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
Playing with numbers
Students in Mathematics 190, Math for Elementary School Teachers, hosted a SNAP Math Fair on March 3, 2023 for grade four to seven students, welcoming students from Blueridge and Brooksbank elementary schools in North Vancouver and Bowen Island Community School. The math fair offers hands-on teaching and learning using creative, problem-solving skills for students.
- Mar 13
When a costume isn't a costume
Students in CapU’s Costuming for Stage and Screen program gain hands-on training beyond the “costume”. With the proliferation of Indigenous storytelling though theatre, film and TV productions, CapU’s program now equips students with the cultural knowledge to describe and handle Indigenous clothing and regalia with sensitivity and respect.
- Mar 3
CityStudio: An assist to learning
CityStudio collaboration provides students with real world experiences
- Feb 23
How jazz music gives voice to Black resistance
Capilano University welcomed New York-based jazz ensemble, the Caili O'Doherty Quintet, to campus. The concert was a musical keynote presentation in the interactive Black History Month event series at CapU in February.
- Feb 16
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
Black History Month 2023—Joint video statement
Watch a statement recognizing Black History Month from CapU, Capilano Students' Union, Capilano Faculty Association and MoveUP.
- Feb 1
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
Black History Month: Opportunities to engage at CapU
As part of the Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) Change Education Series for Black History Month (BHM), we invite you to participate in a variety of activities and film events designed to engage, inspire and educate about the pre-slavery to modern-day contributions and influences of people of African descent in Canada, British Columbia and here on the North Shore.
- Jan 31
Joint Statement from Capilano University on the Scarborough Charter
Together, Capilano University, the Capilano Faculty Association, the Capilano Students' Union and Move Up have issued a statement on the Scarborough Charter. CapU is striving to build more inclusive campuses and learning locations that provide supportive environments where members of the CapU campus community feel engaged, respected, valued and included. The Scarborough Charter is one of many lenses that we are using to reflect on the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) commitments at CapU.
- Jan 13
Capilano University announces new director, Teaching and Learning
Brit Paris, PhD, an educator and educational developer and award-winning scholar, has been appointed director, Teaching and Learning at Capilano University.
- Jan 6
Creating a healthy campus together
As we come back together in 2023 and start a new term, there are many things we can do to get us through respiratory illnesses like colds, influenza and COVID-19.
- Jan 4