• Howe Sound campus and community forum

      Ruth Simons leads a presentation on the Howe Sound Biosphere Region initiative November 6 at 7 p.m. More...

      Free public lecture, film & fieldtrip series

      Join us for one of the upcoming EarthWorks events. More...

      EarthWorks Fall 2017 speaker series

      View videos from the fall 2017 Sense of Place speaker series. More...

    EarthWorks Events

    • A lecture, film, and field trip series... with an environmental stewardship and interdisciplinary flavour hosted by Capilano University. All events are free and open to students, staff, faculty, and the public. EarthWorks is an ambitious initiative spearheaded by students, staff, and faculty from the university's Biology, English, Geography, Liberal Studies, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation programs and beyond.


      Educate and inspire students as well as members of the campus and local community to understand complex environmental issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective enabling all to take action for positive change.

      EarthWorks 2018

      Sense of Place Spring 2018 Lectures and Events

      Events are free and open to everyone.

      Tall Tales, Long Lenses book launch

      long lensesWednesday, February 21, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Birch Building, BlueShore Theatre 

      Premier wildlife photographer John Marriott shares stories and photos
      from his experiences with animals in their habitats. Raincoast Conversation Foundation’s Ross Dixon will talk about initiatives to end commercial trophy hunting in the Great Bear Rainforest. Co-sponsored by Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

      Fair trade panel on coffee, chocolate and clothing

      coffee 300Wednesday, February 28, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Bosa Building, theare

      A compelling discussion with Iona Fresnoza, Mara Mennicken and Kaya Dorey, each of whom run a fair trade business.

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      Capilano University waste audit

      waste audit 300Tuesday, March 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Behind the Sportsplex 

      During the annual waste audit, students sort recyclables, reusables, and trash to determine the volumes being generated on campus.

      Animal conservation in a changing world  

      bird 300Thursday, March 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bosa Building, theatre 

      CapU’s Tom Flower studies diverse bird species. His research shows how understanding the behaviour of animals helps us to understand biodiversity conservation.

      Native species planting day

      bee 300Friday, April 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Cedar Building, courtyard

      Join Jo-Ann and get your hands in the earth while planting some Oregon grape, sword ferns, and native roses in the ground. Dress for the weather and bring gloves. 

      B.C. Bear Day

      bear in grass 300Saturday, April 7, 1 to 4 p.m., Cedar Building, courtyard

      Bring the family for a fun-packed afternoon of crafts, face-painting, storytelling, and music. Learn about bears through displays, interactive presentations, and workshops. 

      Students who attend at least 3 lectures/films and 1 hands on activity in a term will receive an EarthWorks notation on their transcript. Attendance is registered at all events.

      Have programming suggestions for EarthWorks 2017? Email us at earthworks@capilanou.ca.