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North Vancouver Small Business Series (3-Workshop Bundle)
Spring 2020
$150
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Together with the North Vancouver Chamber, we’ve developed a series of workshops to help your small business grow. This term, our workshops zero in on what your small business can do in the digital space to get the most out of your online channels. Learn to better identify your audience and how to attract them with specific search techniques such as local search, as well help your small business grow using Instagram.

The following workshops are included as part of this bundle:

  • FEB 5: How to Create Instagram Content and Build Your Online Community

    Are you looking to increase awareness of your small business with Instagram? In this two-hour, hands-on workshop at CapU Lonsdale, instructor Julie Sheldon shows you step by step how to target, attract and grow your following with the right people using Instagram best practices. Learn More…

  • MAR 4: Why Your Small Business Needs a Digital Strategy

    You don’t need a big budget to establish an effective online presence that attracts customers.
    In this 2-hour workshop at the new CapU Lonsdale campus, learn how a well-developed digital marketing strategy can help save you time, allocate your budget more effectively and better focus your online efforts. Learn More…

  • APR 1: Get Found Online with Local SEO

    According to a Google/Ipsos study, 88% of people who conduct a local search on their smartphone, visit a related store within a week. In this workshop, you learn how local search engine optimization (Local SEO) is one of the most powerful ways for your small business to attract customers who are in your own backyard. Learn more…

All workshops take place from 8 to 10 am at the new CapU Lonsdale Campus (250-125 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver). While these workshops are geared towards a small business audience, anyone is welcome to attend.

Note: Register for this 3-Workshop Bundle and each workshop costs you only $50 each. (Savings of $45)

Schedule

3 Wednesday’s, 08:00 – 10:00 AM

Date

Feb 5, Mar 4 & Apr 1, 2020

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91046

Location

CapU Lonsdale (250-125 Victory Ship Way, North Van)

How to Create Instagram Content and Build Your Online Community (Small Business Workshop 1)
Spring 2020
$65
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Are you looking to increase awareness of your small business with Instagram? In this two-hour, hands-on workshop at the new CapU Lonsdale, learn step by step how to target, attract, and grow your following with the right people using Instagram best practices.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn how to set up your small business’ brand on Instagram
  • Create content that attracts the right followers, and allows your small business to be discovered
  • Discover tricks for creating amazing Instagram photos – every time.
  • Learn how to use Instagram Stories to increase engagement
  • Develop an actionable content plan for your Instagram account to implement right away
  • Test, measure and evaluate an Instagram campaign

Led by CapU instructor Julie Sheldon, this workshop is ideal for anyone who wants to explore Instagram as part of an overall marketing strategy, and is relevant to beginner and intermediate Instagram users.

Bring your smart phone and be prepared for hands-on practice!

About the Instructor:

Julie Sheldon
Over the last 15 years, Julie has focused her expertise in digital & social media marketing, where she’s led the social media strategies for brands such as Save-On-Foods, NFL Canada, Viacom New York, Home Hardware and Shopper’s Drug Mart to name a few. Then one day, the west coast (and its beauty!) came calling, so she picked up her life in Toronto and moved to Vancouver to start her own freelance consulting business. In addition to teaching Social Media Strategy courses, Julie now focuses her time working with Ad Agencies and Fortune 500 clients across North America.

 

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Schedule

1 Wednesday 08:00 – 10:00 AM

Date

February 05, 2020

Instructor

J. Sheldon

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91043

Location

CapU Lonsdale (250-125 Victory Ship Way, North Van)

Why Your Small Business Needs a Digital Strategy (Small Business Workshop 2)
Spring 2020
$65
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You don’t need a big budget to establish an effective online presence that attracts customers. In this 2-hour workshop at CapU Lonsdale, learn how a well-developed digital marketing strategy can help save you time, allocate your budget more effectively and better focus your online efforts.

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn to create or improve your small business’ online identity
  • Define your audience: Who are they, what do they want, where will you find them?
  • Craft your narrative: What’s the story you’re trying to tell and what are you trying to achieve?
  • Start to make informed choices about content and platforms, from picking the right channels for your online efforts, to what you need to make that work
  • Decide when to move to paid campaigns and pay for the right promotion

Led by CapU instructor Graham Williams, this workshop is ideal for small-business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, and anyone who wants to plan and better focus their digital marketing efforts.

Don’t forget to bring your laptop to the workshop!

About the Instructor:

Graham Williams
Graham is a ten-year veteran in the content marketing world, having brought to life a range of brands for major corporations across Canada and around the world. As an instructor, he has taught content marketing, social media marketing, and digital storytelling for over half a decade. He is currently the Chief Strategist for Blink, a Vancouver-based creative agency, and has been the driving force behind memorable campaigns and powerful brand initiatives for brands such as TELUS, Dell, Staples, Vancouver Film School, Ocean Brands, and Microsoft. Graham is also a host of both GetConnected, and the App Show on CKNW radio, and can frequently be seen on CBC News Now and CBC Vancouver as a technology and privacy consultant.

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Schedule

1 Wednesday 08:00 – 10:00 AM

Date

March 04, 2020

Instructor

G. Williams

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91044

Location

CapU Lonsdale (250-125 Victory Ship Way, North Van)

Get Found Online with Local SEO (Small Business Workshop 3)
Spring 2020
$65
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According to a Google/Ipsos study, 88% of people who conduct a local search on their smartphone, visit a related store within a week. In this workshop, you learn how local search engine optimization (Local SEO) is one of the most powerful ways for your small business to attract customers who are in your own backyard.

In this workshop you will:

  • Learn what Local SEO is and why it’s important to your small business
  • Start to optimize your Google My Business listing and help your customers find you more easily – online and in-person
  • Discover how to list your business on key platforms using Apple Maps Connect, and Bing Places for Business
  • Understand what local citation building is and how your business can benefit from it

Led by CapU instructor Tristan Jutras, this workshop is perfect for small-business owners, entrepreneurs, marketers, and website owners seeking a basic understanding of local SEO to help make their business more visible online.

Please bring your laptop and be ready for hands-on practice.

About the Instructor:

Tristan Jutras
Tristan is on a mission to help people make smart technology decisions. His experience ranges from TV and radio broadcasting to web design & development, and marketing & communications, with 20 years of online experience, working with both local start-ups and global brands. He’s currently the Director of Marketing at Limestone Learning, Digital Media Instructor at Capilano University and UBC, an active speaker and guest lecturer, and a regular guest on Global TV BC News.

 

 

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Schedule

1 Wednesday 08:00 – 10:00 AM

Date

April 01, 2020

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91045

Location

CapU Lonsdale (250-125 Victory Ship Way, North Van)

Get Found Online: Introduction to SEO
Spring 2020
$415
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Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the primary ways businesses can increase their web traffic and attain higher rankings in search results, which in turn can lead to more sales. Achieving and maintaining high rankings, however, requires a thoughtful strategy and a variety of tactics, from on-site optimization to off-site marketing campaigns. Geared toward professionals and small businesses, this course gives you an understanding of SEO fundamentals and search engine rankings. It shows you how to conduct an SEO audit of your site, optimize your content and implement Google Ads campaigns and link-building tactics to boost your visibility. You will also have the opportunity to work on real-life examples
in a group setting.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills are required. Some experience with basic website administration or marketing is an asset.

