Convocation 2019

Congratulations to our 2019 graduates! 

Capilano University students crossing the stage at our 2019 Convocation are part of our 50th graduating class and will be joined by our first grads from 1969 for a full-circle celebration of CapU’s 50th anniversary.

The ceremony will also feature honorary degrees awarded to singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan and business magnate Bruce Poon Tip and longtime instructor Pierre Coupey will be designated as faculty emeritus.

Attending convocation

The 2019 convocation ceremonies will take place Monday, June 3 and Tuesday, June 4, 2019.

Faculty Emeritus & Honorary Degrees

Pierre Coupey

Faculty Emeritus
June 3 – 2 p.m. ceremony

Pierre Coupey’s 41-year teaching career began at Capilano College in 1970. He was responsible for establishing creative writing within the English department and was the first instructor to introduce Canadian literature into the College curriculum. An award-winning visual artist, Coupey’s work can be found in private collections and galleries in Canada and abroad.

Bruce Poon Tip

Doctor of Laws
Founder, G Adventures
June 3 – 2 p.m. ceremony

Entrepreneur, leader, philanthropist, and best-selling author, Bruce Poon Tip, is the founder of G Adventures, an award-winning small group adventure travel company and social enterprise. His first book, Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business, was released in 2013 and became a New York Times Best Seller. 

Sarah McLachlan

Doctor of Fine Arts
Founder, Lilith Fair
June 3 – 10 a.m. ceremony

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She has received three Grammy Awards and twelve Juno Awards over her career and was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Faculty Emeritus & Honorary Degrees

Pierre Coupey

Faculty Emeritus
June 3 – 2 p.m. ceremony

Pierre Coupey’s 41-year teaching career began at Capilano College in 1970. He was responsible for establishing creative writing within the English department and was the first instructor to introduce Canadian literature into the College curriculum. An award-winning visual artist, Coupey’s work can be found in private collections and galleries in Canada and abroad.

Bruce Poon Tip

Doctor of Laws
Founder, G Adventures
June 3 – 2 p.m. ceremony

Entrepreneur, leader, philanthropist, and best-selling author, Bruce Poon Tip, is the founder of G Adventures, an award-winning small group adventure travel company and social enterprise. His first book, Looptail: How One Company Changed the World by Reinventing Business, was released in 2013 and became a New York Times Best Seller. 

Sarah McLachlan

Doctor of Fine Arts
Founder, Lilith Fair
June 3 – 10 a.m. ceremony

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She has received three Grammy Awards and twelve Juno Awards over her career and was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

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