• Howe Sound campus and community forum

      Ruth Simons leads a presentation on the Howe Sound Biosphere Region initiative November 6 at 7 p.m. More...

      Free public lecture, film & fieldtrip series

      Join us for one of the upcoming EarthWorks events. More...

      EarthWorks Fall 2017 speaker series

      View videos from the fall 2017 Sense of Place speaker series. More...

    EarthWorks Events

    • 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.

      EarthWorks 2017

      Sense of Place Fall 2017 Lectures and Events

      Events are free and open to everyone.

      Download the Fall 2017 speaker schedule (PDF).

      Watershed Relations: A Work-in-progress

      September 26, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The BlueShore at Cap

      Dorothy Christian and Rita Wong, co-editors of the anthology, Downstream, talk about watersheds, lost streams, and reimagining water.

      Screening of the film The Messenger

      October 4, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., BOSA Screening Room

      “A visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird …” Roy Jantzen facilitates a ChatLive on the topic on October 4, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Library building, room 188).

      Solidarity, not charity: Serving up food (waste) in Vancouver with Food Not Bombs

      October 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., The BlueShore at Cap 

      Sarah Fessenden talks about the anarchist-inspired organization, Food Not Bombs, which serves up otherwise wasted food with a side of solidarity.

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      Howe Sound campus and community forum

      November 6, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., BOSA Screening Room

      Ruth Simons leads a presentation and forum on the Howe Sound Biosphere Region initiative, which seeks to get official UNESCO designation for the area.

      Watch video

      Capilano University invasive species plant pull

      November 16, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., meet in the courtyard

      Join in pulling up weeds and other invasive plant species such as knotweed, giant hogweed, and ivy. Bring your own gloves and dress for the weather.

      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.

      Have programming suggestions for EarthWorks 2017? Email us at earthworks@capilanou.ca.