Please join us for the Alumni Homecoming at Sechelt, celebrating 50 years of Capilano University. This event is designed for alumni and Sechelt community members to reconnect with friends and CapU in celebration of our 50th anniversary. Live music, snacks, and beverages will be available for your enjoyment.

The evening will culminate with a special champagne toast from CapU President, Paul Dangerfield, and Alumni Association Chair Farhan Mohamed, as they reflect on CapU’s past 50 years and share their aspirations for the next 50 years to come.

The first 15 alumni will receive a commemorative 50th anniversary champagne flute set.

Saturday, March 23 2019 | 2 to 5 p.m.
Program kick-off & champagne toast at 4 p.m.

Legacy of Alumni at CapU

For 50 years, CapU has produced graduates who are making significant contributions to the communities where they live and work. From the 784 students that began in 1968 to our most recent class of graduates, we are proud of your success.

As a CapU graduate, we encourage you to join other alumni as part of the Capilano Unversity Alumni Association (CUAA). The Association works in partnership with CapU to ensure alumni perspectives contribute to the University’s mission. Together, we create experiences, programs and fun.
If you have a suggestion of a graduate to profile, let us know. To learn more about CUAA, please visit Alumni Association or contact us at or 604 984 4983.
What a night! Capilano University (CapU) and the Capilano University Alumni Association (CUAA) were pleased to present a special anniversary edition of the Alumni Awards of Excellence!

At the heart of this event, we celebrate the achievements of five alumni:

Jullian KolsteeLuminous category

Amina El MantariUnified category

Danette (Petie) ChalifouxEnduring category

Kaya DoreyConfident category

Randy CelebriniCreative category

Get Connected!

We’d love to keep you in the loop, so if you haven’t heard from us in a while, please update your contact information. We will provide you with news and information on alumni-focused activities and events taking place over the anniversary year.
Mark your calendars for our 2018-19 anniversary celebrations and check out stories of your fellow alumni.

We’d like to hear from you, please email us at or call us at 604 984 4983.

Featured Alumni Story

Cap Connections

Lisa Hubbard contracted meningitis while travelling around Europe when she was 20. When she returned to North Vancouver, she attended physiotherapy in the mornings and then took the HandyDART to volunteer at a childcare centre.

The class of ’71: Janet MacDonald

Janet MacDonald worked full-time at a five-and-dime in 1969 while she studied Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) at Capilano (then-College), which had just been established the year before.

Adventures of an outdoor reckie

If it weren’t for a Bunsen burner accident, the Outdoor Recreation Management (OREC) program at Capilano University might never have come about.

Banding together

Bud Kurz’s looks, musicality and domestic prowess swiftly stole Heidi Durstberger’s heart when she first met him in the music program at Capilano then-College in 1981.

First Distinguished Alumna: Alpha Woodward

When Capilano University created the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007, the goal was to connect with alumni.

Featured Alumni Video

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