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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

5 Thursdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

February 13, 2020

End Date

March 12, 2020

Instructor

L. Manfield

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91011

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Writing Effective Web Content
Spring 2020
$415
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Ensure your website or blog is working for you, whether you’re looking to grow your audience, boost your engagement or convert visitors into customers. Crafting compelling web content requires an understanding of the medium, an application of best practices and a commitment to tracking and analyzing results. Geared toward professionals and small businesses, this course gives you an understanding of what readers expect from your copy, how to structure your content and apply web writing best practices, how to optimize for search, track your success and more. You will have the opportunity to work on real-life examples in a group setting.

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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

5 Wednesdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

April 01, 2020

End Date

April 29, 2020

Instructor

L. Manfield

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91023

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Social Media Fundamentals
Spring 2020
$389
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Gain an in-depth understanding of the social media landscape, how it integrates with offline business and how to develop your own social media plan and strategy. Explore how the best social media brands run, and what you can learn from them for your own business. No social media experience is required, but some knowledge is an asset. Access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts is recommended.

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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

4 Tuesdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

February 18, 2020

End Date

March 10, 2020

Instructor

T. Jutras

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91017

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Digital Content Marketing Strategy
Spring 2020
$389
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Have you ever looked at your social media channels and wondered how or what you should post next? Learn how to create visual, written and other forms of social media content within a consistent strategy. We’ll go beyond theory and get into the practice of actually creating content to be published on your channels. Real-world examples will be presented from successful local brands, as well as hands-on exercises with real-time feedback. Newcomers to social media are encouraged to attend the Social Media Fundamentals course prior to enrolling in this course. Access to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts is recommended.

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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

4 Thursdays 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

April 09, 2020

End Date

April 30, 2020

Instructor

G. Williams

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91016

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Facebook & Instagram for Business
Spring 2020
$369
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Discover how to harness the two largest social media platforms in today’s business marketplace. Through case studies and hands-on exercises, you gain the knowledge and skills that let you develop and execute a plan, advertise effectively and measure the results of your efforts. Please remember to bring a laptop to class.

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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Schedule

2 Saturdays 09:30 – 15:00

Start Date

March 07, 2020

End Date

March 14, 2020

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91022

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Capilano University Festival Chorus
Spring 2020
$195
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Singers’ Choice is the concert name. It will feature many of the choir’s favourite pieces from over the years as well as more recent finds, including songs by Morten Lauridsen, Rene Clausen, Eric Whitacre, Canadians Stephen Hatfield and Stephen Chatman, as well as some surprise works. True sonorous beauty along with outrageous fun! The Capilano University Festival Chorus will be joined by the Capilano University Singers and is conducted by Lars Kaario.

REHEARSALS:
Wednesdays, January 8 – April 1, 7-10 pm

DRESS REHEARSAL:
Friday, April 3, 6:30–10:30 pm

PERFORMANCES:
Saturday, April 4 @ 8 pm | Sunday, April 5 @ 3 pm
at the BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts at Capilano University

REGISTRATION:
If you have not sung with the choir in the last two years, or are a new singer, please call Capilano University at 604.984.4911 or email Lars Kaario prior to registering.

Schedule

Wednesdays 19:00 – 22:00

Start Date

January 08, 2020

End Date

April 01, 2020

Instructor

L. Kaario

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91013

Location

CapU Main Campus

Wordwork: The Craft of Creative Writing
Spring 2020
$389
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Just as carpenters craft wood, you will use writing tools and techniques to craft words. This open-genre course is for beginner to intermediate writers who want to tinker with words in a lively and supportive environment. Through lectures, discussions, exercises and assignments, you tighten your nuts ’n’ bolts writing skills (dialogue, point-of-view and revision) as well as hone your literary skills (style, characterization and theme). You leave the workshop with a portfolio of short pieces that have run through the process of peer feedback.

Schedule

6 Saturdays 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

April 18, 2020

End Date

May 30, 2020

Instructor

R. Fernandez

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91002

Notes

No class May 16

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Mixed Media Painting
Spring 2020
$255
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Explore your creativity using acrylic paints, textured mediums, metallics and a huge variety of tantalizing mixed media materials. Join instructor Shary Bartlett to experiment with techniques such as photo transfer, collage, layering and creating lush texture. This class will strengthen your understanding of composition and stimulate the artist within in a fun and supportive environment. A wide range of supplies are included in the $40 (+GST) supply fee to be paid to the instructor at the first class.

PLEASE NOTE: this class does not include encaustic techniques.

Schedule

1 Sunday & 1 Saturday 10:00 – 16:30

Start Date

April 25, 2020

End Date

April 26, 2020

Instructor

S. Bartlett

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91001

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Digital Photography in a Snap
Spring 2020
$215
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You’ll be amazed at how one day can make a world of difference to your photography. In this introductory course, learn the features, controls and settings on your digital camera and how to navigate the different menus. Then, test your new camera knowledge by experimenting with the concepts you’ve learned under the guidance of a professional photographer and expert teacher. Bring your digital camera to class.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Photography.

Schedule

1 Saturday 09:30 – 13:30

Date

March 14, 2020

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91004

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Action Photography: Capturing the Moment
Spring 2020
$415
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Some of the most powerful photos are those that capture the moment at precisely the right instant: whether it’s a shot of your kid scoring a goal, a whale breaking the surface, or a family member unexpectedly meeting Tom Hanks. To get that kind of shot, many things need to come together, and this course is designed to give you the skills to pull these shots off. Learn how to instinctively recognize a situation for its photographic potential, and discover how to quickly evaluate the scene in terms of available light, positioning of people, and where the most dramatic action is likely to occur. You’ll also gain the ability to select the right lens, the best shutter speed, depth of field and more. By course end, you will be able to take spontaneous, unplanned action photos and—much in the way a photojournalist does—communicate a compelling story or convey a powerful emotion.

PLEASE NOTE: The date has been changed and differs from the print catalogue.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Photography.

Schedule

5 Sundays 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

Mar 29, 2020

End Date

May 3, 2020

Instructor

B. Brady

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91034

Notes

No class Apr 12

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Studio Photography: From Food and Family to Products and Portraits
Spring 2020
$415
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Studio photography gives you plenty of control over your shots, but to take advantage of that control, you need to know how to harness specialized equipment, techniques and knowledge. This course provides you with that knowledge. In addition to learning how to set up a home studio and use three-point lighting, you discover how to plan for and stage a shot, how to enhance the story appeal of the photo, and how to alter your approach for different situations, including family portraits, food and product photography, or even if you want to use the photo for a website or social media channels.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Photography.

Schedule

5 Tuesdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

March 03, 2020

End Date

April 14, 2020

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91033

Notes

No class Mar 17 & 24

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Enhance & Organize your Photos in Adobe Lightroom
Spring 2020
$415
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Discover the power of Adobe Lightroom, one of the most used programs for enhancing and organizing digital photos. Get creative with your photographs and learn to follow a detailed workflow to vastly improve your photo management skills. Topics include: importing photos; organizing them through keywords; cropping images; colour correction; contrast and brightness; converting colour photos to black and white; sharing your images and more. Please note you will need a subscription to Adobe Lightroom for the duration of the course.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Photography.

