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.


Spring 2019 Lectures and Events

Science, Nature and Society in the 21st Century
Wednesday, January 16, 7 p.m.
BlueShore Theatre

Dr. Scott Sampson is the president and CEO of Science World British Columbia, host and science advisor of the television series Dinosaur Train and author of the acclaimed book How to Raise a Wild Child.

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Mobilizing Resources
Monday, February 11, 4 - 7 p.m. ** POSTPONED **
Birch Building, Lower Cafeteria

Networking opportunity for students wanting to engage in environmental stewardship activities. Local environmental organizations will be on hand with displays and information.

Wild Whales: Marine Mammal Research and Conservation in British Columbia
Monday, February 11, 7 - 8:30 p.m.
BlueShore Theatre

Dr. Lance Barrett-Lennard is the director of Ocean Wise’s Marine Mammal Research Program, headquartered in the Vancouver Aquarium.

Capilano University Waste Audit
Tuesday, March 12, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 
Birch Building parking lot

During the annual waste audit, students sort recyclables, reusables and trash to determine the volumes being generated on campus.


A Dressing the Future: A Look at Art & Ecology Today
Thursday, March 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Library Building, room LB321

Artist Nicole Dextras brings her 10 years of environmental art to the climate change debate. Co-sponsored by Art History, Women’s & Gender Studies and EarthWorks.

The Future of Ice
Wednesday, March 27, 7 p.m.
BlueShore Theatre

Dr. Gwenn Flowers, of the Department of Earth Sciences at SFU, explores how glaciers work, how and why they are changing and the global and local implications of this change.

Students who attend at least lectures/films and 1 hands-on activity in a term will receive an EarthWorks notation on their transcript. Attendance is registered at all events.