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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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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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About Cap, Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Can you say “Eeew-waste”?

What do a milk frother, a personal shaving device, an outdated overhead projector and a satellite receiver have in common?...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Chartwells grant to kick start aquaponics on campus

Sometimes, long drives with lots of space for thought can be a good thing. For Tourism Management student Ben Glassen,...

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Changemakers, Fun Stuff

Inspiration: Winter

What is the gift you’re giving? From Henry Winkler’s address at We Day Vancouver 2015.

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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life

We Day 2015 — Storified!

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Capilano University was on location at We Day Vancouver this week, live broadcasting on social media, showcasing our two We...

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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

We Schools scholar models resilience and caring

Chelsie Ram’s typical day is like many other 18-year-old’s—attending university by day, listening to some music along the way, and...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Sustainability

You’re invited to Cap U’s Garbage Gala!

Capilano U’s Waste Audit takes place on the Tuesday of Waste Reduction Week each year, meaning our 8th annual audit...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Global & Community Studies, Hot Topics

Cancer survivor gives back through The Lipstick Project

In June this year, Natasha Thom received an urgent call from the BC Children’s Hospital. Natasha and her volunteers—a group of stylists, makeup artists, and massage therapists, were told that a grade 12 girl had been admitted to the intensive care unit...
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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life

Fostering a culture of changemaking

Helping students reach their fullest potential as agents of change and active global citizens is an important goal at Capilano...

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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...
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About Cap, Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Meet the Fall 2015 CapU Works Student Organizers!

If you’re a member of the Capilano U community, you’re probably familiar with the Sustainability initiatives that occur each semester,...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Hot Topics

Weaving Histories book launch: art as resistance

As the culmination of more than a year’s worth of work, the Weaving Histories Response Book is being released today....

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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

A film instructor, her father and a profile in courage

In the cold of a June night, through the top of her teepee, Doreen Manuel could see stars sparkling against...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

Change Pilotz inspires TAP Bottles to ban plastic

You could see the panic on their faces, they now say. To further their goal of eliminating plastic bottles from their school, the young women from Together Against Plastic Bottles (TAP Bottles) were about to present their plan to install a water bottle refill station at their high school to the North Vancouver City Council.
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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...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

How to think like a changemaker

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Dr. Joe Kelly and several of the changemakers he interviewed on his cross-Canada trip this summer.   “Driving across the country—it...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Community Life, Student Life

Reckies spark leadership at Sutherland Explorers’ Day

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What does a group of Grade 10 students do with a tarp, a foam pad and a random pile of...

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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.
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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Forest school: Lessons from the great outdoors

Growing up on the North Shore with the mountains in their backyard and the ocean at their doorstep, Capilano University...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Megan Smetzer uncovers hidden gems in Dartmouth collection

When art historian Megan A. Smetzer took on the challenge of helping to digitize the Hood Museum’s huge collection of...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Paddle forward: Cap Reckies clean Burrard Inlet beaches

Ever wondered how much garbage can fit into a 20-foot voyageur canoe? Adam Weiss, a student in Capilano University’s...
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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

How technology helps non-verbal learners

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Imagine being unable to express yourself verbally, forced to rely on others’ guesswork and goodwill to satisfy your every need,...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Student Life

Thank you volunteers

Did you know it’s National Volunteer Week? We couldn’t let it pass by without acknowledging the amazing students, employees and...

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Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers, Sustainability

Battle of the Buildings a success

What an energetic term! Capilano University’s Battle of the Buildings challenged student teams from...
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Changemakers, Community Life, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Three years strong: The story behind the Uncapped Rail Jam

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It’s become as reliable on the North Shore as the return of students from winter break. Each year, on one...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life, Student Life, Sustainability

This week at Cap: Mar 16-20

Changemakers are on fire this week at Capilano U! They’re supporting the homeless, standing up for threatened communities and pledging...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Sustainability

Simplifying the sort: How to use Cap’s zero waste stations

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Students from this term’s Recreation 245 class were such big fans of Cap’s new zero waste policies, they created a...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Books, pens and pennies vs. violence against women in India

In the Fall of 2014, my Introduction to Women’s Studies class (WGST 100) considered the troubling topic of violence against women, both in Canada...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Global & Community Studies

Teaching a new kind of tourism

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Studying tourism isn’t what it used to be. Just hear what Chris Bottrill, instructor in Capilano University’s Tourism and Outdoor...

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