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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Doc film alumna brings pianist’s life into focus

“I didn’t grow up wanting to be a filmmaker,” admits Vancouver-based Josephine Anderson. However, the 29-year-old documentary filmmaker was recently...

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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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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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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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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Sailing to success: Alumni honoured at Prague Quadrennial

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It’s not often that the phrase “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” can be applied to the creation of...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Jessie Anthony: Finding filmmaking

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Capilano University student Jessie Anthony didn’t grow up wanting to be a filmmaker, but after completing her first year in...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Cap costumers behind “The Unauthorized Full House Story”

When you’ve grown up watching shows like Full House and Saved By The Bell, chances are you have an idea...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Capilano U teams win prestigious Telefilm funding

gallery For the first time in the history of the school, not just one but two student groups from Capilano University’s School of Motion Picture Arts programs have won....
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Alums make the people sing in Les Mis

The Stanley Alliance stage echoed with the sound of well-know melodies “Do You Hear the People Sing?” and “Who Am I?” as Les Misérables hosted Vancouver’s theatre lovers to a delightful performance this month.
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Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics, How To

10 tips for ‘making it’ in the music industry

Whether behind the scenes or on the stage, knowing what it takes to ‘make it’ in the music industry is...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Kara Gibbs: Change through art at the Chan

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Growing up in Vancouver, Kara Gibbs played piano and dreamed of a future in the arts. But once she’d dispensed...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Score! Students get ‘dream’ practicum with Whitecaps

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A lot of thoughts passed through Nik Tanaskovic’s mind as he prepared for the interview. “This would be huge for...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Jazz Studies alum sparks Ross Taggart tribute

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The idea began as a way to mourn the loss of a dear friend. It quickly became a Kickstarter for...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Neelamjit Dhillon blends jazz, classical Indian music

When Coquitlam native Neelamjit Dhillon opens for acclaimed South African musician Abdullah Ibrahim on Sunday, June 28 at the TD Vancouver International...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Matt Drake, Tony Devenyi snag Leos

The desk in the dimly-lit room is littered with drug paraphernalia: a syringe, matches, a nickel-sized Ziploc bag of powder,...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Cat Toren’s jazz has deep Cap roots

Catherine (Cat) Toren returns to Vancouver this month to play the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival—a homecoming she says she’s...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Cap programs make Animation Mag’s top 25

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Capilano University’s animation programs have just been listed as one of the top 25 schools to hire from by Animation...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Bria Skonberg: Bringing jazz home

In the years since graduating from Capilano University as a student in the Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies program,...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

IDEA grads’ agency grows in Vancouver design industry

Ryan Romero and Travis Collier did what some design students entering the creative industry might think to be crazy, so...

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Fine & Applied Arts

Indigenous New Zealander David Geary teaches screenwriting with respect

David Geary’s classroom introductions are a little different than most...
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Chelsey Reist: Rising actor in CW’s The 100

As Harper on the CW’s The 100, a day on set for Capilano alum Chelsey Reist starts at 6 a.m....

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Reel life meets real life at this grad show

It’s show and tell time for students in Cap’s Documentary program. After eight months of late nights and hard work,...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Bonnie McGrew: The businesswoman behind the music

When you walk into Bonnie McGrew’s office at Chief Music Management, you can’t help but notice the glint of framed...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

April is grad show month!

It’s all been leading up to this moment! We’re super excited to showcase the work of the 2015 graduates from...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Dream career: A look inside the Bachelor of Performing Arts

Do you ever dream that you’re flying? How about falling? Do you ever try to describe a terrible nightmare to...

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About Cap, Fine & Applied Arts

Come for Open Studio Day, stay for The Secret Garden!

Calling all theatre lovers! This Thursday, March 19, we’ll be throwing open the stage doors (plus a few more) for...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Cap students steal the spotlight in Cat Killer

There will be portable video devices. You will walk. You will be wearing headphones. You will be following a path...

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Alumni, Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

VanChan: Vancouver’s new webisode throwdown

Filmmakers from all around the world are sending Zia Marashi five-minute-long webisodes, hoping that theirs will make it into VanChan—Vancouver’s...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

Motion picture arts: The next generation

Remember the big news last year? Despite a volatile Canadian dollar and fierce competition across the continent, the North Shore’s...

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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Kofi Gbolonyo brings more than music to Capilano U

It’s always a treat to have an artist in residence here at Capilano U, and we’ve hosted some amazing people...

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