Friday, December 19, 2014

Therapist and recovered alcoholic Michael Pond to talk addiction at Douglas College





Michael Pond has experienced the darkness of addiction and, through recovery, emerged back into the light.

Once a successful B.C. psychotherapist, Pond lost his career, his home and his family as he struggled with alcoholism.

During his return to sobriety, he learned what it's like to live in an unlicensed recovery home and encountered what he argues is a broken system.

Now sober for five years and running an addiction-focused practice in Vancouver, Pond is sharing his story and calling for change.

In May, he published his memoir, The Couch of Willingness, co-written with Maureen Palmer, his partner and a documentary filmmaker.

On January 19, Pond will visit Douglas College to talk about his journey from professional, to alcoholic and back to professional.

The talk is part of the Douglas College Health Sciences Speaker Series, presented by the Health Sciences Department.

Event details

Monday
January 19th
10:30-11:30am
Coquitlam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way
Coquitlam
Room A1470
Free and open to public


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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Douglas College in the news: December 2014


Want to find out what's making news at Douglas College? Then check out this roundup of recent headlines:


Douglas student helps launch cab-sharing app
BC Business

Former Douglas student a Forty Under 40 winner
Business in Vancouver

Chevron helps Douglas students gas up
Royal City Record

Douglas training mental-health practitioners
Metro



You can also find the latest news releases on the Douglas College website.


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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Douglas College lecture looks at life in the asylum


Join Conway Davies, a professor at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, as he examines how disruptive behaviour was contained in Wales during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Using patient case notes, Conway will explore life in an asylum and the way ordinary people understood and experienced mental illness, its diagnosis and treatment.

Event details


Friday, January 9
4 pm
Aboriginal Gathering Place
New Westminster Campus, 4th floor
Free and open to public

Presented by the Office of the Vice President Academic and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.



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Friday, December 12, 2014

Top five Douglas College YouTube videos of 2014




Did you know Douglas College is on YouTube?

The college channel has plenty of videos about interesting students, fun campus events and much more.

If you haven't checked it out yet, get started with this list of the five most-watched videos of 2014:

Students celebrate Canadian women's Olympic hockey gold.



Basketball player Simran Bir talks about being a team player.



Psychiatric Nursing grad Sanjin Ramovic gives back to the community.



An up-close look at students learning to care for animals.



The college community takes on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.





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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Douglas College Poem of the Month: December 2014


Poem of the Month showcases outstanding work written by Douglas College students.

Each month, the Creative Writing Department displays posters across both campuses featuring a new poem.

Click on the image to the right to see an enlarged version of this month’s poster, featuring "Inside the Mind of Leanan Sidhe" by Laura Deheer.

All Douglas College students are eligible to enter the Poem of the Month competition. Featured poems are selected by a committee of instructors.

To learn more about submitting poems, contact the Faculty of Language, Literature and Performing Arts at 604 527 5465.

More information about the Creative Writing Department is available on the Douglas College website.



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Monday, December 8, 2014

This week at Douglas College: Info session and gallery exhibit!


Here’s what’s happening at Douglas Dec. 8-14


Ongoing


Exam period—Dec. 4-15

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, Dec. 9


Info session
New Westminster Campus, room 3225
5:30pm
Presented by the Douglas College Community Music School, the audio engineering program is holding two free information sessions. Call 604-527-5469 or email us to RSVP your attendance. For more information, visit the Community Music School 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, December 5, 2014

How to stay informed if winter weather closes Douglas College


It's that time of year again. You might find falling snow and chilly temperatures in the forecast.

For some, the wintry weather is a welcome sign that ski and snowboard season is getting started.

For others, it's an unpleasant reminder of how annoying it is to shovel the sidewalk.

However you feel about winter weather, it's arrival means it's time to be prepared in the event of a campus closure.

If the weather takes a turn for the worse and a closure seems likely, Douglas will do its part to keep you informed.

To find out what's going on, you can call the College information line toll free at 1 877 679 0823 or check the Douglas College homepage for the latest information.

Updates will also be sent out to the college community through Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Another convenient option is to sign up for DC Alerts. Subscribers get immediate campus closure updates sent via text, email and phone messages.

If the campuses are closed due to weather conditions, the doors will remain open and security will be present because of safety considerations. However, no services will be available and it is not advised to travel to campus.

So make sure you stay informed and stay warm!


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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Video: Douglas College nursing students take part in mock emergency




A police shootout results in multiple casualties. Paramedics have the victims and are bringing them in for further treatment.

That's the high-stress scenario some Douglas Nursing and Psychiatric Nursing students faced during a recent emergency simulation day.

Check out this video to see what it was like:




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Sunday, November 30, 2014

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

                                                               David Denofreo Photo

Here’s what’s happening at Douglas Dec. 1-7


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

Monday, Dec. 1


Concert
New Westminster Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
7:30pm
The Music Department presents An Evening of Jazz, featuring the Douglas College Night Band, led by Blair Fisher, and the Douglas College Dues Band, led by John van Deursen. Part of the Fall Concert Series at Douglas College. Admission is free. More information:douglascollege.ca/artsevents

Tuesday, Dec. 2


Last day of classes

Thursday, Dec. 4


Exam period starts. Runs until Dec. 15.


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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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Connecting to wireless Internet at Douglas College just got easier


Douglas College is making wireless access easier and even more secure. The College has introduced a new Douglas College Internal wireless network, available to all staff and students.

The Douglas College Internal network will allow users to set their login credentials once. After that, the network will remember your credentials and all of your devices and connect you automatically any time you are within range of a College access point. That means repeated logins will not be needed.

If you are already using the Douglas College Internal wireless connection, you don’t have to do anything different. You will automatically be connected to the new service because it is the same name as the old one. Students will need to move their wireless devices to the new public network from the current public connection.

Visit the Douglas College website for instructions on how to join the wireless network: Instructions for students are available here. Instructions for staff are available here.



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