Like most universities, we do tend to go on a little about how beautiful our campuses are. But you can hardly blame us; they really are quite stunning. But what about the stuff that goes on at the campus? What is there to do? Is there life beyond the trees? In a nutshell, yes. Check it out:
Catch a live show right here on campus! The 372-seat Performing Arts Theatre, originally built to support the university’s performing arts programs, is now one of Vancouver’s premier entertainment venues. In addition to attending live concerts, you can see theatre students perform a Broadway-style musical, a Shakespearean tragedy, or a contemporary play. You never know what—or who— will show up on our stage.
Whether you’re hardcore about athletics, or are into more casual fitness, there’s something for you at Cap U. Our Athletics & Recreation offerings let you fit in some yoga or salsa between classes, or you can join an intramural team in volleyball, basketball, badminton or indoor soccer. If you've got skills, try out for an athletic team with the Capilano Blues. Capilano University has an exceptional athletics program, with varsity teams in soccer, basketball, and volleyball.
One of the most exciting things about going to university is meeting new people. And one of the best ways to make this happen is to join a club or a committee. Join groups such as the Capilano Maker Space, Game On Cap U, or the Psychocentrics. Or, if you don’t see a club for whatever interests you, start your own! In addition to clubs, you will discover several committees on the campus, including the Social Justice Committee, the Women’s Collective, the Queer Students Collective and more. For more information on clubs and committees, visit the Capilano Students Union.
Capilano University’s student newspaper, The Capilano Courier, makes it easy for you to stay informed of campus events and read fellow students’ opinions on pressing—or not so pressing—matters of the day. If you like to write, you might want to join the Courier team. Visit the Capilano Courier for more information.
After a hard day of classes—or even a not-so-hard-day of classes—you can take a five-minute walk down to Seymour’s Pub, one of North Vancouver’s best. Venture further to find a vast array of food and beverage options. Lonsdale Avenue is home to a host of unique bars and restaurants, as are the nearby neighbourhoods of Deep Cove and Lynn Valley. In the city, Vancouver's food truck revolution is in full swing and the sidewalks are now dotted with creative culinary creations.
Every student who attends Cap will eventually happen upon the Studio Art Building. You can’t miss it. It’s the one with the back lot that's normally filled with things like tires, wires, steel drums, and old bike parts, all of which are ingredients for unreal art. To see what these students—and their faculty—get up to, you’ll have to go inside the building and check out the Studio Art Gallery, which is even more interesting than the outside of the building.
With a theatre like this, it would be a crime not to have movie nights. The Cap U Cinephiles frequently screen noteworthy films in our Bosa Centre for Film & Animation. They're often cult classics or film student favourites, and they're always free and open to all Cap students.
The real world connectedness of our programs makes for great opportunities to hear from and network with the who's who of the real world. The Capilano Universe speaker series runs every spring, and student groups from various programs make a habit of bringing notable leaders on campus, recently including top execs from Lululemon, Best Buy and Mountain Equipment Co-op.
Cap students are a considerate and enthusiastic lot, getting involved in all sorts of events and initiatives through the Student Leadership program. From mentoring new international students to staffing the New Student Orientation day, student leaders make change, connections, and a huge impact on campus life.
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