Capilano University reappoints Yuri Fulmer as chancellor
Capilano University is pleased to announce Yuri Fulmer, OBC, will serve a second term as chancellor of the university. Fulmer was first appointed chancellor of Capilano University in 2020. As chancellor, Fulmer also serves as a member of Capilano University’s Board of Governors and the Senate.
- May 8
Capilano University announces five honorary degree recipients for 2023
This year the university is honouring five exemplary British Columbians with an honorary doctorate degree at CapU's spring convocation ceremonies taking place June 7–9, 2023. The honorary doctorate is CapU’s highest form of recognition; it is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to others through their work or voluntary pursuits.
- Apr 27
Capilano University becomes first Unreal Engine authorized training centre in Western Canada
The university is pleased to announce it is now an authorized training centre for Unreal Engine by Epic Games. Unreal Engine is the world’s leading game engine for creating advanced real-time interactive experiences in electronic games, simulation, training, virtual production, and augmented and virtual reality. With this designation, CapU becomes one of only three training centres in Canada and the only one in Western Canada.
- Apr 24
Capilano University awards inaugural WIL Partner of the Year Award to COAST Performance Rehabilitation
Capilano University is pleased to announce that COAST Performance Rehabilitation is the inaugural recipient of CapU’s Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Partner of the Year award.
- Mar 22
Capilano University launches Assistant Director program for Indigenous filmmakers
CapU's Indigenous Digital Accelerator program has launched an Assistant Director training workshop for emerging Indigenous filmmakers in response to an identified skills need in the film industry. The program provides students with an Indigenized curriculum, on-set experience, and certifications required to prepare them to enter the Directors Guild of Canada Trainee Assistant Director program.
- Mar 17
Capilano University named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for 2023
Capilano University is pleased to announce it is again named as one of BC's Top Employers for a fifth year. The University takes great pride in being recognized as one of the best workplaces in British Columbia.
- Feb 14
Capilano University and Langara College announce new memorandum of understanding
Capilano University and Langara College are pleased to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to enhance and guide collaborative activities, and increase opportunities for students and faculty.
- Feb 3
Capilano University welcomes new dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Capilano University (CapU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Penny Light (she/her), PhD, as the University’s new dean, Faculty of Arts & Sciences.
- Feb 1
Capilano University partners with Qmunity to deliver Gender Diversity and Queer Inclusivity learning pilot program
CapU is collaborating with QMUNITY – a non-profit organization that works to improve queer, trans and Two-Spirit lives – to deliver a Gender Diversity and Queer Inclusivity learning program for the CapU community. This is the first partnership of its kind between QMUNITY and a post-secondary institution in B.C.
- Dec 5
Capilano University Children’s Centre becomes $10 a Day child care centre
Capilano University (CapU) is pleased to announce the Children’s Centre on the main campus in North Vancouver has been selected to become a $10 a Day ChildCareBC centre starting December 1, 2022.
- Dec 5
Capilano University announces new Interaction Design diploma
Capilano University (CapU) is launching a new two-year Interaction Design diploma. The program connects design and technology to prepare students for a career in in-demand fields including user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design, user research, visual design, motion design, coding, branding and web and app design.
- Nov 14
Message from Capilano University President Paul Dangerfield on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Today, Capilano University joins others around the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and we offer our condolences and sympathies to all members of the royal family in this time of loss and sadness.
- Sep 8
Capilano University’s Board of Governors welcomes three new board members
Capilano University is pleased to announce the appointment of Sophia Kara, Sarah Thomas and Troy Abromaitis to its Board of Governors.
- Aug 25
Capilano University announces Pouyan Mahboubi as Associate Vice President Academic & Vice-Provost
Capilano University (CapU) is pleased to announce Pouyan Mahboubi, PhD, has been appointed to the new role of Associate Vice President Academic & Vice-Provost.
- Jun 14
Capilano University announces honorary degree recipient and faculty emeritus for Spring 2022
Community leader Carlota Lee will receive an honorary Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, on June 9 and Leonard George,PhD, will be named Faculty Emeritus by Capilano University on June 8 as part of the University’s Spring 2022 convocation ceremonies.
- Jun 2
Indigenous film producers from Capilano University program to attend 2022 Cannes Film Festival/Festival de Cannes
Six participants from Capilano University’s Filmmakers in Indigenous Leadership and Management Business Affairs (FILMBA) and Indigenous Digital Accelerator (IDA) programs will attend the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival/Festival de Cannes in France, the world’s most prestigious film gathering, May 17 – 28, 2022.
- May 9
Capilano University announces first on-campus student housing complex
Capilano University (CapU) is pleased to announce plans for the University’s first on-campus student housing complex. Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and CapU President Paul Dangerfield made this announcement earlier today on the future site of this student life hub on the University’s main campus. The six-storey, 8,250 square metre complex will include 362-bed accommodation, a dining hall building, laundry facilities, student study areas, and lounge space.
