Capilano University's CapU Lonsdale location on North Vancouver’s waterfront, has received an Award of Excellence from the international Architectural Wood Institute. The design of CapU Lonsdale was inspired by the natural environment surrounding the University’s main campus and the history of The Shipyards building in Lower Lonsdale.
- Feb 26
Capilano University is named as one of BC's Top Employers for a third year. The University is extremely honoured to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in British Columbia in a year where employers have faced uncharted challenges.
- Feb 17
Capilano University receives accreditation renewal from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Capilano University has received notice its accreditation as a member of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has been renewed following the University’s fall 2020 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness.
- Feb 17
Two Capilano University students are among the winners. Neelam Batra-Verma and María José peña peña join students from Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon and Penn State University in receiving the Long Story Short Award 2020.
- Jan 6
Beginning in the summer 2021 term, Capilano University and the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce are supporting students and small business development in North Vancouver through a new sustainable work-integrated learning (WIL) partnership. Working collaboratively, the team of CapU faculty and the North Vancouver Chamber will develop a sustainable WIL design challenge model that can be repeated year after year in contemporary ways.
- Nov 27
Hereditary Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Elder Ernest (Ernie) George, made his way to Xexe7énak (the Creator) on November 11, 2020. For the past 11 years, we have been privileged beyond knowing to have Elder Ernie’s wisdom, humour and kindness reflected in the spirit of the CapU community as one of Capilano University’s first elders-in-residence.
- Nov 13
Starting in for Fall 2021, students in the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts (BMPA) program at Capilano University can pursue a concentration in Film Producing that focuses on business planning activities, ethics, and sustainability in film. It allows students to graduate with specific, career-ready skills to enhance their job search and career trajectory specifically in producing and film business affairs.
- Nov 2
Capilano University welcomes the insight and contributions Lois Vader, Sonny Wong and Oscar Blue will bring to the University's Board of Governors.
- Oct 20
The University is pleased to announce its 2020 honorary degree recipients are Indigenous artist and cultural leader Susan Point, and philanthropist and business leader Derek Lee. Capilano University recognizes honorary degree recipients for their profound commitment to their fields of expertise in acknowledgement that the field and their contribution is meaningful to Capilano University.
- Oct 19
Beginning in fall 2021, Capilano University’s School of Human Kinetics will become the School of Kinesiology and will offer both a degree and diploma in Kinesiology. This replaces the University’s current two-year diploma in Human Kinetics and provides increased learning opportunities for current and future students.
- Oct 7
Capilano University awarded $450,000 in funding from TD Bank Group for the Indigenous Digital Accelerator program
Capilano University announces it is the recipient of a $450,000 donation from TD Bank Group to develop and strengthen the University’s Indigenous Digital Accelerator (IDA) program. The IDA program bridges gaps in digital skills and business training to help Indigenous entrepreneurs break through barriers and succeed in the tech, digital-creative and cultural sectors. Fostering successful Indigenous-led businesses leads to vibrant and healthy Indigenous communities.
- Sep 28
Capilano University has launched Capsule, our new digital magazine. Capsule is the work of CapU’s marketing and digital experience team. We are a collective of diverse talents (including brand strategy, social media, design, writing, to name a few) but one common thread that unites us is our love of storytelling.
- Sep 15
Capilano University confers the title of Faculty Emeritus on longtime instructor Jenny Penberthy. Penberthy was a respected faculty member at the University who taught in the English department for 24 years, and was deeply engaged in supporting the Capilano University community.
- Sep 15
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. August 4, 2020 – Capilano University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Silvestrone, PhD, as the University’s new dean of the Faculty of Business & Professional Studies.
- Aug 4
Capilano University is pleased to launch a new Student Digital Ambassador program to support students in our shift to remote learning for summer 2020 as it pushes forward digital transformation in response to COVID-19.
- Jun 29
Capilano University is pleased to announce Yuri Fulmer, OBC, will become the fourth chancellor of Capilano University in June 2020.
- May 7
Capilano University and Langara College announce new pathway partnership for Design in Visual Communication degree
Capilano University and Langara College announce new pathway partnership for Design in Visual Communication degree - Capilano University and Langara College are pleased to announce a partnership to establish a pathway for Langara graduates to complete a bachelor degree at CapU in less than three years of full-time study. The partnership allows graduates of Langara’s Design Formation Diploma to transfer to CapU and complete a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication.
- Apr 21
Capilano University’s CityStudio to hold virtual HUBBUB event
- Apr 7
Capilano University Announces Supplementary Emergency Financial Aid for Students to support students who may be experiencing financial hardship.Significant components of this funding include: $140,000 to supplement emergency financial assistance for distribution to students experiencing financial hardship and $38,000 to supplement Indigenous emergency assistance funding.
