Changemakers are on fire this week at Capilano U! They’re supporting the homeless, standing up for threatened communities and pledging to save the planet. Even our thespians are poised to inspire…

1. Earth Hour – Make the Pledge — This year Earth Hour takes place on Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. You can sign Capilano U’s pledge on March 17 to switch off all non-essential lights and appliances as a show of your commitment to saving our planet and stopping climate change. Tuesday, March 17, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Birch building cafeteria 

2. The Secret Garden — Set in England in 1906, recently orphaned Mary Lennox comes to live with her widowed uncle and his bed-ridden son. While living in the cold manor house, she discovers a neglected garden hidden in the grounds. When Mary releases the secrets held inside it, she and the household blossom again. Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, this magical story is recommended for ages 8 and up. Thursday, March 19 to Saturday, March 28, The BlueShore at Cap              

3. Homelessness: What can we do? — We see it all around us, we feel for the homeless, but what actions will really make positive change? This week’s Chat Live! discussion is led by students participating in “5 Days for the Homeless.” Free pizza lunch, and remember to sign up for credit! Thursday, March 19, Library building, room LB188 

4. Panel Discussion: LNG, Site C and B.C.’s Energy Future — A panel of distinguished guests will discuss the impact of fracking in northeastern B.C. and answer questions arising from last week’s preview of Fractured Land, a forthcoming documentary film that examines the impact of oil and gas development on the environment and communities in the Peace River region. Thursday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bosa Centre

5. Reading with Al Rempel — A poet and teacher living in Prince George, BC, Al Rempel’s work has appeared in The Malahat Review, GRAIN, CV2, Event, subTerrain, and in various anthologies. He has two books of poems, “understories” and “This Isn’t the Apocalypse We Hoped For.” Join him for a reading at the Library. Thursday, March 19, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Cap U Library 

6. John StetchAfter earning a music degree in jazz piano studies at McGill University, Stetch began touring and recording across Canada and eventually accumulated 6 Juno Award nominations over 20 years. He won the Prix du Jazz at the Montreal International Festival and has been frequently recorded by the CBC. Join him for a special lunchtime concert! Friday, March 20, 12 to 1 p.m. Fir building, room FR113

7. Campus Tour — Are you or someone you know thinking of attending Capilano University? We invite all interested students, families and friends to join a guided tour of our beautiful campus. Register online now, then meet your tour guide in the Info Centre on the second floor of the Birch building. (International students: sign up for a custom tour with the Centre for International Experience.) Each Wednesday, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Next tour is March 18.

8. Writing Centre Workshops

  • Writing Centre Workshop: Using MLA/APA Styles of Documentation — If you’ve ever been called upon to quote someone in an academic context, this is the session for you! Here, our English instructors will introduce you to two of the most common styles of documenting sources in essays. Thursday, March 19, 12 to 1 p.m., Cedar building, room CE140

9. Student Employment Services Workshops

  • Interviewing 101 — Interviews can be daunting, but preparation is key to success. This workshop will provide you with information on how to give the best first impression. What should you do before the interview? What should you wear? How do you answer questions? Come find out! Tuesday, March 17, 12 to 1 p.m., Library building, room LB214

  • Network 101 — You’ve probably heard it before, but building and maintaining an effective network is one of the most important things that you can do to ensure a successful job search in today’s market. But where do you start? Network 101 will help. Thursday, March 19, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Library building, room LB145 

10. Program information meetings and 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:

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