- Apr 12
Destination Vancouver and Capilano University launches unique event legacy research study
Capilano University and Destination Vancouver partnership will result in a study of best practices in conferences and events, designed to increase overall sustainability of global tourism sector through societal impacts from the events industry.
- Mar 29
Capilano University enters purchase agreement for oceanfront property in Squamish, B.C.
Capilano University is pleased to confirm it has entered into a purchase agreement with Oceanfront Squamish. The University will pay $5 million for the purchase of two (2) acres of waterfront property in the Oceanfront Squamish development. This is a step forward towards CapU moving on its priority of delivering relevant high-quality educational programming in Squamish, for the benefit of communities along the Sea-to-Sky corridor.
- Mar 17
New Holland College and Capilano University pathway agreement allows diploma graduates to complete a business degree
Holland College and Capilano University (CapU) have signed a degree pathway agreement that gives graduates from the college’s Business Administration, Marketing and Advertising Management, and Small Business Management programs the opportunity to receive credit for their Holland College credentials when they continue their studies at the North Vancouver university.
- Mar 7
Joint statement on Black History Month: We commit to Black inclusion and flourishing
Capilano University, the Capilano Students’ Union (CSU), the Capilano Faculty Association (CFA), and the Movement of United Professionals (MoveUP) have issued a joint statement on the occasion of Black History Month
- Feb 28
Capilano University Welcomes Christina Neigel as University Librarian
Capilano University is pleased to announce Christina Neigel, EdD, has joined CapU as the new University Librarian. As part of the University’s senior leadership, the University Librarian leads the academic planning and development of the library and related academic learning services and supports.
- Feb 9
Capilano University named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for 2022
Capilano University is pleased to announce it is again named as one of BC's Top Employers for a fourth year. The University is proud to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in British Columbia.
- Feb 8
Capilano University Welcomes Kartik Bharadwa as Vice President, People, Culture & Diversity
Capilano University is pleased to announce that Kartik Bharadwa, MBA, has joined the University as vice president, people, culture & diversity. Guided by the University’s Envisioning 2030 plan, Bharadwa will pay a key role in the University meeting the goal of instilling a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion throughout all university operations and outreach.
- Jan 26
Capilano University announces new Centre for Childhood Studies
Capilano University (CapU) is pleased to announce the plan for a purpose-built Centre for Childhood Studies on the University’s main campus in North Vancouver. Pending approvals, construction is slated to begin in mid-2022 with the goal of welcoming students and children into The Centre in September 2024.
- Jan 13
UPDATE: Temporary shift to more online learning on January 10, 2022
Following up on the University’s announcement that the 2022 Spring academic term will begin with a delayed start on January 10, 2022, Capilano University will also be adapting the delivery of some of its courses to online instruction.
- Dec 30
What to Expect in January 2022
Considering the high rate of vaccination against COVID-19 in the CapU community, particularly amongst 18—29 year olds; the very low rate of positive case counts at CapU; and the success of our proactive and ongoing hygiene and safety practices, we are satisfied the current measures we have in place are appropriate to continue into the Spring Term. With this in mind, we are we are looking forward to delivering 70% of CapU courses and programming in-person and 30% via remote delivery.
- Dec 21
Capilano Students’ Union donates over $80,000 to Capilano University Foundation to support student diversity and inclusion
The Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) and Capilano University (CapU) announce a donation of $81,785 from the student union to the Capilano University Foundation that will directly support equity, diversity and inclusion across the CapU student community.
- Dec 15
New agreement with Talent Basket offers Capilano University students virtual international internships
Capilano University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Talent Basket, a global online marketplace connecting businesses offering project-based work and training with educated young professionals who have the knowledge and expertise to deliver business services virtually and on-demand.
- Dec 7
Capilano University’s new Global Skills Opportunity projects will help over 600 students gain career-boosting international experience
Beginning in spring 2022, it is expected 455 CapU students will have the opportunity to participate from home in Collaborative Online International Learning projects and 176 students will have the chance to participate in eight field schools abroad thanks to the University's participation in the national Global Skills Opportunity outbound student mobility program, that aims to enable more than 16,000 student to gain international experience.
- Nov 30
Capilano University tourism management programs accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization
Capilano University's School of Tourism Management at Capilano University is pleased to announce two of its programs –Tourism Management Co-operative Education Diploma and Bachelor of Tourism Management – have earned international certification by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). CapU is only the second university in Canada and the third in North America to receive this prestigious, internationally recognized qualification.
