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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, 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, 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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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

CapU students bake for change

For five Mondays this past term, students from Capilano University’s Education and Employment Access program raised funds for Indian families...

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Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers

Education in women’s prison supports positive social change

Every month, Capilano University School of Business instructor Leighan Crowe, drives the three-hour round trip from the North Shore to Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Correctional Institute (FVI).
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Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers

Driving change: Communication professor teaches by example

Michael Markwick is passionate about creating dialogue. The father of five and Capilano University School of Communication instructor has been actively teaching and promoting social change...
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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Former refugee helps others and meets the Royals

In 2010, Marlio Herrera Lira was a refugee claimant living in limbo in the Lower Mainland, struggling with English and...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Petie Chalifoux: Breaking the silence

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Motion Picture Arts student Petie Chalifoux is a born storyteller. A hoop dancer since her teen years, the Woodland Cree...

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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Sustainability

Taking Styrofoam out of the equation

In 2004, Orith Fogel was a third year Jazz Studies student when she landed a job as the University’s environmental issues coordinator...
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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Jennifer Ivings: Thriving outdoors

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Jennifer Ivings is passionate about outdoor education for children. “I enjoy the look on a child’s face when they learn...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Hot Topics

Capilano U’s president draws on legendary influences

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We may be going out on a limb here, but we’re pretty sure that Paul Dangerfield might be the only...

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Changemakers, Community Life

Shelley Joseph: A new way forward

As the co-director of community engagement for Reconciliation Canada, Shelley Joseph is all too familiar with the lingering effect residential schools have on the survivors’ loved ones.
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Changemakers, Community Life

Join us for Truth and Reconciliation Week 2016

“As Canadians, we share a responsibility to look after each other and acknowledge the pain and suffering that our diverse...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Hot Topics

Capilano University helps animation flourish in Jamaica

JoWayne McFarlane slips a satiny black animator’s glove that covers palm, ring and baby fingers, presses a digital pen to...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Wandering mind leads to an honorary degree

As a boy, Mario Hardy’s wandering mind made school a challenge.
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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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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Hot Topics

Long-time supporter of students receiving honorary doctorate degree

Jeri Krogseth has never shied away from making cold calls for donations to Capilano University’s Foundation, but the thought of...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Sustainability

Chancellor David Fung keeps on learning

David Fung’s mother wanted him to be an architect. But Fung couldn’t draw. He dreamt of building...
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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

Sweater Day 2016: the results are in!

On February 4, 2016, as part of National Sweater Day, Capilano University turned down the heat on campus by two degrees...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life, Hot Topics

Meet Paul Dangerfield, Capilano U’s next president

Paul Dangerfield has had good reason to reflect upon leadership, and what makes organizations excel, over the past few months....
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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Building bridges

David T. Fung has mastered an advanced form of math. To Fung, Capilano University’s chancellor-elect, one plus one equals five.
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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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Changemakers, Fun Stuff, Student Life, Sustainability

Building Challenge – On now until the end of March!

Keep your eyes open for BADM 218 students in Robin Furby’s Leadership in Teams class, getting the campus community to...

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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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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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Changemakers, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Mitchell Thomashow: New teaching for a new geological era

“Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a science fiction movie,” Dr. Mitchell Thomashow told Capilano University leaders and educators...

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