- Apr 3
Capilano University has donated supplies to help protect medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19. Two Capilano University programs contributed scores of personal protective equipment to the staff at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver and the Sechelt Hospital Foundation on the Sunshine Coast.
- Mar 26
Capilano University is named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for 2020
- Feb 19
Capilano University wins a record five CASE 2020 awards
- Jan 31
Capilano University welcomes Miranda Huron as the first Director of Indigenous Education and Affairs
- Jan 6
SkyTrain workers reach a tentative agreement today-SkyTrain service is running
- Dec 6
Capilano University announces a new $30,000 grant from Atomic Cartoons to support student access to the University’s 2D/3D animation programs. The new Atomic Cartoons Entrance Scholarship is open to Canadian high school students entering CapU’s 2D Animation & Visual Development and 3D Animation for Film & Game programs. It is a $5,000 scholarship that will be awarded to two students yearly.
- Nov 6
Western University and Capilano University welcome $2-million investment supporting early childhood education in B.C.
Early childhood education (ECE) researchers at Western University (Western) and Capilano University (CapU) welcome $2-million funding from the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development to support early childhood educators in B.C. to better collaborate and design innovative teaching practices.
- Sep 26
New agreement with PODS on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast offers students experiential, hands-on learning opportunities in environmental science, film, business, tourism and community development.
- Sep 11
Starting in September 2019, Capilano University will expand its offerings of Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs at the University’s Sechelt campus and in Squamish.
- Sep 6
Capilano University and Líl̓wat Nation sign affiliation agreement to affirm shared commitment for Ts̓zil Learning Centre
Leaders from Capilano University (CapU) and Líl̓wat Nation will today sign an affiliation agreement that recognizes shared values and commitments as they continue to work together to deliver post-secondary learning opportunities. The signing takes place at the newly re-opened Ts̓zil Learning Centre (TLC) in Mount Currie, B.C. that serves the Líl̓wat Nation and other Indigenous peoples.
- Aug 26
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University and Vancouver Film School are proud to announce their partnership to establish accelerated educational pathways. Beginning in September 2019, four new pathways will allow students to complete both a diploma at VFS and a bachelor degree at CapU in three years of full-time study.
- Aug 19
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Joe and Rodger So to its Board of Governors, and the election of Cherian Itty to the role of Board Chair.
- Jul 31
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Western Economic Diversification Canada to develop an innovative Indigenous Digital Accelerator (IDA) project at CapU’s North Vancouver campus.
- Apr 18
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AMPD Technologies, Greenstone Initiatives and Hynes Developments to build a Creative Tech Community (CTC) intended to be one of Canada’s largest on-campus collaborations between education and industry.
- Apr 15
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce its Tourism Management Co-operative Education Diploma program is now accredited by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada Accreditation Council (CEWIL).
- Apr 8
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce its plans to open a new branch campus in the North Vancouver community of Lower Lonsdale this September.
- Apr 2
Sarah McLachlan and Bruce Poon Tip to receive honorary degrees from Capilano University; Pierre Coupey announced as faculty emeritus
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that singer, songwriter and philanthropist Sarah McLachlan and entrepreneur, author and international community tourism advocate Bruce Poon Tip will receive honorary degrees from the University at this year's convocation ceremonies on June 3, 2019.
- Mar 4
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Squamish Nation master carver Ses siyam (Ray Natraoro) to carve a ceremonial and sea-worthy canoe as a legacy of the University’s 50th anniversary.
- Feb 19
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce three new appointments, Ash Amlani, R. Paul Dhillon and Patricia Heintzman, to its Board of Governors.
- Jan 14
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University today unveiled its 2019 “Stories” advertising campaign, which celebrates 50 years of creativity, growth, discovery, success, pride and cheer at the University.
- Jan 14
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University congratulates the North Vancouver Chamber for celebrating success on the North Shore with style. The Chamber held its 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on November 15, 2018.
- Nov 30
Capilano University is the first university in Canada to provide a Short Édition Short Story Dispenser
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Instead of consulting their phones in idle moments, students and visitors to the new Learning Commons at Capilano University can now get a literary lift. The University unveiled the first Short Story Dispenser in British Columbia at the official opening of its Learning Commons on November 20, 2018.
- Nov 21
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Disruption to the way things have always been done can reap great rewards. Instead of students overlooking or searching for learning support services, they are congregating in Capilano University’s new Learning Commons. The official opening of this innovative hub where students can access key academic resources and supports happens on November 20, 2018.
- Nov 13
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University and the Capilano University Alumni Association will present five of its former students with 2018 Alumni Awards of Excellence on October 18, 2018. Marking the University’s 50th year, each award recipient exemplifies one of five elements that inspire the University’s brand: luminous, unified, enduring, confident and creative.
- Oct 17
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Soon Kim, chair of Capilano University’s Board of Governors, recently welcomed Mila Mattson, Carleen Thomas and Emily Gaudette to the Board.
- Oct 5
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Images that incorporate bursts of colour, expert shading and kinetic lines are to transform a dull wall on the edge of a parking lot in Sechelt by the end of October. Illustrator Ben Tour has been selected to paint a mural at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University
- Sep 26
Neptune Terminals to provide $10,000 in matching funds for the creation of an endowment bursary for Aboriginal students
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Neptune Terminals recently announced $10,000 in matching funds to create an endowment to fund a bursary for Aboriginal students at Capilano University. Neptune Terminals’ President Claus Thornberg announced the gift at the University’s 50th birthday bash on September 10, 2018.
- Sep 20
Capilano University invites everyone to celebrate its 50th anniversary at CapFest, September 22, 2018
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is celebrating 50 years on the North Shore with CapFest, a massive party that’s open to all.
- Sep 14
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is excited to announce that Juno-nominated pop trio Hey Ocean! will headline its 50th anniversary celebration, CapFest, on Saturday, September 22.
- Sep 10
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As one of its commemorative activities, the University has teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to transform the main east-facing exterior wall of kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus, into a full-colour painted mural.
- Sep 4
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Four current Capilano University IDEA School of Design students are among a diverse group of artists selected to beautify Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus with murals commemorating the University’s 50th anniversary.
- Aug 17
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this momentous occasion, the University has teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to help transform 10 prominent exterior walls on its North Vancouver campus, and one at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus, into full-colour painted murals.
- Jun 13
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Chris Bottrill, Capilano University’s director, international, became chair of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on May 17, 2018. He was elected to the position at PATA’s annual summit and board meetings in Gangneung, Korea.
- May 31
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training recently announced one-time funding of $135,000 to support an additional offering of the Health Care Assistant program at Capilano University. CapU is working with the Squamish Nation to fill seats in this eight-month program with Indigenous students from the Squamish and other Nations on the North Shore.
- May 16
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Today, Capilano University joined 10 other Canadian universities by signing the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges. The Okanagan Charter provides post-secondary institutions with a framework to participate in the healthy campuses movement, prompt dialogue and conduct research to expand networks and mobilize action for health in all university policies, practices and academic mandates.
- May 9
Capilano University is honoured to host the opening ceremony of the Junior All Native Basketball Tournament
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Elders, grand chiefs, dancers, basketball players, and their fans will converge on Capilano University, March 19, 2018, for the opening ceremony of the Junior All Native Basketball Tournament.
- Mar 13
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Community captains, committees and a White Spot parking lot led to the establishment Capilano University. March 7, 2018 marks 50 years since a plebiscite passed to establish a college on the North Shore. The proposed college would cost taxpayers in West Vancouver and North Vancouver $7 a year on a home valued at $25,000(!); in the Sechelt and Howe Sound areas, it was approximately $4 a year.
- Feb 28
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – At the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII conference in Seattle on February 8, Capilano University won three silver awards.
- Feb 27
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Toran Savjord, acting president of Capilano University, provides the following statements on B.C. Budget 2018. Over three years, an investment of more than $1 billion will set the province on the path to a universal child-care plan that will make child-care affordable for parents and caregivers, create more than 22,000 child-care spaces throughout the province, and ensure those spaces meet rigorous quality and safety standards. – B.C. Budget 2018
- Feb 27
Capilano University and Quest collaborate to ease transfer to CapU for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University and Quest University Canada have made it easier for Quest students who opt to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies at Capilano University. A new agreement between Capilano University and Quest means Quest students with appropriate prerequisites will be able to transfer into the third year of Capilano University’s Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies.
- Jan 18
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University instructors recently received prestigious grants to research how to nurture children to think differently about waste. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) awarded Early Childhood Care and Education instructors, Sylvia Kind, Cristina Delgado Vintimilla, Laurie Kocher and Kathleen Kummen a SSRHC Insight Grant for research on “Re-thinking the Rs through arts: transforming waste practices in early childhood education."
- Jan 18
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Soon Kim, chair of Capilano University’s Board of Governors, today announced that Paul Dangerfield, president of Capilano University, will be on a short-term medical leave effective January 15, 2018. To ensure continuity of leadership, Toran Savjord, VP strategic planning, assessment and institutional effectiveness, has been appointed as acting president for the full extent of Dangerfield’s leave.
- Jan 12
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Cleaners at Capilano University employed by contractor Best Service Pros won the right to join a union with Services Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2 in February.
- Dec 8
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to congratulate the North Vancouver Chamber for celebrating 20 years of business excellence. The chamber is hosting its (sold-out) 20th Annual Business Awards Gala, November 9, 2017.
- Nov 7
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is committed to staying up-to-date and connected to our community’s educational needs. Kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University, is working with Southcott Strategy and undertaking research and consultation to gain valuable insights regarding the current and future educational needs of Sunshine Coast residents.
- Nov 7
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – On Tuesday, October 2, 2017, Capilano University received a Coup de Coeur Award from the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE) at its annual awards ceremony held this year in Edmonton, Alta.
- Oct 10
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University and the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation will sign a historic agreement at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus on Sept. 21, 2017, commemorating the University’s 40th year in Sechelt. This Affiliation Agreement Regarding Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities will formalize and expand upon the existing collaboration between the two parties in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation and mutual respect.
- Sep 15
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – A lack of accessible services is too often the reality for residents of northern and rural First Nations communities. To help solve this problem, Capilano University is working with Carrier Sekani Family Services and local health professionals on a pilot project funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education.
- Sep 12
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that discussions are underway with Woodbridge Northwest to deliver the University’s first, purpose-built, on-campus, student housing.
- Sep 11
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – On September 1, 2017, British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced that young people leaving foster care will have access to free tuition for undergraduate programs at all 25 public post-secondary institutions in the province, including Capilano University.
- Sep 7
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.—Capilano University is pleased to announce the introduction of University One for Aboriginal Learners. This unique eight-month program will be offered for the first time in the 2017–2018 academic year and is designed for students of Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit ancestry intent on pursuing a post-secondary education.
- Aug 8
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – On July 31, 2017, the University & College Designers Association (UCDA) announced the recipients of its 2017 awards program. Among the honourees? Capilano University in two categories: Integrated Campaign and Innovative Strategy.
- Aug 3
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that its first phase of student housing will begin operation in September 2017, in time for the 2017-2018 school year.
- Jul 17
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Based on a global survey of 105 post-secondary brand identity redesigns over the past two years, higher education and marketing expert Ken Steele declared CapU’s number one for 2015-2017.
- Jul 7
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. June 2, 2017 – Capilano University is pleased to announce that planning and preparations are officially underway to introduce its first phase of affordable, safe and secure student accommodations.
- Jun 2
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The Honorable Steven Point, a provincial court judge, former lieutenant governor of B.C. and an advocate for Aboriginal rights, will receive an honorary doctor of laws from Capilano University at convocation on June 6, 2017.
- May 26
Internationally recognized sport and orthopedic physiotherapist Rick Celebrini to receive an honorary doctorate degree from CapU
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Rick Celebrini, an internationally recognized sport and orthopedic physiotherapist and researcher, will receive an honorary doctor of letters from Capilano University at convocation on June 5, 2017.
- May 26
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The work of second-year School of Motion Picture Arts student Malibu Taetz will be showcased in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, May 17 to 28, 2017.
- May 16
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University’s Board of Governors recently approved a Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy in accordance with provincial legislation.
- May 12
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – A feature film written, produced and directed by a Capilano University School of Motion Picture Arts instructor has been selected to screen in VIFF/Vancity Theatre’s celebration of Canadian Film Week, which runs April 14 to 20, 2017.
- Apr 12
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University creative writing instructor Ryan Knighton will deliver a keynote address to leaders at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland on April 18, 2017.
- Apr 10
Capilano University makes a name for itself at the American Marketing Association's 39th International Collegiate Conference
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – A team from Capilano University won second place at the American Marketing Association’s 39th International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, March 16 to 18, 2017, and instructor Andrea Eby won Faculty Advisor of the Year.
- Mar 23
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Both CapU’s junior and senior teams won the Western Canadian Business Competition in Kelowna, March 10 to 12, 2017. Both teams won in 2016 and the junior team won in 2015. This year, seven students also won individual awards.
- Mar 17
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – By supporting learners with distinctive needs, Capilano University has helped residents of the Downtown Eastside survive, if not thrive, through the Carnegie Learning Centre.
- Feb 23
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Seven Capilano University jazz alumni and two faculty members have been nominated for 2017 Juno Awards.
- Feb 20