- Nov 15
Capilano University introduces Minor in Cinema Studies
New program, Minor in Cinema Studies, launches in January 2022 for students from all faculties when completing a bachelor degree. CapU has offered a Bachelor of Motion Pictures Arts (BMPA) since 2010. The Minor in Cinema Studies responds to a growing demand from students in other disciplines wishing to take BMPA courses as electives.
- Nov 8
Capilano University celebrates new UNESCO-designated Howe Sound Biosphere Region with launch of Skw'cháys
Capilano University, as a partner of the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society, will launch Skw'cháys (pronounced skwa chaýs), the University’s legacy canoe, in honour of the Átl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound region being designated UNESCO Átl'ka7tsem/Howe Sound Biosphere Region, Canada’s 19th UNESCO biosphere reserve on September 22, 2021 in Squamish, B.C.
- Sep 20
Capilano University’s Take A Seat campaign invites the community to contribute to the return of theatre performances
The Capilano University Foundation invites arts supporters and education-minded community members to contribute to the refurbishment of the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University (The BlueShore at CapU), through the Take A Seat campaign, in time to celebrate the theatre’s 25th anniversary in 2022.
- Jul 22
Capilano University announces new Bachelor of Psychology and Sciences degrees
The new Bachelor of Arts in Psychology launches in fall 2021 and the Bachelor of Science - General degree will launch in 2022. The new programs build on the two-year Associate degrees in Psychology and Science currently offered by CapU. The Bachelor of Science - General degree will be the first four-year degree in sciences to be offered at CapU.
- Jul 6
Capilano University and VanArts sign pathway partnership agreement for students to enhance credentials
Capilano University and Vancouver Institute of Media Arts have a new pathway partnership that allows graduates of VanArts’ 12-month Acting for Film & Television diploma program to apply up to 42.5 transfer credits and continue their education at CapU and graduate with an Acting for Stage and Screen diploma from CapU in two additional years.
- Jun 22
Capilano University’s Outdoor Recreation program enhances credentials for students
Capilano University’s School of Outdoor Recreation Management (OREC) has signed a curriculum modification agreement with the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) that allows CapU students to earn additional certifications during their courses. CapU OREC students, through their field courses, can graduate with their diploma and the following OCC certifications: Field Leader (Hiking), Field Leader (Paddling), Field Leader (Winter), Field Leader (Overnight), Get Outside (Hike), Get Outside (Compass).
- Jun 4
New Capilano University and ILAC Canadian Tourism College agreement allows diploma graduates to complete a degree in tourism management
Capilano University and Canadian Tourism College have signed an agreement that allows the college's graduates to continue their education and graduate with a Bachelor of Tourism Management from Capilano University.
- Jun 3
Capilano University announces honorary degree recipients and faculty emerita for Spring 2021
Capilano University names Anthony von Mandl, together with his mother Bedriska v. Mandl, honorary degree recipients, and Noga Gale, PhD, will be named Faculty Emerita as part of the University’s Spring 2021 convocation ceremonies on June 9, 2021.
- Jun 2
Capilano University introduces Minors in Communications and Business
Beginning in September 2021, students outside the Faculty of Business and Professional Studies can elect to complete a Minor in Business, and students from all faculties can elect to pursue a Minor in Communication Studies when completing a four-year bachelor degree.These two new programs reflect the course programming direction and commitment to students set out in the University’s Academic Plan 2030.
- May 12
Capilano University to hold drive-in convocation ceremonies this spring
In June 2021 Capilano University will recognize graduates with a series of drive-in convocation ceremonies that offer a physically distanced alternative to virtual events. Twelve “car-vocation” convocations will take place on the university campus over three days from June 9 – 11, 2021.
- May 6
Capilano University introduces new Business Affairs program for Indigenous film producers
The Filmmakers in Indigenous Leadership and Management Business Affairs program, offered through the University’s Continuing Studies department, is currently accepting applicants for its first cohort that begins on May 15, 2021.
- Apr 21
Capilano University honours extraordinary alumni change makers
Capilano University invites the community to the Alumni Awards of Excellence on April 15th where they will honour singer-songwriter David Vertesi, sustainable development leader Juvarya Veltkamp, DJ and Squamish Nation Councillor Orene Askew, paralegal Michèle Ross, and author and speaker Sean Aitken.
- Apr 13
Touched by tragedy in Lynn Valley
Our community has been touched by the tragic events in Lynn Valley on Saturday afternoon. The hurt and sadness that we feel now has come home to us all in different ways. Should you require support at this difficult time, counselling services are available to students and CapU employees and their immediate family members.
- Mar 29
Virtual public meeting for proposed student housing development on main campus
North Shore residents are invited to a virtual public meeting to learn about, and provide input on, Capilano University’s proposed student housing project on main campus. the meeting runs online April 7-21, 2021.
