CapU hosts Minister of Tourism Randy Boissonnault for a visit with Tourism Management students

Capilano University was pleased to host federal Minister of Tourism Randy Boissonnault for a visit to our campus on Friday, March 11. Students in Tourism Management and Outdoor Recreation Management had the opportunity to present tourism research projects, ask questions and share ideas.

  • Mar 15

When and where do I need to wear a mask?

Learn about what is required and what is not for wearing a mask or face covering on campus this fall.

  • Jan 5

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

Announcement: Spring Academic Term to Begin on January 10, 2022

Out of an abundance of caution, as we continue to monitor the COVID-19 context in the province and locally, Capilano University announces a delay on the Spring Academic Term with the new start date of January 10, 2022.

  • Dec 27

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 University students support tourism recovery through industry-based work integrated learning

Over 100 students in CapU's schools of Tourism Management and Outdoor Recreation Management are in a position to support local tourism sector businesses recover, thrive and grow in the midst of the pandemic through work integrated learning (WIL) practicums that help tourism businesses mitigate the severe labour shortage exacerbated by the pandemic, and help students gain career-building work experience.

  • Dec 17

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

Warmest wishes for the holiday season

Thank you for all that you do to support friends, colleagues and our community during these challenging times. We wish you and your loved ones a healthy and joyful 2021.

  • Dec 10

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

COVID-19 case reporting

Capilano University continue to record very low positive case counts of COVID-19 in the University community.

  • Nov 12

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

Átl'ka7tsem / Howe Sound Biosphere Region partnership offers CapU student opportunity at research with local impact

Research by CapU student Alysha Monk is helping to companies understand and meet UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Nov 2

CapU students use turbans for rescue effort

Update: Two CapU international international students and their friends receive Community Leader Awards from the RCMP in recognition of their bravery and ingenuity when they used quick thinking to rescue a man trapped by rushing water.

  • Oct 27

Indigenous film Disappearing Moon launches today

Alum Alum Petie Chalifoux and Micheal Auger, her husband & film making partner, celebrate the release of their latest film Disappearing Moon, made with support from CapU's Indigenous Digital Accelerator program.

  • Oct 20

Minister Anne Kang meets with CapU students to mark Health Care Assistant Day

Capilano University students training to be a Health Care Assistant had the opportunity to speak today with B.C. Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training today on Health Care Assistant Day.

  • Oct 18

Red Dress Warriors Project

CapU's Red Dress Warriors display recognizes Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. It is on display in the Bosa building, first and second floor, now until October 8.

  • Oct 4

Instructions for declaring your vaccination status

Starting today, Capilano University requires all students and employees to confidentially self-disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status through the CapU Safe App. The declaration process is quick and provides valuable information for our future planning. Responses are due end of day on Friday, October 15, 2021.

  • Oct 4

Vaccine Self-Declaration through CapU Safe

Moving forward in our enhanced safety measures will require students and employees to confidentially self-disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status through the CapU Safe App (accessible through computer or mobile device).

  • Sep 27

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

We encourage CapU students and employees to wear an orange shirt during the week of September 27, and to take the time to participate in the initiatives happening at the University and in your local communities.

  • Sep 27

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 Blues varsity athletes earn record setting number students named National Scholars by CCAA

A record setting 37 CapU varsity athletes have been named National Scholars by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) for their academic achievement in 2020-2021.

  • Sep 17

What you need to know for September 7, 2021

As you plan your life over the coming months, please keep these important dates in mind. As well, the hours of operation for some of our services on campus have changed. Please consult this list of student services to see the range of supports we offer and how to connect with the many people who are here to assist you in your learning journey.

  • Sep 3

What Student Need to Know for September 7, 2021

Bring a mask and get vaxxed today

  • Sep 2

Preparing for Fall - Update for students September 1, 2021

Get vaccinated, bring a mask, check your course delivery mode

  • Sep 1

Enhanced measures for a safe return to campus

Bringing our campus community safely back together through vaccinations and rapid testing

  • Aug 27

Mask-wearing and vaccinations at CapU

Capilano University outlines BC's new public health orders, announced August 23 & 24, 2021, for all students and employees

  • Aug 24

Student research delivers recommendations on sustainable transportation planning for real estate development

Thanks to a Mitacs-funded research grant, Business student Hardman is bridging the student and work world through a Research Assistantship with HUB Cycling’s Bike Friendly Building consultation services team.

  • Aug 4

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

Community Adult Literacy programs that support unseen learners

CapU receive $330,000 of $2.9 million in provincial funding for Community Adult Literacy programs. Our 11 program offer vulnerable learners access to education.

  • Jul 13

Transitioning CapU’s COVID-19 response through the summer

CapU is moving along with BC’s Restart into Step 3. This next step continues to support our gradual return to campus over the summer in preparation for the fall. The University is transitioning from following and COVID-19 Safety Plan for Capilano University to a CapU Exposure Control Plan for Communicable Diseases.

  • Jul 9

Fall 2021 plans

Capilano University is planning for a return to campus in Fall 2021.

  • Jul 8

What You Need to Know for Summer 2021 Term

As we transition through the Summer 2021 term, here is the information you need to know regarding CapU's COVID-19 and returning to campus.

