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April showcases Capilano talent

April at Capilano University is far more than exams and papers—it also means being able to take in top quality...

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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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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

School of Business booming at competitions

In this, the second in our series on Capilano University’s School of Business successes, students make a “Cool Blast” in local and international case competitions.
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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

School of Business wins big

Both the junior and senior teams from Capilano University took first place in the 2016 Western Canadian Business Competition on March 11 to 13.
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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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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Community Life, Fun Stuff

Capilano Universe expands into the great outdoors

Roy Jantzen can hardly be accused of living in an ivory tower....
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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

Finding a voice in Afghanistan

“Are you waiting there for me?” It’s a phrase that may well have saved Sima Parwani’s life. While in Afghanistan...

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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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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

James Shavick: Helping the next generation of talent

For a man who has made his living behind the lens of a camera, James Shavick is surprisingly relaxed in front of one.
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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Capturing real-world experiences on film

video It’s a win-win-win collaboration: Capilano University School of Motion Picture Arts students team up with the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s...
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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...

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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....

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

7 classes you didn’t know you can take at Capilano University

Combine math with art, become more eco-literate, or learn to build a drone via Capilano University’s Faculty of Arts &...

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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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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...

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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Student Life

Getting minty at the AMA Case Competition

Under the bright lights in the huge auditorium of Capilano University’s Cedar Building, with three judges sitting in Dragons’ Den formation...
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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...

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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Community conservation focus of Ecoliteracy Field School

For Capilano University Global and Community Studies instructor Catherine Evans, there’s nothing more exciting than seeing students connect with the...

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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).
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Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies, Hot Topics, Student Life

Business student makes top 5 in AMA sales competition

Growing up listening to shop talk around the dinner table made a strong impression on Capilano U business student Richard...

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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Student Life

6 reasons to take the Health Care Assistant program

With an aging population in B.C., there’s an increasing demand for health care assistants to help out in hospitals, care...

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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...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development, How To

5 reasons to take Adult Basic Education courses

Every student has a unique learning journey, and it sometimes involves a bit of upgrading—whether that’s completing high school credits...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Student Life

Amanda J. Vick: Discovering Daughter Culture

Her family led the movement to reclaim traditional Gitxsan land from the Government of Canada in the famous 1997 Delgamuukw...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

A cabinet for the Canada of 2015

Electoral winds of change swept through Ottawa, taking a male-dominated Conservative cabinet with it.
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