CapU announces MOU with Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station
Capilano University and the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at Capilano University’s kálax-ay Sunshine Coast Campus in Sechelt, B.C. This partnership will develop opportunities for the University’s students, faculty and alumni to participate in experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities.
The Lagoon Society is creating a new project called the Pender Harbour Ocean Discovery Station (PODS). Set to open at Irvines Landing in 2022, PODS promises to be an iconic learning and gathering space on the Sunshine Coast for research and education about coastal marine and freshwater ecosystems.
“We are truly excited about the hands-on learning experiences PODS could deliver for our students,” said Paul Dangerfield, president of Capilano University. “This aligns with the University’s goal of prioritizing experiential learning by expanding internship, practicum and field research opportunities for learning that moves beyond the classroom.”
Opportunities for members of the Capilano University community:
- Environmental Science: Participating in field research with the PODS Coastal Waters Monitoring Program
- Business & Professional Studies: Engaging with the Sunshine Coast business community to assess PODS’ role in local tourism
- Film Studies: Producing films about PODS and the Pender Harbour community
- Environmental Education: Assisting with conferences and symposiums on aquatic biodiversity
Submitted by: President's Office