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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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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Rehab Assistant grad helps seniors stay in their homes

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“Thriving off of positive connections” and “knowing that I’ll be always learning” are two things that inspire Jenna Zedel, a...

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Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development

Improving lives through literacy

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Did you know that Capilano University publishes an award-winning not-for-profit newspaper for adult learners and ESL students working on their...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

From high school dropout to health care professional

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Sometimes when you set goals and work hard, your dreams can become reality.  In 2000, when Songie Lee was 14,...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Pecha Kucha inspires novel approach to learning

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As a self-confessed words person, Sandi Polaczuk, a graduate of the Education Assistant program, wanted to make the complex world...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

When the spark strikes

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Bill Murray was an aspiring surgeon, ‘Desperate’ housewife Eva Longoria graduated with a Kinesiology degree and Madonna worked at a...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Jeremie Tucker: Music therapy pioneer

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Jeremie Tucker didn’t know much about music therapy when she took the very first course offered at what was then...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Free to speak

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Freedom is as transparent as the salt air is in Vancouver, until Farzaneh Davoodi shows her Iran driver’s licence. She...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Rehabilitation Assistant program has industry cred

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Cap’s Rehabilitation Assistant diploma program (RADP) has always been an excellent choice, but now there’s another great reason to consider...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Math communication

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Apart from house keys, math fundamentals are one of the easiest things to lose. In fact, math could be the...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Music heals

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Twenty-five heads are better than one

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Sandra Bridgman, a student in the Special Education Assistant (SEA) program, saw the problem and the solution at the same...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

If at first you don’t succeed, tri, tri again

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There was a time when Brianna Clingwall, a freshly minted Health Care Assistant grad, didn’t think university was in her...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Inspiration from devastation

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Noriko Arai just wanted to be a piano teacher. But when an earthquake struck her hometown of Kobe, Japan, everything...

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Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development, Student Life

Think pink

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A storm of pink briefly filled Cap’s cafeteria in the Birch building for Pink Shirt Day on February 27, with...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

The unlearning curve

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 Place Play-Doh before a child and odds are it will be rolled into a snake. It’s the obvious thing to...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Nothing to fear

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 Though incredibly intelligent and inspired, Mark Twain was a man in fear of losing everything because he lacked skills and...

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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Muscle memory

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“If you can’t picture yourself climbing up on someone’s hospital bed and grabbing hold of their hip and actually working...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Blazing trails

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The first of its kind in Western Canada and only the second in the nation, Cap’s Bachelor of Early Childhood...

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