As one of your first CapU experiences, New International Student Orientation will be fun and meaningful!

CapU Blues mascot Jay with students.

The Summer 2022 New International Student Orientation will be a combination of virtual and in-person events where you will see the CapU spirit come alive!

This is your opportunity to meet your fellow students and learn about your new University all while having fun and making your first CapU memories.

Summer 2022 New International Student Orientation

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

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The virtual international student orientation is mandatory for all new international students. You will also receive the registration link to your CapU email in the weeks prior to orientation.

This session is tailored for you as a new international students and will cover everything from effective learning strategies and academic integrity, to IRCC updates, study permits, and health insurance.

Join this session and be the first to learn how you can win amazing prizes during CapU's Epic Scavenger Hunt (see below for more contest details)!

If you are uncertain about your travel plans or study permit status, we still recommend you register for this virtual session so you can prepare to begin your experience as a CapU student.

Summer 2022 International Student Orientation in-person events

Campus Tours & New Student Party Zone

May 5 & 6 | CIE Office (LB 127)
Drop-in between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. PT
Familiarize yourself with our beautiful campus and receive hints about where scavenger hunt clues will be hidden. Tours depart every 45mins and end in the new student party zone!

Meet at the CIE office in the Library Building – LB127. No registration required.

Welcome Bag Pick Up

May 5 & 6 | CIE Office (LB 127)
Pick-up between 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. PT
Come grab your CapU Welcome Bag with exclusive orientation swag just for you!

No registration required. Just bring a piece of ID to the CIE office in the Library Building - LB 127.

International Student Mixer

Monday, May 16, 2022 | 5 - 6 p.m. | LB 321
Join us in-person for an evening of music, free food, fun activities, prizes, and a chance to meet with other CapU international students, including our mentors from the International Leadership and Mentorship Program. All international students are welcome!

Register Here

Summer 2022 Epic Scavenger Hunt

May 9 – 13 | CapU North Vancouver Campus
Calling all CapU Students! We challenge you to join one of the most exciting scavenger hunt contests of all time! Win epic prizes such as Apple Watch, Air Pods, Amazon Tablet, Smart Speakers, gift cards and more!

Contest details

Monday, May 9

  • JBL Flip 6 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
  • Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) Smart Speaker with Alexa
  • $100 Gift Card

Wednesday, May 11

  • Apple AirPods In-Ear Truly Wireless Headphones (2nd Generation)
  • Amazon Fire 7 Tablet - 7" 16GB FireOS 6 with MTK8163B Quad-Core Processor
  • $100 Gift Card

Friday, May 13

  • Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS) 38mm Space Grey Aluminum Case with Sport Band
  • Amazon Kindle 6" Digital eReader with Touchscreen & Front Light
  • $100 Gift Card

Follow @capilanoucie on Instagram and check out our stories on Monday May 9, Wednesday May 11 and Friday, May 13 with clues for each treasure voucher! Make sure you have enabled notifications so no tips are missed!

Each initial clue will be posted at 1 p.m. and additional clues will be posted every 30 minutes until each treasure has been found! Ensure you are following @capilanoucie especially if your account is private.

Once you have found a treasure voucher, let us know by sharing your success with us on Instagram using the hashtag #ciescavengerhunt2022. Your post must include a picture of yourself with the treasure voucher. You will then be contacted by our admin to redeem in your prize in the CIE Office.

We encourage you to attend our Summer 2022 Transition Webinars to receive early access to the clues. Students attending the sessions on the day of the hunt will receive a clue at the end of the session 30 minutes before everyone else!

If you are a new student, don’t forget to join our campus tours on May 5 or May 6 to familiarize yourself with our campus and get hints about where clues may be hidden.

