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Hamilton actor leads Masterclass for musical theatre students

With the Broadway musical Hamilton running in Vancouver this month, Capilano University musical theatre students got the chance to experience a Masterclass and learn directly from one of the show’s lead actors. 

  • Jun 17

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

Week of celebrating Asian Heritage Month

Capilano University held a number of events May 24 - 27, 2022 to recognize and celebrate the diversity and contributions of Asian Canadians to the development of Canadian culture.

  • May 31

CapU Indigenous FILMBA delegate at Cannes barred from entering for wearing traditional Dene moccasins

Kelvin Redvers, a member of the CapU FILMBA delegation in Cannes, has become a change maker awakening festival organizers to Indigenous attire. 

  • May 31

Capilano University named a finalist for PIEoneer Awards 2022

Capilano University School of Motion Picture Arts has been shortlisted as a finalist for the PIEoneer Awards 2022 in the Progressive education delivery award category for its recent Global Coproduction Film Project.

  • May 20

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

CapU hosts BC Student Film Festival

The Bosa Centre for Film and Animation at CapU hosted the return of the BC Student Film Festival. All high school student in B.C. are eligible to enter films and the 2002 event drew students from local high schools as well as students from Powell River, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the Okangan and the Kootenays.

  • May 6

Bringing Indigenous ways of knowing and being to the classroom, community and boardroom

Tanina Williams, a CapU student from the Lil’Wat Nation, is a finalist for the 2022 Small Business BC – Business Impact Award. Her business amawilc, meaning “to come back to life”, is improving connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

  • May 3

Arts and Entertainment Management grad brings industry experience to Europe

Arts and Entertainment Management graduate Kyle Kubicek knew he wanted to translate his love of music into work in the entertainment industry. Experience from his CapU internship is now leading to a career move to London.

  • Apr 27

Capliano Blues athletes join in North Vancouver's Hometown Hockey celebrations

Members of the Capilano Blues mens and womens varsity soccer teams spoke to students at Ridgeway Elementary School in North Vancouver as part of the Hometown Hockey festivities.

  • Apr 27

CapU students earn top two finish in Case Competition at the American Marketing Association International Collegiate Conference

A team of Capilano University business students earned second place in a fierce competition of 320 teams of marketing students at the American Marketing Association’s case competition at the International Collegiate Conference, March 11-19, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois.

  • Apr 25

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

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

COVID-19: Your Top Three Questions Answered

You asked the question, we have the answer. CapU answers the top three questions in January 2022

  • Mar 14

Mask-wearing optional on CapU campuses and learning locations

Effective March 11, 2022, mask-wearing will be optional for all students, employees and visitors present on our main campus, kálax-ay/Sunshine Coast campus, CapU Lonsdale, student housing and other CapU learning locations, including classrooms, common areas and office spaces where the public is being served.

  • Mar 11

Capilano University welcomes Ramin Shadmehr as dean, Faculty of Fine & Applied Arts

Ramin Shadmehr has joined Capilano University as the new dean, Fine & Applied Arts.

  • Mar 8

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

Uniting for Ukraine

In recent days, the world has watched as the Russian government escalates its invasion of Ukraine. We join the international community’s calls for de-escalation and an immediate resolution to the conflict. Our hearts are with all who are directly in harm’s way as a result, and we remain hopeful for the return of peace.

  • Mar 4

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

Distribution of COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits for Students and Employees

Capilano University has received a shipment of rapid antigen test kits as an optional, time-limited initiative for the use of symptomatic employees and students. Starting Tuesday, February 22, students and employees studying or working in-person on our campuses and learning locations and living at CapU Student Housing, are eligible to pick up one package of testing kits, containing five rapid antigen tests.

  • Feb 22

How courageous conversations can help bring back civil discourse

Capilano University together with co-researchers from Vancouver Community College and the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College, is participating in a three-year, federally funded study that aims to create tools and strategies for people who want to to address polarization by holding space for “courageous dialogues” about topics that are becoming increasingly difficult to discuss in constructive ways.

  • Feb 17

Award winning film by CapU grads demonstrates value of inclusive communication through Nigel Howard's story

Nigel Howard has become an internationally recognized communicator for bringing dynamic emphasis to COVID-19 media briefings. Howard is now also the subject of an award-winning documentary film by Capilano University graduates.

  • Feb 15

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

CapU returns to planned Spring term in-person learning on January 31, 2022

Capilano University will return to its originally planned Spring term in-person learning and teaching schedule of classes and academic activities on January 31, 2022, as previously announced in December.

  • Jan 18

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