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How To, Student Life

Make 2017 the year of good study habits

It’s a new year and a new term. Now’s the perfect time to retool, when you’re still relaxed from the...

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Community Life, How To, Student Life

Job search strategies: Going beyond the job board

How many times have you applied to numerous jobs online, only to hear nothing back? Online applications are often frustrating...

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Fun Stuff, How To, Student Life

Gifts of health

Gifts of health are a post-holiday-season life-saver. When everyone has been generally overindulgent and underactive, options that help to get back...

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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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How to manage your online presence

With the recent surge in use of social media, it is becoming more and more common to hear about people...

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10 ways to look after your health on campus

With the sudden end of our seemingly endless summer, come the longer dark nights and wetter days of autumn. To...

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Community Life, How To, Student Life

Current, ‘Canadianized’ resumés to get past the robots

Love ‘em or hate ‘em—you’re going to need a resumé to apply for a job, whether it’s part-time work as...

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How to find a job—and love it!

It’s pretty safe to say that most university students have in mind a future that includes a job that fits...

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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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How To, Student Life, Sustainability

On the cheap on the North Shore

With the start of a new term comes the need for new stuff. Whether you need a new suit of...

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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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How to get your resumé past the robots

You came to university, worked like crazy, deprived yourself of sleep, dried up your bank account and now you want...

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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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How To, Student Life

Great time management: step one

It’s on the course outline. It’s been there all term. You haven’t ignored it. In fact, you’ve thought about it...

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How to prepare for winter weather

Though we expect winter weather every year, it can be unpredictable. As the temperatures hover below zero, it’s not uncommon...

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How to tackle exam questions

What’s the biggest mistake students make when writing exams? Capilano University learning specialist, Alison Parry, says “misreading the question or...

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6 exam writing strategies

Have you ever run out of time during an exam? Or experienced that panicky feeling when fellow students start handing...

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How to access free money

Financial aid advisor, Joanne Ogilvie, shares some tips on how to manage student loan debt and access free money! If...

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How to handle roommate conflict

Do you have a roommate? Maybe a few? If you’re a full-time university student living away from home, chances are...

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Looking out for your mental health

Your mental state is a powerful thing. One moment you’re flying high from a compliment or a good grade, the...

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10 tips for living away from home

It’s becoming more and more common these days to live at home while attending university, and for those who can,...

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How To, Student Life

Brush up on your study skills

It’s the second week of term. You made it through New Student Orientation, probably got your CapCard and U-Pass, bought...

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About Cap, How To, Student Life

Fall 2014 Financial Aid and Awards workshops

You got in! Registration is done, courses are chosen. Can you believe the first day of university is only one...

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Fun Stuff, How To, Student Life

12 ways to experience everywhere you go like a local

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Third-year business student, Daniel Dubois, shares his thoughts on how to truly experience another culture while visiting a different country....

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Countdown to university success workshops

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Summer is here in its full glory and there are so many ways to take advantage of these sunny days....

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University Success Strategies

University can be challenging. The first thing you realize when you start your post-secondary education is that it’s nothing like high school; with higher education comes higher expectations.
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How to take better notes

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It’s the start of another term, exams are behind you, the sun is shining and you’re determined to make this...

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Summer Study Skills Workshops

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Welcome to Summer 2014 at Capilano University! Those who have already discovered the secret joys of a summer term at...

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How To, Student Life

Using imagery to bring your writing to life

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Maybe. But try telling that to your instructor when your term paper is...

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