Centre for Teaching Excellence2022 Teaching and Learning Symposium
Capilano University’s 2022 Teaching & Learning Symposium
Community-engaged Teaching and Learning (CeTL)
May 3 – 6, 2022
Tuesday, May 3
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Ruth Simons, Lead of the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative Society responsible for the Átl’ka7tsem/Howe Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
Ruth has been a dedicated volunteer in Howe Sound for ten years following a term as a Village of Lions Bay Council member (2008-2011). Prior to 2008, she was in the travel insurance industry as a business owner and CEO. She has been advocating for a holistic comprehensive land and marine use plan for the region since 2012. Ruth has been the Coordinator of the Howe Sound Community Forums for the past 8 years and leading the Howe Sound Biosphere Region Initiative since its start in 2016 through to its successful designation by UNESCO in 2021. A lifelong resident of the region, she is happiest in nature often seen either on the trails or the water.
Capilano University is named after Chief Joe Capilano, an important leader of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh) Nation of the Coast Salish people. We respectfully acknowledge that our campuses are located on the unceded sovereign Indigenous Nations of Lil’wat, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm(Musqueam), Shíshálh (Sechelt), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh(Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).
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