Capilano University Celebrates 50 Years of Stories

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

CapU in Photos: 2018 Year in Review

CapU in Photos is our visual retrospective of campus life, proud moments and special events.

  • Dec 20

Capilano Universe: Building Bridges Between Communities

Leonard George remembers the exact moment the seed for the Capilano Universe lecture series was planted. It was 2010. The CapU psychology instructor had just learned that North Shore libraries were the most heavily used per capita in Canada, and was struck by the idea that public libraries would be an excellent way to connect with the community.

  • Dec 17

EarthWorks: Inspiring Change

Watershed conservation. Climate change. Ocean acidification. Spread over the table are dozens of posters from EarthWorks, Capilano University's public lecture, film and event series that explores environmental issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.

  • Dec 17

CapU Library: Preserving our natural environment

Have you ever wondered why a tree is suspended from the ceiling in the rotunda of the Capilano University Library? Opened in October 1993, the Library building was designed by the acclaimed Vancouver architectural firm, Henriquez Partners Architects, which set two goals where the surrounding forest was concerned—preservation and commemoration of the natural landscape.

  • Dec 17

Adventures of an outdoor reckie

If it weren’t for a Bunsen burner accident, the Outdoor Recreation Management (OREC) program at Capilano University might never have come about.

  • Dec 17

Rugby scrums, road trips and ice cream

How do you ensure a rowdy bunch of beer-loving rugby players are in tip-top shape for Saturday morning games? Bob Bagshaw, the coach of Capilano College’s rugby team from 1974-1980, had a creative strategy.

  • Dec 17

The legendary Cafetheatre

Who remembers Capilano College’s Cafetheatre, or The Pit as it later became known? It was a kind of sunken amphitheatre with a stage surrounded by five tiers of seating built below the ground level of what was then a bustling cafeteria.

  • Dec 17

Music therapy: A first in Canada

A chance encounter with a hitchhiker is how Nancy McMaster first learned about the field of music therapy.

  • Dec 17

CapRocks kicks off 2019

“These bands are going to totally light up the crowd,” says Yats Palat, vice-president of student life for the Capilano Students’ Union (CSU). “This will be a concert to remember, for sure.”

  • Dec 17

Books and bras

Tia Strachan was 31 and married with three kids when she enrolled in a special two-semester General Studies Program at Capilano then-College in 1971.

  • Dec 14

A short history of Cap on ice

Who knew Capilano had a hockey team in the 1970s? The Capilano College club team skimmed the ice beginning in 1973, practicing on a rink in Lynn Valley.

  • Dec 14

Coach of a lifetime: Cap’s first coach of the year

“Soccer, soccer, soccer,” that was Frank Pupp’s life, according to his daughter, Laura Acutt.

  • Dec 14

Press conferences, placards and the plebiscite

Establishing Capilano College on the North Shore was a community effort that corralled politicians, men, women and girls.

  • Dec 14

Athletics at Capilano

From six rubber balls to soccer supremacy, Capilano University’s first athletics director recalls how the athletics program grew.

  • Dec 14

Season’s Greetings from Capilano University!

Enjoy this live recording of "Happy Holiday" and "White Christmas" by CapU’s third-year Musical Theatre students.

  • Dec 6

CapU in Photos: November 2018

CapU in Photos is our visual retrospective of campus life, proud moments and special events.

  • Nov 29

Capilano University is the first university in Canada to provide a Short Édition Short Story Dispenser

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 22

Capilano University officially opens its Learning Commons on 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

CapU launches new first-year seminars this January

Capilano University is launching a new collection of courses called first-year seminars starting in January.

  • Nov 9

CapU’s Keith Jackson named National Player of the Year

In his fifth and final season with the Capilano University Blues, Keith Jackson has been named the 2018 CCAA Men’s Soccer Player of the Year.

  • Nov 7

Looking back: A snapshot of CapU's history is now online

A catchy radio jingle entitled “Step into your Future” from 1983 is just one of 2,553 archival items that have been digitized for the new CapU’s History website.

  • Nov 6

Capilano claims 17th men’s soccer conference title

For the third time in four seasons and the 17th time in school history the Capilano University Blues are the top men’s soccer team in the PacWest, defeating the Langara College Falcons 2-1 on Saturday afternoon in Burnaby to claim provincial gold.