- Mar 24
New Capilano University and Fleming College agreement allows diploma graduates to complete a degree in tourism management
Capilano University and Fleming College announce a new agreement that allows Tourism and Hospitality diploma graduates from Fleming College to continue their education and complete a Bachelor of Tourism Management degree at CapU. This agreement, which came into effect on Mar. 1, opens a new pathway for both current students and recent graduates of Fleming College. The block transfer agreement applies to graduates of Fleming’s Ontario College Diploma in Tourism -Global Travel and Ontario College
- Mar 19
Commemorating the National Day of Observance for COVID-19
As Canadians, we were called to step up while stepping apart. Today, on the National Day of Observance for COVID-19, I invite our University community to join me in taking time at some point today to remember those who have lost much loved family members, friends and acquaintances to this terrible virus.
- Mar 11
Capilano University receives $16,000 from G3 Terminal Vancouver to support students through new bursaries and entrance grants
Capilano University is pleased to announce it has received $16,000 from G3 Terminal Vancouver in North Vancouver to support students with funding to pursue their education. The gift includes $10,000 to create a new entrance grant for Indigenous students enrolled in the University One preparatory program for university studies, and $6,000 to establish a new bursary open to any CapU student experiencing financial need.
- Mar 4
CapU Lonsdale design receives Award of Excellence from the Architectural Wood Institute
Capilano University's CapU Lonsdale location on North Vancouver’s waterfront, has received an Award of Excellence from the international Architectural Wood Institute. The design of CapU Lonsdale was inspired by the natural environment surrounding the University’s main campus and the history of The Shipyards building in Lower Lonsdale.
- Feb 26
Capilano University named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for 2021
Capilano University is named as one of BC's Top Employers for a third year. The University is extremely honoured to be recognized as one of the best workplaces in British Columbia in a year where employers have faced uncharted challenges.
- Feb 17
Capilano University receives accreditation renewal from Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Capilano University has received notice its accreditation as a member of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) has been renewed following the University’s fall 2020 Evaluation of Institutional Effectiveness.
- Feb 17
Capilano University students win Long Story Short Awards
Two Capilano University students are among the winners. Neelam Batra-Verma and María José peña peña join students from Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon and Penn State University in receiving the Long Story Short Award 2020.
- Jan 6
Capilano University and North Vancouver Chamber to partner on work-integrated learning program
Beginning in the summer 2021 term, Capilano University and the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce are supporting students and small business development in North Vancouver through a new sustainable work-integrated learning (WIL) partnership. Working collaboratively, the team of CapU faculty and the North Vancouver Chamber will develop a sustainable WIL design challenge model that can be repeated year after year in contemporary ways.
- Nov 27
His final journey: Elder Ernest George
Hereditary Chief of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Elder Ernest (Ernie) George, made his way to Xexe7énak (the Creator) on November 11, 2020. For the past 11 years, we have been privileged beyond knowing to have Elder Ernie’s wisdom, humour and kindness reflected in the spirit of the CapU community as one of Capilano University’s first elders-in-residence.
- Nov 13
Motion Picture Arts program to offer students new concentration in film producing
Starting in for Fall 2021, students in the Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts (BMPA) program at Capilano University can pursue a concentration in Film Producing that focuses on business planning activities, ethics, and sustainability in film. It allows students to graduate with specific, career-ready skills to enhance their job search and career trajectory specifically in producing and film business affairs.
- Nov 2
Capilano University’s Board of Governors welcomes new board members
Capilano University welcomes the insight and contributions Lois Vader, Sonny Wong and Oscar Blue will bring to the University's Board of Governors.
- Oct 20
Capilano University names 2020 Honorary Degree recipients
The University is pleased to announce its 2020 honorary degree recipients are Indigenous artist and cultural leader Susan Point, and philanthropist and business leader Derek Lee. Capilano University recognizes honorary degree recipients for their profound commitment to their fields of expertise in acknowledgement that the field and their contribution is meaningful to Capilano University.
- Oct 19
Capilano University announces new Bachelor of Kinesiology degree
Beginning in fall 2021, Capilano University’s School of Human Kinetics will become the School of Kinesiology and will offer both a degree and diploma in Kinesiology. This replaces the University’s current two-year diploma in Human Kinetics and provides increased learning opportunities for current and future students.
- Oct 7
Capilano University awarded $450,000 in funding from TD Bank Group for the Indigenous Digital Accelerator program
Capilano University announces it is the recipient of a $450,000 donation from TD Bank Group to develop and strengthen the University’s Indigenous Digital Accelerator (IDA) program. The IDA program bridges gaps in digital skills and business training to help Indigenous entrepreneurs break through barriers and succeed in the tech, digital-creative and cultural sectors. Fostering successful Indigenous-led businesses leads to vibrant and healthy Indigenous communities.
