Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Douglas College Royals roundup


Jeff Taylor, men's volleyball, 2011-12

By Josh Martin, Sports Editor, The Other Press

The men’s volleyball team had back-to-back games this past weekend against the CBC Bearcats on Friday and Saturday night, losing the first match 3-2 and winning the second match 3-1. They are in second position in the standings with a 15-5 record and 30 points through 20 matches played.

Next weekend they face-off against the Camosun Chargers here at Douglas on Friday night at 7:45pm and Saturday afternoon at 2:45pm.

The women’s volleyball team also had back-to-back games against the Bearcats, losing their first match 3-0 and their second match the following day 3-2. They are sixth in the standings with a 2-18 record and four points in 20 matches. They’ll be facing the Chargers next weekend on Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 1pm.

The men’s basketball team didn’t quite have the weekend they were hoping for, losing against the Camosun Chargers on Friday night by a score of 84-76 and then falling short against the VIU Mariners on Saturday 87-73. They are currently in sixth place in the standings with a 5-6 record and 10 points in 11 games. Next weekend sees a pair of road games, the first against the Kwantlen Eagles on Friday night at 8pm and the second on Saturday night against the Langara Falcons at 8pm.

The women’s basketball team lost against the Chargers on Friday night with a final score of 60-48. They played again on Saturday losing against the Mariners by a score of 78-42. They are in eighth spot in the standings with a 1-10 record and two points through 11 games. Next weekend they play the Eagles at 6 pm on Friday night and the Falcons at 6pm on Saturday night.

Come on Douglas, support your Royals!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Douglas College Marketing students get real-world experience

Marketing students Bill Wu (l), Rachel Yigit (r) and Kristin Parsons (2nd from r) presented research and recommendations to Ernst & Young. Pictured with David Moulton, Marketing Instructor, and Brooke Morris, Ernst & Young's Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications.
It’s not every day that students get the chance to bend the ear of senior leaders at one of the biggest professional services firms in the world. But three Douglas College Marketing students got that chance – and wowed the bigwigs – at Ernst & Young.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

This week at Douglas: yoga workshop, Royals action, Toastmasters and more!

Here's what's happening at Douglas Jan. 30-Feb. 5

Monday, Jan. 30

Yoga workshop (day 1)
Coquitlam Campus, Pinetree Gym
4-5pm
Master the art of yoga over three days (Jan. 30, Feb. 1 and Feb. 6) of invigorating energy and strength through relaxation, meditation and stretching techniques. Sign up on douglife.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Toastmasters open house
New West Campus, room 207 (Students' Union Building)
5-6:15pm
Come to a special presentation of Tom Jones, former BC District Governor for Toastmasters International. You will learn how to step outside your comfort zone to achieve true greatness and  understand the characteristics of a dynamic leader. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Michelle Leong, 604 527 5038.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Yoga workshop (day 2)
Coquitlam Campus, Pinetree Gym
4-5pm
Master the art of yoga over over three days (Jan. 30, Feb. 1 and Feb. 6) of invigorating energy and strength through relaxation, meditation and stretching techniques. Sign up on douglife.

The ins and outs of government jobs
New West Campus, room 1222
4:30pm
A Q&A session with Michael Dalley, Citizen Service Officer, Service Canada. More info/registration.

Thursday, Feb. 2

Piano concert: Ellen and Robert Silverman
New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
1pm
Presented by the Arts at One. Free. More info: Arts Events

Friday, Feb. 3

Royals women's volleyballNew West Campus, Gym
6pm
The Royals take on Camosun College. More info: Royals website

Royals men's volleyball
New West Campus, Gym
8pm
The Royals take on Camosun College. More info: Royals website

Saturday, Feb. 4

Royals women's volleyball
New West Campus, Gym
1pm
The Royals take on Camosun  College. More info: Royals website

Ongoing

Dappled: Paintings by Richard Alm
New West Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery
Till Feb. 17
For more info see the gallery website.

