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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, 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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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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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, 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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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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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, 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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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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