Capilano University’s animation programs have just been listed as one of the top 25 schools to hire from by Animation...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Bria Skonberg: Bringing jazz home

In the years since graduating from Capilano University as a student in the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies program,...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Megan Smetzer uncovers hidden gems in Dartmouth collection

When art historian Megan A. Smetzer took on the challenge of helping to digitize the Hood Museum’s huge collection of...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

IDEA grads’ agency grows in Vancouver design industry

Ryan Romero and Travis Collier did what some design students entering the creative industry might think to be crazy, so...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Paddle forward: Cap Reckies clean Burrard Inlet beaches

Ever wondered how much garbage can fit into a 20-foot voyageur canoe? Adam Weiss, a student in Capilano University’s...
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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

School of Business team wins Western Canada Business Competition

Teneille Lewis says that she can never look at a Starbucks the same way again. “No matter who you are...

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Fine & Applied Arts

Indigenous New Zealander David Geary teaches screenwriting with respect

David Geary’s classroom introductions are a little different than most...
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Dave Wooldridge: Outdoor Rec alum steers big canoe venture

When it comes to paddling the canoes that founded the nation of Canada, 35-year-old Capilano University alum Dave Wooldridge wrote...

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Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Tourism student builds guitar program in Nicaragua

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When Kelly Oswald brought her acoustic guitar on a high school trip to Nicaragua two years ago, she didn’t expect...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Chelsey Reist: Rising actor in CW’s The 100

As Harper on the CW’s The 100, a day on set for Capilano alum Chelsey Reist starts at 6 a.m....

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

How technology helps non-verbal learners

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Imagine being unable to express yourself verbally, forced to rely on others’ guesswork and goodwill to satisfy your every need,...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Daniel Dubois: Turning ideas into action

At just 23 years old, Capilano University business student Daniel Dubois has already started multiple businesses, spoken at We Day...

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Alumni, Global & Community Studies

10 years and counting

This fall, the very popular Mountain Bike Operations program at Capilano University turns 10...
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Global & Community Studies, Student Life, Sustainability

Students lend a hand with zero waste education

Have you ever been stumped by the university’s zero waste bins? In the Outdoor Recreation Management program, students from Greig...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Reel life meets real life at this grad show

It’s show and tell time for students in Cap’s Documentary program. After eight months of late nights and hard work,...

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Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers, Sustainability

Battle of the Buildings a success

What an energetic term! Capilano University’s Battle of the Buildings challenged student teams from...
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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Bonnie McGrew: The businesswoman behind the music

When you walk into Bonnie McGrew’s office at Chief Music Management, you can’t help but notice the glint of framed...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

April is grad show month!

It’s all been leading up to this moment! We’re super excited to showcase the work of the 2015 graduates from...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Dream career: A look inside the Bachelor of Performing Arts

Do you ever dream that you’re flying? How about falling? Do you ever try to describe a terrible nightmare to...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Three years strong: The story behind the Uncapped Rail Jam

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It’s become as reliable on the North Shore as the return of students from winter break. Each year, on one...

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

The international escapades of William Luan

A lot of people like to say they’re adventurous, but for how many is it really the truth? Sure, out...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Sustainability

Everything is connected: The surprising story of B.C. sea otters

In many ways, the natural history of coastal British Columbia is the history of sea otters. That’s one of the...

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About Cap, Fine & Applied Arts

Come for Open Studio Day, stay for The Secret Garden!

Calling all theatre lovers! This Thursday, March 19, we’ll be throwing open the stage doors (plus a few more) for...

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About Cap, Business & Professional Studies, Community Life

Celebrating partnership at the Chancellor’s Circle dinner

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Partnerships are vital to ensuring the university thrives both on our own campus and within our community. Our long-standing partnerships,...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff, Student Life

Time to celebrate Pi Day of the century!

How would you calculate the distance around a circle? One strategy, of course, is to just wrap a measuring tape...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Cap students steal the spotlight in Cat Killer

There will be portable video devices. You will walk. You will be wearing headphones. You will be following a path...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Books, pens and pennies vs. violence against women in India

In the Fall of 2014, my Introduction to Women’s Studies class (WGST 100) considered the troubling topic of violence against women, both in Canada...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Global & Community Studies

Teaching a new kind of tourism

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Studying tourism isn’t what it used to be. Just hear what Chris Bottrill, instructor in Capilano University’s Tourism and Outdoor...

