Learn to clear your mind and focus on the present this Thursday, as we celebrate a day of mindfulness. Also this week, don’t miss a live performance by the always interesting Ivan Coyote and a celebration of First Nations song and dance. Plus, come cheer on the Capilano Blues as Cap hosts the PACWEST basketball championships!  

  1. A Day of Mindfulness — Join Capilano University for a day of mindfulness, a meditation practice that helps you focus your mind on the present and reduce anxiety. The day includes workshops on mindfulness and yoga napping, special walking and chocolate meditations and interesting displays in the Birch cafeteria. Events are free and everyone is welcome. Thursday, March 3, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., various locations
  1. ChatLive: Five Days for the Homeless — Taylor Smith from the CSU’s Social Justice Collective and English instructor, Reg Johanson facilitate a discussion around the Five Days for the Homeless campaign. Attending ChatLive is a great way to meet faculty and students from all over the University explore new academic fields, engage with interesting questions. Students who attend three or more ChatLive sessions over the course of a term can earn a notation on their transcript. Free pizza is served on a first-come, first-served basis. Thursday, March 3, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Library building, room LB188 
  1. A performance by Ivan Coyote — Writer, storyteller, musician and educator, Ivan Coyote presents Neither, Nor: How to Circumnavigate the Gender Binary in Seven Thousand Easy Steps. A renowned live performer, Ivan is the creator of three albums and four short films, and the author of 11 books, including Loose End, Boys Like Her, Missed Her, Gender Failure, and the soon to be released Tomboy Survival Guide. This free presentation is part of the annual International Women’s Day celebrations by the Capilano University’s Women’s and Gender Studies department. Seating is by general admission with no advance ticketing. Everyone is welcome to this free event. Thursday, March 3, 5 p.m., Bosa Centre for Film and Animation, theatre 
  1. PACWEST Basketball Provincial Championships — Capilano University is hosting the PACWEST men’s and women’s basketball provincial championships in the Sportsplex this week. Come out and cheer on your teams in this important championship tournament. Thursday, March 3 to Saturday, March 5, Sportsplex 
  1. Cap Classics: Mad Nomad and the Infinitus Trio — The Cap Classics concert series presents Middle Eastern and South American music including Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires arranged by John Littlejohn. Mad Nomad includes Gene Ramsbottom on clarinet and Martin Fisk on percussion. Infinitus Trio includes John Littlejohn, violin; Anthony Cheung, viola; and Alex Cheung, cello. Everyone is welcome to attend this free performance! Friday, March 4, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts 
  1. Gathering of First Nations Voices Through Song and Dance — First Nations Student Services invites you to attend the Gathering of First Nations Voices Through Song and Dance. Featuring: The Chinook SongCatchers, Squamish and Nisga’a of the Northwest Coast of B.C.; Kalan Wi, award-winning group of the St’at’mix peoples; and Sherryl Sewepagaham, Cree-Dene singer from the Little Red River Cree Nation in northern Alberta, accompanied by jazz piano. The MC for the event is Latash Nahanee, Elder from the Squamish Nation. Everyone is welcome to this free performance! Friday, March 4, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts 
  1. Sail to the East with CAP7AINS — The Capilano U International Leadership and Mentorship team invites Cap U international and domestic students and friends to a scrumptious event at East is East restaurant! What’s on the menu? A delicious all-you-can-eat buffet, plus a live music performance by musicians from countries such as Spain, Canada, India, China, Romania, Iran and more. Explore this unique fusion of food, ambiance, music and art along the Silk Route of the new world. Saturday, March 5, 6:30 p.m., East is East, 3243 W. Broadway, Vancouver 
  1. António Zambujo — Come hear António Zambujo, one of the most innovative fado singers on the scene today. He has won numerous awards, including the Amália Rodrigues Foundation prize for best male fado singer, “Best new fado voice” from Radio Nova FM and many more. His influences go far beyond this beautiful art form and include the likes of Chet Baker, João Gilberto and Tom Waits. Though constantly pushing boundaries, Zambujo and his stellar quintet uphold fado’s sense of longing and tragic dignity while deftly connecting the regional music of southern Portugal with touches of Brazilian pop. Saturday, March 5, 8 p.m., BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts 
  1. Michael Blake — Originally from Vancouver, saxophonist Michael Blake has made New York City his home for over 25 years where he has wowed both critics and audiences alike. Blake’s critically acclaimed 2014 release Tiddy Boom—a nod to sax innovators Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins—is “not only one of the year’s best jazz albums, but another gem in a career filled with them.” (Chicago Reader) Sunday, March 6, 8 p.m., BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts 
  1. Program Info Meetings & Open Houses — Want to learn more about programs at Cap? Attend one of the many open houses, general info nights and program information meetings offered throughout the year! Upcoming sessions:
  1. Career Services Workshops — The Career Services department offers a series of workshops to assist students with the complexities of the job search process. All Capilano University students and alumni are welcome to attend these lunchtime workshops.
  1. English Language Support (ELS) Workshops — Is English not your first language? Capilano U’s English for Academic Purposes department offers free language support workshops for non-native English speakers. Upcoming session:
  1. Student Success Workshops — Counselling Services and Learning Skills Services, offer a number of free workshops designed to provide students with the skills and tools they need to achieve both personal and academic success. Upcoming workshops:
  1. Writing Centre Workshops — Writing for pleasure, for power, for life—learn a thing or two about writing in university and the workplace by coming to a Thursday workshop. The Writing Centre’s popular workshops are free and open to all Capilano students. So please join in and improve your writing skills and your grades. Bring your lunch!
  1. Liberal Studies Workshop — This workshop is for students in Cap’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program (or other curious folks) who want to learn more about the program’s upper-level tutorials and grad projects and how to set them up. Please note that the application deadline for Fall 2016 Tutorials is Monday, May 2.

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