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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, 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, Community Life, Student Life

Reckies spark leadership at Sutherland Explorers’ Day

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What does a group of Grade 10 students do with a tarp, a foam pad and a random pile of...

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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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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Student Life

This week at Cap: May 11-17

With the campus in bloom it’s the perfect time for a campus walk with friends and colleagues. This week, don’t...

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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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About Cap, Community Life, Student Life, Sustainability

Meet the 2015 CapU Works student organizers

If you’re a member of the Capilano U community, you’ve probably heard of EarthWorks, a free public lecture, film and...

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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, Changemakers, Sustainability

Simplifying the sort: How to use Cap’s zero waste stations

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Students from this term’s Recreation 245 class were such big fans of Cap’s new zero waste policies, they created a...

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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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About Cap, Community Life, Student Life

This week at Cap: Jan 12-16

It’s never a bad idea to brush up on your study skills, and what better time than the beginning of...

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Hot Topics, Sustainability

Doing the math on climate change

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Reflecting on 2014, we find a year riddled with environmental catastrophes, record-setting temperatures, and pipeline controversies. All the while, we...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Student Life

Capilano U’s top changemakers of 2014

Looking at the past year, we are extremely proud of Capilano University’s many students, faculty and staff who have worked...

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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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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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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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Community Life, Fun Stuff

Squamish: Canada’s outdoor recreation capital

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Over the past month, Squamish has quickly become a home away from home of sorts. An outdoor recreation haven. A...

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Fun Stuff

10 easy North Shore and Sea to Sky bike rides

image If you’d like to ride more but don’t know where to begin, here are a few bike routes on the North Shore to get you started...
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Community Life, Fun Stuff

20 secret North Vancouver beach paths

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Many Vancouverites have spent a glorious day on the beach at Cates Park and Panorama Park in Deep Cove, but...

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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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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Winners of Winter Adventure Photo Contest

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The winning images from the 2014 Winter Adventure Photo Contest have been picked! Lots of impressive imagery portraying a wide...

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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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