Schedule

5 Mondays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

March 30, 2020

End Date

May 04, 2020

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91027

Notes

No class Apr 13

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
Spring 2020
$425
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Learn basic Photoshop skills and improve your workflow with an overview of essential tools and techniques. Topics include: resizing and cropping images, creating and editing selections, combining images with layers, adjusting colours, basic retouching and working with type to add text to images. Resolution and file formats will also be discussed. Advanced topics, including adjustment layers and layer masks, are briefly demonstrated. Time will be provided to work on personal photos. Basic photography experience is an asset but not required. Please note you will need a subscription to Adobe Photoshop for the duration of the course.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Photography.

Schedule

6 Tuesdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

January 28, 2020

End Date

March 03, 2020

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91014

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Lighting: The Photographer’s Palette
Spring 2020
$415
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Understanding light and how it behaves is the most essential skill of the photographer. In this course, you will come to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of lighting in different contexts, including how to work with outdoor and artificial light. In addition, you will investigate and practise core lighting concepts such as colour, mood, contrast and temperature.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Photography.

Schedule

5 Saturdays 09:30 – 12:30

Start Date

January 25, 2020

End Date

February 29, 2020

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91031

Notes

No class Feb 15

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Composition: Hit Them with Your Best Shot
Spring 2020
$415
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Great photos don’t just happen. A good photographer is able to build a compelling photo by composing the elements in the frame in very particular ways for specific purposes. In this course, you learn the core concepts of how to frame your shots, including applying the rule of thirds; using leading lines to draw the eye; incorporating texture, shadow, repetition and contrast to add interest and drama; and applying colour theory to capture and hold the attention of the viewer.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Photography.

Schedule

5 Tuesdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

March 31, 2020

End Date

April 28, 2020

Instructor

K. Fraese

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91030

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Foundations of Photography: Begin with the Basics
Spring 2020
$415
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In this hands-on course, you explore the essentials of photography in depth. You begin by learning what all the controls, buttons and menus on your camera are for and when to use them. After gaining a thorough understanding of your camera and its capabilities, you examine key photographic concepts, including the fundamentals of digital image capture; aperture and shutter priority; exposure and depth of field; lens selection and more. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to evaluate any photographic situation and know instinctively which settings to use and which lens to go with to achieve the shot you want—even in manual mode.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Photography.

Schedule

5 Wednesdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

January 29, 2020

End Date

February 26, 2020

Instructor

M. Orozco

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91005

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Principles of Drawing & Painting
Spring 2020
$439
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In this introductory course, you learn how to develop your skills in both drawing and painting. Build your portfolio as you learn basic compositional solutions as well as how to handle a variety of media (pencil, charcoal, pastel, acrylics and ink). You will come away with a better understanding of media and how to apply them on different surfaces. Please note this course is mostly black and white drawing and painting media, with some introductory use of color. Course fee includes supplies.

Schedule

7 Wednesdays, 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

February 12, 2020

End Date

March 25, 2020

Instructor

A. McDermott

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91019

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Life Drawing
Spring 2020
$469
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Life drawing is a foundational skill needed for all types of visual arts, particularly animation. Using gesture drawing from a live model, you learn the basic principles of observational skills and develop your understanding of volume, form and line. Work on your portfolio and improve your drawing skills under the guidance of an expert instructor. Bring a 2b pencil and 50 sheets of white copy paper or a sketchbook of at least 11″ × 14″ to the first class. Price includes the weekly model fee.

Schedule

8 Thursdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

February 13, 2020

End Date

April 09, 2020

Instructor

M. Ghoreishi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91003

Notes

*No class Feb 20

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Spanish Beginner: Level 1
Spring 2020
$369
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This introductory and interactive course is an ideal opportunity to learn a new language for engaging in everyday activities. In an easygoing and supportive class environment, you speak and hear Spanish from the first day as you quickly gain basic conversation skills, proper pronunciation, enhanced vocabulary and knowledge of popular expressions to communicate information about yourself, your family and friends, your work and your daily life. Textbook required: Practical Spanish Grammar 2nd Edition, by Marcial Prado (available for purchase from the CSEE office located at 250 – 125 Victory Ship Way).

PLEASE NOTE: The times have been changed and differ from the print catalogue.

Schedule

8 Tuesdays 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

January 21, 2020

End Date

March 10, 2020

Instructor

A. Arreaga

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91020

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Spanish Beginner: Level 2
Spring 2020
$369
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If you can ask and answer simple questions about yourself, your interests and your work, this immersive course is an ideal choice to help strengthen your Spanish by refining your pronunciation and intonation. By focusing on oral communication skills and using meaningful scenarios to build your vocabulary and bank of expressions, the course will improve your ability to communicate in everyday situations involving travel, food, shopping, family
and business. Textbook required: Practical Spanish Grammar 2nd Edition, by Marcial Prado (available for purchase from the CSEE office located at 250 – 125 Victory Ship Way).

PLEASE NOTE: The times have been changed and differ from the print catalogue.

Schedule

8 Wednesdays 18:30 – 21:00

Start Date

January 22, 2020

End Date

March 11, 2020

Instructor

A. Arreaga

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91021

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Spanish for Travellers
Spring 2020
$289
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Get ready for that trip to a Spanish-speaking country with this introduction to Spanish language and culture! You learn the essentials — pronunciation, handy expressions and useful vocabulary—so that you can communicate in basic Spanish. You’ll also gain perspective on Latin American and Spanish cultures. Interactive and practical learning activities are the focus of this engaging course, so you can expect plenty of opportunity to practise speaking and listening with classmates and your instructor.

Schedule

4 Saturdays 09:30 – 11:30

Start Date

April 04, 2020

End Date

May 02, 2020

Instructor

B. Paniagua

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91018

Notes

No class Apr 11

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Introduction to Data Analysis – ONLINE
Spring 2020
$265
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Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.

NOTE: This course is delivered 100% online. You can take this course individually, or enroll in a 3-course bundle for a certificate. Prices are $265 per course if taken individually, or $665 for all three.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Data Analysis.

Start Date

February 03, 2020

End Date

February 28, 2020

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91036

Intermediate Data Analysis – ONLINE
Spring 2020
$265
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Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

NOTE: This course is delivered 100% online. You can take this course individually, or enroll in a 3-course bundle for a certificate. Prices are $265 per course if taken individually, or $665 for all three.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Data Analysis.

Start Date

March 02, 2020

End Date

March 27, 2020

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91037

Advanced Data Analysis – ONLINE
Spring 2020
$265
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After taking this Advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

NOTE: This course is delivered 100% online. You can take this course individually, or enroll in a 3-course bundle for a certificate. Prices are $265 per course if taken individually, or $665 for all three.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Data Analysis.