- Sep 28
Follow Capsule, CapU's digital magazine, on Instagram
Capilano University has launched Capsule, our new digital magazine. Capsule is the work of CapU’s marketing and digital experience team. We are a collective of diverse talents (including brand strategy, social media, design, writing, to name a few) but one common thread that unites us is our love of storytelling.
- Sep 15
Capilano University names Jenny Penberthy faculty emeritus
Capilano University confers the title of Faculty Emeritus on longtime instructor Jenny Penberthy. Penberthy was a respected faculty member at the University who taught in the English department for 24 years, and was deeply engaged in supporting the Capilano University community.
- Sep 15
Capilano University welcomes new dean of business and professional studies
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. August 4, 2020 – Capilano University is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Silvestrone, PhD, as the University’s new dean of the Faculty of Business & Professional Studies.
- Aug 4
Capilano University Introduces Student Digital Ambassadors to support students with remote learning
Capilano University is pleased to launch a new Student Digital Ambassador program to support students in our shift to remote learning for summer 2020 as it pushes forward digital transformation in response to COVID-19.
- Jun 29
Capilano University announces next chancellor: Yuri Fulmer
Capilano University is pleased to announce Yuri Fulmer, OBC, will become the fourth chancellor of Capilano University in June 2020.
- May 7
Capilano University and Langara College announce new pathway partnership for Design in Visual Communication degree
Capilano University and Langara College announce new pathway partnership for Design in Visual Communication degree - Capilano University and Langara College are pleased to announce a partnership to establish a pathway for Langara graduates to complete a bachelor degree at CapU in less than three years of full-time study. The partnership allows graduates of Langara’s Design Formation Diploma to transfer to CapU and complete a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication.
- Apr 21
Capilano University’s CityStudio to hold virtual HUBBUB event
Capilano University’s CityStudio to hold virtual HUBBUB event
- Apr 7
Capilano University Announces Supplementary Emergency Financial Aid for Students
Capilano University Announces Supplementary Emergency Financial Aid for Students to support students who may be experiencing financial hardship.Significant components of this funding include: $140,000 to supplement emergency financial assistance for distribution to students experiencing financial hardship and $38,000 to supplement Indigenous emergency assistance funding.
- Apr 3
CapU donates medical supplies to Lions Gate Hospital & Sechelt Hospital in fight against COVID-19
Capilano University has donated supplies to help protect medical professionals in the fight against COVID-19. Two Capilano University programs contributed scores of personal protective equipment to the staff at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver and the Sechelt Hospital Foundation on the Sunshine Coast.
- Mar 26
Capilano University named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for 2020
Capilano University is named one of B.C.’s Top Employers for 2020
- Feb 19
Capilano University wins five CASE 2020 awards
Capilano University wins a record five CASE 2020 awards
- Jan 31
Capilano University welcomes first Director of Indigenous Education and Affairs
Capilano University welcomes Miranda Huron as the first Director of Indigenous Education and Affairs
- Jan 6
SkyTrain Strike Averted
SkyTrain workers reach a tentative agreement today-SkyTrain service is running
- Dec 6
Capilano University enhancing student success with $30,000 award from Atomic Cartoons
Capilano University announces a new $30,000 grant from Atomic Cartoons to support student access to the University’s 2D/3D animation programs. The new Atomic Cartoons Entrance Scholarship is open to Canadian high school students entering CapU’s 2D Animation & Visual Development and 3D Animation for Film & Game programs. It is a $5,000 scholarship that will be awarded to two students yearly.
- Nov 6
Western University and Capilano University welcome $2-million investment supporting early childhood education in B.C.
Early childhood education (ECE) researchers at Western University (Western) and Capilano University (CapU) welcome $2-million funding from the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development to support early childhood educators in B.C. to better collaborate and design innovative teaching practices.
- Sep 26
Capilano University announces MOU with Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station
New agreement with PODS on B.C.'s Sunshine Coast offers students experiential, hands-on learning opportunities in environmental science, film, business, tourism and community development.
- Sep 11
CapU announces plans to expand its Early Childhood Education programming
Starting in September 2019, Capilano University will expand its offerings of Early Childhood Education (ECE) programs at the University’s Sechelt campus and in Squamish.
- Sep 6
Capilano University and Líl̓wat Nation sign affiliation agreement to affirm shared commitment for Ts̓zil Learning Centre
Leaders from Capilano University (CapU) and Líl̓wat Nation will today sign an affiliation agreement that recognizes shared values and commitments as they continue to work together to deliver post-secondary learning opportunities. The signing takes place at the newly re-opened Ts̓zil Learning Centre (TLC) in Mount Currie, B.C. that serves the Líl̓wat Nation and other Indigenous peoples.
