Well-being is the state of being healthy, happy, and comfortable.

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

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 Recreation Virtual Duathlon

A Duathlon is a run-bike-run. In this 'sprint-distance duathlon,' you'll have 7 days to record a 5km run, a 20km bike ride, and a 2.5km run. 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 3 events outside on the roads and trails (or inside on a treadmill or bike), any time throughout the week of Monday, June 8 to Sunday, June 14.
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: Athletics & Recreation Events

2020 Recreation Movement

During a time where social distancing is the norm, let's come together digitally through fitness. The 2020 Recreation Movement allows students, faculty, university staff, and alumni to participate in online workout classes from 100 different colleges and universities across North America.
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: Athletics & Recreation Events

Les Mills on Demand Workouts

Les Mills is a trademarked world-wide series of group fitness classes from New Zealand. Try virtual boxing, dance classes, or HITT workouts!
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: lesmillsondemand.com

Ergonomic Supports (at your desk)

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

Pow Wow 101 Bootcamp

Pow Wow bootcamp session for beginners from Nyla Carpentier of the Tahltan and Kaska First Nations.
Department: Indigenous Education & Affairs
Website: Pow Wow 101 with Nyla Carpentier

ParticiPACTION App

ParticiPACTION is Canada's premier physical activity brand (remember 'Body Breaks?'). 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.
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: participaction.com


Netflix Watch Party

Department: CSU
Website: facebook.com/groups/capquarantine

Cooking with Kate

Department: CSU
Website: facebook.com/groups/capquarantine

CapU Library's streaming video collections

Looking for something to watch? Check out the library's streaming video platforms!
Department: Library
Website: library.capilanou.ca

DIALOGUE: COVID-19 Automated Assistance and Advice

This site was created by Dialogue, a Canadian telemedicine provider pioneering virtual healthcare.
Department: Human Resources
Website: covid19.dialogue.co

City of North Vancouver Library eBook Offerings

Need something fun to read? Your local public library is a great resource for popular ebooks!
Website: City of North Vancouver Library


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.
Department: Counselling
Website: Counselling Services

Here to Talk

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.
Website: Here2Talk

Immigration Advising

Deb Jamison

Weekly meditation

Short guided meditation video.
Department: Short guided meditation video
Website: facebook.com/groups/capquarantine

Art with Becky

Join a CapU student doing arts and crafts.
Department: Student Life Hub
Website: CapU Student Life YouTube Channel

Book appointments, access resources, job postings

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 at experience.capilanou.ca.
Department: Career Development Centre (CDC)
Website: experience.capilanou.ca

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.
Department: Career Development Centre (CDC)
Website: experience.capilanou.ca

Yoga with Adriene YouTube Videos

Yoga with Adriene is an online community of over 6 million 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."
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: Yoga with Adriene YouTube Videos

Headspace Meditation App

Mindfulness for your everyday life. Explore guided exercises, videos, and more to help you get healthier and happier.
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: Headspace Meditation App

Calm Meditation App

The #1 app for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation and mindfulness.
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: Calm Meditation App

Startling Minds

This short 5-session course provides tools and techniques to help you regulate emotions and balance thoughts during this stressful time.
Department: Counselling
Website: Managing Stress & Anxiety from COVID-19

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).
Department: Athletics & Recreation 
Website: North & West Vancouver Hiking

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.
Company: Netflix
Website: The Biggest Little Farm