Friday, July 29, 2011

BloodBattle 2011 a fight to the finish

BloodBattle 2011 took centre stage at the New Westminster campus on Thursday. Nearly 50 people came to donate, an outstanding turnout for Canadian Blood Services, with one competitor reigning supreme after the battle.  

Eric Glanville (above left) defeated Kyle Baillie 12-8 in this year’s battle, but like the Brooklyn Dodgers used to say, there’s always next year. The fallout from Kyle’s loss is yet to be determined. 

Thank-you to everyone who came to donate, and a reminder, the Bloodmobile is at Douglas College every two months, so keep coming back to donate blood. You could save a life, and in addition to the satisfaction of helping others, you'll get a free cookie.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Open your veins: the BloodBattle 2011 is tomorrow!

Don't forget - the Bloodmobile arrives at the New West Campus tomorrow at 10am and will be collecting pints of the red stuff till 4:15pm.What's more, Eric Glanville, Manager of the Office for New Students, and Kyle Baillie, Director of the Centre for Campus Life, have a wager to see who can get more people out to donate blood. So join the BloodBattle 2011! After all, it's for a great cause.

There are still 26 appointments available. You can just show up (bring your ID) or make an appointment. Find the details here. Read more...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Douglas College Commerce student helps Zambian women do business

Rosie Hernandez helped open 150 bank accounts for women in Zambia.

By Rosa Elena Hernandez

One Sunday morning I opened my eyes and, right at that moment when you’re trying to figure out whether to get out of bed or stay in, I heard what seemed to be a crowd singing. Absolutely no instruments, just their sweet, mellow voices. It was church day, on my first morning in Kitwe, Zambia, where I’d come on a three-month internship with Douglas College to work as a coordinator for the YMCA’s new entrepreneurship program.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Douglas College student takes taekwondo to the top

Photo: Big2Films

By Tamara Letkeman, doug Editor

She’s only 25, but Ivett Gonda is looking to retire soon.

At least from the competitive world of taekwondo.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I-CARE literacy program seeks volunteers

Want to help adults improve their reading and writing skills? The I-CARE Program at Douglas, a free literacy service, is seeking volunteers. You'll receive tutor training, practicum experience, a certificate upon completion and the reward of helping someone gain life-changing skills - all at no cost.

For more info, see the I-CARE web page. And check out the video segment on one of the program's successful students by Kristy Kassie, a former I-CARE tutor who is now doing spots for Accessible Media.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Canadian women earning more than male partners

It's official: Canadian women are earning more money than their male partners like never before, a new Statistics Canada study reports. In 1976 just 12 percent of women earned more than their partners; that number jumped to 31 percent in 2009. Stats Can also says women have advanced in careers that require the most education, such as medicine. Read the full story in the Vancouver Sun. Read more...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Douglas College program helps grad attain high-level job

By Tamara Letkeman, doug Editor

Brendan Munden, a graduate of Douglas’s Co-occurring Disorders program, was recently hired as a concurrent disorders clinician with the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health and Addiction Assertive Community Treatment team – a position Brendan says he was able to obtain due in no small part to the Co-occurring Disorders program.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Donors wanted: Join the BloodBattle 2011 July 28!

On Thu, July 28, the Bloodmobile will be at the New Westminster Campus. To support one of our Douglas College Student Ambassadors (currently going through chemo), Eric Glanville, Manager of the Office for New Students, and Kyle Baillie, Director of the Centre for Campus Life, have a wager to see who can get more people out to donate blood. Check out the Facebook page for more info. You can read the full story here. Read more...

Monday, July 11, 2011

Douglas College student gets boost from ESL program

By Tamara Letkeman, doug Editor

When Anastasia Romanova enrolled in the English as a Second Language program at Douglas College, she had no idea how well it would prepare her for academic courses. In fact, the Russian immigrant found that her ESL classes were actually harder than some of her regular classes. Read more...

Friday, July 8, 2011

Douglas College grad discusses mental health in Africa

Photo: Rose Higgins

She may be back on this side of the pond, but Africa is still top of mind for Laura Richard. An alumnus of the Community Social Service Worker Program, Laura has done two internships in Uganda as part of Douglas College's Uganda Project. This week she was interviewed by the Royal City Record on the state of mental health in the African nation. Read the full story.


Monday, July 4, 2011

British universities to disclose job & salary stats to students

How would you like to know the employment rate and salary range for a certain career or degree before forking out the money for college or university?
That's what will be happening at British universities soon. Post-secondaries will begin disclosing information to students on employment outcomes, salaries and credentials of the most successful grads. Read the full story in the Globe and Mail. Read more...

Grouse Grind survival tips

 The Grinding for Uganda fundraiser is less than two weeks away! To help you prepare, check out these handy tips from CFCS instructors Diana Stewart and Lawrence Becker.