Friday, October 31, 2014

Douglas College play Unity (1918) runs Nov. 7-14


As soldiers return home from the First World War, a rural Saskatchewan town is exposed to a threat that is perhaps as terrifying and deadly as those encountered on the battlefield—the Spanish Flu. 

The Douglas College departments of Theatre, and Stagecraft and Event Technology present Unity (1918) November 7-14.

Written by B.C. playwright Kevin Kerr, the Governor General’s award-wining play focuses on Beatrice, a young woman from a farming family who narrates the tale through her diary. 

As the town of Unity takes increasingly drastic steps to control the virus, Beatrice and fellow residents also struggle with the feelings of fear, paranoia and loss that are spreading through their lives.

Unity (1918) runs November 7-14 at the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., New Westminster. Tickets ($8-$12) are available through Massey Theatre, 604 521 5050.


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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Enter the Douglas College Remembrance Day poetry contest


On November 11, people across Canada will commemorate the many members of the armed forces who have served our country.

To mark the occassion this year, Douglas College is holding a Remembrance Day poetry contest, open to students.

Contest rules

  • We will accept original and unpublished poems in English, on the themes of war and peace.
  • Poems should be typed and no longer than 30 lines.
  • Include name, student number, email and telephone number on a separate title page paperclipped to your poem. Only your student number should appear on the poem itself.
  • Submit your poem to the drop box in the LLPA office, or by email to Leah Hjalte.
  • Judging will be done by instructors from the Creative Writing Department.
  • Winners will be announced on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014. Winning entries may appear on the Doug Blog.
  • The deadline for submission is November 1, 2014.

To learn more about Remembrance Day in Canada, visit the Veterans Affairs Canada website.


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Douglas College hosts Tri-Cities candidate event Nov. 7

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With local elections taking place on Nov. 15, Douglas College is doing its part to help voters get up to speed on the issues in their communities.

The public is invited to attend an interactive dialogue event with candidates running for election in the Tri-Cities.

The format will involve candidates and attendees gathering in small groups to discuss issues such as transportation, housing, local business and safety.

Douglas College students and the Douglas Students’ Union Engage! Club are helping to organize the event and will be involved in facilitating the group discussions.

At least 18 municipal candidates have agreed to participate in the event. They include mayoral, councillor and school trustee candidates seeking election in Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody.

Event details


Friday, Nov. 7
6:30-9:30pm
Coquitlam Campus, cafeteria
1250 Pinetree Way
Free, public event
Register at bit.ly/1wp113b


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Douglas College theatre students staging Subsequent Conversations


A group of Douglas College theatre students is putting on a production that delves into the relationships of men and women living in urban North America.

Subsequent Conversations, a series of one-act plays, is being presented by the Douglas College departments of Theatre, and Stagecraft and Event Technology October 31-November 7.

The production features five works written by Neil LaBute, a multiple-award-winning U.S. playwright, including Bench Seat, Land of the Dead, A Guy Walks Into a Bar, Merge and The Shape of Things.

"We are excited to present this unique collection of Neil LaBute’s one-act plays," Director Cheryl Swan says. 

"I carefully selected works from his repertoire that I hope will challenge our theatre students and engage our audience. With this production you can expect complex characters, a darkly comedic sensibility and definitely some surprises."

Subsequent Conversations runs October 31-November 7 at the Studio Theatre, Douglas College, 700 Royal Ave., New Westminster. Tickets ($8-$12) are available through Massey Theatre, 604 521 5050.

For more information, visit the Arts Events webpage.


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Sunday, October 26, 2014

This week at Douglas College: Quiz night, gallery exhibit and more!

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Here’s what’s happening at Douglas Oct. 27-Nov. 2


Ongoing


Gallery exhibit
New Westminster Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery
Check out Under the Same Roof: Collaborative and individual collage and sculptural work by Jessie and Ewan McNeil. October 23-December 12. More information and gallery hours: douglascollege.ca/artsevents

Tuesday, Oct. 28


Quiz night
Coquitlam Campus, cafeteria
7-10pm
Come and test your grey matter and have some fun while helping to support literacy projects in Uganda and locally. More information: doug blog.

Wednesday, Oct. 29


Workshop
New Westminster Campus, room 1715
10:30am
This three-part workshop (you must register for all three parts) is designed to help you with career planning. You will learn about yourself and the career decision-making process in a supportive and friendly environment. More information: Counselling website.


Got an event you want listed? Submit it here.

See more upcoming Douglas College events on the Events Calendar.

And make sure to join Douglas College on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!



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Friday, October 24, 2014

Douglas College welcomes young entrepreneurs from Zambia


Douglas College is hosting some special guests over the coming weeks.

A group of young entrepreneurs from Zambia is visting as part of the new Zambia Youth Exchange Program. From October 20 to November 14, the group will take part in business-focused workshops and visits to local companies.

It's all part of the focus on giving them an opportunity to increase their knowledge and experience in business so they can better contribute to their country's prosperity.

“Douglas College is honoured to have these young Zambian entrepreneurs come to our college and for us to assist them in building their dreams and living their passions,” says Blaine Jensen, Vice President, Educational Services at Douglas College.

