This week, take your learning outside the classroom with a wide variety of speakers on thought-provoking topics. The much talked-about Capilano Universe speaker series also kicks off this week at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. While you are engaging your brain with new ideas, take a moment to give it some recovery time by attending a student success workshop or enjoying a performance by Cap Jazz at the Blueshore. We’ll see you there!

  1. Student Success Workshops  The Counselling Services and Learning Skills Services, offer a number of free workshops designed to provide students with the skills and tools they need to achieve both personal and academic success. Upcoming workshops:
  1. Program information meeting & open houses — Want to learn more about programs at Cap? Attend one of the many open houses, general info nights and program information meetings offered throughout the year! Upcoming sessions:
  1. Guest Speaker: Author James Hoggan Author James Hoggan presents I’m right, and you’re an idiot!! We no longer talk with each other. We talk at each other. But solving our biggest challenges requires civility and the ability to compromise. That means our biggest problem may not be global warming; it may be the toxicity of our public discourse. Wednesday, January 18 
  1. EarthWorks: Catalysts & Conservation Speaker Series — Events are free and open to everyone. The mission is to educate and inspire students as well as members of the campus and local community to understand complex environmental issues from a multi-disciplinary perspective enabling all to take action for positive change. Upcoming events:
  • Mobilizing Resources – This is a fantastic networking opportunity for students wanting to engage in environmental stewardship activities. Local environmental organizations will be on hand with displays and information. Refreshments will be provided. Wednesday, January 18
  • Creating a Climate for Change Tzeporah Berman is a Canadian environmental activist and writer with 20 years of experience designing environmental campaigns. Wednesday, January 18
  1. HealthWorks Series: Dr. Cindy Barha — This monthly seminar series provides students and members of the Capilano community with a meeting place and noteworthy talks and/or documentaries on hot topics in human health and well-being.
  1. Capilano Universe Series: Dr. Jerome Genz — The Capilano Universe lecture series kicks off with a talk by Dr. Jerome Genz, Forever Young: How Health Practices Can Have a Positive Effect on Aging. Aging is an inevitable part of living: from the greying of hair to the wrinkling of skin. But, aging doesn’t have to be an uncontrolled descent into frailty and oblivion. This talk will explore some of the changes that can happen in your bones, muscles, heart, digestive system and brain as you age. It will also address strategies and behaviours that you can employ to promote good health at any age. Thursday, January 19
  1. Cap Jazz presents The Bad Plus — The Bad Plus have been playing together for over a decade and their genre-bending music has avoided easy categorization from the beginning. They’ve won over a legion of fans worldwide with their creativity, unique sound and flair for live performance, and have simultaneously challenged the notions of traditional jazz. Based in New York City, this intensely collaborative trio has constantly searched for rules to break and boundaries to cross. The result is a musical river that flows powerfully at the intersection of jazz, indie rock and contemporary classical music, inspiring Rolling Stone to call them “about as badass as highbrow gets.” Their vast repertoire is primarily composed of original music, but they are also renowned for their deconstructions of pop, rock, country, and classical pieces such as Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring.” Don’t miss this tightly knit trio of dynamic performers who are paving the way for the next generation. Featuring Ethan Iverson on piano, Reid Anderson on bass and Dave King on drums. Friday, January 20

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