National Indigenous Peoples Day

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
  • Jun 15

Capilano University update on strike action

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

Statement from Capilano University 

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

Message on Full Strike Action at Capilano University

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

Full strike action at Capilano University

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

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