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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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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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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics

It’s gender-cational

Ivan Coyote has been hauled out of a bathroom at an airport by a security guard without discussion or a...

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About Cap, Community Life, Hot Topics

Pride on campus

When you identify as something outside the gender-binary of male/female, it can get pretty hard to go to the bathroom. Especially if...
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Community Life, How To, Student Life

Job search strategies: Going beyond the job board

How many times have you applied to numerous jobs online, only to hear nothing back? Online applications are often frustrating...

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About Cap, Community Life, Sustainability

J.B. MacKinnon’s Rewilding kicks off EarthWorks series

You know him for books like The 100-Mile Diet—the bestseller widely-regarded as a catalyst of the local foods movement worldwide—and for award-winning productions...
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About Cap, Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

Second Chance puts Bosa Centre on the silver screen

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As the cameras rolled and the background extras prepared for their cue, Capilano University’s Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Global & Community Studies

The 5 Best Vancouver activities for #OptOutside Day

You may have heard that outdoor retailer REI will be closed on Friday, November 27—a day that has become known...

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Community Life

A taste of the North Shore: ethnic markets

OK, so you’re all grown up and will try anything edible, right? Below is a list of ethnic grocers and...

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About Cap, Community Life, Student Life

Employee donors support student success with bursary funding

Capilano University’s Campaign for Student Success is aiming to increase the amount of general bursary funding for Cap U students.
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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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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.
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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics

PoliSci students hot on the 2015 campaign trail

Elections, the heart of the democratic process, comes around only once every four years or so and students are seizing the opportunity to engage in all kinds of political analysis and debate.
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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, 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...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Student Life

Blues Men’s soccer ready to right the ship

The Capilano University Blues Men’s soccer team is looking to reestablish themselves as a legitimate contender after missing the playoffs for a few years. However, the start of the season has not been kind to the Blues, as they’ve struggled out of the gate.
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About Cap, Community Life, Student Life

Indigenizing the academy: elders-in-residence

Did you know that Capilano University has two elders-in-residence who visit campus on a regular basis? Or that one of...

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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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Community Life, Hot Topics, Student Life

Canada’s national reconciliation: Understand your role

After more than six years of work, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), recently released its findings.
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Community Life, How To, Student Life

Current, ‘Canadianized’ resumés to get past the robots

Love ‘em or hate ‘em—you’re going to need a resumé to apply for a job, whether it’s part-time work as...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Student Life

It’s time to Run (or Walk) Back to Cap

The School of Human Kinetics is again hosting the Back to Cap Run/Walk to be held on September 24, from...

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About Cap, Community Life, Student Life

Food services renovation: Big changes on campus

You know what it’s like: those long lineups at lunch hour when your stomach is growling out loud and you’re...

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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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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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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics

Alum takes Canada to World Special Olympics bronze game

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

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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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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Fun Stuff

Renaissance art rich with meaning: Efrat El-Hanany

Remember Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code, the ‘symbologist’ who could look into paintings and see hidden signs? Efrat El-Hanany is pretty much like him, only cooler and real...
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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Hot Topics

Hipster day-tripping 101

So, summer is upon us and you have day after day with nothing but time to hang out and relax, right? Probably not exactly, but let us help you fill one day with enjoying the trendiest Vancouver hipster spots from morning coffee to after hours.
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Community Life, Fun Stuff

Employee scavenger hunt: A pirates’ affair

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On Friday, May 29, employees broke away from their daily routines to embark on a quest for glorious bragging rights!...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Hot Topics

10 things you never knew about Canada

O Canada… let us count the ways we don’t know thee. Whether you’re hitting the beach, taking in fireworks, or...

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