Got an event you want listed? See douglascollege.ca/events.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Douglas College celebrates International Day



Yesterday the New Westminster Campus celebrated International Day, a day of food, displays, performances and speakers, that promotes cultural diversity, multiculturalism and the international component of Douglas College. Check out the pics! The Coquitlam Campus celebrates International Day today. Read more...

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Working in health care in the UAE

Is the United Arab Emirates for you?

Nurses and other health care professional are in high demand in the United Arab Emirates. So if you’re in the health sciences and looking to work abroad, the UAE might be the place for you. Before you pack your bags, there are things you need to know. Pamela Cawley, Dean of Health Sciences at Douglas, spent six years as Assistant Dean of Health Sciences at the Higher Colleges of Technology, in Abu Dhabi. She gives us the lowdown on life in the UAE, the cost of living, how expatriates are treated and more.
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Monday, January 23, 2012

This week at Douglas: info sessions, International Day, Musica Intima and more!

Here's what's happening at Douglas Jan. 23-29


Tuesday, Jan. 24


SFU info session
New West Campus, concourse
10am-noon
Want to go to SFU? Check out this free information session.

UNBC info session
New West Campus, concourse / Coquitlam Campus, atrium
11am-1pm
Want to go to UNBC? Check out this free information session. Different representatives will be appearing simultaneously at both campuses.

SFU info session
Coquitlam Campus, atrium
2-6pm
Want to go to SFU? Check out this free information session.

Belize field school info session
Coquitlam Campus, room C1002
4:30-5:30pm
Study in Belize this summer with the 2012 Belize Field School! Earn 9 Douglas College credits in just 8 weeks with courses taught by Douglas College and Galen University (Belize) instructors. More info here.

Wednesday, Jan. 25


International Day
New West Campus, concourse
10am-3pm
Come celebrate cultural diversity, awareness, understanding as well as the internationalization of Douglas College. Enjoy food, displays and performances. Free event. For more info see douglife.

UNBC info session
New West Campus, concourse / Coquitlam Campus, atrium
11am-1pm
Want to go to UNBC? Check out this free information session. Different representatives will be appearing simultaneously at both campuses.

Belize field school info session

New West Campus, room 4312
4:30-5:30pm
Study in Belize this summer with the 2012 Belize Field School! Earn 9 Douglas College credits in just 8 weeks with courses taught by Douglas College and Galen University (Belize) instructors. More info here.

Chartered accountant info session
New West Campus, room 2201
5-6:30pm
If you are interested in becoming an accountant or simply curious about a career in accounting, join the Douglas College Business Association for this free info session. Speakers from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and Smythe Ratcliffe will be on campus to talk about the designation and how to obtain it. Please register.

Samantha Nutt: A world without war
New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
7-9pm
Samantha Nutt – medical doctor, author, award-winning humanitarian and executive director of War Child – speaks on the impact of war on civilians. And what we can do to make a difference. For more info see doug: the community blog.

Thursday, Jan. 26


International Day
Coquitlam Campus, atrium
10am-3pm
Come celebrate cultural diversity, awareness, understanding as well as the internationalization of Douglas College. Enjoy food, displays and performances. Free event. For more info see douglife.

Musica Intima
Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
1pm
The Arts at One presents Music Intima Vocal Chamber Ensemble. Free. For more info see Arts Events.

Friday, Jan. 27


Global Health, Governance and Law
Coquitlam Campus, room A1470
4:30-6:30pm
Part 2 of the Health Sciences Speaker Series presents a lecture by Veronica Fynn.
For more info see doug: the community blog.

Saturday, Jan. 28


Badminton
Coquitlam Campus
9am
More info: douglife

Sunday, Jan. 29


Badminton
Coquitlam Campus
5pm
More info: douglife


Ongoing


Dappled: Paintings by Richard Alm
New West Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery
Till Feb. 17
For more info see the gallery website.

