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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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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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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Hot Topics, Student Life

#Gamergate, doxxing and the new gendered harassment

Do you “live online?” How many of your social interactions these days are texts, status updates or emails rather than...

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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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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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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Ayaka Nomura: Tackling climate change with comic books

Not too long ago, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (LSBA) student Ayaka Nomura was sitting in a Geography class,...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Why a waste audit?

On Tuesday, February 3, more than 200 Capilano University students will participate in Cap’s seventh campus waste audit. This event...

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Alumni, Community Life, Hot Topics

Nominations open: 2015 Alumni Awards of Excellence

Do you know any talented Capilano University alumni who have made remarkable contributions to their professions or communities? Why not...

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Hot Topics, How To, Student Life

The secret power of a student loan

Do you think of “debt” as a dirty word? As you picture yourself in full Value Village couture, eating from...

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Hot Topics, Sustainability

Doing the math on climate change

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Reflecting on 2014, we find a year riddled with environmental catastrophes, record-setting temperatures, and pipeline controversies. All the while, we...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

8 alumni films in Whistler Film Festival

Capilano U alumni are making a big impression at this year’s Whistler Film Festival, with eight alumni films in the...

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics, Student Life

New course explores how technology affects our psyche

How does constantly being connected online change the way we form relationships with each other? This is one of the...

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About Cap, Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics, Student Life

Art and trauma: The making of Art History 330

Most students have at least one. A course that really had an impact. The discussions challenged you, the readings stayed with you, focused your understanding of the world ...
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Community Life, Hot Topics

Honouring our heroes

This Remembrance Day, as we lower the flag outside the Library building, I hope each of us at Capilano University...

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Hot Topics

Your city. Your future. Your choice.

With the municipal elections just around the corner, we asked Capilano U Political Studies instructor, Tim Schouls for his take...

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Hot Topics, Student Life

Bringing the vote to Cap

When it comes to youth and voting, we mostly only hear complaints. We’re disengaged, we’re apathetic, we don’t appreciate the...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Hot Topics

October is Women’s History Month

Capilano University is celebrating Women’s History Month this October. It’s a chance to recognize the important contributions that women and...

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