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Alumni, Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

VanChan: Vancouver’s new webisode throwdown

Filmmakers from all around the world are sending Zia Marashi five-minute-long webisodes, hoping that theirs will make it into VanChan—Vancouver’s...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics, Student Life

#Gamergate, doxxing and the new gendered harassment

Do you “live online?” How many of your social interactions these days are texts, status updates or emails rather than...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Motion picture arts: The next generation

Remember the big news last year? Despite a volatile Canadian dollar and fierce competition across the continent, the North Shore’s...

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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Kofi Gbolonyo brings more than music to Capilano U

It’s always a treat to have an artist in residence here at Capilano U, and we’ve hosted some amazing people...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development, Fun Stuff

Pink Shirt Day 2015

Respect. Compassion. Kindness. Love. Couldn’t the world use a bit more of these things? Today we celebrate Pink Shirt Day,...

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About Cap, Fine & Applied Arts

Bosa Centre for Film & Animation open house

It may be only a few years old, but this huge, glassy rectangle perched on the slopes above North Vancouver...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Colin Jack and the long road to Dreamworks

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Colin Jack could teach post-secondary students a few things about persistence. The former Vancouverite got bitten by the animation bug...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

Ocean acidification: the “other” CO2 problem

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Imagine for a moment that everything we ate and drank suddenly became more acidic. Talk about heartburn! Would our digestive...

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Alumni, Changemakers, Global & Community Studies

Janelle Cadamia: Sister of the surf

It all started at a cousin’s Hawaiian wedding. At least, that’s what brought Janelle Cadamia to the island of Oahu in the first place ...
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Alumni, Changemakers, Global & Community Studies

Sandra Riches: Blazing trails in outdoor safety

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Sandra Riches loves the outdoors. A lot. Like many adventurous young people, however, Sandra was never totally sure if she...

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Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development, Hot Topics, Student Life

The student brain: a work in progress

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Tracy Dignum wants you to know that she’s not a neurologist. What she is, however, is a thorough and talented...

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About Cap, Arts & Sciences

Inside the new Arts & Sciences Open House

Does your younger sister just love to write English essays? Is your cousin constantly re-wiring his alarm clock? Has your...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Ayaka Nomura: Tackling climate change with comic books

Not too long ago, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (LSBA) student Ayaka Nomura was sitting in a Geography class,...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

IDEA Valentine’s Day cards turn up the heat

Pink and red hearts are out. Puns, sarcasm and bottles of hot sauce are in. At least, that’s what Capilano...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Judy McFarlane: a writer’s act of courage

Despite the fact that she’d always wanted to write, Judy McFarlane was so daunted by the prospect as a young...

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Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers, Student Life

Great things in store for our Graduate Entrance Award winners

If you outright ask Nikki Shearar and Tyler Belich why they think they were chosen to receive Capilano University’s inaugural...

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Alumni, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Alan Mandel: From Boy Scout to bike pro

What were you doing at age 15? Deciding what music to like? Dreaming about a driver’s licence? Finally getting the...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

Drone engineering class takes off

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or “drones,” are an engineer’s tool of the future, according to new Capilano University Engineering instructor...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Executive Education

Lan Sam: From East Van to Egypt (and everywhere in between)

Before Lan Sam hiked the mountains of Nepal to Everest Base Camp, before she backpacked through the horn of Africa, braved the...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Fun Stuff

Your obsession with Game of Thrones, explained

Chances are good you know some big Game of Thrones fans. The ones who know what the “R. R.” stands...

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Fine & Applied Arts

Practice first, advises Mayor’s Art Award winner Brad Turner

Brad Turner playing with guitar virtuoso and Capilano U artist-in-residence, Bill Frisell When he started out, Brad Turner never imagined...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

Canada’s biggest Hobbit fan

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Etched in ink on the delicate skin of her wrist is “One Last Time” in Dwarvish runes, but Bianca Poroliseanu’s...

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics, Student Life

Selfie-esteem: Dissecting digital culture

By the time it beat out “bitcoin” and “twerk” for Oxford Dictionaries’ 2013 word of the year, chances are you probably already knew what a selfie was ...
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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

8 alumni films in Whistler Film Festival

Capilano U alumni are making a big impression at this year’s Whistler Film Festival, with eight alumni films in the...

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics, Student Life

New course explores how technology affects our psyche

How does constantly being connected online change the way we form relationships with each other? This is one of the...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Three cheers for Applied Arts winner Mustaali Raj

This isn’t the first time Mustaali Raj has won a Student Award from Applied Arts magazine, but it is the...

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About Cap, Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics, Student Life

Art and trauma: The making of Art History 330

Most students have at least one. A course that really had an impact. The discussions challenged you, the readings stayed with you, focused your understanding of the world ...
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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Guitarist Bill Frisell is Cap’s artist-in-residence

Students in Capilano University’s Jazz Studies program are in for a treat this week when guitar virtuoso, Bill Frisell joins...

