Capilano University welcomed more than 50 alumni, former employees and community members at the Alumni Homecoming at the kálax-ay Sunshine Coast campus on March 23, 2019. Guests reconnected with old friends, shared memories from CapU’s early days and were treated to a champagne reception with live jazz music and refreshments.
The highlight of event was a special champagne toast co-led by Toran Savjord, CapU’s vice-president of strategic planning, assessment & institutional effectiveness and Linda Epp, a member of the Capilano University Alumni Association Board of Directors. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room as Epp spoke movingly about the impact CapU had on her life in terms of connecting to her Indigenous roots.
“There was so much love in the room,” says CapU alumni relations officer, Brittany Barnes. “There was a real feeling of coming together in celebration of the University’s 50th anniversary.”
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.
At the heart of this event, we celebrate the achievements of five alumni:
Amina El Mantari, Unified category
Danette (Petie) Chalifoux, Enduring category
Kaya Dorey, Confident category
Randy Celebrini, Creative category