Full strike action at Capilano University

Capilano University employees who are members of MoveUP Local 378, initiated job action on May 15. As of June 6, the Capilano University Faculty Association (CFA) has joined the strike in solidarity. As a result, student classes, activities and events on campus are suspended. Convocation will still go ahead this week as planned.

  • Jun 6

Early Childhood Care and Education faculty and student receive three provincial awards 

May is Child Care month in B.C. This year the 2023 ChildCare BC Awards of Excellence was presented to Violet Jessen, chair of Capilano University’s (CapU) School of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). Earlier this month, faculty member Julia Black received the Gayle Davies Award and fourth-year ECE student Zoe Linford received the Sue Fraser Award at the 2023 Early Childhood Educators of BC annual conference.

  • May 29

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

Flag lowered in support of shíshálh Nation

To honour the shíshálh Nation's call for a time of quiet contemplation and reflection, the university has lowered the Canadian flag at the North Vancouver and kálax-ay campuses to half-mast and has changed the Birch Building exterior lights to orange for a week as a symbol of our support for the Nation during this difficult time.

  • Apr 21

Coca-Cola Refreshing Films selects Capilano University student duo as finalists in North American film competition

The Coca-Cola Refreshing Films competition is now open to Canadian and American film students and Capilano University’s entry by Matthew Carew and Mika Heiskanen is among the finalists vying for top place. CapU’s School of Motion Picture Arts was selected as one of 52 partner schools across North America to participate in the program. Carew and Heiskanen are among five finalist teams selected in a competition of over 600 film submissions.

  • Apr 3

CapU tourism management student recognized for outstanding co-op work

Capilano University Bachelor of Tourism Management student Mary Thomson was recently recognized by the Association for Co-operative Education and Work-Integrated Learning BC/Yukon (ACE-WIL) with an honourable mention for the 2022 ACE-WIL Co-op Student of the Year award in the university category.

  • Mar 27

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