Got an event you want listed? See douglascollege.ca/events.

See more upcoming Douglas College events in the
Douglas College Events Calendar.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Former students give Douglas the thumbs up

photo: Aidan Jones, Flickr
By Bob Cowin, Director of Institutional Research and Planning

Each spring, Douglas College joins all other B.C. colleges in surveying former students a year or so after they leave their institution to find out what they’re doing now – work and/or further study – and what they thought of their college experience. These are students who completed the equivalent of at least a semester’s full-time study in courses beyond the ESL or DVST level.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Get set for International Day next week!

In the spirit of promoting cultural diversity, multiculturalism, cultural awareness and internationalization of the College, the Centre for Campus Life and Athletics is proud to present Douglas College's second annual International Day.

Come out Wednesday, Jan. 25 (New Westminster) and Thursday, Jan. 26 (Coquitlam) for a glorious melange of performances, music, an international food fair, cultural displays and exhibits, and a talk by award-winning humanitarian Samantha Nutt.


Represent your culture, get involved!

Are you interested in sharing your culture with the Douglas community? Students from all cultures are encouraged to come out and share something meaningful about their culture at International Day. If you would like to organize an interactive booth or perform, all you have to do is fill out this form .


Volunteer

Volunteering is a great way to meet other students while gaining professional experience. Click here to volunteer.

Check out the pics from the first International Day!

 

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Should the Stanley Cup riot hearings be televised?

Michael Sporer
The Canadian Press reported today that the lawyer of a Stanley Cup rioter is fighting an application by the B.C. government that would allow the proceedings to be televised. Michael Sporer, an instructor in the Legal Studies program at Douglas College, gives his take on whether or not cameras belong in the courtroom.

By Michael Sporer

“Those guys had no problems doing their crimes in public ... they should have no problem being tried in public either.” –Premier Christy Clark

While the premier should be commended for re-igniting an important debate about the nature and limits of our open courts in this era of advanced technology, neither half of her observation should be embraced by free citizens.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Douglas College presents speaker on global health governance and law Jan. 27

If you're involved in the fields of health, law or social services, or if you're interested in the ever-evolving global landscape, you won't want to miss Global Health Governance and Law with Veronica Fynn Jan. 27.

Fynn, who holds a law degree from York University and a Master's in Public Health from the University of Nottingham, presents a unique perspective on the global health issues from a legal, ethical, and cultural perspective. She will discuss selected global health challenges with regard to adopting international laws and policy solely for the regulation of national health systems.

Born in Ghana and living in Canada since the early 2000s, Fynn focuses on the health and global concerns of the "world citizen," examining the issues in cultural adaptation as they relate to health.
 
Friday, Jan. 27, 4:30-6:30pm
Coquitlam Campus, Lecture Theatre A1470
Free and open to the public. 
Light refreshments will be served.

For more information email Lexie Flasch or click on the poster.


Presented by the Faculty of Health Sciences
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

This week at Douglas: Aboriginal Gathering Place opens and more!

Here's what's happening at Douglas Jan. 16-22

Monday, Jan. 16


Q&A session: Stephen Kamachi

New West Campus, concourse
4:30pm
The Vice President of RBC Dominion Securities will be on hand to answer your questions about working in the investment industry. Info and registration details.


Thursday, Jan. 19


Faculty concert

New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
1pm
The Arts at One presents a concert by Douglas Music faculty. More info: Arts Events.

Official opening: Aboriginal Gathering Place
New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
3pm
Celebration will include remarks from His Excellency Steven Point, the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, and Chief Rhonda Larrabee of the QayQayt Nation, as well as a photo display covering the building of the Gathering Place from start to finish. Enjoy ancient and contemporary songs and dances, a reception with traditional Aboriginal treats, and tours of the Gathering Place.


Friday, Jan. 20


Royals women's basketball

New West Campus, Gym
6pm
The Royals take on UNBC. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics.

