Please stand by as we switch from our in-person gala to our 2021 Alumni Awards of Excellence, Late-Night Talk Show Edition featuring an inspiring discussion with our five award recipients and guest host! The event will be broadcast live on this page on April 15 at 7 p.m. PST!

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Join us in celebrating five extraordinary alumni award recipients for each of our award categories that speak to the Capilano University brand essences: Luminous, Unified, Enduring, Confident and Creative.

Hosted by Mo Amir, host of the podcast This is VANCOLOUR, our live stream event will include an opening monologue, musical performance and inspirational discussion with our incredible Award recipients! Enjoy a fun evening and connect virtually with your fellow alumni and CapU Community.

Event details

Thursday, April 15, 2021
7 – 8 p.m. PST
Live virtual format

Registrations are automatically entered into a draw to win a $100 Visa gift card from our affinity partner, TD Insurance.

*Prize winner will be randomly selected during the April 15, 2021 award broadcast. Prize will be mailed to the winner.

Award presenters

2021 Alumni Awards of Excellence recipients

Each of our 2021 award recipients demonstrate the positive impact they have made within their communities by being the first to act. Learn more about them below.

David Vertesi is the recipient of this year's Unified Award.

David Vertesi is the recipient of this year's Unified Award. Learn more about singer-songwriter and arts advocate David Vertesi as he shares his thoughts on the power of art to make social change in the community on Capsule Stories.

Juvarya Veltkamp is the winner of the 2021 Luminous Award.

Juvarya Veltkamp is the recipient of this year's Luminous Award.

A leader in sustainability, Juvarya Veltkamp is a role model for those in the pursuit of making change. Read more about her story and how we all can make a difference for a better future on Capsule Stories.

Orene Askew is the winner of the 2021 Enduring Award.

Orene Askew is the recipient of this year's Enduring Award.

Orene Askew inspires others to pursue their dreams by being themselves. Known around the city as "DJ O Show" she shares her story of music, leadership and culture on Capsule Stories.

Michele Ross is the recipient of this year's Confident Award.

Michèle Ross is the recipient of this year's Confident Award. 

Michèle Ross is a trailblazer in her profession and educates the community on the importance of paralegals. Learn more about Michèle in her Capsule Stories Alumni Q&A

Sean Aiken is the recipient of the 2021 Alumni Awards of Excellence Creative Award.

Sean Aiken is the recipient of this year's Creative Award.

Sean found a creative way to answer life's question, what are you passionate about? Find out the answer in his Capsule Stories Alumni Q&A.

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