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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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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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Alumni, Education, Health & Human Development

Sarah Oosterom: Turning inspiration into a career

For Capilano University graduate Sarah Oosterom, an experience with a loved one’s illness sparked a passion for helping others. Sarah...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Aleysha Karmali: Dancing her way to a teaching career

gallery Who knew a love of Bollywood dancing could lead to a career in early childhood education? “Bollywood dancing is...
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Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development, Student Life

International students engage with their host community

Capilano University instructor, Carrie Jung shares the importance of community engagement in the development and integration of international and domestic...

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Education, Health & Human Development, Hot Topics

5 reasons to become an education assistant

Did you know that there are currently more than 9,800 full-time education assistants working in schools in B.C.? According to the...
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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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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, 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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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, 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.
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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

New program supports student work, study transition

Beginning this September, Capilano University’s Access Work Experience Department will offer a new, full-time, eight-month program integrating career-building skills with...

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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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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Health Care Assistant grad honoured

When Anya Garcia Sadler first came to Capilano University, she had aspirations of entering the field of health and medicine—but...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Squamish ‘knowledge keeper’ shares wisdom with ECCE students

Capilano University’s Early Childhood Care and Education program teaches much more than how to care for and teach the very...

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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, Education, Health & Human Development, Fun Stuff

Pink Shirt Day 2015

Respect. Compassion. Kindness. Love. Couldn’t the world use a bit more of these things? Today we celebrate Pink Shirt Day,...

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Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development, Hot Topics, Student Life

The student brain: a work in progress

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Tracy Dignum wants you to know that she’s not a neurologist. What she is, however, is a thorough and talented...

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Education, Health & Human Development

Jeyna Plowman: On her way

If you don’t think persistence pays off, then you haven’t met Jeyna Plowman. Jeyna quit school when she was in...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Francesca Sawyer: helping seniors live better

Raised in an Italian-Canadian family, Francesca Sawyer helped out her grandparents over the last few years of their lives, driving...

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Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development, Hot Topics

Cap U celebrates Orange Shirt Day

"I had just turned 6 years old. We never had very much money, and there was no welfare, but somehow my granny managed to buy me a new outfit to go to the Mission School...
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Changemakers, Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development

Alice Tagwira: From refugee to community builder

“In Canada, people don’t know their neighbours,” says Alice Tagwira, with a touch of pity. In Alice’s home country of...

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Alumni, Education, Health & Human Development

MMA fighting maverick becomes chiropractor

A few years ago, Anthony Britton was nervous about returning to school. This June, he celebrated the opening of his...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Play area has a natural feel

image After weeks of digging and moving soil, rocks and other natural materials around, the innovative new playground at...
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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Building community leaders

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“In all our communities there are special people who give the place heart and soul. They are the community members...

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Education, Health & Human Development, Student Life

ECCE career fair

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More than 50 students and 14 potential employers attended the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) department’s inaugural job fair...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Maegan Langridge: Leaping from hospitality to health care

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Maegan Langridge describes herself as “a people person.” It’s a quality that serves her just as well in her current...

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Education, Health & Human Development, Fun Stuff, Student Life

A visit to the Fairy Garden

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Start at the Library. Take the West Walk past the big pink rhododendron and turn right. At the precise moment...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Wild, natural spaces: Reimagining the playground

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What is a playground? What is its purpose and what kind of activity do we want to encourage there? “In...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Jennifer Buchanan: Transforming lives through music

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Twenty-two years after graduating from Capilano University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program, Jennifer Buchanan says, “I believe this profession is...

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