Start Date

April 06, 2020

End Date

May 01, 2020

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91038

Data Analysis: 3-Course Bundle – ONLINE
Spring 2020
$665
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Data Analysis is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after skills in the workplace. Companies have vast amounts of data, but it is rare to have someone with the ability to analyze that data to see trends and make predictions. Add a whole new skill set to your portfolio, and make a big difference in the success of your organization by acquiring data analysis skills.

This Online Certificate in Data Analysis includes the following courses:

This course will give you a basic understanding of how to analyze data in a business setting. Businesses look for candidates with an understanding of how to analyze the data they have been collecting; this course will help you start on that journey.

Many of your business decisions involve comparing groups for differences. For example, would men and women prefer different product features? In addition, you may look at relationships between variables. Does product recognition relate to subsequent product purchase? This Intermediate Data Analysis course will introduce you to the statistics behind these group differences and relationships. In addition, you’ll learn how to work with ratings, graphs and user-friendly reports of statistical results.

After taking this advanced course in Data Analysis, you will be able to perform inquiries that will be useful to your business or organization, and have the skill necessary to communicate these results through graphs and text that your fellow employees will understand. Take the guesswork out of important company decisions and make decisions based on statistically significant information. Whether your business is home based or a large company, this class will take you to the next level where important decision-making is concerned.

NOTE: These courses are delivered 100% online. You can take the courses individually, or take all three for a certificate. Prices are $265 per course if taken individually, or $665 for all three. 

If you wish to receive a course outline, please email csee@capilanou.ca.

Presented in partnership with the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest association for continuing education and lifelong learning.


This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Data Analysis.

Start Date

February 03, 2020

End Date

May 01, 2020

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91039

Data Analysis Capstone Project
Spring 2020
$449
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The Capstone Project is a mandatory component of the Award of Achievement in Data Analysis. The project is pre-approved and evaluated by the instructor and is typically completed within four to six weeks.

WHAT IS THE CAPSTONE PROJECT?
• Guidance and coaching from an experienced instructor
• An opportunity to apply skills learned in course work
• A project in data analysis defined by you, for your own or for another organization

WHY A CAPSTONE PROJECT?
• Apply the skills you learned in class to a real-world, practical experience of your choice
• Show them you did it! There is nothing as powerful as proof that you have worked on a real-world problem for a real organization. Skills + experience = a strong resume builder.
• Do it even better! Get coaching and feedback on a data project that you were going to do anyway.

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91028

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (December 15)
Fall 2019
$75
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This comprehensive one-day course stresses foundational must-know information of the workings on any fast-paced film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

Schedule

Sunday 09:30 – 17:00

Date

December 15, 2019

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93029

Location

CapU Main Campus

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (February 1)
Spring 2020
$75
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information about the workings of any film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

Schedule

1 Saturday 09:30 – 17:00

Date

February 01, 2020

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91024

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (March 28)
Spring 2020
$75
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information about the workings of any film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

Schedule

1 Saturday 09:30 – 17:00

Date

March 28, 2020

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91025

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Motion Picture Industry Orientation (April 25)
Spring 2020
$75
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This comprehensive two-day course stresses foundational must-know information about the workings of any film set and is required by all film unions and guilds in BC.

The motion picture industry has high expectations of crew members, their knowledge and expertise, in order to “get the shot and make the day.” Course topics include current filming information, growth and trends in the industry, its collaborative nature, demands and challenges facing production crew, job descriptions, on-set language, location respect, reading and understanding a call sheet, and on-set safety considerations and protocols for stunts and special effects. This immediately practical information could save you on your first week of work.

Schedule

1 Saturday 09:30 – 17:00

Date

April 25, 2020

Instructor

J. Penhall

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91026

Location

CapU Lonsdale

The Power of Knowing: Power BI Data Visualization and Analysis
Spring 2020
$349
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This course is ideal for business professionals who need to understand business-related data and extract usable insight from the numbers. By course end, you will be able to create, import, model, transform and visualize data through either standalone reports or information dashboards using Power BI desktop. You will also understand the steps for publishing reports to Microsoft’s powerbi.com cloud platform.

Schedule

4 Thursdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

February 20, 2020

End Date

March 12, 2020

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91029

Location

CapU Lonsdale

An Introduction to Data Driven Decision Making
Spring 2020
$399
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This hands-on course equips you with the fundamental skills you need to start harnessing data to tackle virtually any business or organizational problem. Hypothesis generation, structured analyses, data visualization and compelling storytelling are all covered. The hands-on nature of the course ensures you will walk away feeling confident that you’ve learned useful skills that can be applied the next day. In addition, the breadth of what you learn provides an excellent foundation if you choose to take more advanced data courses in the future.

Schedule

4 Saturdays 14:00 – 17:00

Start Date

February 29, 2020

End Date

April 04, 2020

Instructor

J. Ip & M. Wong

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91035

Notes

No class Mar 21 & 28

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Bookkeeping Basics
Spring 2020
$389
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Are you a new bookkeeper or accountant? Or maybe you just need a review of bookkeeping before taking QuickBooks or more advanced accounting courses? This course covers the basics of practical bookkeeping procedures, including assets and liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses. You learn the double-entry system of debiting and crediting accounts, how to
prepare balance sheets and income statements and why accounts are listed on each. Payroll as well as subsidiary ledgers and how they relate to the general ledger are also covered. Please note that basic Excel knowledge is recommended.

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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Bookkeeping.

Schedule

3 Saturdays 09:30 – 14:30

Start Date

January 18, 2020

End Date

February 01, 2020

Instructor

M. Rousselle

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91008

Location

CapU Lonsdale

QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers
Spring 2020
$389
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Learn how to implement QuickBooks into your business’s day-to-day needs, including options for configuring QuickBooks to suit your type of business, how to enter accounts payable and receivable, reconcile bank accounts and credit cards, prepare cheques and more. Discover how to create sales invoices and manage customer accounts and get an introduction on how to set up payroll. This course is ideal for anyone new to QuickBooks and for those who want to use it as a solution to their financial reporting needs.

PREREQUISITES: Bookkeeping Basics, Introduction to Financial Accounting or a basic understanding of bookkeeping.

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Schedule

3 Saturdays, 09:30 – 15:00

Start Date

February 22, 2020

End Date

March 07, 2020

Instructor

M. Rousselle

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91009

Location

CapU Lonsdale

QuickBooks 2 for Bookkeepers
Spring 2020
$389
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Master more advanced functions in QuickBooks, such as how to deal with a business using more than one currency, inventory valuation methods, making partial payments on vendor bills or handling partial payments of invoices, creating progress billings, creating journal entries to fix errors and much more. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to set up a payroll schedule for salaried employees and handle functions such as benefits, vacation and advance pay.

PREREQUISITES: QuickBooks 1 for Bookkeepers or similar experience.

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Schedule

3 Saturdays, 09:30 – 15:00

Start Date

March 21, 2020

End Date

April 04, 2020

Instructor

M. Rousselle

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91010

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Introduction to Financial Accounting
Spring 2020
$389
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This course—ideal for small-business owners, managers and entrepreneurs—provides an introduction to the key concepts of financial accounting and covers day-to-day business accounting functions. Through theory, hands-on practice and examples, you learn fundamental tools and analysis (including what questions to ask your bookkeeper), as well as how to identify key trends and indicators of financial health. Develop balance sheets, income and cash flow statements and analyze these statements to set benchmarks for revenue and sales growth. Bring a calculator and be prepared to crunch some numbers!

