Sunday, October 23, 2011

This week at Douglas: EVENT turns 40, Halloween Rumble, career exploration and more!

Here's what's happening at Douglas Oct. 24-28

, Oct. 25 

Get your flu shot

Coquitlam Campus, Room B3120
Shots are free for employees, $18 for students.

Career Exploration Workshop
New West Campus, Room 1222 
Interested in learning more about possible careers you may enjoy? In the session you'll complete vocational testing to explore your interests, learn how to research career options and have an optional one- to-one follow up meeting with a Career Counsellor. Free. Part 1 of a two-part workshop (Nov. 8). Get more details here.

Study in Australia: information session
New Westminster Campus, Room 4312
Study in Australia in Summer 2012 with the Australia Field School Program! Earn 9 Douglas College credits in just 7 weeks with courses taught by Douglas College and Central Queensland University instructors. Planned excursions include cave exploration, a visit to an aboriginal cultural centre, a crocodile farm and more. Return home at the end of the program or choose to extend your travels. More info: email Julie Crothers or Karen Ng.

Toastmasters Information Session
New West Campus, Room 2203
Want to speak confidently, think quickly, and listen effectively? Then don't miss this public-speaking information session by Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization, in a fun and supportive environment. For information:

Wednesday, Oct. 26

Literature Alive: Sarah Leavitt

New West Campus, Room 2203
Reading by Sarah Leavitt, Vancouver writer and cartoonist, who published her first book, a graphic memoir titled Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer's, My Mother, and Me, in 2010. Free and open to the public. More info: Creative Writing Arts Events

EVENT Magazine 40th Anniversary Party

New West Campus, Room 1200
Join Douglas College's award-winning magazine of writing as it celebrates its 40th. Featuring readings and reflections by former EVENT editors. Free admission; refreshments will be served. More details on the EVENT website.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Arts at One: Technology Concert
New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre 
With Bob Caldwell and Blair Fisher. Get more details at Arts Events.

Engaging Minds Speaker Series

New West Campus, Room 2201
5:15pm lecture; reception 6:15pm
Michael Surbey, senior lecturer of psychology at James Cook University, Australia, presents "Deceiving ourselves: cooperation, depression, bullying & personality as outgrowths of the modular mind." Free and open to the public. More info: doug: the community blog

Friday, Oct. 28

Halloween Rumble
New West Campus, Gymnasium
Get ready for an afternoon of terror, thrills and adrenaline-pumping challenges. Teams will compete at various activities to see who will be deemed a Halloween rumbler. Each team should come wearing costumes based on a theme. Points will be awarded for best team costume. Points will also be awarded based on the results of each activity. Details:


Greenlinks 2011: Insects
New West Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery
Till Oct. 28
Paintings and drawings of insects by Tiko Kerr and Ivan Droujinin, with an exhibit of insects from the Douglas College Institute of Urban Ecology. More info on the gallery's web page.

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