- Aug 26
Vancouver Film School and Capilano University announce new degree pathway partnership
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University and Vancouver Film School are proud to announce their partnership to establish accelerated educational pathways. Beginning in September 2019, four new pathways will allow students to complete both a diploma at VFS and a bachelor degree at CapU in three years of full-time study.
- Aug 19
Capilano University’s Board of Governors welcomes new board members and a new board chair
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Joe and Rodger So to its Board of Governors, and the election of Cherian Itty to the role of Board Chair.
- Jul 31
CapU announces plans for an innovative Indigenous Digital Accelerator (IDA) project
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Western Economic Diversification Canada to develop an innovative Indigenous Digital Accelerator (IDA) project at CapU’s North Vancouver campus.
- Apr 18
Capilano University announces Memorandum of Understanding to build a Creative Tech Community
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AMPD Technologies, Greenstone Initiatives and Hynes Developments to build a Creative Tech Community (CTC) intended to be one of Canada’s largest on-campus collaborations between education and industry.
- Apr 15
Tourism Management Co-op Program Receives National Accreditation
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce its Tourism Management Co-operative Education Diploma program is now accredited by the Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning Canada Accreditation Council (CEWIL).
- Apr 8
Announcing: CapU Lonsdale
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce its plans to open a new branch campus in the North Vancouver community of Lower Lonsdale this September.
- Apr 2
Sarah McLachlan and Bruce Poon Tip to receive honorary degrees from Capilano University; Pierre Coupey announced as faculty emeritus
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that singer, songwriter and philanthropist Sarah McLachlan and entrepreneur, author and international community tourism advocate Bruce Poon Tip will receive honorary degrees from the University at this year's convocation ceremonies on June 3, 2019.
- Mar 4
50th Anniversary Legacy Canoe Project
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that it has commissioned Squamish Nation master carver Ses siyam (Ray Natraoro) to carve a ceremonial and sea-worthy canoe as a legacy of the University’s 50th anniversary.
- Feb 19
Capilano University’s Board of Governors welcomes three new members
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce three new appointments, Ash Amlani, R. Paul Dhillon and Patricia Heintzman, to its Board of Governors.
- Jan 14
Capilano University Celebrates 50 Years of Stories
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University today unveiled its 2019 “Stories” advertising campaign, which celebrates 50 years of creativity, growth, discovery, success, pride and cheer at the University.
- Jan 14
Capilano University congratulates the honorees of the 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University congratulates the North Vancouver Chamber for celebrating success on the North Shore with style. The Chamber held its 21st Annual Business Excellence Awards Gala on November 15, 2018.
- Nov 30
Capilano University is the first university in Canada to provide a Short Édition Short Story Dispenser
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Instead of consulting their phones in idle moments, students and visitors to the new Learning Commons at Capilano University can now get a literary lift. The University unveiled the first Short Story Dispenser in British Columbia at the official opening of its Learning Commons on November 20, 2018.
- Nov 21
Capilano University officially opens its Learning Commons, November 20, 2018
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Disruption to the way things have always been done can reap great rewards. Instead of students overlooking or searching for learning support services, they are congregating in Capilano University’s new Learning Commons. The official opening of this innovative hub where students can access key academic resources and supports happens on November 20, 2018.
- Nov 13
Capilano University to honour five outstanding alumni, October 18, 2018
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University and the Capilano University Alumni Association will present five of its former students with 2018 Alumni Awards of Excellence on October 18, 2018. Marking the University’s 50th year, each award recipient exemplifies one of five elements that inspire the University’s brand: luminous, unified, enduring, confident and creative.
- Oct 17
Capilano University welcomes three new members to its Board of Governors
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Soon Kim, chair of Capilano University’s Board of Governors, recently welcomed Mila Mattson, Carleen Thomas and Emily Gaudette to the Board.
- Oct 5
Artist Ben Tour selected to brighten kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Images that incorporate bursts of colour, expert shading and kinetic lines are to transform a dull wall on the edge of a parking lot in Sechelt by the end of October. Illustrator Ben Tour has been selected to paint a mural at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University
- Sep 26
Neptune Terminals to provide $10,000 in matching funds for the creation of an endowment bursary for Aboriginal students
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Neptune Terminals recently announced $10,000 in matching funds to create an endowment to fund a bursary for Aboriginal students at Capilano University. Neptune Terminals’ President Claus Thornberg announced the gift at the University’s 50th birthday bash on September 10, 2018.
- Sep 20
Capilano University invites everyone to celebrate its 50th anniversary at CapFest, September 22, 2018
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is celebrating 50 years on the North Shore with CapFest, a massive party that’s open to all.
- Sep 14
Hey Ocean! to headline CapFest
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is excited to announce that Juno-nominated pop trio Hey Ocean! will headline its 50th anniversary celebration, CapFest, on Saturday, September 22.
