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Ayaka Nomura: Tackling climate change with comic books

Not too long ago, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (LSBA) student Ayaka Nomura was sitting in a Geography class,...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Why a waste audit?

On Tuesday, February 3, more than 200 Capilano University students will participate in Cap’s seventh campus waste audit. This event...

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About Cap, Sustainability

Having fun with… classroom maintenance?

Imagine you’re a university instructor. It’s the start of term and you walk into a room full of bored-looking young...

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Hot Topics, Sustainability

Doing the math on climate change

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Reflecting on 2014, we find a year riddled with environmental catastrophes, record-setting temperatures, and pipeline controversies. All the while, we...

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About Cap, Sustainability

The Great Light Switchout a success

Two years after its introduction, the Great Light Switchout is gradually coming to a close. Though LED bulbs will still...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Your Powerful Shot photo contest winners

Have you had a chance to see the winning photos in the Your Powerful Shot photo contest? PowerWorks student organizer,...

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Alumni, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Chris Rhodes: The paddling academic

Ten years ago, Chris Rhodes never imagined he’d be doing a PhD. In fact, nobody did. When an old friend’s...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Sustainability

The 30 Day Challenge – Another year of new habits

This fall, we challenged the campus community to 30 days adopting various sustainable habits. The results are in and the...

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About Cap, Student Life, Sustainability

Get your garden winter-ready

Do you know how lucky we are? While half the continent is up to their windshield wipers in snow, it’s...

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Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Meet local environmental leaders

Did you know that British Columbia is Canada’s most biologically diverse province? This diversity is the outcome of a unique...

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About Cap, Student Life, Sustainability

Help fight invasive weeds

Capilano University is lucky to be located in one of the most beautiful places in Canada. Our mild weather grants...

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About Cap, Changemakers, Sustainability

From project to protocol: Student project saves energy

What better achievement than having a project considered so successful it’s implemented as a school protocol? That’s exactly what happened...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life, Sustainability

Your powerful shot photo contest

Are you a user of smart devices or a smart user of energy? This may not be an easy answer....

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Community Life, Fun Stuff, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Bike to Work Week Fall 2014

In 1996, many cyclists were tired of feeling uncomfortable biking in Metro Vancouver, so a small group of avid bikers...

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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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About Cap, Hot Topics, Student Life, Sustainability

EarthWorks fall 2014 lineup

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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About Cap, Community Life, Fun Stuff, Student Life, Sustainability

Cap U’s first ever farmers’ pocket market

Summer flashed by and it’s time to “fall” back into the student routine again. With this in mind, the FoodWorks...

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About Cap, Hot Topics, Sustainability

New zero waste centres – in a building near you

Notice anything new in the hallways? Check out our new zero waste centres—centralized sorting stations that we’ve rolled out on...

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Fun Stuff, Student Life, Sustainability

The 30 Day Challenge for sustainability

This year’s 30 Day Challenge is kicking off at the Cap U Street Party (#CUSP) on September 2! We’re asking you...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Cycle to the Sacred raises funds for Klabona Keepers

Two recent grads from Capilano University’s Global Stewardship program, Desiree Wallace and Nicole Kilistoff, are making headlines this summer by embarking on a cycling marathon...
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Fun Stuff, Sustainability

You weed, we feed!

Each member of the Capilano community should feel like they can make a difference on campus. Now is the chance!...

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About Cap, Hot Topics, Sustainability

Another year of carbon neutrality at Cap U

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We’ve done it again! For the fourth year in a row, Capilano University’s operations were carbon neutral in 2013. Like...

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Sustainability

A glimpse into the lifecycle of a pop can

As Capilano University strives to become a zero waste campus, do you know that you can play an important role...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

Bike to Work Week 2014

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Capilano University is excited to once again participate in Bike to Work Week, and will be hosting a community station...

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Hot Topics, Sustainability

Welcome CCUEN

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What effects will global climate change have on agriculture? How important are honeybees to our food supply? How much do...

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Community Life, Sustainability

A nasty invader: crisis and opportunity

image This invader infests more than 20 hectares on the North Shore. Hundreds of patches, and spreading at maybe 20% per year. There is even some in our collective backyard. Yes, right here on campus where it is eliminating the local flora through chemical warfare as well as more conventional means.
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Changemakers, Fun Stuff, Student Life, Sustainability

Volunteer opportunities

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Volunteering is a great way to get involved, meet new people and help out other students at the same time!...

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Arts & Sciences, Sustainability

Liberal Studies in the spotlight

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The mood was celebratory on April 3 as more than 50 family, friends, faculty and administrators gathered to support Capilano...

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Student Life, Sustainability

The Great Cap Coastal Challenge

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We’ve been hearing a lot of talk about pipelines and tankers in B.C. lately. These issues come with lots of...

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Changemakers, Global & Community Studies, Sustainability

Measuring change

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The REC 252: Project Change class is special. It’s designed to build environmental and social awareness and to empower students...

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