CapU in Photos: 2018 Year in Review

CapU in Photos is our visual retrospective of campus life, proud moments and special events.

  • Dec 20

Capilano Universe: Building Bridges Between Communities

Leonard George remembers the exact moment the seed for the Capilano Universe lecture series was planted. It was 2010. The CapU psychology instructor had just learned that North Shore libraries were the most heavily used per capita in Canada, and was struck by the idea that public libraries would be an excellent way to connect with the community.

  • Dec 17

EarthWorks: Inspiring Change

Watershed conservation. Climate change. Ocean acidification. Spread over the table are dozens of posters from EarthWorks, Capilano University's public lecture, film and event series that explores environmental issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.

  • Dec 17

CapU Library: Preserving our natural environment

Have you ever wondered why a tree is suspended from the ceiling in the rotunda of the Capilano University Library? Opened in October 1993, the Library building was designed by the acclaimed Vancouver architectural firm, Henriquez Partners Architects, which set two goals where the surrounding forest was concerned—preservation and commemoration of the natural landscape.

  • Dec 17

Adventures of an outdoor reckie

If it weren’t for a Bunsen burner accident, the Outdoor Recreation Management (OREC) program at Capilano University might never have come about.

  • Dec 17

Rugby scrums, road trips and ice cream

How do you ensure a rowdy bunch of beer-loving rugby players are in tip-top shape for Saturday morning games? Bob Bagshaw, the coach of Capilano College’s rugby team from 1974-1980, had a creative strategy.

  • Dec 17

The legendary Cafetheatre

Who remembers Capilano College’s Cafetheatre, or The Pit as it later became known? It was a kind of sunken amphitheatre with a stage surrounded by five tiers of seating built below the ground level of what was then a bustling cafeteria.

  • Dec 17

Music therapy: A first in Canada

A chance encounter with a hitchhiker is how Nancy McMaster first learned about the field of music therapy.

  • Dec 17

CapRocks kicks off 2019

“These bands are going to totally light up the crowd,” says Yats Palat, vice-president of student life for the Capilano Students’ Union (CSU). “This will be a concert to remember, for sure.”

  • Dec 17

Books and bras

Tia Strachan was 31 and married with three kids when she enrolled in a special two-semester General Studies Program at Capilano then-College in 1971.

  • Dec 14