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.

Fall 2019 Lectures and Events

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

Co-sponsored by the Raincoast Conservation Foundation, the North Shore Black Bear Society, Patagonia and Shipyards Coffee. 

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

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 26 for the EarthWorks fall opener event at the BlueShore Theatre. The event features a discussion and film presentation by legendary filmmaker Tom Radford.

Anthropocene film showing
Thursday, Oct. 10, 11:30 – 1 p.m.

Bosa Theatre

Ian Hanington
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. 

BlueShore Theatre

Ian Hanington of the David Suzuki Foundation joins us as a guest speaker Oct. 23 for a conversation about climate change and what we can do.

Briony Penn
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 6 p.m.
BlueShore Theatre

Join us for stories of the value of environmental activism by geographer, author and activist Briony Penn.

Daytime ground-based events

Invasive plant pulls and native plant put-ins, coordinated with Jo-Ann Cook.

  • 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.