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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Making a difference as a care aide

“Everyone deserves respect and dignity,” says Joao Santos. A recent graduate of Capilano University’s Health Care Assistant (HCA) program on...

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Alumni, Changemakers

The Honorable Steven Point: An advocate for Aboriginal people

The Honorable Steven Point, a provincial court judge, former lieutenant governor of B.C. and an advocate for Aboriginal rights...
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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Amanda Vick is using her voice

Amanda Vick initially found it difficult as an Indigenous student at Capilano University. “I struggled with my identity as an...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Rick Celebrini: from punk kid to PhD

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Rick Celebrini would have never imagined in 1985 when he began playing soccer and studying Arts & Sciences at Capilano...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers

Selina August: A voice for her people

Selina August, a shíshálh Nation councillor, poses for a portrait after a round of negotiations as part of the Day...

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Alumni, Business & Professional Studies

David Goelst just can’t get enough

David Goelst graduated with a General Studies diploma from Capilano University on June 5, 2017 – at the age of...

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Alumni, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Sherryl Sewepagaham understands the power of music

She’s sung for the Queen and the Dalai Lama and been nominated for a Juno Award. Sherryl Sewepagaham’s latest achievement...

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Alumni, Hot Topics, Student Life

Welcome graduands and families

Today and tomorrow we celebrate the achievements of the graduating class of 2017 at Convocation. We’re thrilled to welcome students back...

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Alumni, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Chris Van Dyck: Mentoring the next generation of filmmakers

As Vancouver’s film industry grows, so does the city’s reputation for producing outstanding digital visual effects. With more than 60...

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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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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Farhan Mohamed: Turning a side job into a media powerhouse

One of Capilano’s own, Farhan Mohamed recently made Vancouver Magazine’s Power 50 list. Mohamed is one of the founders and co-owners of Daily Hive...
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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 just...

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Alumni, Community Life

Discover the benefits of reconnecting with your alma mater

Are you an alumna or alumnus of Capilano University? Now’s a good time to reconnect with your alma mater. The...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences

Alison Borden: Creating a positive learning environment

In high school, Alison Borden tutored peers and younger students. She considered a career in teaching but ultimately decided the general classroom setting wasn’t for her...
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Alumni, Education, Health & Human Development

Sarah Oosterom: Turning inspiration into a career

For Capilano University graduate Sarah Oosterom, an experience with a loved one’s illness sparked a passion for helping others. Sarah...

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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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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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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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About Cap, Alumni, Community Life

Janet Burgess adds value to School of Business

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Janet Burgess, senior manager at BlueShore Financial, has mentored students at Capilano University for nearly 10 years. She has contributed...

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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, 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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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, Hot Topics

Emma Postl soars at Cap U-infused Jazz Fest

Vocalist Emma Postl feels energized every time she sees Capilano University jazz instructors perform.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Greg Quan hits high note with Magee choir

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

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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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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

Documenting the future: 10 years of Cap U docs

On a dark and rainy January morning in 2006, I boarded a ferry, fresh teaching materials in hand, headed on a mysterious mission...
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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

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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