Our university is a kind of universe. It has such breadth of interests and activities.
With the Fall 2020 term now launched, planning is underway in preparation to roll out the Spring 2021 season of the Capilano Universe Lecture Series.
About the Capilano Universe Lecture Series
The series was initiated by retired faculty member Leonard George over 10 years ago. The idea was that through volunteer faculty connecting with the community over topics of interest, the vast universe of knowledge housed by the University could be expanded beyond the boundaries of campus.
To that end, every spring, from January to April, a series of six or seven talks is put together in collaboration with nearby public libraries—this year includes branches from across North Vancouver District, North Vancouver City, West Vancouver and Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast.
Typically, these talks are held on Thursday evenings at the library branches, and draw attendees who come to hear talks on topics that pique their interests and connect them with faculty who have expertise in those topics.
Capilano Universe Lecture Series amid COVID-19
In the spirit of staying connected while staying apart, and our newfound dependence on technologies that have risen to the occasion, our lecture series will go virtual this year!
Presentations will be held live via Zoom, thus maintaining spontaneous and interactive engagement and allowing the talks to easily integrate into the programming of our valued host libraries.
Stay tuned for more details about our Spring 2021 program line up.
Past Capilano Universe lectures
|Jan. 9||Donna Perry, M.Sc||Burnaby Public Library – Bob Prittie Branch||Building Resiliency: Practices behind optimal performance, health and wellness|
|Jan. 23||Janet Waters, PhD||North Vancouver District Public Library – Parkgate Branch||Hope: A path to a sustainable future|
|Feb. 6||Gabriella Minnes Brandes, PhD
Mark Vasak, B.Mus
|West Vancouver Memorial Library||Actor, Observer, Critic: How acting with the Alexander Technique encourages well-being|
|Feb. 14||Michael Thoma, PhD||North Vancouver District Public Library – Lynn Valley Branch||What is Canadian cinema?|
|March 5||Bruno Tomberli, PhD||North Vancouver City Library||Superbugs: How a dose of computational biophysics can help stop them|
|March 19||Jai (Phillip) Djwa, MFA||North Vancouver District Public Library – Capilano Branch||Almost Human: Artificial Intelligence and the public's access to justice|
|April 1||Dominique Walker||Gibsons & District Public Library||Sneak Attack Teaching: How to educate students and break down social barriers without anyone knowing|
|April 16||Tom Flower, PhD||Burnaby Public Library – McGill Branch||Can life adapt: How will climate change affect biodiversity in B.C. and beyond?|
|April 30||V. Victoria Shroff, LL.B||Burnaby Public Library – Bob Prittie Branch||Animal law: What is it and why does it matter?|
|May 14||Bob Muckle, MA||Capilano University – Bosa Theatre||Twenty years of archaeology in the Seymour Valley|