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Cap in Photos: October 2017

The Capilano Blues defeat Langara 1-0 in the PacWest Soccer Championship semi-final at Quest University in Squamish, B.C., on Friday,...

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Alumni, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

CapU animation grad wins Emmy

It was just another normal work day for CapU animation grad Justin Nichols when he found out he had won an Emmy Award. “I was by myself in my cubicle when I got a call...
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Alumni, Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts

Chris Van Dyck: Mentoring the next generation of filmmakers

As Vancouver’s film industry grows, so does the city’s reputation for producing outstanding digital visual effects. With more than 60...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Cap U animation grad wins Oscar for Zootopia

Capilano University grad Benson Shum has won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature as part of the animation team of Disney’s Zootopia...
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Fine & Applied Arts

Get behind the scenes at Capilano U’s Centre for Film and Animation

Are you looking for a change in career? Do you picture yourself working in the film or animation industry? If...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

November is all about Fine & Applied Arts

Creativity. Talent. Vision. Stage presence. Whatever you call it, you know you have it. And others recognize it in you...

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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Hot Topics

Capilano University helps animation flourish in Jamaica

JoWayne McFarlane slips a satiny black animator’s glove that covers palm, ring and baby fingers, presses a digital pen to...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

Shum is king of the animation jungle

For a kid who grew up watching a lot of cartoons, it’s not surprising that Benson Shum first heard about...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Student Life

This Week at Cap: April 18-24

If you’ve ever wondered what the creative students in the Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts get up to in...

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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

5 awesome experiences you can only get at Capilano University

Thousands of students choose to study at Capilano University each year due, in part, to its innovative hands-on programs. The...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Advanced Education Minister tours film school

“It’s a far cry from Abbey Road on a four-track tape,” said Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson when he checked out a remixing room...
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About Cap, Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

November is Fine & Applied Arts Month

It’s November—you know, that month when the skies get ominous and you pull out your umbrella, boots and sweaters as...

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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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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Student Life

This week at Cap: Apr 20-26

We’re celebrating our Fine & Applied Arts grads all this month! If you’ve ever wondered what these talented students get...

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Alumni

Watch out for the Edwards brothers!

Capilano University’s Bosa Centre for Film and Animation building might one day have an Edwards wing, if all continues to...

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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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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Colin Jack and the long road to Dreamworks

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Colin Jack could teach post-secondary students a few things about persistence. The former Vancouverite got bitten by the animation bug...

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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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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts

An afternoon with animator Nora Twomey

“What you do now as a student, and the relationships you build, can inform the next 20 years,” said animator...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Animation is Anderson’s piece of Pi

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Ben Anderson started out playing basketball for Cap, but it was Capilano University’s 3D Animation program that led him to...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts

Stuart Maxwell and the art of space explosions

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By all accounts, Stuart Maxwell is a pretty cool guy. He lives in beautiful Vancouver, has a fascinating job at...

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Alumni, Fine & Applied Arts, Student Life

Animation and VFX gradshow

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With feature films like Frozen, Life of Pi and Hotel Transylvania and interactive games like Snowboard Supercross (SSX) and Transformers:...

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Community Life, Fine & Applied Arts, Hot Topics

A record year for North Shore film

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Fresh off the high of hearing a certain superstar call Vancouver “the best city in the world” for a new...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts, Portfolio

Animation grads frozen in Hollywood

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If you’re heading to the movie theatre this month, you may see the work of alumni from Cap’s Commercial Animation...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff, Student Life

Cap Cinephiles present It’s a Wonderful Life

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You know it, you love it, you can’t live without watching it again! Come see director Frank Capra’s 1946 iconic...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff, Student Life

Screening of A Star is Born

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The great Judy Garland. Show-stopping dance numbers. Ira Gershwin songs. You won’t want to miss the Capilano University Cinephiles screening...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

August 16, 1890: Grim Natwick – A born ladies’ man

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Belle and Jessica Rabbit, two of the more famous female characters in modern animation history, can trace their lineage back...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

August 3, 1934: 3-D the old-fashioned way

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On August 3, 1934, Max Fleischer’s animated cartoon, Poor Cinderella was released by Paramount Pictures. It was the first time...

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Fine & Applied Arts, Fun Stuff

July 25, 1984: A digital animation revolution begins

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A bevy of beloved characters populates the Pixar animation universe, which usually features memorable pairings of personalities, such as Woody...

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Applied Smarts, Fine & Applied Arts

Sibling revelry

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The Airriess sisters have more in common than a last name; uncommon artistic talent for instance. Both were drawn to...

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