Capilano University (CapU) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Amanda Todd Music Therapy Legacy Award. This new award, provided through a generous $25,000 endowment from Carol Todd and the Amanda Todd Legacy Society, will support students in their third year or higher of the Bachelor of Music Therapy degree who demonstrate a financial need and a passion for their field of study.
- Nov 30
Capilano University and Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) met on Wednesday, November 22.
- Nov 23
Capilano University and Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) met on Wednesday, November 15.This update provides the latest summary of bargaining activities.
- Nov 21
Ravinder Kaur Goodison joins Capilano University as Associate Vice President, Digital Technology Services
Capilano University (CapU) is pleased to welcome Ravinder (Rav) Goodison to the role of associate vice-president, digital technology services & chief information officer. Her position is effective November 14, 2023.
- Nov 17
Getting students beyond the classroom for experiential learning opportunities is a priority for Capilano University instructors. Earlier this week, first-year students in the Outdoor Recreation Management diploma program took their learning into North Vancouver’s Mosquito Creek Park for a CityStudio North Vancouver project with the City of North Vancouver and IMPACT North Shore.
- Nov 17
CapU and BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts to offer new relaxed performance accommodations
Relaxed performance accommodations provide a more inclusive theatre environment for anyone with different abilities who may benefit from a more casual setting.
- Nov 14
Capilano University and Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) met on Wednesday, October 25.
- Oct 30
Capilano University and Whistler Institute announce new memorandum of understanding to advance learning opportunities for the university and Whistler communities
CapU and the Whistler Institute are pleased to announce the signing of an MOU to establish and grow a working relationship that will lead to increased opportunities for residents and visitors to access educational programs in Whistler, and work-integrated learning opportunities for CapU students. This agreement sets out to enhance and guide collaborative activity, research opportunities for students and professional development for faculty.
- Oct 27
Capilano University (CapU) is pleased to announce the appointment of Laura Kinderman (she/her), PhD, as the University’s new dean, Faculty of Business & Professional Studies. Reporting to the VP Academic & Provost, Kinderman will provide academic leadership and strategic direction for the Schools of Business, Legal Studies and Communications within the faculty.
- Oct 26
Capilano University and Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) met on Thursday, October 19.
- Oct 20
Dr. Jason Karlawish, renowned physician, researcher and patient advocate, speaks to students on national Health Care Assistant Day
- Oct 18
Capilano University and Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) have scheduled the next bargaining session for Thursday, October 19.
- Oct 16
Capilano University and Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) met on Friday, September 29.
- Oct 3
Watch a statement recognizing Women's History Month from CapU, Capilano Students' Union, Capilano Faculty Association and MoveUP.
- Oct 3
Amidst the hope and excitement of the September back-to-school season, this month also saw events and online messages in Canada that were directed at the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. At Capilano University, we value and celebrate the diversity of all people in our university community. We know we are made stronger by the uniqueness each person brings to build and grow a more vibrant and inclusive culture at CapU.
- Sep 29
October is Women's History Month. This year's theme is "Women making history now: Celebrating women who tell our stories."
- Sep 28
Capilano University and Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) met in person on Tuesday, September 26.
- Sep 27
CapU is pleased to announce the establishment of the Sarah McLachlan School of Music (SoM) entrance award. The new award offers valuable financial support for graduates of SoM who enroll in a program at CapU. The entrance award was established to honour singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan’s commitment to providing SoM graduating students facing various barriers to access with a continuum of support and an opportunity for a post-secondary education.
- Sep 27
September 30 marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day. As a conscious step towards reconciliation, we honour those who have been impacted by Canada’s residential school system, including Indian residential school Survivors, their families and communities.
- Sep 26
Capilano University Alumni Association invites CapU alumni, and current members of the CapU student and employee communities to attend Shaping the Future of Business, a panel discussion on innovation and trends in business today.
- Sep 20
Capilano University and the Capilano Faculty Association met in person on Friday, September 15, 2023 for a full-day bargaining session.
- Sep 19
CapU announces the launch of its “Be You at CapU” brand and student recruitment campaign today. This engaging campaign showcases current CapU students and provides prospective students with an insightful glimpse into the empowering learning environment at CapU.
- Sep 18
Last week, we shared an update on the September 5 bargaining meeting between Capilano University and the Capilano Faculty Association (CFA), as well as dates for upcoming meetings. The parties are scheduled to meet tomorrow, September 15, as well as on September 26 and September 29.
