Spring is here, and graduation is coming up! Need a summer job? Tomorrow the Jobs for Caps job fair will take place in the Birch cafeteria. Bring your resume and don’t miss it! Thinking of going into a new program? There are three program information meetings happening this week to help inform your decision, plus much more! Enjoy this event packed week, and happy spring!

  1. Capilano Universe Series: Yoriko Gillard — Speaker, Yoriko Gillard will explore “Creative Practices as Healing Aids for Human Suffering.” KIZUNA (Bond) is the Japanese word for appreciating the existence of others. How do we connect with each other creatively? How do we overcome deep grief? Gillard’s research has shown that creative social acts like poetry, visual art, music and dialogue can help overcome some of this pain. Gillard, a Japanese instructor in the School of Humanities at Capilano University, is an artist, poet, language educator and educational researcher. Tuesday, March 28, Burnaby Public Library: Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch
  1. Understanding Student Loan Repayment Are you graduating this year? Wondering if you will be facing large student loan bills once you finish school? This workshop will outline what you need to know about student loan repayment after you finish your studies, including details about how you can make it more affordable and manageable. Tuesday, March 28, Cedar building, room CE140
  1. Jobs for Caps – Career Fair! — The Fair is hosted by Career Services and open to Capilano University students and alumni across all programs with the purpose of helping you find summer jobs or professional career opportunities. More than 30 hiring employers (with more than 200 jobs) are coming to participate in this career fair. There will be a wide variety of industries in attendance, covering all programs offered at Cap. Wednesday, March 29, Birch building cafeteria
  1. Program information meeting & open houses — Want to learn more about programs at Cap? Attend one of the many open houses, general info nights and program information meetings offered throughout the year! Upcoming sessions:
  1. ChatLive: Human-Animal Interactions  Psychology instructor, Alberta Girardi leads this week’s ChatLive, a series of informal, face-to-face discussions over lunch (FREE PIZZA!). Facilitated by a different faculty member each week, students get together to discuss thought-provoking topics and current issues. All CapU students are welcome. Thursday, March 30, Library building, room LB188
  1. It’s Time for $10 per day Childcare in B.C. Please join us for a special presentation with Sharon Gregson, spokesperson for the $10-a-day campaign. This is a free event sponsored by the Women’s & Gender Studies department. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. Thursday, March 30, Library building room LB217
  1. La primera HISPANIC Cafetería All students interested in Spanish are welcome to enjoy this first meet-up in an informal and relaxed atmosphere with students who share a common love of the Spanish language and culture. Come have fun practicing your Spanish while preparing and eating tostadas de guacamole with fellow students and instructors! There are no requirements to join; wanting to practice speaking en español is all that is needed. Thursday, March 30, Arbutus building, room AR117
  1. Ambrose Akinmusire with “A” Band & NiteCap — California-born trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire started off jamming with gospel music at his church and is a now a forward-thinking musician with a knack for atmospheric post-bop. This cutting edge jazz artist first caught the attention of saxophonist Steve Coleman while performing in a workshop with his high school jazz band in Berkeley and was asked to come on Coleman`s European tour. From that day forward Akinmusire was immersed in the jazz scene and later went on to win the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition as well as being named Rising Star Jazz Artist and Rising Star Trumpet in Down Beat Magazine. Akinmusire has already staked his place at the vanguard of jazz and artistic expression and is considered one of the most exciting young jazz musicians in the world. Friday, March 31, The BlueShore at Cap
  1. Early Application Deadline for Fall 2017  The early application deadline for Fall 2017  is Friday, March 31 for Arts & Sciences and School of Business programs (check with other program areas for their deadlines). Applications and the application fee should be submitted by this deadline. For further details, please view the complete Academic Schedule.
  1. EarthWorks: B.C. Bear Day Parents and children of all ages are invited to attend Capilano University’s 2017 B.C. Bear Day celebration, co-sponsored by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, the North Shore Black Bear Society and CapU EarthWorks. Saturday, April 1, Cedar building courtyard
  1. Germán López  Virtuoso timple player Germán López hails all the way from the Canary Islands off the Southern Coast of Spain and is bringing his unique and modern take on timple music to venues all over the world. Imagine the lovechild of a ukulele and a guitar and you have the small but resonant five-string timple. Similar to the South American cavaquinho, cuatro and charango, the instrument’s precise and singing voice floats effortlessly in and out of complex patterns when under the fingers of López. Though a traditional Canarian folk instrument, the timple has been revived by players such as López in the last 15 years. Recently he has been collaborating in jazz-fusion projects, with symphony orchestras and on his recent album, De Raiz, he experiments with flamenco and global influences, weaving multiple elements in order to create something fresh and nostalgic all at once. Featuring Germán López on timple and Antonio Toledo on guitar. Sunday, April 2, Presentation House Theatre

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