Everyone has a set of unique needs and will go about achieving a sense of well-being in different ways. Each person has a different set of experiences that contribute to their well-being and will encounter different things in the future that may throw them off balance.

Well-being at Capilano University means taking care of not only your academic responsibilities, but also your physical, intellectual, emotional, social, occupational, spiritual, and environmental needs.

We invite you to consider community practices and self-care to support your well-being. Our connections with our communities contribute to our overall well-being. Community care provides opportunities for us to be in spaces together with those who we feel most connected to and can share experiences of support work.

Check out our infographic and corresponding resources based on the data from CapU's involvement in the 2021 Canadian Campus Wellbeing Survey. 

Community care involves working together to support each other’s wellness. Self-care is a practice that incorporates strategies to promote your mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. To learn more about self-care, you can view Capilano University’s Handbook for Self-Care and Well-Being.

Taking care of your well-being is especially important during times of crisis. To support you throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have compiled several resources to help you stay well during this challenging time.

CapU Rec Monthly Strava events

Join our campus community in monthly challenges to get you moving! With over 150 members, our CapU Strava Club is a great place to stay motivated (and maybe even win some prizes).

Using the run-tracking app Strava, students and employees can sign up and join our CapU Virtual Run Club.

With your Strava account, you can record your events outside on the roads and trails (or inside on a treadmill or bike) on the date of the event. The app will automatically track your route and log your entry when you record your activity.

CapU Rec Strava Events

CapU Rec HIIT class

Sweat it out! Join us for a 30-minute full body, high-intensity workout with Fernanda. All ability levels welcome.

CapU Rec HIIT Class

CapU Rec Zumba class

Take a break with some movement! Join Fernanda for a 45-minute latin-inspired dance/fitness class. Beginners welcome, and yes, you can turn your camera off!

CapU Rec Zumba Class

Ergonomic Supports (at your desk)

Learn some top-tips for setting up a healthy workspace from Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist, Carmel Murphy.
Handouts: Desk stretches (pdf), Home office healthy work practices (pdf)

ParticiPACTION App

ParticiPACTION is Canada's premier physical activity brand (remember "Body Break?"). In the app, set goals, track your progress, and search the vast database for videos, articles, workout plans and anything else you need to help you get active and achieve your better.

Participaction App

Pow Wow 101 Bootcamp

Pow Wow bootcamp session for beginners from Nyla Carpentier of the Tahltan and Kaska First Nations.


Check out CapUStudentLife's social media page for info on upcoming events, resources, and for networking! By students, for students.

CapUStudentLife on Instagram

Capilano Students' Union

Check out the Capilano Students’ Union Quarantine Corner – a place for students to stay connected during the pandemic. Check it out to stay up to date with events, giveaways, activities, and games.

Quarantine Corner

CapU Library's streaming video collections

Looking for something to watch? Check out the library's streaming video platforms!

CapU Library Streaming

City of North Vancouver Library eBook Offerings

Need something fun to read? Your local public library is a great resource for popular ebooks!

Find eBooks

Student Recharge

Join us for an almost-end-of-term online event full of activities to recharge yourself, connect with others, and get the research and writing support you need to complete your final projects.

Recharge with us

Counselling Services

During Capilano University's reduction of on-campus services, counselling appointments will be available via telephone. Please call 604 984 1744 to arrange a phone appointment with a counsellor or email counselling@capilanou.ca.

Book an Appointment

BC Campus Resources

BC Campus is a government-funded organization that supports the post-secondary institutions of British Columbia. Check out their site for support resources related to COVID-19.

BCCampus Resources


This is a free skill-building program designed to help you manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, anxiety, stress or worry.

Delivered online or over the phone with a coach, you will have access to tools that will support your mental wellness.

BounceBack BC Resources


Here2Talk connects students with mental health support when they need it. Through this program, all students currently registered in a B.C. post-secondary institution have access to free, confidential counselling and community referral services, conveniently available 24/7 via app, phone and web.

Contact Here2Talk

Immigration Advising

Our licensed Immigration Advisors are here to help with questions related to: Study Permits, Working while studying, Post-Graduation Work Permits and Co-op Permits

Immigration Advising Schedule

Starling Minds

This short 5-session course provides tools and techniques to help you regulate emotions and balance thoughts during this stressful time.

Starling Minds

Wellness Together Canada

Wellness Together Canada was funded by the Government of Canada in response to the unprecedented rise in mental distress due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wellness Together Canada

Career Development Centre (CDC)

Continue to access resources, job postings and book appointments with our career development advisors through Career Hub. Appointments are available by phone, email or online.

Book an Appointment

COVID-19 Income Support Info

The CDC has compiled various resources and FAQs on Career Hub to help answer some basic questions on income support provided by the federal and provincial government.

Learn More

Calm Meditation App

The #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation and mindfulness.

Calm Meditation App

Headspace Meditation App

Mindfulness for your everyday life. Explore guided exercises, videos, and more to help you get healthier and happier.

Headspace Meditation App

Yoga with Adriene

Yoga with Adriene is an online community of over 6 million YouTube viewers that provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness at no cost to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes.

Choose your video based on what you need that day with "Yoga for Stress Relief," or "Yoga to Fill Your Cup."

Yoga with Adriene

Nature Trails near your house to Walk, Run or Bike

Get moving on your neighbourhood trails with your housemates and enjoy walking, running, or biking.

Enjoy some vitamin N (nature) while avoiding busy areas and respecting social distancing (2m away from other people).

Find trails

The Biggest Little Farm

Here's a great movie that explores the delicate balance – and importance – of biodiversity through a couple's adventure in starting their own organic farm outside Los Angeles.