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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Amanda Vick is using her voice

Amanda Vick initially found it difficult as an Indigenous student at Capilano University. “I struggled with my identity as an...

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Alumni, Arts & Sciences, Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers

Selina August: A voice for her people

Selina August, a shíshálh Nation councillor, poses for a portrait after a round of negotiations as part of the Day...

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Alumni, Changemakers, Education, Health & Human Development

Sherryl Sewepagaham understands the power of music

She’s sung for the Queen and the Dalai Lama and been nominated for a Juno Award. Sherryl Sewepagaham’s latest achievement...

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Changemakers, Community Life

Shelley Joseph: A new way forward

As the co-director of community engagement for Reconciliation Canada, Shelley Joseph is all too familiar with the lingering effect residential schools have on the survivors’ loved ones.
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Changemakers, Community Life

Join us for Truth and Reconciliation Week 2016

“As Canadians, we share a responsibility to look after each other and acknowledge the pain and suffering that our diverse...

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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics

A cabinet for the Canada of 2015

Electoral winds of change swept through Ottawa, taking a male-dominated Conservative cabinet with it.
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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Business & Professional Studies

DJ O-Show inspires, empowers young entrepreneurs

“When your life is almost taken, it pushes you and gives you more purpose,” says Orene Askew, recounting the moment...

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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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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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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Student Life

This Week at Cap: Aug 31 – Sep 6

Welcome international, new and returning students! The new school year is nearly upon us, but there’s still time to pick...

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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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Applied Smarts, Education, Health & Human Development

Squamish ‘knowledge keeper’ shares wisdom with ECCE students

Capilano University’s Early Childhood Care and Education program teaches much more than how to care for and teach the very...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers

Megan Smetzer uncovers hidden gems in Dartmouth collection

When art historian Megan A. Smetzer took on the challenge of helping to digitize the Hood Museum’s huge collection of...

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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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About Cap, Hot Topics

Bearing witness

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In this edition of View from the President’s Window, Capilano U President Kris Bulcroft shares her thoughts on the Witness...

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Community Life, Education, Health & Human Development, Hot Topics

Cap U celebrates Orange Shirt Day

"I had just turned 6 years old. We never had very much money, and there was no welfare, but somehow my granny managed to buy me a new outfit to go to the Mission School...
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Changemakers, Community Life, Student Life

Former NWT premier Stephen Kakfwi to speak at Cap

To conclude this week’s Honouring Truth and Reconciliation activities on campus, Stephen Kakfwi will be joining us as our keynote...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Student Life

Honouring Truth and Reconciliation Week at Capilano

Last year at this time, 70,000 Aboriginals and non-Aboriginals alike braved the worst weather a Vancouver September has to offer,...

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Alumni, Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers

“Beck”oning to local First Nations part of HR grad’s job

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For James Beck, a Capilano University School of Business graduate and member of the nearby Squamish First Nation, the Human...

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Indigenous people unite to talk education

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Hawaii is an amazing place to visit anytime, but even better when Indigenous people from around the globe gather for...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

IIDF grad invited to UBC as visiting scholar

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Helen Haig-Brown, an award-winning director and graduate of Capilano University’s Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking program, is a visiting scholar at...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Hot Topics

Students bring Truth and Reconciliation themes to life

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Last week, as part of Capilano University’s Truth and Reconciliation activities, Cap Theatre students participated in a number of live...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life

Walk with Us / Truth and Reconciliation

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As part of honouring Truth and Reconciliation, ‘Team Capilano U’ will be participating in the Walk for Reconciliation: A New...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Hot Topics

Words and Music / Truth and Reconciliation

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What can poets, musicians, and storytellers tell us about the meaning and legacy of residential schools? Join us for a...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Hot Topics

Honour and Learn / Truth and Reconciliation

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Students and staff in front of Coqualeetza residential school near Chilliwack, circa 1910. From 1875-1996 more than 150,000 First Nations,...

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Community Life, Student Life

Second Annual Pow Wow

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On Thursday, September 12, the Capilano Students’ Union will be hosting a traditional pow wow called ‘Coming Together’ at the...

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About Cap

First voices, first steps

gallery Capilano University’s First Nations Student Services, in consultation with the Indigenizing the Academy committee, hosted the inaugural Gathering of First Nations Voices Through Song and Dance...
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About Cap

Kéxwusm-áyakn—a place to meet

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Coast Salish traditions and performers garbed in ceremonial regalia marked the recent official opening of Capilano University’s Aboriginal Student Centre...

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