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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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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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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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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences, Student Life

Amanda J. Vick: Discovering Daughter Culture

Her family led the movement to reclaim traditional Gitxsan land from the Government of Canada in the famous 1997 Delgamuukw...

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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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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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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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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Sustainability

Everything is connected: The surprising story of B.C. sea otters

In many ways, the natural history of coastal British Columbia is the history of sea otters. That’s one of the...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Mmm… bannock tacos

A powwow favourite has found a home in Capilano’s Fir building café thanks to Dulcie August. A Squamish Nation member...

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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

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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Fun Stuff

BC Day trivia

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How well do you know the province of British Columbia? Bone up on some B.C. Day facts!   There are...

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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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Hot Topics, Sustainability

Welcome CCUEN

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What effects will global climate change have on agriculture? How important are honeybees to our food supply? How much do...

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Community Life

Aboriginal Storytelling Festival

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“We change the world, one story at a time” writes Richard Wagamese, an author and Aboriginal storyteller who visited the...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life

Proust Questionnaire: Mason Ducharme

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Here’s the second instalment in our Proust Questionnaire series, which puts the personalities and aspirations of Capilano University students and...

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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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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Community Life

Cap U students run for Squamish Nation council

Two 19-year-old Capilano University students are taking the plunge into politics, hoping to make a difference as Squamish Nation councillors...
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How To, Student Life

A helping hand

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A recent national study released by the Canadian Association of College and University Student Services found that nearly 90 per...

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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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