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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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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, 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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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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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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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, 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, 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, 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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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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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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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, 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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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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