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.

Restoration & Renewal

All events are free and open to everyone.


Fall 2018 Lectures and Events

Coastline clean up
Sunday, September 16, 9 a.m. to noon
Crab Park

Join the students of CapU's PATA chapter (Pacific Asia Travel Association) for a shoreline clean-up at Crab Park. To sign up, contact Shaun McGrath at 604 358 7718 or on Facebook.

Shoreline clean up
Sunday, September 16, 10:30 a.m.
Lynn Canyon

Join Ecology Centre and NatureKids families for a clean-up of Lynn Creek at 30 Foot Pool. Meet at the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre. Visit The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup to sign up.

Climate change, wildfires and forest management
September 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
BlueShore Theatre

Do you want to understand more about why B.C. has had record-breaking wildfires over the past two summers? Professor Lori Daniels from UBC Forestry speaks about forest fire ecology and climate change.

Watch video.

Shorebirds, biofilm and port development on the Fraser estuary
October 23, 6 p.m.
BOSA Screening Room

Professor Ron Ydenberg from SFU's Centre for Wildlife Ecology speaks about the importance of Roberts Bank for migrating shorebirds and his work with the Port Authority on their terminal expansion projects.

Watch video.

Resource use and sustainable environmental management on the Clayoquot Biosphere reserve
November 22, 11:30 a.m.
BlueShore Theatre

Laura Loucks, the head of research at the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, will speak about the successes and failures of integrating resource use and sustainable environmental management on the reserve.

Capilano University invasive plant pull
November 2, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
November 19 & 27, 8:45-9:50 a.m.
Meet in the Cedar courtyard

Join in pulling up weeds and other invasive plant species such as English ivy, English holly, silver nettle vine, periwinkle and Himalayan blackberry. CapU GroundsKeeper Jo-Ann Cook will be providing guidance so native plants are not accidentally pulled. Bring your own gloves and dress for the weather.

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