Capilano University congratulates the honorees of the 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards

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

Capilano University officially opens its Learning Commons, November 20, 2018

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

Capilano University to honour five outstanding alumni, October 18, 2018

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

Capilano University welcomes three new members to its Board of Governors

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

Artist Ben Tour selected to brighten kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University

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

Hey Ocean! to headline CapFest

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

Capilano University seeks mural artists on the Sunshine Coast

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

Mural artists selected to beautify Capilano University

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

Capilano University seeks mural artists

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

Capilano University’s director, international, elected chair of the Pacific Asia Travel Association

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

Capilano University is working with the Squamish Nation to provide training for in-demand jobs

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

Capilano University signs Okanagan Charter during National Mental Health Week

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

The community approved a college on the North Shore 50 years ago

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

Capilano University comments on B.C. Budget 2018

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 shines with silver at CASE awards

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

Early Childhood Care and Education instructors receive prestigious research grants

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

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

Capilano University announces president's leave of absence and interim leadership

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

Capilano University's statement regarding wages for contract cleaners

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

CapU congratulates the North Vancouver Chamber on celebrating 20 years of business excellence

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

Sunshine Coast - Share your education insights with Capilano University

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

Capilano University logo story honoured by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education

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

Capilano University and the shíshálh Nation sign an affiliation agreement

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

Capilano University's fifth Truth and Reconciliation Week runs Sept. 18 to 22

NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University’s fifth Truth and Reconciliation Week, Sept. 18 to 22, will kick off with an Elder welcome and blessing and will close with a keynote address by Squamish Chief Ian Campbell.

  • Sep 15

Capilano University training health professionals in rural and remote First Nations communities

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

Capilano University and Woodbridge Northwest partner for student housing

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

Tuition waiver for former youth in care

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

Capilano University introduces University One for Aboriginal Learners

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

New CapU branding honoured with two UCDA awards

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

Capilano University's first student housing closer to reality

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

Capilano University's rebrand recognized as higher education's best

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

Capilano University announces plans to create student residences

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

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

The Honorable Steven Point to receive an honorary doctorate degree from CapU

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

Second-year Capilano University student has a film at Cannes

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

Capilano University strengthens its support for survivors of sexual violence and misconduct

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

Homegrown movie featured at Canadian Film Week

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

Capilano University creative writing instructor to advise NASA

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

CapU teams win the Western Canadian Business Competition for the third year in a row

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

Capilano University and the Carnegie Community Centre

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

Seven Capilano University alumni up for Juno Awards (plus two instructors)

NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Seven Capilano University jazz alumni and two faculty members have been nominated for 2017 Juno Awards.

  • Feb 20