Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Douglas College presents Hispanic Cultures Speaker Series

If you're tired of this long, cool, grey winter, March offers you two events that will help spice things up, Latino style!

The Douglas College Hispanic Cultures speaker series presents:

Salsa Music: Latino identity through a musical lens with Sal Ferreras, percussionist, producer, educator and ethnomusicologist.

Thursday, March 8, 2:30pm 
New West Campus, room 4920 (boardroom)

AND
As part of the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival, a free screening of Rudo y Cursi ("Rude and Tacky," in Spanish, with English subtitles), one of the top grossing Mexican films of all time.

Tuesday, March 20, 2:30pm
New West Campus, lecture theatre 1614

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Douglas College Royals go to nationals

By Josh Martin, Sports Editor, The Other Press

Men's volleyball

It all started on Friday afternoon when the men’s volleyball team took on the CBC Bearcats in a heated semi-final battle. All-stars Jeff Taylor (first team all-star selection), Rex Fenton (second team all-star selection) and Graham Stoliker (all-rookie team selection) were honoured prior to the match for their all-star status and shortly after that the game commenced.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

This week at Douglas: Work for Disney, hear a Vietnam vet turned peace activist and more!


Here's what's happening at Douglas Feb. 27-March 4


Monday, Feb. 27


Disney International Academic Exchange Experience Program info session
Coquitlam Campus, 10-11am, room B3011; New West Campus, 2:30-3:30pm, room 5220
Discover the secret behind the magic and success of Disney and at the same time, earn a Certificate in Hospitality & Tourism, or a Certificate in Management from the University of California, Riverside, a top-ranked U.S. university. 2012 Program Dates: June 30-Dec. 28. More info/application form here.


Tuesday, Feb. 28


Blood on the Tracks: the unimaginable journey of S. Brian Willson

New West Campus, room 2203
2:30-4:30pm
A peace activist who lost his legs when he was run over by a munitions train while protesting a U.S. weapons shipment to Central America will be at Douglas College to talk about U.S. imperialism and the state of the environment. A question and answer session will follow. More info here.

Career planning workshop

New West Campus, room 2680
2:30–4:20pm
Develop a suitable career plan by taking the Strong Interest Inventory and learning how your results fit with today's labour market. Learn how to research potential careers and make decisions about career options and educational programs. This workshop runs for two sessions (first session Feb. 21).

PDP and Bachelor of Education Information Sessions

New West Campus
3-4pm, concourse; 4:30-5:30pm, room 3412
PDP at SFU is a 12 month, full-time, 3-semester program. When teacher candidates successfully complete the program they are recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education to receive a BC Teaching Certificate.


Wednesday, Feb. 29


Anti-Bullying Day
Think pink and don your fave rose-coloured duds to take a stand against bullying. Events at the New Westminster Campus include a motivational speaker and group photo. Get the deets on douglife.ca.

PDP and Bachelor of Education Information Sessions
Coquitlam Campus,
2:30-3:30pm, atrium; 4-5pm, room B2020
PDP at SFU is a 12 month, full-time, 3-semester program. When teacher candidates successfully complete the program they are recommended to the Teacher Regulation Branch of the Ministry of Education to receive a BC Teaching Certificate.

Film Screening: Miss Representation

Coquitlam Campus, lecture hall A1470
The BsN Peer Mentorship Program invites you watch the documentary Miss Representation, by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. The film explores how the media's misrepresentations of women have led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.

Thursday, March 1


Student showcase concert
New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
1pm
Presented by the Arts at One. More info: Arts Events

Kings Court Basketball Tournament Winter 2012

New West Campus, Gym
Got skills to own the court like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Allen Iverson? Show your stuff on a full court 5-on-5 intramural basketball tournament. Come one, come all. Tournament runs pm in the gym. More info: douglife.ca


Ongoing


Transmutations: Journeys Through Time and Space
New West Campus, Amelia Douglas Gallery
Paintings by Mary Bennet and Louise Bunn. Till April 6. More info: Arts Events.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Douglas College celebrates Anti-Bullying Day Feb. 29

Photo: Geoffery Kehrig, Flickr
On Wednesday, think pink.

In other words, don your favourite rose-coloured duds and get ready to take a stand against bullying.

Feb. 29 is Anti-Bullying Day, and the College has a number of events planned, including a talk by motivational speaker Michael Bortolotto, group photo and more!

To get the full scoop on what's going on, visit douglife.ca.


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Explore your future at Douglas College Career Fair March 5 + 7

Interested in finding the right career for you?

Then don't miss the Career Exploration Fair at Douglas College in March! At the career fair you can:
  • Meet prospective employers one-on-one
  • Explore different fields and career paths
  • Talk to representatives from many industries and organizations
  • Develop your network of contacts
  • Gain valuable interview experience and job search advice
    from seasoned professionals
  • Find out about available jobs and submit your resume to
    company recruiters
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Women's Centre hosts shoe sale for a cause March 6 + 8

Ladies: Do you have some gently used footwear burning a hole in your closet?

