Sunday, March 1, 2015

This week at Douglas College: Career Fair, mindfulness workshop and more!

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Here’s what’s happening at Douglas March 2-8


Ongoing


Gallery exhibit
Journey features whimsical mixed-media works by Paul Burgoyne. February 19-April 10, 2015. Free and open to public. More info: Gallery webpage.

Tuesday, March 3


Career Fair
New Westminster Campus, Concourse
10am-3pm
The 2015 Career Fair at Douglas College is an opportunity for students, alumni and members of the community to explore career options, and find out what kinds of skills and knowledge they need for the workplace. Free, open to public.

Wednesday, March 4


Stress-reduction workshop
New Westminster Campus, Aboriginal Gathering Place (room 4650)
10:30am to 12:10pm
During this free mindfulness workshop, discuss the experience of stress and ways to manage. To sign up, visit the reception desk at Student Services, New Westminster Campus, Room 2600. Reach the student Services Reception desk by phone at 604 527 5486.

Thursday, March 5


Career Fair
Coquitlam Campus, Atrium
10am-3pm
The 2015 Career Fair at Douglas College is an opportunity for students, alumni and members of the community to explore career options, and find out what kinds of skills and knowledge they need for the workplace. Free, open to public.

LinkedIn workshop
New Westminster Campus, Room 4830
4:30pm
Join the Douglas College Business Association and Douglas College Media Buyer Al Hyland for a free workshop designed to help you get noticed on LinkedIn. Free pizza and pop will be provided. Register now by visiting dcba-online.ca



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Friday, February 27, 2015

Douglas College in the news: February 2014


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


What lures at-risk males to gang life?
Global News
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Role in Les Miserables a dream come true for Douglas College grad



Cathy Wilmot has performed in dozens of theatrical productions during her career. But her role in an upcoming production of Les Miserables stands apart.

Les Miserables is my favorite musical and a show that has been on my bucket list to perform in so I am very excited,” she says.

The musical, based on a Victor Hugo novel, follows the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant and prisoner who is drawn into the revolutionary events of the 19th century.

Cathy graduated from Douglas College’s theatre program in the late 1990s and quickly landed work in theatre.

She spent years honing her singing, dancing, acting and comedy skills, while performing in productions of Rent, Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar and more.

Interested in upgrading to a degree, she entered the Bachelor of Performing Arts program, offered jointly by Douglas College, Capilano University, Langara College and Vancouver Community College.

The program gave her an opportunity to learn more about the creative process, how to market herself and culminated in a group project that was performed at the 2015 Push Festival.

“I liked the performing arts aspect of the program that I hadn't done previously but was interested in exploring,” she says.

As an ensemble member in the Arts Club production of Les Miserables, which runs July 2-August 16, Cathy will play a variety of parts. She said the Performing Arts program has prepared her well.

“What I learned is to be open to new ways of thinking about art and how it's created. I think more about the process and all elements that go into making a production now than I did before.”

Learn more about the Bachelor of Performing Arts program on the Douglas College website. And check out Cathy’s website.



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Douglas College Poem of the Month: February 2015




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 "write a poem" by Gillian Clark.

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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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Douglas College theatre student breathes life into his characters

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When Jackson Boudreau first came to Douglas College to study theatre, he didn’t have any experience as a stage actor.

But through the program, he has had the opportunity to perform before live audiences and discover a passion for bringing the characters he plays to life.

“Being able to do that has been so rewarding. It’s a lot of fun to be able to step into another world as someone else,” he says.

Jackson has honed his craft while taking courses in movement, voice, and theatre history. He credits his progress to the inspiration he’s received from fellow students and guidance from instructors.

Last semester, Jackson had a role in the Douglas College production of Subsequent Conversations, a series of one-act plays set in the modern, urban landscape.

This semester, his focus had shifted to the battlefields of ancient Greece. As a cast member in Trojan Women, he plays a messenger who must deliver bad news to survivors of the mythological Trojan War.

Gloomy subject matter aside, Jackson says he is enjoying building his latest character, exploring possible motivations and experimenting with different approaches to the script.

“The process of has been opened up to me since I entered the program. I don’t think everyone understands how much goes into acting,” he says.

Jackson’s love of movies is what first drew him to acting. And while he wants to pursue film acting in the future, he says he can’t imagine leaving behind the thrill of live audiences.

“It’s really been an eye-opener for me, getting to know this is what I want to do.”

