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Capilano University: Save the Studio Art and Textile Arts Programs
  • Petitioning Christy Clark

This petition will be delivered to:

Premier
Christy Clark
Kris Bulcroft, President
Capilano University
Vice President
Bill Gibson
Vice President International Programs
Cathrine Vertesi
Dean of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Robert Campbell
Dean, Faculty of Business
Graham Fane
Dean, Faculty of Health and Education
Jean Bennett
Dean, Faculty of Fince and Applied Arts
Jennifer Moore
Dean, Faculty of Tourism Outdoor
Dr. Chris Bottrill
University Librarian
Grace Makarewicz
Registrar
Karen McCredie
Head of Department, Studio Arts
Sandra Ferens
Board Resourcing & Development Office
Dr. Robin C. Brayne
Board Resourcing & Development Office
Ms. Sonja Lebans
Board Resourcing & Development Office
Mr. Brent Leigh
Board Resourcing & Development Office
Ms. Shelley McDade
Vice Chair - Board Resourcing & Development Office
Ms. Geri Prior
Board Resourcing & Development Office
Ms. Jane Shackell
Coordinator Jazz Studies Program
Grace McNab
Chair - Board Resourcing & Development Office
Mr. Barry W. Chambers
Board Resourcing & Development Office
Mr. J. Blair Simonite
Education Minister
Amrik Virk
Opposition Education Critic
David Eby
West Vancouver-Capilano MLA
Ralph Sultan
MLA Lower Lonsdale
Naomi Yamamoto

Capilano University: Save the Studio Art and Textile Arts Programs

    1. Juan Cisneros
    2. Petition by

      Juan Cisneros

      Vancouver, Canada

SAVE THE CAPILANO STUDIO ART AND TEXTILE ARTS PROGRAMS!

Due to the University's deficit from government cuts, the Studio Art and Textile Arts programs will close!  These programs greatly influence the art and culture of North Vancouver, the University community and beyond.In support of arts education, please sign and share this petition.

Recent signatures

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    1. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      No programs deserve to be blindsided like this. Support the arts!


    2. Reached 5,000 signatures
    3. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      Keep supporting the Arts


    4. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      Good idea. Art is stoopid. We should be teaching people valuble stuff like how to make beer.


    5. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      *not sure where/how to sign the petition? it's very confusing, so i'll just give you my name here... ?

      Michelle Woelders, Langley BC


    6. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      I guess if CapU wants to be know as a school that doesn't listen to the voices of its students, then go ahead cancel the programs. If CapU wants to be known for not being forward thinking, than go ahead cancel the programs. If CapU wants ...


    7. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      Art is essential to society and culture. Why cut that out?


    8. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      The Textile Art program is truly unique. Cutting such fundamental programs will be a huge loss to the art community.


    9. Reached 4,000 signatures
    10. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      In today's highly competitive education economy, as in all business categories, a unique offering is paramount to success. I chose to work at Cap U because of it's stellar reputation for creative education. I'm proud to teach there becaus...


    11. Reached 2,000 signatures
    12. 1000 SIGNATURES!!

      Juan Cisneros
      Petition Organizer

      We are doing a great job here guys! Let's help spreading out the word... Thanks for all the support!!

    13. Reached 1,000 signatures
    14. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      As a student at Cap, I've come to appreciate the wide variety of arts that make Capilano what it is. Furthermore, one of my close friends is a hopeful applicant for the textile arts program this fall and it would be a shame to see her dre...


    15. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      Capilano has built itself an identity among my peers as a school that enables young peoples interested in the arts to pursue their passion while receiving a credible, and respected education in their desired area of study within the arts....


    16. Reached 500 signatures
    17. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      SERIOUSLY, CAP?


    18. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      It is important that our students have an outlet to express themselves.


    19. Reached 100 signatures
    20. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      Creativity deserves to be honoured.


    21. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      The arts programs are a critical part of capilano university's heritage and culture. It seems like a shame for these programs to be removed at a time when Capilano intends to build its reputation as one of the top creative universities in...


    22. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      For every dollar invested in arts and culture, eight dollars of economic activity is generated.


    23. Decision-maker Carol Aitken responds:

      Carol Aitken

      Although I have not taken the Studio Art of Textiles programs at CapU, I know they're one of the many art programs that were the reason I chose to go to Capilano in the first place. Art and creativity are some of the most important things...


    24. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Robert Campbell TABER AB, CANADA
      • 11 days ago

      The arts are an important part of society.

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    • Lindsey Cote SURREY, CANADA
      • 28 days ago

      everyone should have an equal opportunity to follow the career path that they choose.

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    • Natalie Boyce BC, CANADA
      • 28 days ago

      CapU is one of the few places, not just in Vancouver, but Canada wide that still has a textiles program. Please don't take this valuable commodity away from aspiring textile artists. Furthermore, the amount of people with academic degrees unable to get jobs in their fields is ridiculous, why not support those that choose the route of arts instead?

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    • Sheila Christie VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      I want to undertake the course if study.

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    • Alex Chen SURREY, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      My daughter attends the program and her passion shows through her school marks. To cancel this program means to deny her the chance to succeed in pursuing her passion. As her dad, I do not agree with the University's decision.

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