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School of Outdoor Recreation Management

Share your love of outdoor adventure, education and conservation with people from around the world. Turn your dreams into a living through CapU's Outdoor Recreation Management programs.

Why study outdoor recreation management at CapU?

British Columbia has never had a higher profile as a tourist destination, with visitors from around the world seeking out the grandeur of the province’s pristine scenery and our array of outdoor activities – from hiking, skiing, climbing and biking on our glorious mountains to sailing, kayaking, diving and surfing on the ocean or camping and viewing wildlife at destinations throughout BC. 

This trend is creating ever more demand for people with education and training in outdoor recreation.

Potential employers include tourism companies and recreation organizations, with additional opportunities in federal, provincial and municipal governments or working in national, provincial and regional parks. And since our programs emphasize entrepreneurial skills, you can also strike out on your own and start a business.

Capilano University’s North Vancouver campus is the best place in the world to study outdoor recreation, situated as we are among the North Shore mountains – renowned for their hiking, skiing and mountain biking opportunities and sheltered ocean inlets hosting the whole range of water sports.

 

Outdoor Recreation Management program

Resources for CapU students

We’re here to support you at every step of your education journey. Check out the Learning Commons – an area for all students to grow in confidence as they master course material and gain new skills. Our specialized support centres include:

CapU’s Career Development Centre can help you find employment throughout your studies and as you move into the professional world. Here you’ll find a list of Professional Associations to be part of – an integral step in building your career.

And keep an eye out for the many student associations that offer networking events, opportunities to meet industry leaders from your field of study, and social get-togethers.

Bill Van Luven
Chair Instr., CMNS/ Instr. OREC/TOUR
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
School of Communication
Wilderness Leadership Program

604 984 1706 ext. 1706
Fir Building, room FR522
bvanluve@capilanou.ca
Blake Rowsell B.Ed., MA
Instructor
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3453
Cedar Building, room CE323
blakerowsell@capilanou.ca
Bridget McClarty B.Sc. (Hons), B.Ed., M.Ed. Candidate
Convenor, Global Stewardship, Instructor
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Global Stewardship
School of Outdoor Recreation Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2203
Fir Building, room FR545
bridgetmcclarty@capilanou.ca
Bruce Wilson
Instructor
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2219
Cedar Building, room CE380e
bwilson2@capilanou.ca
Catherine Boniface
Instructor
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3482
Cedar Building, room CE380E
cbonifac@capilanou.ca
Chris Carnovale
Instructor
School of Tourism Management
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
Faculty of Global and Community Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 7210
Cedar Building, room CE328
chriscarnovale@capilanou.ca
Christopher Ladner BBA
Instructor
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
Faculty of Global and Community Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2543
Cedar Building, room CE380E
christopherladner@capilanou.ca
Graham Vaughan
Convenor, Outdoor Rec. Mgmt, Instructor
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management

604 986 1911 ext. 3688
Cedar Building, room CE323
grahamvaughan@capilanou.ca
Greig Gjerdalen
Instructor
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management
Faculty of Global and Community Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2214
Cedar Building, room CE380e
ggjerdal@capilanou.ca
Jane Raycraft
Instructor
School of Business
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Tourism Management
School of Outdoor Recreation Management

604 986 1911 ext. 2362
Cedar Building, room CE360
jraycraf@capilanou.ca
Lara Duke
Dean, Faculty of Global and Com. Studies
Dean's Office - Faculty of Global and Community Studies
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Kinesiology
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Global Stewardship
School of Tourism Management
School of Public Administration

604 983 7529 ext. 7529
Fir Building, room FR541
laraduke@capilanou.ca
Noel Genoway
Instr., Business/Tourism/Outdoor Rec., Emergency Floor Warden Cedar
School of Business
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 986 1911 ext. 2565
Cedar Building, room CE337
ngenoway@capilanou.ca
Rick Davies
Emergency Floor Warden Cedar, Instructor
School of Tourism Management
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
Faculty of Global and Community Studies

604 990 7932 ext. 7932
Cedar Building, room CE323
rdavies@capilanou.ca
Roy Jantzen MA
Instructor
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Tourism Management
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Global Stewardship

604 986 1911 ext. 2203
Fir Building, room FR545
rjantzen@capilanou.ca
Stephanie Wells BPR, M.Sc.
Chair, Schools of Tourism & OREC
School of Tourism Management
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
School of Outdoor Recreation Management

604 986 1911 ext. 5825
Cedar Building, room CE 320
swells@capilanou.ca
Susan Christie-Bell
Instructor
School of Tourism Management
School of Outdoor Recreation Management
School of Communication
Faculty of Global and Community Studies
Faculty of Business and Professional Studies

604 983 7582 ext. 7582
Fir Building, room FR501F
sbell@capilanou.ca

Contact

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School of Outdoor Recreation Management


604 984 4960
Cedar Building, room Rm 342
outdoor@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca