BottleCap
Your Daily Cap is Capilano University's official blog.

Alumni

Your Daily Cap is Capilano University’s official blog – always on, always refreshing.

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...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...

Read More
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,...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

5 awesome experiences you can only get at Capilano University

Thousands of students choose to study at Capilano University each year due, in part, to its innovative hands-on programs. The...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Carol Gallant: Supporting children in the classroom

You know the old adage that it’s never too late to find your true calling? Carol Gallant is living proof....

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

Three siblings, one passion: helping children

Working as a Special Education Assistant is a challenging—and rewarding—job. Sometimes, you literally spend your days running. Nancy Trigueros remembers...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Riding the paralegal boom: Alumnus Yves Moisan

When Yves Moisan started working as a corporate paralegal nearly 30 years ago in Montréal, the industry looked a lot...

Read More
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).
Read More
About Cap, Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Call for Nominations: 2016 Alumni Awards of Excellence

Do you know Capilano University alumni who have made remarkable contributions to their professions or communities? Then consider nominating them...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

On the hunt for the world’s most accurate clock

“I don’t even wear a watch!” laughs William Bowden, a second year PhD student in physics at the University of...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Alumna develops new template for on-call EAs

Exploring the hallways, taking pictures on your iPad, and wandering the playground isn’t your typical classroom environment, but Kathy Purves is...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

Tara Rodas: Helping advance autism treatment

Tara Rodas was halfway into her psychology degree at Capilano University when she was presented with the opportunity to work...

Read More
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.
Read More
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.
Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

DJ O-Show inspires, empowers young entrepreneurs

“When your life is almost taken, it pushes you and gives you more purpose,” says Orene Askew, recounting the moment...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

Cap paralegal program sets a high bar

As a senior paralegal at one of Vancouver’s largest law firms and current vice-president of the BC Paralegal Association, Carmen Marolla knows what it takes to succeed in the legal world.
Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Business owner finds new purpose in health care

Jan Seaman remembers walking into a client’s room during her clinical practicum. The patient was bed-bound—he couldn’t feed or dress himself or speak.
Read More
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...

Read More
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....

Read More
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.
Read More
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...
Read More
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...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Sailing to success: Alumni honoured at Prague Quadrennial

gallery

It’s not often that the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” can be applied to the creation of...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Jessie Anthony: Finding filmmaking

image

Capilano University student Jessie Anthony didn’t grow up wanting to be a filmmaker, but after completing her first year in...

Read More
Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

On the conservation frontlines: alumnus Daniel Zayonc

“I still don’t have a degree!” Capilano alumnus, Daniel Zayonc, says jokingly. Even though he has yet to finish his bachelor’s...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Cap costumers behind “The Unauthorized Full House Story”

When you’ve grown up watching shows like Full House and Saved By The Bell, chances are you have an idea...

Read More
Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics

Alum takes Canada to World Special Olympics bronze game

gallery

  Most of the year, Jimmy Peterson found himself typing away on his computer, working out the complexities of American...

Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Capilano U teams win prestigious Telefilm funding

gallery For the first time in the history of the school, not just one but two student groups from Capilano University’s School of Motion Picture Arts programs have won....
Read More
Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Music brings healing in post-conflict Bosnia

In a small room where children’s toys were stacked in shelves against the wall, and a dollhouse sat in the corner, Alpha Woodward played guitar for a young Bosnian girl who was born with a defect that had left her blind.
Read More