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Alumni, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Chris Rhodes: The paddling academic

Ten years ago, Chris Rhodes never imagined he’d be doing a PhD. In fact, nobody did. When an old friend’s...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Kyle Gest: From film school to podcast fandom

When Kyle Gest launched his podcast, The Lapse Storytelling Project, he never dreamed it would be topping iTunes charts a...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Megan Kobitzsch: Reaching for the trees

Growing up Megan Kobitzsch always had a love of the outdoors, but she didn’t really connect that interest to a...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Derrival’s path to the Peak Performance finals

“Hey wouldn’t it be cool if we started a band?”— said nearly every high school student ever. The thing is,...

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Fine & Applied Arts

Brecht’s words sing in The Good Person of Setzuan

Get an inside look at how the music was composed for The Good Person of Setzuan, on stage this week at the BlueShore...
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Arts & Sciences, Community Life

The Capilano Review celebrates George Bowering

Acclaimed writer, historian and former Canadian Parliament Poet Laureate, George Bowering, will be on campus this week for the launch...

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Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Jen Dale on the value of a tourism education

When people ask me why I study Tourism Management I honestly struggle to give them an answer. How do I...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Christina Paone: Designing her future

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If there is one thing Cap’s renowned IDEA School of Design is known for, it’s providing graduates with the skills...

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Alumni, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

The secret to success at STORYHIVE

When was the last time you experienced some real last-minute, high-stakes competition? Racing against the clock, the prize in sight,...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Vote for alumni comedies in CBC ComedyCoup

It’s not only Movember, it’s Votetember! We’ve always known how talented and funny our acting and motion picture arts grads...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Geoff Hewat wins Coldfront online film festival

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Congratulations to third-year Motion Picture Arts student, Geoff Hewat for taking first prize in the Coldfront film festival! After watching...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Ken Matheson: Former B.C. cop now produces docs

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Twenty years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, 20 years as an outdoor guide—then Clearwater, B.C.’s Ken Matheson figured out...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Pamela Rounis: Design ninja

If you are in any way a part of Vancouver’s burgeoning design scene, chances are you know of Cap’s highly...

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Education, Health & Human Development

Jeyna Plowman: On her way

If you don’t think persistence pays off, then you haven’t met Jeyna Plowman. Jeyna quit school when she was in...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

An afternoon with animator Nora Twomey

“What you do now as a student, and the relationships you build, can inform the next 20 years,” said animator...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Francesca Sawyer: helping seniors live better

Raised in an Italian-Canadian family, Francesca Sawyer helped out her grandparents over the last few years of their lives, driving...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

A full circle moment

It was a true full circle moment: seventeen students in Capilano University’s Mountain Bike Operations program learning how to be...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

We Day 2014 – storified!

The energy was incredible on Thursday, October 22 as thousands of deserving high schoolers from across B.C. filled Rogers Arena....

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Hot Topics

October is Women’s History Month

Capilano University is celebrating Women’s History Month this October. It’s a chance to recognize the important contributions that women and...

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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Nic Harrison: Stickboy’s swordfighting survivor

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If you haven’t heard about Stickboy, welcome to town because you must have just arrived. With striking murals popping up...

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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Meet We Day performer Kaitlyn Yott

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A couple of days before her big performance at We Day Vancouver, we caught up with 3rd-year Musical Theatre student...

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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers

Reaching out to Clothe Vancouver

A Capilano University education combines top notch classroom theory and then applies those lessons to real world situations. Take Cap’s...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Student Life

Put it in print: students publishing students

Budding poets, authors and artists who dream about having their work published can see it happen for real at Capilano...

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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

To London with love

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Before Jonathan Buffone took part in Capilano University’s London Field School last spring, he wasn’t exactly a world traveller. In...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Come ‘ow’ to the show!

Americans often make fun of the Canadian accent, over pronouncing words here and there, sounding like a lame Irish brogue....

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Alumni, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Disability not a disadvantage at this film camp

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“My friend Donna Langille called me right after graduation and said ‘hey I have this really great idea’ and we...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Sights and sounds: The story of Max and Juggy

When Maximilian Krieger was just a year old, his brother noticed something was wrong. It was as though little Max couldn’t quite see clearly. A visit to the doctor confirmed...
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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

A new look for Capilano’s film club

When third-year Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts (MOPA) student Taylor Wilson attended a screening by the Capilano Cinephiles film club...