  • Oct 29

Capilano women’s soccer earn PacWest silver

For the second year in a row the Capilano University Blues women’s soccer team earned silver at the PACWEST Soccer Championships.

  • Oct 29

Eight CapU Blues named PacWest soccer all-stars

The PacWest named their 2018 soccer all-stars this past week, with eight CapU student-athletes taking home hardware.

  • Oct 26

Capilano University to honour five outstanding alumni, October 18, 2018

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.

  • Oct 17

The World According to Fran: Fran Lebowitz on stage at the BlueShore

Maybe it was the sign outside Andy Warhol’s office: “Knock Loudly and Announce Yourself” that foretold Fran Lebowitz’s future. She knocked. Warhol opened the door and so began Lebowitz’s days as a film critic for Interview magazine.

  • Oct 3

CapU in Photos: September 2018

CapU in Photos is our visual retrospective of campus life, proud moments and special events.

  • Oct 1

Artist Ben Tour selected to brighten kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus of Capilano University

NORTH VANCOUVER B.C. September 26, 2018 – 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

CapU student-athletes named National Scholars

The Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has announced the 2017-18 list of CCAA National Scholars, and 16 Capilano University Blues student-athletes have won the prestigious award.

  • Sep 14

CapU in Photos: July/August 2018

CapU in Photos is our visual retrospective of campus life, proud moments and special events.

  • Sep 4

Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention campaign

We believe in creating a safe environment for all members of our campus community. In conjunction with the Government of British Columbia’s Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention campaign, resources and information are available through our website to promote awareness of this important social issue.

  • Aug 29

Mural artists selected to beautify Capilano University

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

Mr. Bannock: something good, something great

Paul Natrall’s uncle was a hunter. Natrall grew up eating venison burgers with spaghetti and moose stew with chow mein. Suffice to say, this member of the Squamish Nation wasn’t a fan of wild meats as a child.

  • Aug 1

CapU in Photos: May/June 2018

CapU in Photos is our visual retrospective of campus life, proud moments and special events.

  • Jun 20

Capilano Wins CCAA Community Service Award

The Junior All-Native Basketball Tournament (JANT) has earned Capilano University the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) Community Service Award.

  • Jun 14

Capilano University seeks mural artists

Are you or is someone you know a fabulous muralist? Help us commemorate our 50th by transforming prominent walls on our campuses.

  • Jun 13

Laureen Styles joining Capilano University in the role of vice president, academic & provost

Laureen Styles will join Capilano University in the role of vice president, academic & provost on June 18. This position serves as the chief academic officer of Capilano University, responsible for the academic quality, direction and stewardship of Capilano University's programs.

  • May 28

Anthropology instructor wins Community Heritage Award

The District of North Vancouver recently recognized Bob Muckle's work with a Community Heritage Award in the category of heritage advocacy.

  • Apr 30

Five Blues named Academic All-Canadians

Five Capilano University Blues student-athletes have received the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Associations most prestigious honour.

  • Apr 12

Thirteen CapU scholar-athletes honoured by PACWEST

Thirteen Capilano University student-athletes have been honoured by PACWEST for their continued success in the classroom.

  • Apr 6

CapU student-athlete named National Player of the Year

Simon Friesen of the Capilano University Blues has been named the best men's volleyball player in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association.

  • Mar 7

CapU women's basketball wins PACWEST gold

The Capilano University Blues women’s basketball team delivered a strong all-around performance in the final of the PACWEST Championship on Saturday, defeating the Camosun College Chargers 75-70 to win PACWEST gold.

  • Mar 5

Capilano University shines with silver at CASE awards

At the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII conference, Capilano University won three silver awards.

  • Feb 22

REMINDER: Call for nominations

Nominations for the 50th anniversary edition of the Capilano University Alumni Association Alumni Awards of Excellence are now open!

  • Feb 20

Call for nominations

Nominations for the 50th-anniversary edition of the Capilano University Alumni Association Alumni Awards of Excellence are now open!

  • Jan 31

Capilano University announces president's leave of absence and interim leadership

Paul Dangerfield, president of Capilano University, will be on a short-term medical leave, effective January 15, 2018.

  • Jan 12