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Schedule

5 Thursdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

April 02, 2020

End Date

April 30, 2020

Instructor

P. Goel

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91012

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Excel FastTrack: Master the Basics
Spring 2020
$289
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Learn real-world Excel applications and features that will immediately boost your productivity and increase your efficiency! This one-day, hands-on workshop shows you how to turn raw data into meaningful results to be shared with your co-workers by using basic Excel features. Topics include entering and editing data, applying formulas to compute results and validate data, key functions and how to format data in cells and worksheets.

PLEASE NOTE: This course has been rescheduled to Feb 8th.

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Schedule

1 Saturday, 09:30 – 16:30

Date

February 8, 2020

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91006

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Excel FastTrack: Intermediate
Spring 2020
$289
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Move beyond the basics of Excel and increase your productivity and efficiency even more! This one-day, hands-on workshop will help you develop an Excel toolkit of techniques and everyday solutions to create robust spreadsheets that easily adapt to your needs. Topics include analyzing or ranking data, working with text, generating charts, using complex formulas, controlling data input, applying conditional formatting and creating pivot tables.

PREREQUISITES: Excel FastTrack: Master the Basics or equivalent.

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Schedule

1 Saturday, 09:30 – 16:30

Date

March 14, 2020

Instructor

M. Vahid-Massoudi

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91007

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Build Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress
Spring 2020
$415
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Learn the basics of creating a website with WordPress. Discover how to install WordPress to create and edit web pages, including adding images and text. Explore both free and premium themes to change the appearance of your website. Learn how to extend WordPress to suit your needs with a variety of helpful plug-ins. Basic concepts of e-commerce and search engine optimization will also be discussed. The course is perfect for any small business or individual looking to get a quick start with their website or blog.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer and file management skills.

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Schedule

5 Tuesdays 18:30 – 21:30

Start Date

March 31, 2020

End Date

April 28, 2020

Instructor

J. Neufeld

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91015

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Yoga Break for Children – Spring Series
Spring 2020
$150
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Yoga can help improve your child’s concentration, enhance brain development and enrich imagination. Yoga Break for Kids is a playful, hour-long class that keeps kids engaged through yoga and art. It consists of age appropriate yoga postures, yoga dance, yoga games, songs, lectures and meditation. The instructor is a certified B.C. teacher and is also certified in first aid. Please note that kids must bring their own yoga mat.

Schedule

8 Saturdays 09:30 – 10:30

Start Date

January 18, 2020

End Date

March 14, 2020

Instructor

M. Schumacher

Course Reference Number (CRN)

91032

Notes

No class Feb 15

We Meet at Last: Acing the Face-to-Face
Fall 2019
$65
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In-person interactions are still the most effective way to form strong bonds with your contacts, and are the most likely to realize tangible business results. That’s why all your online efforts should be preparing for this moment: meeting your contact in person. The focus of this workshop is on the tried and true techniques of personal networking. This workshop focusses on the skills you need to successfully connect with people with an eye to building your business. In this workshop, you will:

  • Acquire the skills and confidence to interact with strangers in a professional setting
  • Learn to guide productive conversations that grow your business
  • Understand the business goals of building relationships
  • Practise and obtain feedback on your networking skills

Take all three of our Networking workshops and save $45

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Schedule

1 Wednesday 08:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Date

November 20, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93025

Location

CapU Lonsdale

First Contact: Online is the New Handshake
Fall 2019
$65
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Today’s technology allows you to expand networking efforts more successfully than ever before through platforms such as LinkedIn. This workshop shows you how to use the online tools at your disposal to reach out to potential contacts and foster offline meetings to expand your professional network. In this workshop, you will:

  • Discover which online tools and platforms are the most effective for establishing professional connections
  • Learn the steps needed to turn an online connection into a bonafide personal contact
  • Research online channels where prospective clients are likely to gather
  • Understand the importance of engaging your professional network on a regular basis

Take all three of our Networking workshops and save $45

That sounds like an excellent idea. Take me to this ‘Networking in the Digital Age’ bundle you speak of.

Schedule

1 Wednesday 08:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Date

October 30, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93024

Location

CapU Lonsdale

Personal Branding: Being Online Puts Your Reputation on the Line
Fall 2019
$65
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The online environment provides many channels to showcase your expertise, your ideas and your business. These are important assets when establishing connections with fellow professionals, since they position you as a thought leader in your industry. And of course the reverse is true: a poorly maintained online presence can do irreparable harm to your professional reputation. This workshop shows you how to maintain an online presence that generates business, and provides tips on how to avoid the pitfalls that come with an active online presence. In this workshop you will:

  • Gain awareness of the connection between how you present yourself online and how it is likely to be perceived by your audience
  • Learn how to manage your relationships with others with purpose
  • Develop key messaging and consider the repercussions
  • Discover how to position yourself as a thought leader in your industry

Take all three of our Networking workshops and save $45

I like the sound of that. Take me to this ‘Networking in the Digital Age’ bundle you speak of.

Schedule

1 Tuesday, 08:30 – 10:30 A.M.

Date

October 01, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

93023

Location

2121 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

The Lunch Zone (July 2 – 5)
Summer 2019
$24
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week we can, for a registration fee of $30, take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.

NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Tuesday – Friday 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 02, 2019

End Date

July 05, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92030

The Lunch Zone (July 8 – 12)
Summer 2019
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week we can, for a registration fee of $30, take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.

NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Monday – Friday 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92031

The Lunch Zone (July 15 – 19)
Summer 2019
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week we can, for a registration fee of $30, take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.

NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Monday – Friday 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 15, 2019

End Date

July 19, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92032

The Lunch Zone (July 22 – 26)
Summer 2019
$30
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If your camper (aged 6 – 12) is registered in two half-day camps (one running in the morning, one running in the afternoon) during the same week we can, for a registration fee of $30, take care of lunchtime supervision, which means you don’t have to worry about coming to the campus during lunch hour.

NOTE: Campers must bring their own bag lunch. Registration in the Lunch Zone is a full week commitment. If your camper is registered in a day-long camp (not two separate camps), lunch supervision is already included in the registration fee.

Schedule

Monday – Friday 12:00 – 12:45

Start Date

July 22, 2019

End Date

July 26, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92033

CapU Digital Media & Innovation (DMI) Boot Camp (Ages 12 – 17)
Summer 2019
$1,595
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HIGH TECH MEETS HIGHER LEARNING

The CapU Digital Media & Innovation Boot Camp focuses on developing creative and innovative young people by nurturing their curiosity, imagination, and collaborative skills. We do this through real-world projects, which tap into the students’ innate creativity and intrinsic motivation by allowing them to create their own unique projects and learning plans within their chosen stream, all under the skilled guidance of our experienced instructors.

Through this process, students learn technical digital media and design skills, while exploring valuable tools for project management, innovation, teamwork, and problem-solving to help them choose and succeed on their career path. Guest speakers from the creative industry and relevant field trips further inspire campers to see where their talents could take them.