Royals men's basketball
New West Campus, Gym
8pm
The Royals take on UNBC. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics.


Saturday, Jan. 21


Royals women's volleyball

New West Campus, Gym
2pm
The Royals take on CotR. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics


Sunday, Jan. 22


Royals men's volleyball

New West Campus, Gym
1pm
The Royals take on College of the Rockies. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics

Royals women's volleyball
New West Campus, Gym
2pm
The Royals take on CotR. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics


Ongoing


Dappled: Paintings by Richard Alm

New West Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery
Till Feb. 17
For more info see the gallery website.

Got an event you want listed? See douglascollege.ca/events.

See more upcoming Douglas College events in the
Douglas College Events Calendar.

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Douglas College birdie smasher up for athlete of the year award

Jerald Walliser photo
Royals badminton star Melody Liang has made the shortlist for Sport B.C.'s athlete of the year. Melody, who lives in Burnaby, is a five-time Canadian college national women's doubles champ. The Douglas grad didn't lose a single match in her career, and set a national record with 95 wins. Read more about Melody in the Record.

The winner will be announced in March. Read more...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Douglas College website gets a makeover

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By Anne Swinton, Web Supervisor

Visit the Douglas website on Tuesday afternoon (Jan. 17) and you'll be in for a surprise. We're giving the site a makeover - part of the College's whole new look and feel. We hope you like it! 

You'll notice our new logo and colours, as well as design changes, which we hope will make your experience on our site that much better.

You'll see bigger photos accompanying our feature stories at the top of our home page, and bigger links, headers and text, making the site easier to read.

As far as practical information and links go, we've made minor changes. But two to note are that the International Education link has been moved into the main navigation bar, and the Visitors link has been moved to the very top of the page.

So? Do you like the changes? We'd love to hear your feedback. 


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Douglas College introduces new look





By Dave Taylor, Director, Marketing and Communications

Have you seen it yet on campus, or maybe on the SkyTrain?

Douglas College has a new look, complete with new logo, colors and typeface, along with new messages and images to encourage prospective students to take a look at what Douglas College has to offer.
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Come celebrate the opening of Douglas College Aboriginal Gathering Place Jan. 19

David Denofreo photo
You’re invited to join us for the official opening of the Douglas College Aboriginal Gathering Place Thursday, Jan. 19, 3-4pm, in the Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre, 4th floor north, New Westminster Campus.

The celebration includes remarks from His Excellency Steven Point, the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, and Chief Rhonda Larrabee of the QayQayt Nation, as well as a photo display covering the building of the Gathering Place from start to finish. You’ll also be treated to ancient and contemporary songs and dances by the Git Hayetsk Dancers and a performance by a College-based student powwow dance group.

Traditional Aboriginal treats and tours of the Gathering Place will be available after the official opening – don’t miss this chance to see the newly commissioned artwork showcasing the culture of the Aboriginal peoples.

Hope to see you there! If you have any questions please contact Dave Seaweed, Aboriginal Student Services Coordinator, at 604 527 5565. Read more...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Get tutored at the Douglas College Learning Centre

Need a bit of help developing your skills in reading, writing, math, basic computer use, as well as study strategies? Good news: the Learning Centre is open for the Winter Semester and will get you up to speed.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Study in Australia! Info session tomorrow

G'day, mates. Ever dream of going to Australia?

This spring you have the chance to spend 4 weeks Down Under - and gain university-transferable credit at the same time - at the 2012 Australia Field School.

You'll spend the first 3 weeks at the New West Campus before departing for Central Queensland University (CQU) in Rockhampton, Queensland, where you'll spend the next month. Program dates are April 23-June 9.

The two courses offered are  MARK 1120 - Introduction to Marketing (instructor David Moulton) and ECON 1250 - Principles of Macroeconomics (instructor Gilbert Fick), with the option of adding an organizational behaviour course offered by CQU.