- Sep 10
Capilano University seeks mural artists on the Sunshine Coast
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. As one of its commemorative activities, the University has teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to transform the main east-facing exterior wall of kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus, into a full-colour painted mural.
- Sep 4
Mural artists selected to beautify Capilano University
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Four current Capilano University IDEA School of Design students are among a diverse group of artists selected to beautify Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus with murals commemorating the University’s 50th anniversary.
- Aug 17
Capilano University seeks mural artists
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To mark this momentous occasion, the University has teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to help transform 10 prominent exterior walls on its North Vancouver campus, and one at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus, into full-colour painted murals.
- Jun 13
Capilano University’s director, international, elected chair of the Pacific Asia Travel Association
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Chris Bottrill, Capilano University’s director, international, became chair of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) on May 17, 2018. He was elected to the position at PATA’s annual summit and board meetings in Gangneung, Korea.
- May 31
Capilano University is working with the Squamish Nation to provide training for in-demand jobs
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training recently announced one-time funding of $135,000 to support an additional offering of the Health Care Assistant program at Capilano University. CapU is working with the Squamish Nation to fill seats in this eight-month program with Indigenous students from the Squamish and other Nations on the North Shore.
- May 16
Capilano University signs Okanagan Charter during National Mental Health Week
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Today, Capilano University joined 10 other Canadian universities by signing the Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges. The Okanagan Charter provides post-secondary institutions with a framework to participate in the healthy campuses movement, prompt dialogue and conduct research to expand networks and mobilize action for health in all university policies, practices and academic mandates.
- May 9
Capilano University is honoured to host the opening ceremony of the Junior All Native Basketball Tournament
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Elders, grand chiefs, dancers, basketball players, and their fans will converge on Capilano University, March 19, 2018, for the opening ceremony of the Junior All Native Basketball Tournament.
- Mar 13
The community approved a college on the North Shore 50 years ago
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Community captains, committees and a White Spot parking lot led to the establishment Capilano University. March 7, 2018 marks 50 years since a plebiscite passed to establish a college on the North Shore. The proposed college would cost taxpayers in West Vancouver and North Vancouver $7 a year on a home valued at $25,000(!); in the Sechelt and Howe Sound areas, it was approximately $4 a year.
- Feb 28
Capilano University shines with silver at CASE awards
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – At the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII conference in Seattle on February 8, Capilano University won three silver awards.
- Feb 27
Capilano University comments on B.C. Budget 2018
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Toran Savjord, acting president of Capilano University, provides the following statements on B.C. Budget 2018. Over three years, an investment of more than $1 billion will set the province on the path to a universal child-care plan that will make child-care affordable for parents and caregivers, create more than 22,000 child-care spaces throughout the province, and ensure those spaces meet rigorous quality and safety standards. – B.C. Budget 2018
- Feb 27
Capilano University and Quest collaborate to ease transfer to CapU for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University and Quest University Canada have made it easier for Quest students who opt to complete a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies at Capilano University. A new agreement between Capilano University and Quest means Quest students with appropriate prerequisites will be able to transfer into the third year of Capilano University’s Bachelor of Arts with a major in Liberal Studies.
- Jan 18
Early Childhood Care and Education instructors receive prestigious research grants
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University instructors recently received prestigious grants to research how to nurture children to think differently about waste. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) awarded Early Childhood Care and Education instructors, Sylvia Kind, Cristina Delgado Vintimilla, Laurie Kocher and Kathleen Kummen a SSRHC Insight Grant for research on “Re-thinking the Rs through arts: transforming waste practices in early childhood education."
- Jan 18
Capilano University announces president's leave of absence and interim leadership
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Soon Kim, chair of Capilano University’s Board of Governors, today announced that Paul Dangerfield, president of Capilano University, will be on a short-term medical leave effective January 15, 2018. To ensure continuity of leadership, Toran Savjord, VP strategic planning, assessment and institutional effectiveness, has been appointed as acting president for the full extent of Dangerfield’s leave.
- Jan 12
Capilano University's statement regarding wages for contract cleaners
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Cleaners at Capilano University employed by contractor Best Service Pros won the right to join a union with Services Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 2 in February.
- Dec 8
CapU congratulates the North Vancouver Chamber on celebrating 20 years of business excellence
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to congratulate the North Vancouver Chamber for celebrating 20 years of business excellence. The chamber is hosting its (sold-out) 20th Annual Business Awards Gala, November 9, 2017.
- Nov 7
Sunshine Coast - Share your education insights with Capilano University
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is committed to staying up-to-date and connected to our community’s educational needs. Kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University, is working with Southcott Strategy and undertaking research and consultation to gain valuable insights regarding the current and future educational needs of Sunshine Coast residents.
