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Ruth Simons leads a presentation on the Howe Sound Biosphere Region initiative November 6 at 7 p.m. More...
Join us for one of the upcoming EarthWorks events. More...
View videos from the fall 2017 Sense of Place speaker series. More...
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.
Events are free and open to everyone.
Wednesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Tuesday, 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.
Thursday, 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.
Friday, 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.
Saturday, 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.
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Spring 2018 speaker schedule (PDF)
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018Sense of Place
Fall 2016 - Spring 2017
Catalysts and Conservation
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016
Arts, Advocacy and Anthropocene
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015
Waste, Water and Wetlands
Fall 2013 - Spring 2014
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013
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