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Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development, Hot Topics

Cap U celebrates Orange Shirt Day

"I had just turned 6 years old. We never had very much money, and there was no welfare, but somehow my granny managed to buy me a new outfit to go to the Mission School...
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Alumni, Business & Professional Studies

Q&A with BBA grad Dennis Pang

Today we’re launching a new series called Home Grown, featuring Q&As with accomplished Capilano U alumni. First up is Dennis...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Off the Grid film screening

Sometimes even the best student films threaten to fall through the cracks. Maybe the group just didn’t choose to make...

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Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

What I did this summer

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Summer is a time for relaxation and spending time with family and friends. But, for many students, it’s also a...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff

Proust Questionnaire: Dr. Leonard George

With areas of specialty like abnormal psychology, anomalistic psychology (human experience of the paranormal) and the psychology of religion, it’s...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Look who’s on the cover of JazzTimes this month

“I’m a trumpalist! I play vocalet!” says Bria Skonberg in a recent article in the September issue of JazzTimes magazine, where...

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Business & Professional Studies, Fun Stuff

Two days with the Vancouver Canucks

It all started on Monday morning with this tweet from Canucks right winger, Alex Burrows...
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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Amina el Mantari: From Morocco to mountain mother

Amina el Mantari is in love with languages. She learned both Arabic and French growing up in Casablanca, Morocco, but...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

5 keys to a killer audition

Have you ever thought about how life is one constant audition? In school, business, even in romance, we’re constantly trying...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development

Alice Tagwira: From refugee to community builder

“In Canada, people don’t know their neighbours,” says Alice Tagwira, with a touch of pity. In Alice’s home country of...

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Alumni, Education, Health & Human Development

MMA fighting maverick becomes chiropractor

A few years ago, Anthony Britton was nervous about returning to school. This June, he celebrated the opening of his...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics

A trip to Geneskool

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What do you picture when you think of “molecular biology genetics” or “genomics?” Underground government laboratories? Covert experiments? Jurassic Park?...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Cycle to the Sacred raises funds for Klabona Keepers

Two recent grads from Capilano University’s Global Stewardship program, Desiree Wallace and Nicole Kilistoff, are making headlines this summer by embarking on a cycling marathon...
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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Her Royal Highness, Princess Fiona of Capilano

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This summer, the only nail polish that Lindsay Warnock can wear is dark green. Fortunately, alongside her bright auburn hair...

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

We are the lucky ones

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Third-year business student, Addy Menican, reflects on Haggis, the Loch Ness Monster and more in her latest blog post from...

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Arts & Sciences, Student Life

Summer crush: the internship of a lifetime

image Something cool is coming up at your local art gallery. There’s a cryptic blurb and some dates on their website. Half the space is cordoned off by a temporary wall. Behind it, you can hear the faint sounds of people—maybe even the artist herself—working their creative magic.
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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Global & Community Studies

Cap mountain bikers share the love

image Thundering along trails on bicycles is second nature to downhill mountain biker Jordan Timmer, 22, and freeride mountain biker Ben Glassen, 25. So when the former Cap Outdoor Recreation Management students were faced with the challenge ...
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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

100th anniversary of Canada’s entry in First World War

gallery In honour of this important anniversary on August 4, we asked Capilano University History instructor, Dennis Dubord, to comment on the impact of Canada’s contribution to the First World War.
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Alumni, Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers

“Beck”oning to local First Nations part of HR grad’s job

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For James Beck, a Capilano University School of Business graduate and member of the nearby Squamish First Nation, the Human...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

IDEA students take flight at local firm

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Fresh out of Cap’s Illustration/Design: Elements & Applications (IDEA) program, Caitlyn Neufeld and Kira Campbell scored jobs at East Vancouver’s...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Animation is Anderson’s piece of Pi

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Ben Anderson started out playing basketball for Cap, but it was Capilano University’s 3D Animation program that led him to...

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Lee Polychronopoulos: a different route to business school

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Lee Polychronopoulos wasn’t a fan of high school. He’s a smart guy, he just didn’t care. “My grades suffered due...

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Todd Lyons: From backpacker to businessman

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Todd Lyons is one of those people who dreads the question “where are you from?” In his “medium-length” answer, he’ll...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

A concert for Cap

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What do you get when you put a dancer, a butcher, a composer and a YouTube sensation together on an...

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Fine & Applied Arts

Exploring queer cinema

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In a recent op-ed for CBC News, Neil MacDonald tracks the use of the word “queer,” describing its “journey from...

