The Alumni Homecoming at CapFest is an experience designed exclusively for all CapU alumni to relax in our tented lounge with complimentary* wine, cheese, and live jazz while reconnecting with old friends.

The evening will culminate with a special champagne toast from CapU President, Paul Dangerfield and Alumni Association Chair, Farhan Mohamed, where they will reflect on CapU’s past 50 years and their aspirations for the next 50 years to come. This is sure to be an unforgettable experience!

  • Complimentary snack platters (fruits, cheeses, veggies, breads, and desserts)
  • Complimentary CapU 50th Anniversary champagne flute set for the first 400 alumni attendees
  • A chance to win $10,000 from TD Insurance
  • New graduates: Come pick up your alumni pin here!

* Two complimentary beverages (wine and beer) per person + one complimentary glass of champagne during the 6 p.m. toast. Additional beverages are available for purchase.

September 22, 2018
4–7 p.m.
Alumni Homecoming
6 p.m.
Program kick-off including 50th Anniversary Champagne Toast

Capilano University
North Vancouver Campus
2055 Purcell Way
North Vancouver

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.

Capilano University (CapU) and Capilano University Alumni Association (CUAA) are pleased to present a special anniversary edition of the Alumni Awards of Excellence!

In our 50th anniversary year, our award categories represent a departure from our standard awards format to allow us to nominate and recognize alumni who embody the essence of who we are and the impact of CapU locally, regionally and around the world. As in past years, threads of our community’s values—spirit, passion, innovation, collaboration, pride, and impact—are woven through each of our award categories.

We are proud to announce our 2018 award recipients, all of whom exemplify our brand essences:

  • Jullian Kolstee, Luminous category
  • Amina El Mantari, Unified category
  • Danette (Petie) Chalifoux, Enduring category
  • Kaya Dorey, Confident category
  • Randy Celebrini, Creative category

More information, including how to purchase tickets, can be found on Eventbrite or by contacting us at or 604 984 4983.

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

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

Stay in Touch

A call to all CapU contacts to update your information. We want to keep you posted on activities, events and stories.

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