Visit the Douglas College website to learn more about the Theatre Diploma and Associate of Arts in Theatre programs.






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Monday, February 23, 2015

Video: Meet Lucas DeCoste, Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching at Douglas College




Meet Lucas DeCoste, a student in the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching program at Douglas College. Lucas is gaining the knowledge and experience he needs to become a teacher. Check out this video to learn more and visit douglascollege.ca/bpec






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Sunday, February 22, 2015

This week at Douglas College: International Day, Pink Shirt Day, film screening and more!


Here’s what’s happening at Douglas Feb. 23-Mar. 1


Ongoing


Gallery exhibit
Journey features whimsical mixed-media works by Paul Burgoyne. February 19-April 10, 2015. Free and open to public. More info: Gallery webpage.

Monday, Feb. 23


Documentary screening
New Westminster Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
7:15pm
Endless Abilities is a documentary film about our ability to adapt and our ability to live. Prior to the screening, from 6-7pm, you can check out the Imagining Inclusion Photovoice Exhibit in the theatre foyer. Free, public event. Please register to attend at www.endless-abilities-screening.eventbrite.ca

Tuesday, Feb. 24


International Day
New Westminster Campus
Every year Douglas College proudly celebrates the tremendous diversity of our students, faculty and staff on International Day. This event engages more than 100 student leaders, volunteers and thousands of participants, while supporting the internationalization of Douglas College. For more information, visit Douglife.

Wednesday, Feb. 25


Pink Shirt Day
New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses
Join us in taking a stand against bullying by wearing pink all day. Events are on at both campuses - everything happens in the New Westminster Concourse and Coquitlam Campus Atrium, respectively - and we're giving out free chocolate to students decked-out in pink who post a nice message on our board.



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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Need to de-stress? Free workshops for Douglas College students


Douglas College Student Services is pleased to offer two free stress-reduction workshops for students. The workshops will engage students in concepts and practices relating to stress management. Students will receive peer support and a safe space to connect with each other through group discussions.

Event details


Mindfulness Workshop:
Discuss the experience of stress and ways to manage 
Wednesday, March 4th
10:30am to 12:10pm
New Westminster Campus
Aboriginal Gathering Place, Room 4650

Yoga Workshop: 
Engage in stress-reduction practices (mats provided) 
Wednesday, March 11th
10:30am to 12:10pm
New Westminster Campus
Aboriginal Gathering Place, Room 4650

Come to one or both workshops. To sign up, visit the reception desk at Student Services, New Westminster Campus, Room 2600. Reach the student Services Reception desk by phone at 604 527 5486.





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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Douglas College Career Fair returns for 2015


Get a head start on your career.

The 2015 Career Fair at Douglas College is an opportunity for students, alumni and members of the community to explore career options, and find out what kinds of skills and knowledge they need for the workplace.

Meet employers one-on-one, get job-search advice, gain interview experience, learn about job openings, submit your resume to company recruiters and more.

Event details


Tuesday, March 3 
New Westminster Campus 
Concourse
10am-3pm

Thursday, March 5 
Coquitlam Campus 
Atrium
10am-3pm

Free and open to the public

The Career Fair is hosted by the Douglas College Alumni Association and the Student Employment Centre. For more information contact the Douglas College Alumni Association at 604 777 6171 or email alumni@douglascollege.ca. Read more...

Meet the Douglas College valedictorians for Winter 2015


This month has been a time for celebration for the many Douglas College students who walked across the stage as part of the Winter graduation ceremonies.

Among them was a group of students who made their mark during their time at Douglas as outstanding students. They are the valedictorians:

Linda Cunningham
Advanced Certificate in Employment Supports Specialty 



"Graduating feels surreal. The course completely absorbed me for months. The unique virtual learning environment was what I most enjoyed. My experience at Douglas College was positive and helpful from start to end. Next for me? I am going to pursue my Vocational Rehabilitation Association designations."


"I have big dreams and the Douglas College Hospitality program has opened multiple doors of opportunities for me to get closer to it. After graduation, I plan on working my way up the ladder to becoming a general manager of a hotel while, of course, travelling the world. I plan on getting my Hospitality degree in the next few years as well."



"I left a career in research in order pursue a lifelong dream of working in health care. Having graduated from the Mental Health Worker Program in 2010, returning to Douglas for the Psychiatric Nursing Degree Program was an easy decision. I have started working at the BC Psychosis Program at UBC Hospital, and am looking forward to a diverse and challenging career"




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