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Alumni, Global & Community Studies

Caity Basalama: From North Van to East Africa

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The scene opens on the Indian Ocean waterfront, the evening sky growing pinker by the moment. Talking, laughing, traffic and...

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Arts & Sciences

Math and the Creative Arts

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Mathematics is often seen as one of the most dichotomizing fields of academic study. You either love it or you...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Stuart Maxwell and the art of space explosions

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By all accounts, Stuart Maxwell is a pretty cool guy. He lives in beautiful Vancouver, has a fascinating job at...

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Alumni, Business & Professional Studies

New awards for School of Business students

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Business students will be pleased to hear about some new $1,000 awards from BlueShore Financial for students in Capilano University’s...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Cleaning up at the Leo Awards

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More than two weeks after winning a record-breaking number of Leo Awards for their short film, Anxious Oswald Greene, writer/director...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff

Proust Questionnaire: Catherine Gloor

This month’s Proust Questionnaire features Catherine Gloor, a French instructor in Capilano University’s Faculty of Arts & Sciences. Prior to...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Jazz grad commemorates Komagata Maru

image In his latest musical project, Komagata Maru, Jazz Studies grad Neelamjit Dhillon explores B.C.'s history of xenophobia and social injustice through the lenses of jazz, Indian classical music and his Sikh faith. The show premieres at the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival on June 21 at Performance Works on Granville Island.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Rattan Bagga: Top 30 Under 30

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“Eating organic” was a fringe culinary trend enjoyed by hippies and health food advocates when Rattan Bagga’s family opened Sweet Cherubim...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

North Shore Jazz heats up

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Are you a music fan looking to fill your calendar with some amazing concerts this month? Well, look no further....

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Shawn Woods: From goalie to game artisan

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When Shawn Woods aged out of Manitoba Major Junior Hockey in 2001, it was time for the star goaltender to...

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Business & Professional Studies

Farewell Graham Fane

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Graham Fane (MBA, CMA, FCMA, CPA), Dean of Capilano University’s Faculty of Business & Professional Studies, is retiring after a...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life

LANGUAGES: The new TCR issue is here

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When The Capilano Review, Capilano University’s award-winning literary journal, put out a call for submissions to an issue on languages,...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Play area has a natural feel

image After weeks of digging and moving soil, rocks and other natural materials around, the innovative new playground at...
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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

The British adventures of a cheeky Canadian

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Exploring the shops and eateries of London. Hanging out with friendly Brits and international students. A weekend of cycling in...

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Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Steep, rugged and gnarly

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How did a guy from Switzerland end up in Capilano University’s Mountain Bike Operations program on the Sunshine Coast? Check...

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Student profile: Kejun Li

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Continuing our series featuring international students, in the spotlight this month is Bachelor of Business Administration student Kejun (Landis) Li...

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

Celestial fireworks to light up night sky

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If you stay up late tonight, you might be in for a treat. Astronomers and amateur skywatchers in Canada and...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life

Experience life as a science student

From the mysterious to the macabre, there are many weird and wonderful things to be found in Capilano University’s science...

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Community Life, Global & Community Studies

Jaw-dropping views

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The town of Squamish is buzzing today with the opening of the new Sea to Sky Gondola, a spectacular 2,135-metre...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Building community leaders

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“In all our communities there are special people who give the place heart and soul. They are the community members...

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Education, Health & Human Development, Student Life

ECCE career fair

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More than 50 students and 14 potential employers attended the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) department’s inaugural job fair...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff, Student Life

Clowning around in the Writing Centre

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Remember using the vending machine as a kid? Mom reached into her purse for a shiny coin, you placed it...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies

Tourism student nurtures her roots

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“I grew up in this remote village where there were dirt floors, little transport other than walking, no electricity, very...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Doug Munro: A paralegal’s path to policy law

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To say that Doug Munro has utilized his education in Capilano University’s Paralegal program as a springboard for bigger and...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Deep-sea dream job

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Since a young age Brendan Andresen has loved to explore new places on land and at sea. The idea of...

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

One student’s rap about life

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Who says assignments have to take the form of an essay? When School of Business instructor Sharka Stuyt asked students...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life

Kids explore the universe in astronomy camp

image Sombrero, whirlpool, tadpole and sea shell. These unofficial names of galaxies are just one element of astronomy kids explore at...
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Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Dancing among the trees

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As 15 students prepare to graduate from the Mountain Bike Operations program this spring, program coordinator, Lydia Watson, reflects on...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Animation and VFX gradshow

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With feature films like Frozen, Life of Pi and Hotel Transylvania and interactive games like Snowboard Supercross (SSX) and Transformers:...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Art show reflects colours of the Coast

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If you love the West Coast, don’t miss the IDEA program’s Reflections: Colours of the Coast art show April 24...

