In light of ongoing events, we have decided to extend the deadline on our call for presenters at Catalyst: From Agitation to Action. This means that you now have until October 30 to submit your application to present

What are we looking for? 

We are looking for members of the CapU community to present their experience with equity at Capilano during a special storytelling session at Catalyst. Your presentation can be live or pre-recorded; you can present as yourself or completely anonymously; you could tell a story, paint a picture, perform a dance or other original work, you could play a song that speaks to you… The most important factors are: 

  • that your presentation is able to be streamed online (via Zoom);
  • that your presentation does not exceed 15 minutes; and
  • that you are comfortable sharing your experience.

If you’re interested, then we want to hear from you! Please complete this form to apply by October 30, 2020. Please note: Limited space is available. Selected presenters will receive an honorarium of $75. All applicants will be contacted by November 2, 2020. Successful applicants will need to submit their pre-recorded presentation or preview their live presentation for organizers by November 10, 2020.

About Catalyst: From Agitation to Action

At Catalyst, you will have the opportunity to engage with other members of the CapU community about Capilano’s history and future when it comes to justice, equity, and anti-racism work. Our goal is to facilitate a unique experience to authentically look at equity on campus as it has been while also building a forum to work on equity at Capilano as it should be. In other words, Catalyst will offer the chance to express agitation and to commit to action as we work towards an even better community. 

This will not be some stuffy, traditional conference. Catalyst promises to facilitate informational presentations, experiential performances, guided discussions, artistic expressions, and many opportunities to open your heart and your mind. 

Best of all, Capilano University students are invited to attend Catalyst for free. In fact, this conference will present you with a number of opportunities to express yourself, volunteer, and even win some prizes!