  • Jul 8

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

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

June 21 marks the 25th annual recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day—an official day to honour and celebrate the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities in Canada. This day is important for all Canadians to observe.

  • Jun 18

Capilano University partners with the Faster Together campaign

The more people from the Capilano University community who are vaccinated by September, the healthier and safer our return to campus life will be.

  • Jun 15

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

Sharing Circle for Indigenous Students & Employees

Capilano University invites Indigenous students and employees to a sharing circle with friend of CapU Jackie Tenute (Ojibwe/Potawatami Anishinaabe Kwe). Jackie will be hosting a drop-in sharing circle via Zoom between 1-3 p.m. on June 2 and 3.

  • Jun 2

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

Honouring the children: a space for silence

Capilano University observes a moment of silence at 2:15 on Monday, May 31, 2021

  • May 31

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

Red Dress Day: Taking Time to Pause and Reflect

National Day of Awareness of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, also known as Red Dress Day, the REDress Project involves the hanging of red dresses in public spaces to draw attention to the gender-based and racialized violence against Indigenous women, girls, trans and two-spirit individuals who have gone missing or have been murdered. The project continues with supporting campaigns taking place in communities across Canada.

  • May 5

CapU’s Julia Black awarded 2021 Child Care Award of Excellence

Julia Black, program coordinator for the School of Early Childhood Care and Education at Capilano University, has received the 2021 Child Care Award of Excellence - Partnerships Award. The award celebrates the achievements of those who have demonstrated leadership in providing or supporting the delivery of quality early years programs

  • Apr 30

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

CapU COVID-19 response: From now through May 25, 2021

Educational institutions—including public post secondary institutions—fall under non-health essential services. The majority of our programs are currently delivered remotely. However, if you were already traveling to a CapU campus or location for school or work, our understanding is that students and employees can continue to do so under the current restrictions.

  • Apr 20

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

Message from Capilano University President Paul Dangerfield on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

I offer my condolences on the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh. Over the course of his long life, many Canadian community organizations, youth causes and individuals working to protect the environment garnered The Duke’s recognition and respect. In this way, he helped to raise awareness and support for a long list of endeavours that we care deeply about as Canadians.

  • Apr 9

Response: Our Land Narrative exhibit opens at The Polygon Gallery

Capilano University invites the community to Response: Our Land Narrative running at The Polygon Gallery, April 7 to 17, 2021. An online presentation 6:30 p.m. on April 8, 2021, hosted by with filmmakers Jules Arita Koostachin and CapU's Doreen Manuel, will feature a conversation with the artists: Register to attend.

  • Apr 6

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

Return to campus in fall 2021

Capilano University has started initial planning to welcome students back and see maximum in-person classes and activities on campuses and learning locations in September 2021. On March 8, 2021, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry advised that B.C. public post-secondary institutions can plan for a return to on-campus activities in fall 2021, stating that it is imperative to get back on campus for everyone’s health and well-being.

  • Mar 9

International Women's Day 2021

Join us as we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 for conversations about women’s rights and gender equality. 2021 put a spotlight on the extraordinary ways that women have been creating positive change while also facing disproportionate impacts to their human rights and wellness, particularly among those who are already marginalized, vulnerable or struggling.

  • Mar 8

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

Course delivery for Summer 2021 Term

Summer 2021 term courses and services will continue in adapted modes of delivery. Beginning with Summer session I on May 10, 2021, most courses and programs will be provided online, with certain courses offered in-person and others as a combination of in-person and online modes.

  • Mar 3

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

MOPA student Zac Hoffman’s film awarded Best Canadian Film at VIMFF

Crux, a film by Capilano University student Zac Hoffman, follows Harvey, a recovering addict who uses rock climbing to work through his ongoing struggle with mental health. Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival has named Zac Hoffman’s movie as “Best Canadian Film” at the festival, which runs online from February 19-28, 2021.

  • Feb 12

CapU Research: Crows show brain re-training can manage predation behaviour

Research by CapU Biology instructor Tom Flower, PhD, demonstrates that crows, known for their cunning ability to rob eggs and chicks from the nests of other birds, can be trained out of their predatory ways

  • Feb 10

CapU Research: Archeology instructor Bob Muckle co-authors new Introducing Archeology textbook

CapU's Robert (Bob) Muckle is the lead author of the recently published textbook Introducing Archaeology. Muckle is Archeology instructor at CapU. He has a research interest in the archeology of Japanese sites in North America.

  • Feb 9

Winter Weather in 2021

Winter weather has arrived in the Lower Mainland. In the event that CapU’s facilities close due to inclement weather we will remain operational with classes and services delivered online. For students attending in-person classes, your instructor(s) will advise you of alternate plans for the day(s). If you have any questions, please check with your instructor directly and review our winter weather procedures.

  • Jan 28

What you need to know for Spring 2021 term

Welcome to Spring 2021 term at Capilano University. This information on the University's COVID-19 response will help you navigate campus life.

  • Jan 9

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

COVID-19 and Capilano University's response

Latest updates from Capilano University in response to COVID-19.

  • Jul 22