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Arts & Sciences, Sustainability

Liberal Studies in the spotlight

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The mood was celebratory on April 3 as more than 50 family, friends, faculty and administrators gathered to support Capilano...

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About Cap, Arts & Sciences, Community Life

Children of Air India

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Renée Sarojini Saklikar was 23 years old when her aunt and uncle were murdered on June 23, 1985 in the...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Old music gets a second life

People just can’t throw away good music. Whether it’s piano books, sheet music, CDs, even vinyl records, these are the...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Last curtain call

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Thirty-one talented jazz musicians and vocalists take the stage for their final performances at Capilano University during grad recitals happening...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Base Camp a humbling experience

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Award-winning documentary filmmaker and Capilano U grad, Dianne Whelan, will give a talk about her new book, Base Camp: 40...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

IDEA grad showcase 2014

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Storytellers. Visual problem-solvers. Communicators. Creative thinkers. These are some of the qualities that designers and art directors from Vancouver studios...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Maegan Langridge: Leaping from hospitality to health care

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Maegan Langridge describes herself as “a people person.” It’s a quality that serves her just as well in her current...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies

Global Stewardship 10th anniversary

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“We saw all these kids in high school—often just a single kid—who’d be really involved in trying to make positive...

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Arts & Sciences, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Twenty-one new plays in five days

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Join Capilano University for the third annual Sacred Space: The Tom Cone Festival of New Plays, featuring 21 new plays...

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

Studying gender with Barbie

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What comes to mind when you think of Barbie? Femininity at its finest? Or a sick distortion of the female...

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About Cap, Arts & Sciences, Community Life

The Wounded Metropolis

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Capilano University art history professor, Sandra Seekins, takes us back to World War I on Tuesday, April 8 as part...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

A record year for North Shore film

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Fresh off the high of hearing a certain superstar call Vancouver “the best city in the world” for a new...

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Education, Health & Human Development, Fun Stuff, Student Life

A visit to the Fairy Garden

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Start at the Library. Take the West Walk past the big pink rhododendron and turn right. At the precise moment...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life

Right on CUE

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Did you know that the Capilano University’s English department publishes books? Since 2008, CUE Books (Capilano University Editions) has published...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Behind the scenes on Audition Day

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What’s it like to audition for Capilano University’s Bachelor of Performing Arts degree program? BPA candidate, Elise Sherwood, gives us...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

Pin it: IDEA’s button sale is back

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Wes Anderson. Sherlock Holmes. Vancouver. Brooches. Life Magazine. What do all these things have in common? They all play a...

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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Global & Community Studies

When the Villagers Left

image After 10 years in operation, Capilano University’s Community-Based Tourism initiative (CBT Vietnam) and partner, the PATA Foundation, have much to celebrate...
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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Measuring change

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The REC 252: Project Change class is special. It’s designed to build environmental and social awareness and to empower students...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

Like mother, like daughter: Alexandra de Jong Westman

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Love of natural science flows like blood through the veins of Capilano University graduate Alexandra de Jong Westman. She completed...

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Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Outdoor Adventure Film Festival

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Take an unforgettable journey through the lush jungles of Mexico, the sandy shores of Bangladesh, and the spectacular natural wonders...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

Math is a SNAP at Capilano U’s Math Fair

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“Sword of Knowledge,” “Sam’s House” and “Nim” were just a few of the puzzles incorporated into the latest SNAP Math...

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Arts & Sciences, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

A chat with Ryan Reynolds

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Creating Connections 2014

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More than 80 industry attendees including representatives from BC Hydro, KPMG, BlueShore Financial and ICBC came out to the Pinnacle...

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Student profile: Eddie Jang

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In the spotlight this week is Eddie Jang, an international student from Chile who is enrolled in Capilano University’s Business...

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Arts & Sciences, Student Life

A Woman of Spirit

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What was life like for women in the fourteenth century? The Women’s and Gender Studies department presents A Woman of...

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Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Use your noodle when it comes to coffee

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For those of you who can’t make it through the day without a cup of Joe, you’ll be seeing a...

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Community Life, Global & Community Studies

Mountain Bike Week: March 25-29

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As we say goodbye to winter and celebrate the beginning of a new season, Mountain Bike Operations (MBO) students at...

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Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

BYOC – Bring your own cup

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Get a 20% discount off reusable mugs at the Capilano University Bookstore from March 11 to April 11. Tourism Management...

