Sunday, March 20, 2011

This week at Douglas: Uganda fundraisers, free tax service, literature comes alive and more!

Here’s what’s happening at Douglas College March 21-27:


Monday, March 21-Thursday, March 24

EVENT Magazine annual book sale
New Westminster Campus (concourse)
Here's your chance to stock up on used books, movies and music - and support Douglas's award-winning literary magazine at the same time.

Monday, March 21

Literature Alive: Miranda Pearson
New Westminster Campus (room 1808)
Enjoy a free reading and discussion with writer Miranda Pearson. Free and open to the public. For more info on Literature Alive, see Arts Events.

DCBA Free Tax Service session
New Westminster Campus (room 4360)
Douglas College business students are offering a free tax service to students and low income members of the community. This is the first of a number of sessions. You can either come to a tax session or drop off your documentation and information in a sealed envelope to room 4300 at the New West campus. For a list of what to bring and more information, please visit the DCBA website.

Tuesday, March 22

Leadership Workshop: Time Management
New Westminster Campus (room TBA)
Many (if not most) people working in industry today spend much of their time swamped with e-mail, text messages, meetings and tasks that take a lot longer than they should. This typically results in a reduced ability to get work done (particularly strategic or project work), reduced productivity and forgetfulness, coupled with high levels of stress and even burnout. This workshop was developed and honed through coaching thousands of business people on how to be more effective with one of their most important commodities – time. To register, see

Wednesday, March 23

Literature Alive:Jeanette Lynes
New Westminster Campus (room 3343)
Poet and novelist Jeanette Lynes comes to Douglas for a reading and discussion. Free and open to the public. For more info on Literature Alive, see Arts Events.

Thursday, March 24

Douglas College Wisdom Institute: Metaphilosophy
New Westminster Campus (room 0602)
Douglas College Wisdom Institute & Greater Vancouver Secular Wisdom Institute will again host a workshop on Friday, March 24, 2011. The theme of the workshop is “Metaphilosophy”. Check out the event details and register at

Arts at One: Scholarship Winners Concert
New Westminster Campus (Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre)
Come see scholarship winners perform from 1-2pm – for free! Arts at One is a concert series that takes place most Thursdays during the semester. For more info, see Arts Events.

Library to Library Uganda Pub Night Fundraiser
Woody’s Bar and Grill, Coquitlam
All money raised goes towards helping support the development of a sustainable reading culture in Uganda. Improved literacy increases social awareness on multiple levels: health being a primary focus for our Douglas College community. Buy tickets ($20) at CFCS office or either campus Library. Ticket includes a burger and beverage and a chance to win a prize. Thank you for your support. For more info, email

Friday, March 25

1st Douglas College Japanese Speech Contest
New Westminster Campus  (room 2203)
Test your toastmaster skills at the very first Japanese speech contest at Douglas! Prizes will be awarded in two categories: beginner and intermediate. This is a free event, and everyone is welcome.

CSSW Uganda Fundraiser Pub Night
Rhino’s Pub, Coquitlam
The Douglas College Classroom and Community Support Program is hosting a pub night to raise money for the Kakunyu School for children with disabilities in Uganda. All proceeds raised will go directly to the Kakunyu School. Tickets are $15 and include a burger or veggie burger and fries or chicken strips and fries, and a sleeve of domestic beer, highball or wine. There will also be door prizes to be won (including a Texas Mickey) and a live DJ later on in the evening. For more info (and tickets), see the event on Facebook.

Pearls: Book Launch
New Westminster Campus  (Studio Theatre, 4th floor)
Book launch for Pearls, an anthology and celebration of Douglas College Creative Writing Students. For more info, see Arts Events.

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