Student Projects

    • Student work is integral to increasing awareness and environmental stewardship on campus.  Students are encouraged to contact the Sustainability Manager and/or sustainability team to find out how to incorporate what's happening on campus into their work.
      You can also find out the latest information on the Sustainability side of Your Daily Cap - Capilano U's very own blog!

      CapU Works Student Organizers 2017

      Tessa Janzen - Waste Works Student Organizer

      Tessa Janzen is an Outdoor Recreation student with a background in hospitality management and a strong passion for waste minimization.  Tessa was the Earth Works student organizer for the 2016/2017 school year and supported many events including the annual waste audit in 2017.  She is now our Waste Works student organizer, and is working with various stakeholders on waste management best practices and minimization programs.  

      Tessa is developing some exciting programs for the 2017/2018 school year, stay tuned!


      Kayla Blok - Sustainability Assistant 

      Kayla is deeply passionate about all things sustainability and brings 5 years of professional experience in corporate and non-profit sectors where she worked on greening buildings, utility analysis and developing sustainably engagement programs that have tangible results on performance. 

      She believes “that all organizations and individuals have the capacity to inspire and implement positive environmental change”.

      Kayla’s role on campus includes:

      • Coordinating CapU Works, the student driven sustainability program
      • Ensuring campus programs develop a sustainable culture and change behaviors
      • Supporting legislated GHG reporting     


      Bill Demopoulos - Sustainability Manager

      Bill is a 20 year veteran of sustainability activism and consulting. It all started while he was in B-school, when a limited access highway development project was threatening his childhood fishing and camping territories. He teamed up with more than 40 non-profits to stop it, and they did. 

      “The learning that I gained in a single volunteer initiative became a lifelong passion; it truly made me who I am.” 

      Bill’s role on campus includes:

      • Overseeing the selection of sustainability focused technologies
      • Ensuring adherence to energy and sustainability policies
      • Supporting student-driven sustainability initiatives




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