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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...

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

Jumping into entrepreneurship with both feet

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

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Former refugee helps others and meets the Royals

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

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Petie Chalifoux: Breaking the silence

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

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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Sustainability

Taking Styrofoam out of the equation

In 2004, Orith Fogel was a third year Jazz Studies student when she landed a job as the University’s environmental issues coordinator...
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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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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, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

James Brown’s rising career is One to Watch

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

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Chelsey Reist is “One to Watch” on The 100

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

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

Shum is king of the animation jungle

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

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Applied Smarts, 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, Fine & Applied Arts

Airstreaming it across North America

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

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

CBT Vietnam project garners awards, creates opportunities

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

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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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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, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Cap U film alumni in festival spotlight

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