The exchange program was created through a partnership between Douglas College and the Zambian Ministry of Youth and Sport and the National Youth Development Council of Zambia.

It is a new component of Douglas College’s existing Zambia Global Leadership Program, which gives Douglas students the opportunity to travel to the country, in Southern Africa, to complete three-month practicums that support community development.


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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Uganda quiz night returns to Douglas College Oct. 28


Come and test your grey matter and have some fun while helping to support literacy projects in Uganda and locally.

Douglas College's Uganda quiz night is back and everyone--whether you're a brianiac or not--is invited to test their trivia knowledge.

Event details


Tuesday, October 28
7pm to 10pm
Douglas College
Coquitlam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way
In the cafeteria

Preregister your team now and make your payment at the event. Teams can be between 4 and 6 people.

Don't have enough people to make a team? That's ok, we'll hook you up with others at the event.

Register online. The cost is $20 per person. For more information, email Wendy Parry at Douglas College.




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Monday, October 20, 2014

Photos: Douglas College Nursing students take part in emergency simulation

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A group of Health Sciences students from Douglas College got a unique chance to experience what it's like to be part of a multi-agency response to a serious emergency.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing students took part in a training simulation at the Justice Institute of British Columbia campus in New Westminster on October 17.

Working as part of a public safety team, the Douglas students treated actors who posed as victims suffering from a range of injuries that resulted from a shooting incident scenario.

The training simulation, organized by the Provincial Health Services Authority Mobile Medical Unit, also involved paramedic and law enforcement students from the Justice Institute and resident physicians from UBC.

Here are photos from the training simulation, courtesy of the Justice Institute:













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This week at Douglas College: Gallery exhibit, free concert, workshop and more!


Here’s what’s happening at Douglas Oct. 20-26


Tuesday, Oct. 21


Info session
Coquitlam Campus, room A1430
4pm
Improve your interview skills. Learn how to get the job you want in this free information session. To register: Student Employment Centre.

Wednesday, Oct. 22


Info session
New Westminster Campus, room 2844
Improve your interview skills. Learn how to get the job you want in this free information session. To register: Student Employment Centre.

Workshop
New Westminster Campus, room 1715
10:30am
This three-part workshop (you must register for all three parts) is designed to help you with career planning. You will learn about yourself and the career decision-making process in a supportive and friendly environment. More information: Counselling website.

Thursday, Oct. 23


Technology fair
New Westminster Campus, concourse
10am-3pm
Join us for the Educational Technology Fair, where you can find out about the various exciting technologies available to students on your campuses and explore how it can make your life as a student easier. The event is free. Students, staff and faculty are welcome.

Free concert
New Westminster Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
1pm
Arts at One presents the Fall 2014 Music Technologies Concert, directed by Blair Fisher and Robert Caldwell of the Music Technology Certificate program. Free. Public welcome. More information: Arts Events.

Info session
New Westminster Campus, room 2201
4pm
Are you interested in furthering your business education by attending the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia? Check out this free information session. More information: Sauder School.

Friday, Oct. 24


Artist’s talk
New Westminster Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery
10am
Amelia Douglas Gallery presents Under the Same Roof: Collaborative and individual collage and sculptural work by Jessie and Ewan McNeil. October 23-December 12. Free and open to all. More information: Amelia Douglas Gallery.

Opening reception
New Westminster Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery
4:30-7:30pm
Amelia Douglas Gallery presents Under the Same Roof: Collaborative and individual collage and sculptural work by Jessie and Ewan McNeil. October 23-December 12. Free and open to all. More information: Amelia Douglas Gallery.


Got an event you want listed? Submit it here.

See more upcoming Douglas College events on the Events Calendar.

And make sure to join Douglas College on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!



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Thursday, October 16, 2014

RBC donates $12,000 to Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology

Rob McGregor, IUE Executive Director.
Douglas College has received a $12,000 donation from RBC that will support educational programming for youth and community members around ecological and environmental issues.

The RBC Foundation funds will go towards two major programs run by Douglas College’s Institute of Urban Ecology: the Environmental Education Workshops and the User Network for Insect Biology in the Urban Garden (UNIBUG).

“We are very grateful to receive this generous donation and continued support from RBC. This donation will be instrumental in allowing us to continue our work educating youth about ecological and environmental issues and the larger community about ecological approaches to food production,” says Rob McGregor, Executive Director of the Institute of Urban Ecology.

“At RBC, we believe interactive education programs help bring excitement into learning and compliment school programming. RBC is long-time supporter of Douglas College’s Institute of Urban Ecology and its educational initiatives. We are proud to support these unique programs that take kids on an adventure in learning, and enlighten and engage the broader public,” says Jennifer Cabeldu, RBC Manager, Donations, Brand and Communications, B.C. Region.

Founded in 1984, the Institute of Urban Ecology conducts research, organizes community projects and delivers educational workshops on issues related to ecology in urban areas. Its newest project is the UNIBUG program, which has been educating the public about beneficial insects in urban gardens. For many years, the institute has also been presenting educational workshops to school and community groups across Metro Vancouver, highlighting the value of nature in the city.


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