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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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Hot Topics, How To

On Oct 15 DROP, COVER and HOLD ON

At 10:15 am on Thursday, October 15, get ready to DROP, COVER & HOLD ON as Capilano University takes part...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

Syria and the vandals of imagining

I clambered up the immense rubble mound, all that remains of the Temple of Zeus Belos, and surveyed the ruins below. My eyes were drawn along the column-lined avenue that ran for kilometers through this ancient city’s heart—indeed, the route was called the cardo, or “heart.”
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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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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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Fun Stuff, Hot Topics, Student Life

Welcome back from your Capilano Students’ Union!

The Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) has been hard at work this summer creating welcome back events, launching a useful new app and planning multiple campaigns.
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Fun Stuff, Hot Topics, Student Life

Kick-off 2015: A quick guide to Orientation

It was just this past June we proudly sent our 2015 graduates off into the world. Today, we have the...

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Community Life, Hot Topics, Student Life

The Top 10 Apps for back-to-school

Whether you’ve experienced assignments piling up or juggled the many first-week events, the beginning of the semester can often be...

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Hot Topics, How To, Student Life

Make math work for you—not vice versa!

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Whether you’re fresh on the heels of high school graduation or picking up the books again after a few years...

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Hot Topics, How To, Student Life

Get the jump on the fall study season!

The beginning of the school semester is a busy time—one that is especially exciting if it’s your first university experience....

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Hot Topics, How To, Student Life

Six Steps to University Success Workshops

September brings the start of the study season—for first year university students, this means new experiences and fresh opportunities. Gone...

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About Cap, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Energy conservation 101

How can you contribute to energy conservation on campus? Here is one particularly powerful action you can help us with....

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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, 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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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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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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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Business & Professional Studies, Hot Topics, Student Life

Communication Studies student lands Georgia Straight op-ed

Earlier this year, Kelly Clarkson made a comeback. She produced a powerful album with enough motivational mantras to fill stadiums...

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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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Arts & Sciences, Fun Stuff, Hot Topics

Ancient footprints bring archaeology to life

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Human footprints from thousands of years ago aren’t often preserved—but when they are, they are usually important. Footprints have a...

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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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Hot Topics

Honouring Indigenous knowledge

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How can we weave Aboriginal knowledge into Capilano University’s curriculum? What can we do to ensure that Aboriginal learners feel...

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About Cap, Hot Topics

The teachable moment

I have been doing a great deal of thinking recently, and while I was considering the questions and uncertainties lying...

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Community Life, Hot Topics

Response Book furthers residential school dialogue through art

The classroom is cramped and dark: black walls, black chairs and a black dunce cap at the back. The chairs...

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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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