Great Ideas

As part of our 50th anniversary, Capilano University launched a Great Ideas initiative to help support projects and activities that will improve the student experience, raise our profile in the broader community and/or beautify our campus.

Proposals were submitted by our campus community – faculty, departments, schools, employees and students – and 15 received funding, from student nap pods to murals to a unity art project. Many of the projects are underway, and all are slated for completion by 2019.

Check out our 15 Great Ideas:

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CapU Murals project

A series of murals on the North Vancouver campus, plus one in Sechelt.

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CapU50 Trail

Wilderness and wellness living lab-interpretive trail circuit through campus.

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Illuminating Birch

Lighting the façade of the Birch Building with Capilano University’s brand colours.

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Nap Pods for Students

Two nap pods (location to be determined).

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CapU Speaker Series

A special series of speakers presented at the BlueShore Theatre.

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Captivate Film Festival

A one day CapU documentary film festival.

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Unity Project

An interactive art installation as part of CapFest on September 22, 2018.

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50 Years of Fashion

A look at five decades of fashion.

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Commemorative Tea

Commission of a special anniversary tea blend.

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Run/Walk Back to Cap

An annual event with a 50th flavor – run back to 1968.

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Blues Soccer Home Opener and BBQ

A celebration of the Blues 45th anniversary.

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Animation Academy Scholarships

Two entrance scholarships for CapU animation.

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50th Anniversary logo on athletics shirts

Blues athletes’ athletic shirts with the 50th anniversary logo.

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Alumni Athletics event

An event welcoming back 2500 Blues alumni.

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CapU Sign in Cafeteria

Feature sign showcasing CapU’s logo in the heart of the Birch Cafeteria.

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CapU Mural project

A series of murals on the North Vancouver campus, plus one in Sechelt.

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CapU50 Trail

Wilderness and wellness living lab-interpretive trail circuit through campus.

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Boulevard Planting

Anniversary planting on the boulevard at Lillooet and Purcell to create a welcoming entrance to the campus.

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Nap Pods for Students

Two nap pods (location to be determined).

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CapU Speaker Series

A special series of speakers presented at the BlueShore Theatre.

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Captivate Film Festival

A one day CapU documentary film festival.

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Unity Project

An interactive art installation as part of CapFest on September 22, 2018.

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50 Years of Fashion

A look at five decades of fashion.

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Commemorative Tea

Commission of a special anniversary tea blend.

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Run/Walk Back to Cap

An annual event with a 50th flavor – run back to 1968.

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Blues Soccer Home Opener and BBQ

A celebration of the Blues 45th anniversary.

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Animation Academy Scholarships

Two entrance scholarships for CapU animation.

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50th Anniversary logo on athletics shirts

Blues athletes’ athletic shirts with the 50th anniversary logo.

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Alumni Athletics event

An event welcoming back 2500 Blues alumni.

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CapU Sign in Cafeteria

Feature sign showcasing CapU’s logo in the heart of the Birch Cafeteria.

Capilano University seeks mural artists

To mark Capilano University’s 50th anniversary, the University has teamed up with the Vancouver Mural Festival to help transform 10 prominent exterior walls on its North Vancouver campus, and one at kálax-ay, the Sunshine Coast campus, into full-colour painted murals. The murals will welcome students and the community to CapU’s campuses and serve as lasting legacies of the University’s 50th anniversary.

We seek artists who can show us a portfolio of their work and are available to paint their mural in late August/early September. A connection to Capilano University would definitely be a bonus.

Do you know any fabulous muralists?

Prospective artists can apply here.

Application Deadline: July 15, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Please note that only resident artists of the Sunshine Coast will be considered for the kálax-ay project.

Special 50th Anniversary Speaker Series

September 27 & 28, 2018

Fran Lebowitz

Date: Thursday & Friday, September 27 & 28, 2018 @ 8 p.m.
Price:
$50
Venue:
The BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts

The pre-sales window for this event has now closed. Ticket sales will resume August 30 for Flex Pack subscriptions and August 31 for single tickets.

In a cultural landscape filled with endless pundits and talking heads, Fran Lebowitz stands out as one of our most insightful social commentators. Her essays and interviews offer her acerbic views on current events and the media – as well as pet peeves including tourists, baggage-claim areas, after-shave lotion, adults who roller skate, children who speak French, or anyone who is unduly tan. The New York Times Book Review calls Lebowitz an “important humorist in the classic tradition.” Purveyor of urban cool, Lebowitz is a cultural satirist whom many call the heir to Dorothy Parker.

“Hilarious…an unlikely and perhaps alarming combination of Mary Hartman and Mary McCarthy… To a dose of Huck Finn add some Lenny Bruce, Oscar Wilde and Alexis de Tocqueville, a dash of cabdriver, an assortment of puns, minced jargon, and top it off with smarty pants.” – New York Times

October 10, 2018

Chris Hedges

Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 @ 8 p.m.
Price:
$12/$10
Venue:
The BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author, former professor at Princeton University, activist and ordained Presbyterian minister. He spent nearly 20 years as a foreign correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa and the Balkans and was part of the New York Times team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He writes a weekly original column for Truthdig, and has written for Harper’sThe New StatesmanThe New York Review of Books, and The Nation. His latest book America: The Farewell Tour, is described as a profound and provocative examination of America in crisis, where unemployment, deindustrialization, and a bitter hopelessness and malaise have resulted in an epidemic of diseases of despair – drug abuse, gambling, suicide, magical thinking, xenophobia, and a culture of sadism and hate.

October 18, 2018

Make Vancouver the Greenest Slowest City!

Featuring Meeru Dhalwala, Melody Ma, and Mitchell Reardon
Hosted by Tyee founder David Beers
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018 @ 8 p.m.
Price: $12/$10
Venue: The BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts

Tyee founder David Beers will lead an evening exploring: Is Vancouver increasingly designed to make us anxious? Why does it feel like a sped up hamster wheel? How do we redesign our streets, culture and economy to reclaim a sane pace of life? Panelists Meeru Dhalwala (Vij’s co-founder); Melody Ma (tech expert and culture advocate) and Mitchell Reardon (Happy Cities project lead) will share insights on everything from resisting the housing rat race to what truly makes a job ‘good’? Come and participate directly in crafting a ManifestSlow for Vancouver. Take part in this fascinating evening on the cusp of municipal elections.

November 20, 2018

Gabor Maté, M.D.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 @ 8 p.m.
Price: $12/$10
Venue: The BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts

“Gabor Maté’s connections – between the intensely personal and the global, the spiritual and the medical, the psychological and the political – are bold, wise and deeply moral. He is a healer to be cherished and this exciting book arrives at just the right time.” – Naomi Klein, author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine

Featuring new content on the opioid crisis, this 10th Anniversary edition of Gabor Maté’s #1 national bestselling tome on addiction blends first-person accounts, riveting case studies, cutting-edge research and passionate argument, and takes a panoramic yet highly intimate look at this widespread and perplexing human ailment. Maté is the author of the bestselling books In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Scattered Minds and When the Body Says No – published in nearly 20 languages on 5 continents – and co-author, with Gordon Neufeld, of Hold On To Your Kids.

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