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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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Arts & Sciences, Sustainability

Conserving the mighty salmon

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You’ve bought them at the store, ordered them in restaurants, seen them swimming in the river and ocean, maybe even...

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Arts & Sciences, Hot Topics, Sustainability

To bee or not to bee

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They’re small, sometimes fuzzy. They generally mind their own business as they go about their work. And they’re essential to...

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Sustainability

Fishing down the food chain

Capilano University’s EarthWorks series presents Fishing Down the Food Chain, a talk by Dr. Daniel Pauly on Thursday, February 27...

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Arts & Sciences, Sustainability

Climate change documentary: The Island President

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The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program presents a screening of the climate change documentary, The Island President Wednesday,...

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Sustainability

Taking out the trash

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On Tuesday, October 22 more than 200 Capilano University students will participate in Cap’s fifth campus waste audit. Students from...

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Changemakers, Community Life, Sustainability

EarthWorks: Transformative Food Connections

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How are teachers, chefs and businesses making changes with food? We live in a city where community gardens have become...

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Arts & Sciences, Community Life, Sustainability

The Salish Sea: Nature and a Sense of Place

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The Salish Sea – which is the name for the waters of the Strait of Georgia, Juan de Fuca Strait...

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Changemakers, Student Life, Sustainability

Taking a bite out of campus food systems

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As if recent nominations to the Capilano University Senate and Board of Governors weren’t enough to keep Liberal Studies student...

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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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Sustainability

The canary in the coal mine

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The expression “the canary in the coal mine” was coined in the 19th century when mine workers would carry caged canaries...

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Arts & Sciences, Changemakers, Sustainability

Inspiration blooms

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In the traditional roles of student and teacher, inspiration generally passes from professor to pupil. But given a passionate student...

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