HOW DOES THE BOOT CAMP WORK?

You and your team work on a project within your chosen stream. You integrate your knowledge of media design and technology to create video games, animations, short films, audio recordings, special effects, digital art and designs, and more! Our experienced teachers guide you as you build your learning and project plan, and work through the learning tools and creative process. On the last day of camp, you showcase your project during a show- and-tell party for family and friends.

You may choose between six streams. Please indicate the stream you’d like to join when you register for the camp. Each stream covers different aspects of digital media technology:

Stream 1: Game Design & Virtual Reality
Design your own video game with Vive Virtual Reality and Unreal Engine. Learn and use basic coding, physics and game design theory, and take home your own game executable.

Stream 2: 3D Modelling, Printing & Design
Calling all creators, makers, and innovators of the future: Experiment with character modelling using Mudbox and create a Marvel character. Then, print your creation on our 3D printers, and finish it off with airbrush painting before you get to take it home.

Stream 3: Sound Recording and Mixing
Experiment with voice recording, sound principles and mixing, and create your own sound production files or remix for music, games or films, ready to take home.

Stream 4: Photography
Master camera use, composition lighting and different styles of photography. Then, learn how to use Photoshop and digital editing and printing techniques for great results. Take home 5 high-quality prints for your portfolio.

Stream 5: Film and Visual Effects
Future filmmaker? Get a real feel for what it takes as you move through the film making process of pre-production (script writing, storyboarding, shot lists), production (camera and lighting use, shot types, make-up, green screen and sound), and post-production (editing and visual effects). Take home all your video project files.

Stream 6: Graphic Design and Digital Art
Do you love to draw, design and create? Learn and perfect your skills with design principles, concepts and processes using tools from the Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Then, take home a T-shirt and a full colour high quality printout or poster for your designs.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Campers must be highly motivated and self-directed with a strong interest in art, design, and digital media.

PROFESSIONAL EQUIPMENT GIVES YOU THE EDGE

The camp takes place in the labs of the Digital Media Academy at Argyle Secondary School in North Vancouver. You will be able to bring any idea to life with professional software and equipment, including Valve’s Vive virtual reality development kits, the latest Adobe CC Master and Autodesk suites, as well as 3D and 2D printers, video and photography cameras, and a studio outfitted with lights, a green screen and sound recording equipment.

WHY CHOOSE THE CAP U DIGITAL MEDIA & INNOVATION BOOT CAMP?

  • Hands-on experience with latest digital technology ensures your skill-sets are up-to-date and in demand.
  • Emphasis on creativity and problem-solving means you don’t just learn to use tools, you learn to harness ideas and turn them into reality.
  • Inquiry-based, self-directed learning format puts you in charge of your ideas.
  • Group learning environment develops confidence, communication and collaborative skills, not to mention new friends!
  • Relevant, real-world curriculum combined with a focus on creative aptitude and problem-solving skills prepares you for college and university programs. Or to become a super-villain, if university isn’t part of your plans.
  • Field trips give you first-hand exposure to real-world industry leaders and world-class facilities such as the Bosa Centre for Film and Animation.
  • Exceptional teaching, expertise and experience. The CapU DMI Boot Camp is led by experienced and passionate teachers – one of whom has won the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

TUITION INCLUDES:

  • Opportunity to take work home on your personal Dropbox or Google Drive
  • Personalized feedback
  • Field trips and guest speakers
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Materials and supplies
  • CapU Digital Media & Innovation Camp T-shirt
  • High student-to-staff ratios
  • Last day of camp show-and-tell party
Early Bird Discount!

Register before school ends (June 27) and pay only $1,395 (Regular: $1,595)

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 15:30

Start Date

August 06, 2019

End Date

August 16, 2019

Notes

Camp will start on Tuesday, August 6th

Location

Argyle Secondary School (1131 Frederick Rd, North Van)

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92035

Teen Filmmakers (Ages 13+)
Summer 2019
$425
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Put yourself live and on location in the director’s chair and create a film! You and your crew use GoPro action cameras, 1080 HD digital cameras, boom mikes, Final Cut Pro and the latest digital 360° virtual reality equipment and hardware to film and edit your next blockbuster. You also create storyboards, scout locations and act in your movie. There will also be opportunities to experiment with 360° virtual reality filmmaking and Google cardboard glasses. But you’re not done yet: you also learn how to advertise and market your film. At the end of camp, you premiere your film at The Reel Fun Film Festival, and it will be made available for download on a password-protected website. All experience levels are welcome and are sure to be challenged!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 22, 2019

End Date

July 26, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92011

Capturing the Moment: Photography for the Teen Eye (Ages 13+)
Summer 2019
$395
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Have you ever wondered how to take amazing photographs? Learn how to capture the moment and elevate your photographic vision. Explore composition, lighting techniques, different types of lenses, shutter speeds and more. In addition, you dabble in how to incorporate art elements to create striking images. Each day includes photo challenges and shoots, touching upon different types of photography, including available light portraiture, studio photography, street photography, photojournalism and fine art. Also, to ensure you get to practise photography in a range of conditions, this camp includes field trips. You leave with a matted photographic print and a slideshow. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 22, 2019

End Date

July 26, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92019

Video Game Design: Journey to Trappist-1 (Ages 11 – 14)
Summer 2019
$369
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Astronomers recently (early April 2017 to be exact) announced the discovery of the Trappist-1 system. This system is not an attempt by Trappist monks to count cards and win big at Vegas. Trappist-1 is a star system that contains seven “earth-like” planets, only 40 light years away. Can aliens really be that close? Are they friendly? Will they invade and enslave us? In this game design camp, you learn about the physics of space travel, engineer extraterrestrial ecosystems, design alien worlds and hopefully gain some insight into how to develop a planetary defense grid. By creating board, outdoor and, of course, video games, you examine the fundamental principles of game design from a curriculum developed by artists and engineers. You also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world.

Schedule

Tuesday – Friday*, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 02, 2019

End Date

July 05, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92022

Notes

*Please note, this is a 4-day camp.

Video Game Design – Wild Pacific (Ages 11 – 14)
Summer 2019
$449
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The waters off the BC coast are teeming with fascinating creatures.  This camp uses game design to explore the stunning array of marine life found along BC’s coast. By studying and creating board,  outdoor and video games (the focus, however, is squarely on video games), you examine the key principles of game design and learn what makes a game successful. The camp curriculum has been designed by artists and engineers, so you can be confident that what you learn are established best practices in the video game industry. You also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92024

Hardware Design Lab (Ages 11 – 14)
Summer 2019
$449
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Do you like to solve problems by making and breaking things? Are you fascinated not only with programming but computer hardware as well? If so, this camp is for you. Low-cost microcomputers like the Raspberry Pi and microcontrollers like Arduino give makers a quick, affordable way to build cool hardware. This camp brings circuits, switches, sensors and software together so you can make fun and functional hardware devices. You also get to solder and program in C and C# to build video game controllers and experiment with various types of hardware.

