Your time at CapU is unrivalled for building skills and enriching your resumé.
Explore the ways you can get involved and make the most of your time at CapU.
Support your fellow students
Work as a Peer Leader across CapU. Peer leaders support other students. This work can include mentorship, organizing events, facilitating workshops and providing information or academic support.
Departments offer a variety of volunteer, honorarium and student employee positions. See the options for becoming a CapU Peer Leader.
The International Leadership & Mentorship Program (ILMP) is for students who want to support international students. You will run events, get training and get to mentor new international students as they transition to CapU and start life in Vancouver. Learn more about being a mentor through ILMP.
Join Positive Space. The Positive Space Program is in place to create a more respectful, welcoming and inclusive campus at CapU. Events and workshops raise awareness and visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+) community, developing allies across campus. Find out more about Positive Space.
Work to help the environment
EarthWorks is a CapU initiative with the goal of educating others about complex environmental issues.
Students attending three lectures and one environmental restoration event per term receive an EarthWorks notation on their transcript. Co-curricular credits can also be earned for volunteer work.
Learn more about EarthWorks.
Additional opportunities for involvement
Publishing your research and writing is a fantastic way to share your knowledge and emerging ideas with a broader public.
The Capilano Courier, The Liar, Canadian Journal of Undergraduate Research and the CapU hosted Journal of Childhood Pedagogies are a few local examples of magazines and journals publishing work by emerging writers and researchers.
Connect with faculty in your department for additional ideas for potential publication venues.
Many of these activities are eligible for inclusion on your co-curricular record, an official summary of your extra-curricular experiences at CapU that you can show future employers.
Capilano Students' Union supports over 30 active clubs.
Whether you join an existing club or start your own, clubs are an excellent way to meet new and like-minded people while developing your organizational skills and deepening the practical application of knowledge and skills acquired in your courses.