- Sep 14
CapU is pleased to announce that, in partnership with the shíshálh Nation, the University is establishing a new Indigenous Wood/Silver Carving and Plant Medicine program at kálax-ay, CapU's Sunshine Coast campus in Sechelt, British Columbia. The new Carving Shed: Supporting Indigenous Arts Mastery program will establish kálax-ay as the first post-secondary campus in the Pacific Northwest to establish an Indigenous-led teaching and learning centre of this kind.
- Sep 14
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the peaceful passing of a cherished friend and dedicated donor to Capilano University, Rosalie (Lee) Grills.
- Sep 13
Capilano University will host the 2024 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championship.
- Sep 11
Capilano University and the Capilano Faculty Association (CFA) met on Tuesday, September 5.
- Sep 7
Capilano University receives $48 million in provincial funding and acquires Squamish campus property
Capilano University (CapU) is thrilled to announce it has reached an agreement with Primacorp Ventures and purchased its university campus property in Squamish, B.C. The purchase is made possible thanks to $48 million in funding from the provincial government.
- Aug 16
Capilano University’s Board of Governors and the members of MoveUP have ratified an agreement under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate.
- Aug 3
Capilano University is honoured to be the recipient of two awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a global non-profit association dedicated to serving and celebrating the work of educational professionals in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and advancement services.
- Jul 26
Capilano University is pleased to share the University and MoveUP Local 378 have reached a tentative agreement under the Shared Recovery Mandate and both parties have accepted the recommendations from the mediator on the return-to-work protocol.
- Jul 21
Every day, the University is actively working to get MoveUP Local 378 employees back to work. As our colleagues and friends, their absence is felt by everyone in the CapU community, including students, families in the Children’s Centre and co-workers. We know this strike has lasting impacts, and we are working to resolve it as quickly as possible recognizing it requires both parties to make that effort.
- Jul 13
Capilano University instructor and animal law lawyer V. Victoria Shroff was appointed a Fellow by the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. Fellowships are granted by the globally recognized research centre to individuals recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of animal ethics worldwide.
- Jul 6
Since the start of the strike, the University has been focused on two things: (1) ensuring all students are back in class; and (2) getting all employees back to work. Students are now back in class, but MoveUP employees remain on strike. We remain as committed as ever to resolving the strike.
- Jul 6
On June 28, faculty who were honouring the MoveUP Local 378 strike and picket line chose to return to work. Summer Session II classes are expected to start as scheduled on July 4. MoveUP Local 378 support staff remain on strike at this time due to being unable to agree on the return-to-work protocol.
- Jun 29
We have been informed that faculty who have been honouring the MoveUP staff strike and picket line are choosing to return to work on June 28, 2023. This is great news for students and for the University, and we’re excited to welcome them back! MoveUP Local 378 employees remain on strike at this time.
- Jun 28
The bargaining committees met for several hours on June 22, well into the evening. All items in the collective agreement are considered resolved and discussions focused on finalizing the return-to-work protocol document, a standard part of strike negotiations.
- Jun 23
June 21 marks the annual recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day—an official day in Canada to honour the contributions and celebrate the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities.
- Jun 21
Update—June 15, 2023
- Jun 15
Capilano University remains committed to reaching a negotiated settlement with MoveUP Local 378. Over the past seven days, there has been an informal meeting and daily emails between Capilano University leadership and MoveUP Local 378 union representatives with the goal of resolving the strike.
- Jun 14
At every step of the way, Capilano University is committed to the bargaining process. The two parties are continuing to meet; an informal meeting took place as recently as last night.
- Jun 7
Capilano University's support staff are represented by MoveUP Local 378 and the union advised it would introduce an overtime ban as of Monday, May 15. Subsequently, groups of employees started picketing on May 17. 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 unable to run as scheduled until further notice.
- Jun 6
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 collaboration provides students with real world experiences
- Feb 23
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 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 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
Watch a statement recognizing Black History Month from CapU, Capilano Students' Union, Capilano Faculty Association and MoveUP.
- Feb 1
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
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
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
Brit Paris, PhD, an educator and educational developer and award-winning scholar, has been appointed director, Teaching and Learning at Capilano University.
- Jan 6
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