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About Cap, Fine & Applied Arts

Theatre Department Open House

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You’ve seen their talent on stage. Now get behind the scenes. Learn how Capilano University’s Theatre programs make their magic...

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Alumni, Business & Professional Studies

Day Helesic: From intern to editor

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Before Capilano University grad Day Helesic became the current managing editor of Canadian Living magazine in Toronto, she had a...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Wild, natural spaces: Reimagining the playground

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What is a playground? What is its purpose and what kind of activity do we want to encourage there? “In...

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Arts & Sciences, Sustainability

Conserving the mighty salmon

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You’ve bought them at the store, ordered them in restaurants, seen them swimming in the river and ocean, maybe even...

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Global & Community Studies

Adventure seekers wanted

A love of the outdoors. A desire to explore remote and exotic locales and cultures. A penchant for thrill-seeking activities....

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics, Sustainability

To bee or not to bee

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They’re small, sometimes fuzzy. They generally mind their own business as they go about their work. And they’re essential to...

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About Cap, Fine & Applied Arts

Film & Animation Open House showcases movie magic

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Ever wonder how characters in 3-D movies move with such fluidity and grace in places and situations that couldn’t possibly...

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

International Women’s Day events

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“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the...

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Business & Professional Studies, How To, Student Life

Networking 101

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Does the idea of “networking” cause your heart to palpitate and your palms to sweat? That’s a common reaction for...

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Business & Professional Studies, How To, Student Life

5 tips to rock the interview

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It’s normal to feel nervous before a job interview. After all, there’s a lot at stake – your future, for...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Jennifer Buchanan: Transforming lives through music

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Twenty-two years after graduating from Capilano University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program, Jennifer Buchanan says, “I believe this profession is...

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Student profile: Alejandra Roca

As part of our series featuring international students, in the spotlight this month is Bachelor of Business Administration grad Alejandra...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Man in motion: Kyle Guay’s kinetic energy

Dedicated Cap U teachers, a desire to understand the intricate interactions of the human body, and an elite level athletic...

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Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Never a dull moment

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Soooo…what is a tourism degree? What can you do with it? Do you want to be a travel agent or...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff

Learning the art of love letters for Valentine’s Day

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Arts & Sciences, Student Life

First day in Guatemala

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Students in Capilano University’s Sociology 210 course are having the time of their lives in Cap’s Guatemala Field School over...

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About Cap, Community Life, Global & Community Studies

Journeys to Jinhua: Cross-Cultural Teaching in China

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In an age of trans-global education, the influx and exodus of both students and teachers has risen dramatically. What contributes...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Alumni profile: Andrew Stegemann

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It’s always great to hear what Capilano University alumni are doing after graduation. Check out this great story about Outdoor...

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About Cap, Fine & Applied Arts

Design your career at IDEA Open House

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“I chose design as a career because I’ve always loved creating art and it’s such an involved process of problem...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Rehab Assistant grad helps seniors stay in their homes

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“Thriving off of positive connections” and “knowing that I’ll be always learning” are two things that inspire Jenna Zedel, a...

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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Hot Topics

Leading with emotional intelligence

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What is emotional intelligence and why do employers think it’s so important? A hot topic in the business world these...

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Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Live scuba dive demo

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Ever wondered what it’s like to swim beneath the sea or to see weird and wonderful sea creatures up close...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Quirky cards for your valentine

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It’s not too late if you’re still looking for a gift for that special someone on Valentine’s Day. Students in...

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Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Learn from marketing royalty

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“This is an event you don’t want to miss. Not many opportunities like this come knocking at your door!” says...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Classic murder mystery tackled by “Gen Y” students

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Capilano University’s theatre production company, Exit 22, presents Agatha Christie’s Witness For The Prosecution, February 12-15. Agatha Christie is one...

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Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Student profile: Jihoon Park

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Continuing our series featuring international students, in the spotlight this month is Tourism Management student Jihoon Park from South Korea....

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Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development

Improving lives through literacy

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Did you know that Capilano University publishes an award-winning not-for-profit newspaper for adult learners and ESL students working on their...

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Global & Community Studies, Student Life

“Look Ma, no hands!”

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Life lessons learned on two wheels. Discover what Mountain Bike Operations student, Joseph Cheong has learned while jetting down trails...

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Business & Professional Studies, Community Life

Headbands, stirrups and neon leg-warmers

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Want to get fit? Sometimes all you need is a goal like an upcoming race. School of Business student, Kirill...

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About Cap, Global & Community Studies

Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Showcase

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From adventure tourism operations and event planning to scuba dive instruction and resort management, careers in tourism and outdoor recreation...

