Our university is a kind of universe. It has such breadth of interests and activities.

The logo and word mark for Capilano Universe.

With the Fall 2021 term now launched, planning is underway in preparation to roll out the Spring 2022 season — Season 12! — 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.

2022 Capilano Universe lectures

Please check back later this term for a full listing of upcoming lectures. 

Capilano Universe is presented by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Capilano University in partnership with North Vancouver District Public Library, North Vancouver City Library, West Vancouver Memorial Library and Gibsons & District Public Library.

For general inquiries please contact the organizer at capilanouniverse@capilanou.ca.


Have questions?

Capilano Universe

Danielle Labossiere, PhD
604 986 1911, ext. 3027