The program fee is $1,900 and includes homestay accommodation and meals, rides to/from campus on school days, several fun excursions, student access to campus facilities (computer labs, wireless networking, swimming pool, tennis courts, gym, fitness classes, etc.) and travel medical insurance. Tuition, other student fees, airfare, textbooks and personal spending are additional.

To learn more, come to the info session 1-2:30pm  tomorrow (Wednesday) at the David Lam Campus, Room C1011 or 4-5:30pm at the New West Campus, Room 4360.

Or visit the Australia Field School web page.




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Monday, January 9, 2012

Other Press wants your creative writing

Julien Tromeur photo
Your student newspaper, The Other Press, proudly presents.... FICTION and PROSE! A space dedicated to short prose pieces and poetry with: Word of the Week and Flash Fiction.

Submit a 250-word prose piece or poem inspired by the select word of the week, or submit a short story to be published (1,000 words maximum). Check the paper for further details or email the editor.

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

This week at Douglas: see art, hear music, cheer on the Royals and more!

Here's what's happening at Douglas Jan. 9-13.


Tuesday, Jan. 10

Composer Tuesday

New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
1pm
Guest composer Jacquie Leggatt. Presented by the Music Department. For more info see Arts Events.

Thursday, Jan. 12


CBS Bloodmobile

New Westminster Campus
10am– 4pm
Want to donate blood? Now’s your chance! Get more info on doug: the community blog.

Opening reception: Dappled

New West Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery4:30-7:30pm
Paintings by Richard Alm. Till Feb. 17. For more info see Arts Events.

Friday, Jan. 13


Artist's Talk: Richard Alm

New West Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery
10am
Join Richard Alm, whose paintings are on exhibit in Dappled, at the gallery. For more info see Arts Events.

Royals women's volleyball
New West Campus, Gym
6pm
The Royals take on Vancouver Island University. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics.

Royals men's volleyball

New West Campus, Gym
8pm
The Royals take on Vancouver Island University. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics.

Saturday, Jan. 14


Royals men's volleyball
New West Campus, Gym
3pm
The Royals take on Vancouver Island University. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics.

Royals women's basketball
New West Campus, Gym
6pm
The Royals take on Columbia Bible College. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics.

Royals men's basketball
New West Campus, Gym
8pm
The Royals take on Columbia Bible College. More info: douglife.ca/dcroyalsathletics.

Got an event you want listed? See douglascollege.ca/events.

See more upcoming Douglas College events in the
Douglas College Events Calendar.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Douglas College seeks Distinguished Alumni nominations

Michael Williams-Stark, 2011's Distinguished Alumnus.
Steve Dagg photo
Do you know a Douglas grad who has made an exceptional professional, personal, academic or public service achievement? An alumnus who would be an inspiration to students?

If so, the College wants your nominations for the Distinguished Alumni Award. This award is a major step in recognizing the quality of our graduates and their contributions to the community. It also represents the calibre of the students that attend Douglas College and the education, training and inspiration they received here.

The closing date for nominations is March 1. This award will be presented during the June 2012 graduation ceremonies.

Click here for more information, or contact Andrew Senjack, 604 777 6171.

The nomination form can be downloaded here. Read more...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Award-winning humanitarian to speak at Douglas College

Dr. Samantha Nutt combines action and passion in her work.
She’s a medical doctor, humanitarian and author who’s been at the frontline of many of the world’s biggest crises – Darfur, Afghanistan, Iraq and more. She’s the founder/executive director of War Child in North America, a charitable organization that aims to improve access to education and justice, and to reduce poverty through increased employment opportunities, for people in war-torn communities.
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Douglas College badminton team owns 2011

The no. 1-ranked Royals kicked major butt last year.
The Royal City Record is calling Douglas College's badminton Royals the "top story in 2011" and the "toast of the country." With three gold medals, RuiLin Huang's third straight undefeated season, and a score of other victories, we tend to agree. Read the full story to find out more. Read more...