NOTE: Previous programming experience is an asset but not a requirement. There will be plenty of typing in this camp so brush up on your keyboarding skills!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 22, 2019

End Date

July 26, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92027

Technology Lab (Ages 11 – 14)
Summer 2019
$449
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The best way to understand how something works is to hack it! This week is all about opening up the technology that powers today’s world and understanding how it works. You get to crack open cell phones, laptops, tablets, computers and drones to see what makes them tick. Bring your ideas and questions to help get your own hacker project off the ground. Whether your interests are in installing Linux on a computer, configuring a router, or working with Arduino boards to create a time-lapse camera, you learn how to harness the design process to scope your project and get it off to a solid start.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 29, 2019

End Date

August 02, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92029

Horror Writing: Tales from the Dark Side (Ages 13+)
Summer 2019
$249
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Gothic fantasy, zombie apocalypse and alien abduction . . . in this camp the focus is on the thrills and chills of speculative fiction. Twisting reality, you add a dark touch to multiple literary genres with fairy tales gone horribly wrong, frightful science experiments in secret labs and things that go bump in the night. Author Danika Dinsmore provides insights, exercises and projects as she leads you through a blood-curdling journey of reading, writing and lively discussion. The end result is an anthology of short work by the students.

NOTE: The final draft of each anthology story will be due one week after the course ends. Please make sure your schedule allows time to complete this work.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 15, 2019

End Date

July 19, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92014

Adventures in Drama (Ages 8 – 12)
Summer 2019
$395
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Do you love pretending to be someone else, dressing up in costumes and making up funny voices? Come explore the exciting world of plays, theatre games, character creation and improv in this popular and fun-filled drama camp. Drama builds confidence, communication, collaboration and creative problem-solving skills. It’s also a great way to practise improvisation and thinking on your feet. In addition, you audition for a short play, learn lines and put together a costume. At the end of the camp, there is a performance for friends and family!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92020

Creativity & Graphic Design (Ages 9 – 12)
Summer 2019
$395
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This camp is for everyone who is interested in art, design, drawing and storytelling. Posters, logos and digital art are just a few of the graphic design areas you explore while having fun learning how to give form to your ideas using the Adobe Creative Suite. Discover how the design process works through individual and team-based projects as you come up with cool designs for your own personalized T-shirt, a cereal box, a magazine, a book/CD cover or poster.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 22, 2019

End Date

July 26, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92034

Fashion Design Goes Digital (Ages 9 – 12)
Summer 2019
$449
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This fun and creative camp focuses on harnessing the creativity and inventiveness of fashion design and unleashing it into the digital realm. Fashion is an ideal entry point into digital creativity because it fuses artistic and technical concepts like few other areas can. You get to experiment with paper and fabric to create 2D sketches and mock up your ideas, and then use digital tools to edit images, letting you explore color and patterns. In addition, you use cloth simulation tools to see how your patterns work on virtual models! Then, you combine the fashion concepts of body ratio, radius and circumference with the material science of fabric stretch, stiffness and shear, to create an amazing finished product.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 15, 2019

End Date

July 19, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92025

Video Game Design – Wild Pacific (Ages 8 – 11)
Summer 2019
$449
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From tide pools to the dark, cold depths of the ocean floor, the waters off the coast of BC are teeming with exotic creatures. This camp explores the biodiversity of marine life found along BC’s coast using game design. Using board games as a jumping-off point, you’ll create video games and learn the key principles of game design from a curriculum designed by artists and engineers. You also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92023

Video Game Design: Journey to Trappist-1 (Ages 8 – 11)
Summer 2019
$369
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In early 2017, astronomers announced the discovery of the Trappist-1 system and its seven “earth-like” planets, only 40 light years away. In this action-packed game design camp, you learn about the physics of space travel, engineer extraterrestrial ecosystems and design alien worlds. Through the creation of board, outdoor and, of course, video games, you explore the key principles of game design from a curriculum designed by artists and engineers. You also learn how to use Unity3D, the software of choice for game developers around the world. Trappist-1 may be light years away, but after this camp you will have created a piece of it on Earth.

Schedule

Tuesday – Friday*, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 02, 2019

End Date

July 05, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92021

Notes

*Please note, this is a 4-day camp.

Video Game Design: Agriculture (Ages 8 – 11)
Summer 2019
$449
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Farming has come a long way since Old MacDonald. No longer is it just about cows and pigs with moo moos here and oink oinks there. Robotics, genomics, artificial intelligence, sensors and more are increasingly playing a role in agriculture. And now, thanks to this camp, you can too! Create a farm-themed video game using Unity3D, the world-leading platform for game makers. In addition to finding out about the fascinating science behind modern day farming, you learn the core skills of the design process and computational thinking. And just to improve your farmer cred, you and your camp mates will have an opportunity to grow real crops in the real outdoors.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 22, 2019

End Date

July 26, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92026

The Coding Lab (Ages 8 – 11)
Summer 2019
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The world is built on coding concepts—the idea that smaller functions join together to create complex systems. (Bricks become buildings. Buildings become factories. Factories produce wings. Wings make flight possible.) Join us and learn how to use design process and data flows to create interactive games in Scratch, which is the ideal programming language to help you understand how software systems are created from simple functional blocks. You also use analog and digital tools as part of your process, including designing games on paper.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 29, 2019

End Date

August 02, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92028

Create Your Own Stop Motion Animation Film (Ages 7 – 10)
Summer 2019
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Free your imagination as you use clay and LEGO to create your own stop motion animation film! Under the guidance of experienced instructors and filmmakers, you and your crew work together on storyboards, scripts and more. Then, the filming begins! Using video cameras, Final Cut Pro and Apple laptops, you add sound effects, titles, voices and music, culminating in your own high-energy action film, gut-busting comedy or inspiring drama (it’s up to you what you create!) On the last day, you showcase your movie for family and friends. Your film will also be made available for download on a password-protected website.

This camp is now full. To join the waitlist, please email csee@capilanou.ca. We will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 29, 2019

End Date

August 02, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92012

“…and the Oscar Goes to…You!” Aspiring Filmmakers (Ages 9 – 12)
Summer 2019
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Put yourself live and on location in the director’s chair! You and your crew use the latest technology, such as 1080 HD digital cameras, boom mikes and Final Cut Pro to film and edit your next blockbuster. You also get to create storyboards, scout locations and act in your film. On top of all that, you experiment with 360° virtual reality filmmaking and Google Cardboard glasses. How to market and advertise your film is also covered. At the end of camp, your film will premiere at The Reel Fun Film Festival for family and friends, and will be made available for download on a password-protected website. New and returning filmmakers welcome!