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Applied Smarts, Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Students celebrate legendary pianist, Dave Brubeck

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Capilano University’s student jazz ensembles, “A” Band and NiteCap, have shared the stage with top jazz artists such as Ed...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

From high school dropout to health care professional

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Sometimes when you set goals and work hard, your dreams can become reality.  In 2000, when Songie Lee was 14,...

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Alumni, Fun Stuff, Global & Community Studies

Nature harmonies

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Meet Kristen Wozniak. She is an Outdoor Recreation Management diploma grad who has just released an online album of cover...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

IIDF grad invited to UBC as visiting scholar

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Helen Haig-Brown, an award-winning director and graduate of Capilano University’s Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking program, is a visiting scholar at...

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Applied Smarts, Global & Community Studies

Mermaid in training

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“Being a scuba dive instructor student means that you usually spend more time wet than dry, usually move and function...

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Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Free workouts on Fitness Thursdays

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Re-energize yourself and get in shape for free this term with fitness classes led by students in Capilano U’s School...

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

Hitler’s art dealer and his son

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Discussions in Sandra Seekins’ 20th century art history class (Art History 211) are vibrant and thought-provoking, often touching on current...

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Global & Community Studies, Hot Topics, Student Life

To hell and back

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There is a quote, “Children won’t stop bullying until the adults stop first.” Children in schools see their parents and...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Cap U student captures award-winning moment

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Martin Gregus Jr., a student in Capilano University’s Documentary program, recently received an award in the prestigious GDT European Wildlife...

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics, Student Life

Free textbooks anyone?

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A provincial government initiative in partnership with BCcampus is helping students save money by making digital textbooks available for free...

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About Cap, Arts & Sciences, Community Life

Capilano Universe lectures begin January 15

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Capilano Universe, Capilano University’s popular public lecture series, is back with another exciting lineup for 2014! The first talk is...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Sustainability

Workshop to help students forge community partnerships

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A healthy, sustainable North Shore and Sea to Sky region is a vision shared by environmental stewardship organizations, local governments,...

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Community Life, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

LinkBC Student-Industry Rendezvous is January 10

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Tourism students take note. The LinkBC Student-Industry Rendezvous is fast approaching. On the afternoon of Friday, January 10, hundreds of...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

IDEA grad illustrates children’s book

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A graduate of Capilano University’s IDEA program, Alana Kyle, was recently in the news for her illustrations in the children’s...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Performance delights and bewilders at FUSE

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The Vancouver Art Gallery recently pounded out another installment of FUSE, an interdisciplinary showcase that integrates visual art and performance....

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Global & Community Studies

Mountain bike legacies

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Take it from grad Kyle Norbraten, the Mountain Bike Operations (MBO) program at Capilano University’s Sunshine Coast campus is a...

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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

North Van entrepreneur faces the Grizzly Den

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Mike Bailey, a student in Capilano University’s BOSS Entrepreneurship program recently won first place in the Grizzly Den elevator pitch...

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Business & Professional Studies, Fun Stuff, Student Life

4 reasons to study abroad

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Studying abroad at HZ University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands has been an exciting, eye-opening experience for Capilano University...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

A traditional holiday carol

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This beautiful traditional carol is like a breath of fresh air. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff

Prague as you’ve never seen it before

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This intriguing image by Kurt Mehnert, a Capilano University Arts & Sciences alumnus and now an SFU student, recently placed...

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Global & Community Studies, How To

Tips for stress-free holiday travel

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Capilano University tourism instructor, Jen Reilly recently shared these tips for stress-free holiday travel in the North Shore News. Love...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Portfolio

Animation grads frozen in Hollywood

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If you’re heading to the movie theatre this month, you may see the work of alumni from Cap’s Commercial Animation...

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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff

Sun’s magnetic poles in process of reversing

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Did you know that the Sun’s magnetic poles reverse every so often? Below is Capilano U physics instructor, Dr. Stanley...

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Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers, Hot Topics

A tribute to Nelson Mandela

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Our hearts are heavy today with the news that Nelson Mandela, one of the world’s most loved and respected leaders,...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Community Life

Cap U students run for Squamish Nation council

Two 19-year-old Capilano University students are taking the plunge into politics, hoping to make a difference as Squamish Nation councillors...
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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Hilary Grist mills music for all ages and types

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Capilano U Jazz Studies grad, Hilary Grist, was recently featured in The Province. The Vancouver-based singer-songwriter is known for her...

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Arts & Sciences, Global & Community Studies, Hot Topics

A moment in time

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General Vo Nguyen Giáp, politician and commander of the Vietnam People’s Army, passed away this fall at the age of...

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