Marion Haythorne was a dedicated faculty member for Capilano University for more than 30 years. She retired in 2014. She has been a strong advocate for student success in the classroom and the community. This extended beyond her office hours to include accessing university and community resources to aid students’ access to healthcare, counselling support services and career opportunities. She also exemplifies organizational citizenship in her initiation of mentorship for onboarding faculty by offering direct counsel/feedback, invitations to attend her classroom and advocacy for fair distribution of workloads within policy guidelines. Haythorne welcomed every new faculty member with the same ease, smile and encouragement. If you were nervous before a class, Haythorne would gladly and generously put you at ease.
Haythorne spearheaded and developed courses for the Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) online certificate program offered through the Applied Business Technology Online Collaborative. This enabled students who were working full- or part-time, or otherwise engaged, to work on their LAA certification from home. This also created increased opportunities for faculty members. She was committed to building networks with our local business and legal communities to create hands-on mentorship opportunities for students attending practicum placements in the LAA program. Haythorne singlehandedly set up and arranged for scholarships from major Vancouver law firms to be awarded on an annual basis to top-ranking LAA students.
Haythorne has served for more than 25 years on committees, boards and councils. She took on several leadership roles, both within Capilano University and in the community at large. These included coordinating the Applied Business Department and the School of Legal Studies. She also served on the Education Council and became vice chair of Senate under the new University Act. She led significant initiatives in the University, including a strategic enrolment planning process, and the Parents as Career Counselors program. She also served in the role of student affairs manager, which brought another opportunity for her to support, advocate for and guide students.
Haythorne is a dynamic and motivational speaker and continues to advocate for Capilano University in a variety of ways since she retired. She has been on the Capilano University Foundation Board, is a representative on the Capilano University Alumni Association Board of Directors and is a regular attendee of Capilano Blues Events. She is a former long-term board member of North Shore Community Resources and a chair of the Citizen Advisory Committee at Alouette Correctional Centre.
Stanley (Stan) Greenspoon was a member of the Physics department from 1988–2014 at Capilano University. He served as convenor of physics, as coordinator of chemistry, geology and physics, and from 2006-2014, as chair of the division of pure and applied sciences. During his career at Capilano University, it became a common sight for members of the community to see Greenspoon carrying demonstration equipment across the campus to his classes. This enrichment of his classes with hands-on demonstrations has been much appreciated by Greenspoon's students over the years and has contributed to his excellent reputation as an instructor. Greenspoon taught second-year laboratory courses, for which he also developed most of the experiments and wrote the lab manuals. Greenspoon also developed the experiments from the laboratory version of the astronomy course, which he introduced to Capilano University and instructed from its inception for many years.
In service to the British Columbia post-secondary physics community, Greemspoon served as chair of the B.C. Physics and Astronomy Articulation Committee from 2005-2014. Greenspoon's capable leadership of the Committee and chairing of the meetings reflected well on Capilano University.
Stan has a PhD and M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo. He has published contributions in the Canadian Journal of Physics and Physics Review, and he has presented in many conferences including the American Association of Physics Teachers and Canadian Association of Physicists. During his time at CapU, he contributed to many non-instructional activities such as the Deans' Lecture Series, Capilano Universe, Board of Governors, and professional development days. Since retirement, he has continued to contribute to the community and represent Capilano University in volunteer outreach activities with the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, the One-to-One Literacy Society and North Vancouver high schools.