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

Capilano University psychology instructor Leonard George was looking for a way to "share the riches" with the Vancouver community and landed on the idea of hosting free lectures in public libraries.

The Capilano Universe public lecture series was popular from the first event in 2010 and has grown over subsequent years, with the series now organized by psychology instructor Danielle Labossiere.

2020 Capilano Universe schedule

DateSpeaker (s)Location Presentation
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. 19 Michael Thoma, PhD  North Vancouver City Library  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