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Changemakers, Fine & Applied Arts, Sustainability

Taking Styrofoam out of the equation

In 2004, Orith Fogel was a third year Jazz Studies student when she landed a job as the University’s environmental issues coordinator...
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About Cap, Community Life, Sustainability

Susan Doig brings sustainability to life on campus

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Susan Doig embodies Excellence in Empowering Learning. Doig, director of facilities for Capilano University, is an extraordinary sustainability ambassador for the University...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Wandering mind leads to an honorary degree

As a boy, Mario Hardy’s wandering mind made school a challenge.
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Applied Smarts, Changemakers, Sustainability

Chancellor David Fung keeps on learning

David Fung’s mother wanted him to be an architect. But Fung couldn’t draw. He dreamt of building...
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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

Sweater Day 2016: the results are in!

On February 4, 2016, as part of National Sweater Day, Capilano University turned down the heat on campus by two degrees...

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Changemakers, Fun Stuff, Student Life, Sustainability

Building Challenge – On now until the end of March!

Keep your eyes open for BADM 218 students in Robin Furby’s Leadership in Teams class, getting the campus community to...

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Changemakers, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Mitchell Thomashow: New teaching for a new geological era

“Sometimes I feel like I’m living in a science fiction movie,” Dr. Mitchell Thomashow told Capilano University leaders and educators...

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About Cap, Community Life, Sustainability

J.B. MacKinnon’s Rewilding kicks off EarthWorks series

You know him for books like The 100-Mile Diet—the bestseller widely-regarded as a catalyst of the local foods movement worldwide—and for award-winning productions...
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About Cap, Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Can you say “Eeew-waste”?

What do a milk frother, a personal shaving device, an outdated overhead projector and a satellite receiver have in common?...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Chartwells grant to kick start aquaponics on campus

Sometimes, long drives with lots of space for thought can be a good thing. For Tourism Management student Ben Glassen,...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Sustainability

You’re invited to Cap U’s Garbage Gala!

Capilano U’s Waste Audit takes place on the Tuesday of Waste Reduction Week each year, meaning our 8th annual audit...

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Alumni, Community Life, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

OREC alum Brent Palmer builds green at MEC

As national facilities manager for Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Brent Palmer lives and breathes outdoor adventure.
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About Cap, Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Meet the Fall 2015 CapU Works Student Organizers!

If you’re a member of the Capilano U community, you’re probably familiar with the Sustainability initiatives that occur each semester,...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life, Sustainability

Get your cajeta at the Cap U Farmers’ Market!

If you haven’t ever heard of cajeta [ka-heh-tah]—much less tasted it—you are in for a treat on Wednesday, September 9....

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Fun Stuff, Student Life, Sustainability

Challenge yourself to a new sustainability habit

Capilano University’s 30-Day Challenge is launching at the International Student Orientation on September 3 and at the Capilano University Street...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

Change Pilotz inspires TAP Bottles to ban plastic

You could see the panic on their faces, they now say. To further their goal of eliminating plastic bottles from their school, the young women from Together Against Plastic Bottles (TAP Bottles) were about to present their plan to install a water bottle refill station at their high school to the North Vancouver City Council.
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How To, Student Life, Sustainability

On the cheap on the North Shore

With the start of a new term comes the need for new stuff. Whether you need a new suit of...

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About Cap, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Energy conservation 101

How can you contribute to energy conservation on campus? Here is one particularly powerful action you can help us with....

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Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

How to think like a changemaker

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Dr. Joe Kelly and several of the changemakers he interviewed on his cross-Canada trip this summer.   “Driving across the country—it...

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Sustainability

Capilano Bike-to-Workers conquer the hill

Riding your bike to work or school—it can sound so idyllic, in theory. The sunshine! The fresh air! The exercise!...

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Global & Community Studies, Student Life, Sustainability

Students lend a hand with zero waste education

Have you ever been stumped by the university’s zero waste bins? In the Outdoor Recreation Management program, students from Greig...

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Business & Professional Studies, Changemakers, Sustainability

Battle of the Buildings a success

What an energetic term! Capilano University’s Battle of the Buildings challenged student teams from...
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About Cap, Community Life, Student Life, Sustainability

Meet the 2015 CapU Works student organizers

If you’re a member of the Capilano U community, you’ve probably heard of EarthWorks, a free public lecture, film and...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Sustainability

Everything is connected: The surprising story of B.C. sea otters

In many ways, the natural history of coastal British Columbia is the history of sea otters. That’s one of the...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Community Life, Student Life, Sustainability

This week at Cap: Mar 16-20

Changemakers are on fire this week at Capilano U! They’re supporting the homeless, standing up for threatened communities and pledging...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Sustainability

Simplifying the sort: How to use Cap’s zero waste stations

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Students from this term’s Recreation 245 class were such big fans of Cap’s new zero waste policies, they created a...

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Community Life, Hot Topics, Student Life, Sustainability

Public transit: Heart of the community

In this instalment of View from the President’s Window, Capilano U President Kris Bulcroft shares her experience with public transportation...

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Community Life, Sustainability

Squamish campus: It’s your turn for an ivy pull!

Thanks to the Capilano University community, the ivy pulls at the North Vancouver campus have been so successful, we’re now...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

Ocean acidification: the “other” CO2 problem

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Imagine for a moment that everything we ate and drank suddenly became more acidic. Talk about heartburn! Would our digestive...

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Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Battle of the Buildings 2015

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There’s nothing like a little friendly gamification to get people charged up about reducing energy consumption and ultimately saving money!...

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