- Nov 7
Capilano University logo story honoured by the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – On Tuesday, October 2, 2017, Capilano University received a Coup de Coeur Award from the Canadian Association of Communicators in Education (CACE) at its annual awards ceremony held this year in Edmonton, Alta.
- Oct 10
Capilano University and the shíshálh Nation sign an affiliation agreement
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University and the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation will sign a historic agreement at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus on Sept. 21, 2017, commemorating the University’s 40th year in Sechelt. This Affiliation Agreement Regarding Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities will formalize and expand upon the existing collaboration between the two parties in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation and mutual respect.
- Sep 15
Capilano University training health professionals in rural and remote First Nations communities
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – A lack of accessible services is too often the reality for residents of northern and rural First Nations communities. To help solve this problem, Capilano University is working with Carrier Sekani Family Services and local health professionals on a pilot project funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education.
- Sep 12
Capilano University and Woodbridge Northwest partner for student housing
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that discussions are underway with Woodbridge Northwest to deliver the University’s first, purpose-built, on-campus, student housing.
- Sep 11
Tuition waiver for former youth in care
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – On September 1, 2017, British Columbia Premier John Horgan announced that young people leaving foster care will have access to free tuition for undergraduate programs at all 25 public post-secondary institutions in the province, including Capilano University.
- Sep 7
Capilano University introduces University One for Aboriginal Learners
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.—Capilano University is pleased to announce the introduction of University One for Aboriginal Learners. This unique eight-month program will be offered for the first time in the 2017–2018 academic year and is designed for students of Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit ancestry intent on pursuing a post-secondary education.
- Aug 8
New CapU branding honoured with two UCDA awards
NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C. – On July 31, 2017, the University & College Designers Association (UCDA) announced the recipients of its 2017 awards program. Among the honourees? Capilano University in two categories: Integrated Campaign and Innovative Strategy.
- Aug 3
Capilano University's first student housing closer to reality
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University is pleased to announce that its first phase of student housing will begin operation in September 2017, in time for the 2017-2018 school year.
- Jul 17
Capilano University's rebrand recognized as higher education's best
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Based on a global survey of 105 post-secondary brand identity redesigns over the past two years, higher education and marketing expert Ken Steele declared CapU’s number one for 2015-2017.
- Jul 7
Capilano University announces plans to create student residences
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. June 2, 2017 – Capilano University is pleased to announce that planning and preparations are officially underway to introduce its first phase of affordable, safe and secure student accommodations.
- Jun 2
The Honorable Steven Point to receive an honorary doctorate degree from CapU
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The Honorable Steven Point, a provincial court judge, former lieutenant governor of B.C. and an advocate for Aboriginal rights, will receive an honorary doctor of laws from Capilano University at convocation on June 6, 2017.
- May 26
Internationally recognized sport and orthopedic physiotherapist Rick Celebrini to receive an honorary doctorate degree from CapU
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Rick Celebrini, an internationally recognized sport and orthopedic physiotherapist and researcher, will receive an honorary doctor of letters from Capilano University at convocation on June 5, 2017.
- May 26
Second-year Capilano University student has a film at Cannes
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – The work of second-year School of Motion Picture Arts student Malibu Taetz will be showcased in the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival, May 17 to 28, 2017.
- May 16
Capilano University strengthens its support for survivors of sexual violence and misconduct
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University’s Board of Governors recently approved a Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy in accordance with provincial legislation.
- May 12
Homegrown movie featured at Canadian Film Week
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – A feature film written, produced and directed by a Capilano University School of Motion Picture Arts instructor has been selected to screen in VIFF/Vancity Theatre’s celebration of Canadian Film Week, which runs April 14 to 20, 2017.
- Apr 12
Capilano University creative writing instructor to advise NASA
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Capilano University creative writing instructor Ryan Knighton will deliver a keynote address to leaders at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland on April 18, 2017.
- Apr 10
Capilano University makes a name for itself at the American Marketing Association's 39th International Collegiate Conference
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – A team from Capilano University won second place at the American Marketing Association’s 39th International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, March 16 to 18, 2017, and instructor Andrea Eby won Faculty Advisor of the Year.
- Mar 23
CapU teams win the Western Canadian Business Competition for the third year in a row
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Both CapU’s junior and senior teams won the Western Canadian Business Competition in Kelowna, March 10 to 12, 2017. Both teams won in 2016 and the junior team won in 2015. This year, seven students also won individual awards.
- Mar 17
Capilano University and the Carnegie Community Centre
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – By supporting learners with distinctive needs, Capilano University has helped residents of the Downtown Eastside survive, if not thrive, through the Carnegie Learning Centre.
- Feb 23
Seven Capilano University alumni up for Juno Awards (plus two instructors)
NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. – Seven Capilano University jazz alumni and two faculty members have been nominated for 2017 Juno Awards.
- Feb 20