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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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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, Student Life, Sustainability

Meet Susan Doig, sustainability champion

“I’m like this crazy learner,” says Susan Doig. Perched on the edge of her chair in a sparse office, tucked...

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Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Tourism students’ sustainability potluck a culinary delight

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This semester, Tourism Management students had the opportunity to showcase their culinary talents for their Environmental Stewardship class (REC 152)....

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Hot Topics, Sustainability

What is blocking sustainability?

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Dr. Bill Rees will close this year’s EarthWorks series by addressing the fundamentally important question: “Is humanity inherently unsustainable?” The...

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Cap in Photos, Community Life, Fun Stuff, Portfolio, Student Life

Cap in Photos: 2017

Cap in Photos is a monthly retrospective of campus life. Each gallery features the work of CapU’s Communications & Marketing photographers. As we say goodbye to 2017...
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Cap in Photos, Community Life, Fun Stuff, Portfolio, Student Life

Cap in Photos: July-August 2017

Cap in Photos is a monthly retrospective of campus life. Each gallery will feature...
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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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Alumni, Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

Christy Brain: Blazing her own trail

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As a highly creative person, Christy Brain loves being able to chart her own course. Realizing she wanted something more...

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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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Applied Smarts, Arts & Sciences

7 classes you didn’t know you can take at Capilano University

Combine math with art, become more eco-literate, or learn to build a drone via Capilano University’s Faculty of Arts &...

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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, Applied Smarts, Changemakers

Community conservation focus of Ecoliteracy Field School

For Capilano University Global and Community Studies instructor Catherine Evans, there’s nothing more exciting than seeing students connect with the...

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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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About Cap, Community Life, Student Life

Food services renovation: Big changes on campus

You know what it’s like: those long lineups at lunch hour when your stomach is growling out loud and you’re...

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Fun Stuff, Hot Topics, Student Life

Welcome back from your Capilano Students’ Union!

The Capilano Students’ Union (CSU) has been hard at work this summer creating welcome back events, launching a useful new app and planning multiple campaigns.
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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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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Student Life

Paddle forward: Cap Reckies clean Burrard Inlet beaches

Ever wondered how much garbage can fit into a 20-foot voyageur canoe? Adam Weiss, a student in Capilano University’s...
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