  • If you find a treasure voucher, post your picture with the voucher on Instagram with the hashtag #ciescavengerhunt2022 to claim your prize
  • Winners must collect their prizes within 24 hours.
  • All current CapU students are eligible to play and must provide their student number to collect the prize.
  • Ensure you are following the CIE account, especially if your account is private.
  • The treasures are hidden within CapU’s North Vancouver premises only.
  • Do not damage the property – the treasure vouchers will not be buried or in high places such as trees or ledges. Be safe!
  • The treasure voucher will not be hidden in between books or inside books in the library. Ensure you keep all areas organized.
  • Cheating, stealing, sabotaging, damaging the property, or breaking the rules will result in automatic disqualification.
  • Prizes are limited to one per student for the duration of the contest. Please do not collect multiple vouchers.
  • Share your journey with us on social media using the hashtag #ciescavengerhunt2022 as you search for the treasure vouchers for a chance to win other exclusive swag such as CapU T-shirts, hats and more!
  • Reading the clues and analyzing the hints will help you more than searching everywhere at once.
  • By participating in the contest, students agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of CapU which shall be final in all respects.
  • By participating in the contest, students agree to have their image used by CapU.

Transitional webinars

May 9 — 19 | Optional Virtual Sessions

Are you an International Student interested in learning about your new life in Canada? Come to this workshop where we’ll talk about all the essentials: health care, SIN number, taxes and benefits, finding a job and pathways to Permanent Residency.

This workshop is provided by the North Shore Multicultural Society, a social service organization helping newcomers to Canada.

Panelist: Masha Rademakers

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Being in a new environment brings many opportunities for new connections and relationships. In this workshop, we will explore the aspects that are important in all relationships - with colleagues, friends, family, and significant others.

This session will cover consent in everyday interactions, what healthy relationships look and feel like, and how to communicate, establish and respond to boundaries so that people feel safe and respected.

Building skills to create and maintain healthy relationships will help you establish valuable connections, and improve your social experiences in University and beyond!

**Please note, there will be a Student Support Advisor available during the session in case people find the content triggering and would like to receive support.

Panelist: Shiayli Tony

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This session is designed to help new international students better understand banking in Canada including accounts, credit products and investment options for students.

Panelist: Rob Sarkissian

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Did you know you are required to cite your sources for written assignments in Canada? Join Ashley Manhas, the Public Services Librarian, and learn the basics of citing.

Participants will practice creating a reference list or works cited citations, and learn strategies to confidently cite any source in APA or MLA.

Panelist: Ashley Manhas

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Join this webinar and learn information that is relevant for students who are new to BC such as internships, volunteering, wages, helpful community resources and more.

This session also provides an overview of Employment Law in BC, including the Employment Standards Act and the Temporary Foreign Workers Protection Act.

Panelist: Jasmie Gill

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What is sexual violence? How can you help prevent it and support those who have experienced it?

In this workshop, participants will learn about what sexual violence is, it’s historical and ongoing significance within our society, and how we can all take an active role in preventing it and making our community a safer space for everyone.

This session will teach students how trauma impacts our brain and bodies, how to respond in an empathetic way to someone who has experienced sexual violence, and what campus resources are available to support them. If you have experienced sexual violence, you are not alone!

**Please note, there will be a Student Support Advisor available during the session in case people find the content triggering and would like to receive support.

Panelist: Shayli Tony

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Learn more about your Guard.me benefits, exclusions, how to submit claims and find preferred clinics. The session will be followed by a Q&A so you can clarify any questions you may have.

Panelist: Brad Peck

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Having a good grasp of academic integrity is a huge step towards a smoother transition to Canadian post-secondary education.

Academic Integrity is a complex topic, yet the complexity can be particularly overwhelming for international students, with the added dimension of different cultural understandings of the concept and lack of familiarity with university expectations.

In this webinar, you will find out CapU’s approach to academic integrity, instructor expectations, most common types of violations, how to avoid them, and what to expect when accused of a violation.

Panelists: Ebru Ozturk

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Other reminders

Welcome Guide for International Students

Check out your Welcome Guide for New International Students on eLearn! It has everything you need to know (and then some) about starting at CapU and will be an important resource for you to reference at different times throughout your studies.

To access the Welcome Guide, log in to eLearn and click on the Welcome Guide for New International Students course in your dashboard.

Sign up for a student mentor

Our student mentors are part of the International Leadership & Mentorship Program (ILMP) and are specifically trained to help you navigate your first term at CapU.

Our mentors are in their second year or more and are eager to share helpful tips and tricks for being a successful student, show you how to access student services, and invite you to fun events so you can start meeting new people and making new friends.

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Have questions?

Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience

International Student Orientation
604 990 7914
604 983 7576 (fax)
Library Building, room LB127

Student Affairs

Orientation Organizer
604 986 1911, ext. 3686