Capilano University (CapU) and Capilano University Alumni Association (CUAA) are pleased to present a special anniversary edition of the Alumni Awards of Excellence!
In our 50th anniversary year, our award categories represent a departure from our standard awards format to allow us to nominate and recognize alumni who embody the essence of who we are and the impact of CapU locally, regionally and around the world. As in past years, threads of our community’s values— spirit, passion, innovation, collaboration, pride, and impact—are woven through each of our award categories.
Five awards will be given out to individuals who exemplify our brand essence, one for each brand essence word: Luminous, Unified, Enduring, Confident and Creative. To ensure we have every opportunity to nominate and recognize the impact of our alumni in the communities in which they live and work, all alumni including past recipients may be nominated.
This awards ceremony is an unprecedented opportunity to share our story and the accomplishments of our alumni, as we mark this important milestone in our history.
Submit completed nominations for the awards no later than noon on March 9, 2018.
Questions about the awards program? Call 604.984.4983
Read the information below and fill out the
nomination form or download the
nomination package (PDF).
available, please include the nominee’s resumé or other supporting materials that
will inform the selection committee’s decision.
Submit nominations for the
awards no later than March 9, 2018.
selection committee will accept nominations for alumni candidates from various
stakeholders in our community, including but not limited to: students, alumni,
faculty & staff, employers of alumni, vendors, family and friends. The selection
committee will review materials submitted for each candidate and select those
candidates who are deemed to best represent the award they have been nominated
for based upon the criteria established for each award.
selection committee is comprised of representatives from the Capilano
University Board of Governors, Alumni Association Board of Directors,
President’s Office and Office of Development and Alumni Relations.
Each award has specific criteria outlined
below. Each criterion is weighted and scored based upon predetermined values to
support qualitative and quantitative discussions and select a list of honorees.
All awards categories will take into
account the following three criteria. Recipients will have demonstrated a sustained
quality in their actions over time in one or more of the following areas.
Please note, the criteria are less about length of time and more about
consistency in application.
The brand essence Luminous:
Through education, our environment and world-class architecture, Capilano
University is authentic and illuminated.
The brand essence Unified:
Diverse in thinking, but connected in our vision and mission, we work together
to build the Capilano University community.
The brand essence Enduring:
We are proud of Capilano University’s 50-year history, our relationship with
local First nations, the origin of our name and the foundation all these
elements create for our future.
The brand essence Confident:
Capilano University graduates are confident in their ability to affect positive
The brand essence Creative:
Creativity is at the heart of Capilano University – visible in student output,
academic programming and faculty collaboration.
alumni are eligible for nomination. Alumni are defined as those individuals who
have received a credential from the University or have successfully completed a
minimum of 54 credits at Capilano University.
recipients must consent to participate in the awards celebration in Vancouver. Please
note, the University may not have the resources to provide travel allowances
for award recipients to attend the event. Nominators may nominate more than one
candidate for each award. There is only one award recipient in each award
Members of the Capilano University Board of Governors, Foundation Board or Alumni Association Board, and currently active politicians are not eligible for nomination.
Nominees must be aware of their nomination and accept that their name, photo, credentials and biography may be published in various media promoting the event.
Capilano University protects the privacy and confidentiality of the information of nominees.
The awards will be presented at the Alumni Awards of Excellence celebration, a ticketed event attended by members of the broad Capilano community, on the evening of October 18, 2018.
Please fill out the 2018 Alumni Awards of Excellence Nomination form.
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Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the territories of the Lil’wat, Musqueam, Sechelt (shíshálh), Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.