The logo for EarthWorks as of Fall, 2019.

A lecture, film, and field trip series with an environmental stewardship and interdisciplinary flavour, hosted by Capilano University.

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.

All events are free and open to students, staff, faculty and the public.


Educate and inspire students as well as members of the campus and the local community to understand complex environmental issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective, enabling all to take action for positive change.

The EarthWorks motto: Postive change through Education and Action.

Adaptation – Fall 2019 Lectures and Events

BC Bear Day
Sunday, Sept. 22
The Pipe Shop – 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

A fun, free afternoon filled with family-friendly activities. Music from the Wilds, Bear School with the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, fish printing, face painting, animal drawings, and bear yoga.

This is followed by an evening program featuring Takaya Dancers, bear guide Douglas Neasloss and a panel discussion on living with bears and the need to co-exist.

EarthWorks Opener
Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 p.m.
BlueShore Theatre

Filmmaker, director and writer Tom Radford introduces his award winning film "Tipping Point: The End of Oil."

To feed a world hungry for energy, the people of Fort Chipweyan and a pristine wilderness are being wiped out by the toxins from the Tar Sands. What no one expected was for them to fight back.

Tom's films are produced for a multi-generational audience, who is aware of the dangers to the planet that lie ahead, yet involved in the issues and confident solutions can be found.

Anthropocene film showing
Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:30 – 1 p.m 
6 – 7:30 p.m. 
Bosa Screening Room

A screening of the award-winning feature documentary from Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky, "Anthropocene" provides evidence that humans have impacted the Earth in profound and lasting ways.

Ian Hanington: Climate change and what we can do
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. 

BlueShore Theatre

Ian Hanington is an expert with the David Suzuki Foundation. The former editor of the Georgia Straight, he’s the co-author with David Suzuki of "Just Cool It!: The Climate Crisis and What We Can Do" and "Everything Under the Sun: Toward a Brighter Future on a Small Blue Planet."

Briony Penn: The value of knowledge and activism
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m.
BlueShore Theatre

Briony Penn is a naturalist, an award-winning writer, educator and broadcaster well known in B.C. for her indomitable spirit and tireless devotion to protecting endangered species and sensitive ecosystems.

She will speak to the need, the value and the successes of environmental activism. Briony’s books will also be available for sale and signing by the author.

Daytime ground-based events

Invasive plant pulls and native species plantings, coordinated with Jo-Ann Cook.

Tug out English Ivy, periwinkle, Himalayan blackberry and more and replace them with all sorts of plants native to our campus’s Coastal Western Hemlock forests and wetlands. Bring your own gloves and dress for the weather. 

  • Thursday, Oct. 31, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 7, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 14, 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

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.