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.

Campus Recreation Virtual 5km Race

Join the Campus community in a 5km virtual fun race on May 3, from your closest neighbourhood trail! This run will be coordinated through Strava, a run-tracking app. Prizes will be given out for the most creative race path. New to running? Join our 2 week to 5km training club.
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: Athletics & Recreation Events

Campus Recreation 2 Weeks to 5km Training Club

Get ready for CapU's virtual 5km race on May 3 with this 2 week to 5km running group! Two weeks of training plans will be sent out on April 20, and club members can log their kilometres with teammates on the Strava app. This group is meant for individuals with moderate fitness and who have been cleared to exercise from their physician.
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: Athletics & Recreation Events

Down Dog Yoga App (all types of workouts)

This popular app is free for the month! Customize the length, music, and muscle group of your yoga, barre or HITT workout.
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: downdogapp.com

Les Mills on Demand Workouts

Les Mills is a trademarked worldwide 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 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.
Department: Athletics & Recreation
Website: participaction.com

Dance classes

All level virtual dance classes, beginning with samba. 
Department: CSUrec
Website: facebook.com/groups/capquarantine

Netflix Watch Party

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

Weekly Trivia

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

Weekly photo challenges

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

North Vancouver District Public Library eBook Offerings

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

Weekly meditation

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

Virtual Animal Therapy

Posting cute/funny videos of animals.
Department: CSUrec
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

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 Services
Website: Counselling Services

Startling Minds

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

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.
Company: Here2Talk
Website: Here2Talk

Post Graduate Work Permit Workshop for International Students - April 7

Department: Centre for International Experience (CIE)
Website: experience.capilanou.ca

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

Drop-in career chats (until end of April)

Join the CDC's online drop-in session every Tuesday from 1 – 2 p.m. from March 31 to April 28. Career Chat is an open forum for you to connect with others, share stories, successes, challenges, solutions or get answers to career or job-related questions.
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

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

Earth Optimism 2020 Digital Summit (April 22–26)

This online event will showcase progress in climate solutions, conservation and sustainability around the world. Check out their week-long schedule for day and evening events, including workshops, speakers and film screenings.
Company: Earth Optimism 2020 Digital Summit
Website: Earth Optimism