This camp is now full. To join the waitlist, please email csee@capilanou.ca. We will contact you if a spot becomes available.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92009

“Lights, Camera, Action!” Junior Filmmakers (Ages 7 – 10)
Summer 2019
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Use 1080 HD cameras, boom mikes and Final Cut Pro to film and edit your next blockbuster! Working in a small group, you create a storyboard and scout locations before filming, editing and acting in your own movie. You also experiment with 360° virtual reality filmmaking and Google Cardboard glasses. Each group also designs web pages, posters and trailers to promote their upcoming movies. Family and friends enjoy a red carpet film festival on Friday, and your film will be made available for download on a password-protected website.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 15, 2019

End Date

July 19, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92010

LEGO Motorized Machines: Beginners & Intermediate (Ages 8 – 12)
Summer 2019
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How does a helicopter work? A windmill? A crane? Use specialized LEGO Dacta and education kits to build cool machines that use gears, pulleys, levers, belts, pneumatic pumps and pistons. Many of the machines will be powered with LEGO motors, and some can be connected to a computer and programmed to work. Intermediate students will build more complex machines, including a dragster, a working grandfather clock, robotic animals and more. This camp also includes an introduction to LEGO Mindstorms robotics system.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92015

LEGO Robotics & Programming: Intermediate & Advanced (Ages 10 – 14)
Summer 2019
$269
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Use the amazing LEGO EV3 and LEGO Mindstorms systems to build a robot that can navigate a maze, sense its environment, grab objects, play music and even battle other robots (you make your robotic creation come to life by learning how to program with Mindstorms graphic software or by using C-based code). This camp is designed with collaboration in mind, so you can work with a partner on your projects.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92016

LEGO Advanced Robotics: FLL Simulation Camp (Ages 10 – 16)
Summer 2019
$395
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Get a taste of what it’s like to compete in a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics competition. FLL is an international competition organized by FIRST for elementary and middle school students. The highlight of the competition is the robotics game challenge! In this camp, you learn programming basics with LEGO Mindstorms as well as tips and tricks for building a competition robot. You then work with a partner to build and program a robot that will complete a variety of challenges for points on FLL game boards from past competitions. This camp is best suited for those who have taken an intermediate or advanced camp, or have experience using the LEGO Mindstorms robotics system.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 15:45

Start Date

July 15, 2019

End Date

July 19, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92017

Robotics & Engineering (Ages 9 – 12)
Summer 2019
$229
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Become an engineer and make your own robot! Learn the basics of computer coding; experiment with robots of different shapes, sizes and levels of complexity; create 3D pictures using a printer pen and discover what is required to make a robot perform specific actions. There is also a weeklong project in which you build your very own hydraulic arm (for a robot, that is—we’re not asking you to become a cyborg). At the end of this fun-filled and creative camp, you have robot races with your friends. You also get to take home your own colour bot and robot arm. No coding or robotics experience necessary!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 15, 2019

End Date

July 19, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92006

Writing Imaginary Worlds (Ages 9 – 12)
Summer 2019
$249
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One of the best things about reading is getting lost inside another world. As a writer, having an imaginary world of your own gives you a jumping off point for an infinite number of stories (just ask Phillip Pullman or J.K. Rowling!) In this workshop, the focus is on creating “World Books.” These world books will contain maps, imaginary creatures, illustrations, myths and legends, a lexicon of new words and anything else you’d like to include to give your world its own rules, history, magic and mysteries. Creating your own imaginary world from scratch can inspire endless adventures once you—and your characters—start to explore it. At the end of camp on Friday, you get to dress up and share food from your civilization at our Imaginary Worlds Fair. Parents are welcome!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 15, 2019

End Date

July 19, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92013

Fun with Photography (Ages 9 – 12)
Summer 2019
$269
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Would you like to take more captivating photographs? Learn how to take stunning photos using special techniques while having fun with perspective, lighting and other photo challenges. Develop your photographic eye by getting outside and observing the world around you. At the end of the class, you get to bring home a matted photographic print, as well as share your work with family and friends with an exciting slideshow. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92018

Inventor’s Lab (Ages 9 – 12)
Summer 2019
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This is a can’t-miss opportunity for you to become an inventor! Build a circuit system that lights up, then sets off an alarm and even takes flight. Make your own simple robot to clean a surface, learn about static electricity and create your own electroscope. Discover how you can use renewable sources of energy and make your own solar-powered creation. You also get to investigate chemical reactions that cause things to glow, turn to slime and change temperature. At camp’s end, you take home an electroscope, stomp rocket and more!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 15, 2019

End Date

July 19, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92005

Icky Sticky Science (Ages 6 – 9)
Summer 2019
$199
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Prepare to get messy! Become an official grossologist and perform the ooiest, gooiest experiments around and discover why things that are gross are actually interesting to scientists. Dissect an owl pellet, make your own Play-Doh, observe what happens when you mix acids and bases together, learn how to make bubbles stinky, create your own goo worms (and look at real ones, too) and much more!

Schedule

Tuesday – Friday, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 02, 2019

End Date

July 05, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92002

Notes

*Please note, this is a 4-day camp.

Reaction Attraction (Ages 6 – 9)
Summer 2019
$199
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Enter the lab and become a chemist! Put on your goggles and get ready to test out some chemical reactions. Will it explode? Will it make noise? Will it stink up the place? Learn about matter, identify chemicals and investigate reactions that pop, fizz and foam. Join this popular camp, complete with projects, observations and science journals.

Schedule

Tuesday – Friday 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 02, 2019

End Date

July 05, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92001

Notes

*Please note, this is a 4-day camp.

The Amazing Human Body (Ages 6 – 9)
Summer 2019
$229
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Would you like to know what doctors know? This camp uses fun experiments to show you how the human body works. Join us in the lab and use doctors’ stethoscopes, thermometers, reflex hammers and more to examine the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, nervous, musculoskeletal and digestive systems, as well the five senses of sight, smell, hearing, touch and taste. Check out what gives our body shape as we examine X-rays, take measurements and record our findings. The camp also delves into microbiology to investigate germs and how you can protect yourself from them.

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92003

Junior Inventors (Ages 6 – 9)
Summer 2019
$229
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Do you like to figure out how things work? What about coming up with brilliant solutions that solve puzzling problems? Join this fun inventors’ camp and see how famous inventions such as airplanes, magnets and photographs came about. You also get to re-create some awesome inventions, including ice cream. (Yes, we will show you how to make ice cream. You’re welcome.) Plus, you explore electricity, gravity, sound, physics and more. Building science is also covered, and you use what you learn to make your own structures. On the last day, inventions are presented at the amazing Invention Convention!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 12:00

Start Date

July 22, 2019

End Date

July 26, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92007

Science Fun (Ages 6 – 9)
Summer 2019
$229
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Explore different kinds of science—even the ones you can eat! Discover how things fly with fun physics, pull colours apart using creative chemistry, enjoy a hair-raising experience with the help of our Vandergraff electrostatic generator and take home your very own edible igloo! Have fun conducting a new experiment for every letter of the alphabet, and keep track of all your amazing observations in a lab book. You also get to work on a weeklong project dedicated to making science fun!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 08, 2019

End Date

July 12, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92004

Space Camp: Let’s Go to the Moon! (Ages 6 – 9)
Summer 2019
$229
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Hop on board and discover what it takes to be an astronaut! Make paper cup constellations to study the stars and investigate what scientists were focusing on before humanity conquered space. In addition, you learn how humans made it to the moon and even get to create a planet. And since the hunger for knowledge can create a hunger for food, you also get to check out what astronauts eat in space and bring home your very own space snack. On top of all that, you get to launch rockets into space!

Schedule

Monday – Friday, 12:45 – 15:45

Start Date

July 22, 2019

End Date

July 26, 2019

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92008