Capilano University Alumni Newsletter - September 30 2016

    September 30, 2016

    Alumna Linda EppAlumna Linda Epp, Advocate for First Nation Rights

    While still a student at Capilano University, Linda Epp organized an Aboriginal Awareness Month and initiated the inclusion of First Nations traditions in Cap U’s graduation ceremony; she was the first graduate to cross the stage at a Capilano University convocation in First Nations regalia. A passionate advocate for First Nations rights, a natural connector, and a Cap U Bachelor of Tourism Management alumna, Linda is committed both personally and professionally to bringing awareness to missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Read more...

    Alumna Cindy LeeAlumna Cindy Lee Honoured for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

    Congratulations to alumna Cindy Lee, who received a Certificate of Merit Award for the 2016 Child Care Awards of Excellence (Ministry of Children and Family Development). An educator at Cap U’s highly regarded Children’s Centre, Cindy was nominated for her leadership, innovation, and commitment to exemplary practices in educating young children. Read more...

    Joe IacobellisJoe Iacobellis Leaves a Legacy of Achievement at Cap U

    After 39 years of distinguished service to Cap U, Joe Iacobellis is retiring. Under Joe’s direction as Manager, Cap U’s Blues Athletics program grew to become one of the most successful post-secondary athletics programs in BC.

    “Joe intensely challenged his players, but he was always very balanced and supportive. And he supported our academic goals as well,” recalls Eric Accili, former Blues soccer player and outgoing Chair of the Capilano University Alumni Association. Under Joe’s leadership, Blues athletes won 38 Academic All-Canadian awards, 60 provincial academic excellence awards, and 57 All-Canadian awards.

    Joe also assisted in designing the Sportsplex and raised funds for athletic scholarships. In his latter years he served as Director of Student Affairs and worked with the Centre for International Experience. “When I began working at Capilano in 1977, I could not have imagined that I would conclude my career in the same institution after almost four decades,” says Joe. “Although I am retiring, Capilano University will always be a part of my life.”

    To honour Joe’s remarkable contribution to the Blues and Cap U, please consider a gift to the Adopt-a-Blue fund to help turn today’s student athletes into tomorrow’s community leaders.

    Cap U Business Alumni ChapterCap U Business Alumni Chapter Summer Social Meetup

    Cap U Business Alumni Chapter (CAPUBA) planned a wine-tasting get-together in June, and when the venue cancelled at the last minute, it didn’t stop alumni from getting together. A group of alums spread the word for an after-work meetup at The Keg Yaletown.

    The impromptu event was well attended, with alums from new graduates to 10-year veterans enjoying conversation on common business and personal goals. To learn more about past and future events of the Capilano University Business Alumni, please go to the CAPUBA website.

    Calling Alumni to VolunteerCalling Alumni to Volunteer for Cap U Industry Day

    Cap U Career Services is seeking mid-level to senior-level industry professionals to share their knowledge and experiences with students at an upcoming fall Industry Day. Career Services hopes to secure professionals from the following areas: Tourism, Early Childhood Education, Paralegal, Allied Health Care, Film Production, Animation, Art and Entertainment, Arts and Sciences, Accounting, Human Resources, and Marketing and Finance. Volunteer presenters will be asked to engage with students to share information regarding industry trends, needs, demands and potential resources. This year’s Industry Day will take place on Thursday, November 5th, 2016 between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. For more information, view Cap U’s Career Services webpage.

    Cap U Events

    Paul DangerfieldMonday, October 17th, 2016 – 4 p.m.
    Investiture of President-elect, Paul Dangerfield

    At 4 p.m. on October 17, 2016 in the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts, Paul Dangerfield will be installed as the third president of Capilano University in the presence of the Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia.

    Watch for an email inviting you to connect live through a webcast of the ceremony. Learn more about Paul Dangerfield.

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 – 6 p.m.
    Cap U Business Alumni Chapter (CAPUBA) Fall Social Meetup with Special Guest, President Paul Dangerfield

    The School of Business Alumni Chapter invites you to join fellow alumni, friends, faculty and special guest, President Paul Dangerfield at this year’s fall gathering at the New Oxford, located at 1144 Homer Street in Yaletown, steps from the Sky Train station. The event is hosted by committee members Julia Wong, Nick Bellamy and Emily Walmsley. Early Bird Happy Hour Specials start at 5:30 pm. There is no ticket fee to attend. Guests are responsible for their own refreshments.

    Please RSVP to attend.

    AGMThursday, November 3, 2016 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

    The Capilano University Alumni Association (CUAA) invites you to attend the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) in the Kéxwusm-áyakn Student Centre, Library building, room 196 on Cap U’s North Vancouver campus. Learn more.

    Invitations will be emailed directly to you, so please ensure your contact information is up to date.
    Update your contact details here.

    2016-2017 BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts Series

    The 2016-2017 BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts Series is now available. Check out our series of jazz, global roots, theatre, and choral/classical shows.

    2016 Alumni AwardsRecap of 2016 Alumni Awards of Excellence Recipients

    Cap U presented six outstanding alumni, employees and partners with Alumni Awards of Excellence on June 21 at North Vancouver’s Pinnacle Hotel.

    Watch their inspiring videos here.


    Alumni Benefits

    TD BankSave Money on Auto, Home and Travel Insurance

    As a graduate of Capilano University, you are eligible to access the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program, which provides you savings through lower preferred alumni rates. By choosing TD Insurance you also give back to Cap U. Learn more or call a TD Insurance Advisor at 1.855.351.7317.

    Looking to Hire or Hunting for a New Position?

    Cap U’s Career Services helps support alumni with one-on-one career advising, workshops and career events. Visit Cap U Career Services to learn more.

    Connect with Your Fellow Alumni

    Stay in touch with Cap U by updating your contact information. Have a question, a suggestion or an idea about a story? We’d love to hear from you at Please share this Cap U alumni newsletter with your friends.


    Submitted by: Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations