Empowering Women Through Education
With a commitment to supporting all students, Capilano University recognizes that self-identifying women face unique challenges related to gender inequality, and sometimes they need extra support to achieve their educational goals.
The We Believe Breakfast was started in 2019 to launch the Paul & Catherine Dangerfield Women’s Bursary. Since the first breakfast event, We Believe has raised over $180,000 to support self-identifying women studying at CapU.
Ways to give
Help women achieve their goals by supporting one of 28 awards (listed below) or create a new award or endowment that directly assists women pursuing higher education. One hundred per cent of your donation will go directly to assisting female students at Capilano University.
We Believe: 2023 recipient
Jessie Anthony is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate from CapU's Indigenous Digital Filmmaking Program.Hear Jessie's Story
Meet previous recipients
Bursaries enable students to pursue their dreams of creating a more inclusive world.Read Julia's story
Emily shares how bursaries provided the opportunity to discover her passions, strengths and values.Read Emily's story
Amina El mantari
Meet Amina, a CapU BBA graduate whose success story serves as an inspiration to all.Read Amina's story
Thank you to our We Believe sponsors
Presenting Breakfast Sponsor
Champion Breakfast Sponsor
This bursary was created by the current Capilano University President and his family to support female students who demonstrate financial need.
This bursary was created by Cranmer family in honour of Barbara Cranmer to support female students in the indigenous film program.
Established by the Canadian Daughters' League, Assembly 12, this bursary supports female students in a music program who demonstrate financial need.
This bursary was established by the Canadian Federation of University Women (Sunshine Coast) and provides financial assistance to mature female students at the kálax-ay Sunshine Coast campus.
Established by the Canadian Federation of University Women to honour CFUW members who have passed away, this bursary supports mature female students who have demonstrated financial need.
In memory of Mary Neil, this bursary is presented annually to one or more female students enrolled in academic studies.
This bursary established by the friends and family of the late CapU history student, Elizabeth Lees, is presented annually to assist female students in academic studies.
Established by Margaret Szabo and Olga Kempo in memory of their mother, Martha Kempo, this bursary supports female Indigenous students who demonstrate financial need.
This bursary was established by the North Shore (Vancouver) Beta Sigma Phi Council and 13 chapters to support domestic female students who demonstrate financial need.
Established by retired faculty member Olga Kempo, this bursary supports female students enrolled in arts or sciences who have demonstrated financial need.
This endowment from Patsy and Crissy George supports female students of African descent who are pursuing an education.
The Techies of Tomorrow Bursary was established in 2022 by Ramin Shadmehr and Henry Leung. The fund was created to support Capilano University students from under-represented groups (Indigenous, LGBTQ+2, Women) enrolled in either the School of Motion Picture Arts, the School of Performing Arts, or the IDEA School of Design, based on student financial need.
In memory of Violet Feist, this bursary supports female domestic students who have dependents and who demonstrate financial need, with a preference for students in a music-related program.
Scholarships and Awards
This award is presented annually to a mature female student who is either a graduate of a North Vancouver secondary school or a resident of North Vancouver attending Capilano University.
This award supports female students who have lived as a youth in care in B.C. Preference will be given to students that no longer qualify for other BC youth in care financial supports due to their age.
This scholarship supports students enrolled in an engineering program who have demonstrated academic excellence, with a preference for a female student.
This scholarship honours a CapU instructor who was lost in a North Vancouver mudslide in 2005, and supports female students in computing science or engineering studies who demonstrate academic excellence.
The purpose of this award is to support female students enrolled at Capilano University who achieve academic success and have demonstrated financial need.
In memory of former women's soccer coach Frank Pupp, this award supports athletes on the Blues women's soccer team who are active in their communities in the area of soccer.
The Jenn Bodnar All-Around Excellence Award was established in 2022 by Jenn Bodnar, a Capilano alumni who has been deeply involved in the women's basketball program as an "all-around" team player, assistant coach, and supporter. The fund will support students on the Capilano University women's basketball team who demonstrate dedication, leadership and strength within the team while maintaining academic achievement.
Established by a student to acknowledge the kindness, respect and encouragement she received at CapU, this award supports students with a disability, with a preference for female students.
This fund supports women who are pursuing post-secondary education.
This award supports students who demonstrate financial need and an interest in and commitment to gender issues, with a preference for mature female students.
Co-workers and family of Rita Watson Johnson established this award in her memory to support female students with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to gender issues.
This scholarship was established by Jeri and Don Krogseth to support one male and one female athlete on Capilano University Blues varsity teams who demonstrate academic excellence.
Established by Lee Grills in memory of her mother, Una Graham, this award provides financial assistance to female students.
The Beverley Mae New ECCE Award was established in 2020 by The University Women’s Club of Vancouver Trust Fund for Education to support students enrolled in Early Childhood Care and Education programs who demonstrate financial need and have shown leadership or innovation. Mrs. New served as President of The UWCV from 1988–1990. She co-authored the book Women Lead the Way, a history of The University Women’s Club of Vancouver from 1907–2007.
The University Women’s Club of Vancouver Musical Theatre Award was established in 2020 by The University Women’s Club of Vancouver Trust Fund for Education to support Capilano University students enrolled in Musical Theatre who demonstrate financial need and achieve academic success.
Contact Capilano University Foundation at 604 984 4983 or at email@example.com for more information or to contribute to an award today!