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8), the Douglas College Women's Centre is hosting Walk a Mile in a Woman’s Shoes, a sale of gently used footwear at both campuses - and is looking for donations.  

Drop off your platforms, stilettos, ballerina flats, mary janes, slingbacks, ankle boots or whatever you've got by March 3 at the Coquitlam Campus, room A130, or the New West Campus, room 2850.

And don't forget to come to the sale! Prices start at a mere $2 a pair.

Coquitlam Campus, atrium
Tuesday, March 6, 10am-3pm

New West Campus, concourse
Thursday, March 8, 10am-3pm

Proceeds will go toward bursaries to support women in their studies. Any leftover shoes will be donated to women's shelters.

About the Douglas College Women's Centre

The Women’s Centre provides services and resources at both campuses for the women who attend Douglas College. The centre offers a library of resources, student assistants who act as peer counsellors and a place to connect with outside women’s centres in the Lower Mainland. At the Coquitlam centre, an over-30s group meets every Tuesday afternoon.

To learn more about the centre, find it on Facebook, send an email, or just drop by. Read more...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Douglas College Royals roundup

By Josh Martin, Sports Editor, The Other Press


Royals volleyball

The women’s volleyball team lost back-to-back games against the Capilano University Blues this past weekend, both in 3–0 affairs. They finish their season in sixth place in the standings with a 3–21 record in 24 matches played with six points.
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Using Twitter in the classroom



By Tamara Letkeman, doug Editor

Feb. 1 was the first-ever Digital Learning Day, a celebration of the role of technology in education. Thousands of teachers and more than a million and a half students took part in webcasts and myriad other events across the United States to showcase how digital technologies enhance learning.

At Douglas College, a number of instructors have embraced tools such as Facebook, podcasting, blogging and Twitter to better connect with their students, share information and more. We asked a few of them to tell us about their experience using one specific social media platform – Twitter – in the classroom.

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

This week at Douglas: PACWEST volleyball championships, career planning workshop and more!

Here's what's happening at Douglas Feb. 20-26


Tuesday, Feb. 21


Career planning workshop

New West Campus, room 2680
2:30-4:20
Develop a suitable career plan by taking the Strong Interest Inventory and learning how your results fit with today's labour market. Learn how to research potential careers and make decisions about career options and educational programs. This workshop runs for two sessions; second session Feb. 28.


Wednesday, Feb. 22



Q&A with Phil Moore, GM and president, GVC Credit Union
New West Campus, room 1222
4:30pm
We'll ask Phil what it takes to manage an asset portfolio which is into hundreds of millions of dollars. Registration and more information here.


Thursday, Feb. 23


Duo Joncol

New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
1pm
The Arts at One presents Duo Joncol - Music for Two Guitars, with Britta Schmitt and Carles Guisado. Free. More info: Arts Events.

PACWEST Volleyball Provincials Championships
New Westminster Campus, Gym
1pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm
More info here.


Friday, Feb. 24


PACWEST Volleyball Provincials Championships

New Westminster Campus, Gym
1pm, 3pm, 6pm and 8pm
More info here.


Saturday, Feb. 25


PACWEST Volleyball Provincials Championships

New Westminster Campus, Gym
1pm, 3pm, 5:30pm and 8pm
More info here.

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Graduation 2012: Cheryl Ann Cable, Health Care Support Worker Certificate

Cheryl Ann Cable, HCSW graduate and valedictorian
Childhood dream
"My earliest memory is of wanting to be a hairdresser. My dolls suffered for it, and later my sister was a frequent victim of this dream. My parents were not impressed."

But then...

"Once I got some life experience, I found I was meant to be in a caring profession."

Inspiration
"Many people have inspired me throughout the years, and I draw on those bits and pieces of strength and encouragement in my life."

My experience at Douglas, in 25 words or less
"My experience at Douglas was very rewarding. I learned so much from the excellent teachers and my classmates - we were all really a team, learning together and supporting each other."

On the HCSW program
"This program is challenging and rewarding, I would recommend it to anyone that wants to get into health care and doesn’t know where to start."

Future plans
"I’m not sure what direction I’m going to go in, but I’m considering psychiatric nursing."

A word of advice to new students
"Give the program 100 percent and you will succeed!"

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Graduation 2012: Jasmine Gillan, Early Childhood Education - Infant/Toddler - Program Citation

Jasmine Gillan, ECE graduate and valedictorian
Currently
Working as an early childhood educator in Cloverdale

Motto
“A better world tomorrow begins with how we go about educating our youngest today.”
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Vietnam vet turned peace activist speaks at Douglas College Feb. 28




A peace activist who lost his legs when he was run over by a munitions train while protesting a U.S. weapons shipment to Central America will be at Douglas College Feb. 28 to talk about U.S. imperialism and the state of the environment.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Graduation 2012: Nicole Northcott, Medical Office Assistant Certificate

Nicole Northcott, MOA graduate and valedictorian
Childhood dream
"I always wanted to be someone who people could rely on and approach for any kind of help, so I was always hoping to find a job with these criteria in mind. I quickly learned during my practicum that a career as an MOA will surely fulfill this aspiration."
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Graduation 2012: Hassan Askari, Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching

Hassan Askari, BPEC graduate and valedictorian
Currently
Co-owner, Global Tennis Academy (Coquitlam); professional tennis coach
“We want to expand our services to provide quality educational tennis and recreational services to communities in other parts of the Lower Mainland, B.C. and in other provinces. And one day, we hope, in different countries.”
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Monday, February 13, 2012

Using intelligence derived from torture is 'act of complicity': Douglas College Chair

By Darin Nesbitt, Chair of Political Science

Darin Nesbitt
The Conservative federal government recently authorized the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) to use foreign intelligence and information extracted by torture when there may be a threat to human life, property or public safety.

This decision reverses a prior directive prohibiting CSIS from doing so. To accept information gathered by foreign governments that implicitly or explicitly authorize torture is itself an act of complicity. This radical policy shift by the Conservative government violates domestic and international law, is profoundly unethical and ultimately undermines Canada’s democratic traditions.
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Sunday, February 12, 2012

This week at Douglas: Reading Week and Winter grad ceremonies!


Here's what's happening at Douglas Feb. 13-19

Monday, Feb. 13-Friday, Feb. 17

Reading week
No classes

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Winter graduation ceremony
New West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
10:30am and 2:30pm
See the Winter graduation web page for more info.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Winter graduation ceremonyNew West Campus, Laura C. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
10:30am and 2:30pm
See the Winter graduation web page for more info.

Friday, Feb. 17

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

Saturday, Feb. 18

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

Ongoing

Dappled: Paintings by Richard 
New West Campus, Amelia Douglas
Till Feb. 17
For more info see the gallery website.
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Douglas College Theatre student receives Gert Vorsteher Memorial Award

Chelsea Stamp-Vincent, a Douglas College Theatre student, is one of eight recipients of the B.C. Rehab Gert Vorsteher Memorial Award.

The $5,000 award is presented to people with disabilities who have shown determination in pursuing rehabilitation and regaining personal independence.

Chelsea will play the character of Susana in the upcoming Douglas College production of The Very Ecstasy of Love, put on by the departments of Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology, March 16-24.

Read more about Chelsea and her award in the Royal City Record.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Amber Dawn teaches first speculative fiction course at Douglas College

Amber Dawn Upfold says speculative fiction is popular because "it speaks to humanity while transporting us to other worlds and possibilities."
You’ve heard of romance fiction, detective fiction, literary fiction and horror fiction, but have you ever heard of speculative fiction? Author Amber Dawn Upfold, a new instructor in the Creative Writing Department at Douglas College, is teaching the  first-ever full credit course devoted to speculative fiction in Canada this semester at the New Westminster Campus. doug caught up with Amber this week to get the lowdown on the genre, and what interested students can expect from her class.
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Douglas College Royals roundup

The final home game for the women’s basketball team this past Friday was a cause for celebration. Douglas Royal Quincie Onyejekwe was honoured for being the first fifth year senior for women’s basketball.
By Josh Martin, Sports Editor, The Other Press

The Royals women’s volleyball team fell against the Camosun College Chargers on Friday night by a score of 3-2, but bounced back the following day to defeat the Chargers in the second of their back-to-back matches, 3-1. They are currently in sixth place out of seven in the standings with a 3-19 record and six points through 22 matches. They don’t play again until Feb. 17 and 18 against the Capilano University Blues. Both upcoming games are at 7pm, which will conclude their regular season schedule.

The men’s volleyball team had back-to-back wins against the Chargers this past weekend, both matches resulting in 3-1 wins. They are tied for first in the standings - along with the VIU Mariners - with an impressive 17-5 record and 34 points in 22 matches. They too do not play until Feb. 17 and 18, with back-to-back home games, both at 7:45pm against the Blues, to finish off their regular season.

The men’s basketball team was unsuccessful in their only game this past Friday against the Kwantlen Eagles, losing by a score of 80-63. They sit at seventh spot in the standings out of nine positions with a 5-8 record and 10 points in 13 games. This Friday they’re at Capilano to face the Blues in an  8pm tip off. The next night they play the Quest Kermodes - who sit dead last in the standings with zero points - at 8pm as well.

The women’s basketball team lost against the Eagles this past Friday, 68-53. They are currently eighth in the standings, with a 2-11 record and four points. This weekend they play the Blues on Friday at 6pm and the Kermodes on Saturday at 6pm.

Go check out a game and support your Royals!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

B.C. government unveils new app at Douglas College

Michael de Jong, Health Minister, speaks to Douglas College students about the provincial government's new app for locating health services.

The B.C. government unveiled a new app at Douglas College yesterday that lets users find a range of health services from anywhere around the province.

More than 100 Douglas students gathered at the Coquitlam Campus to learn about the BC Health Service Locator app, presented by Michael de Jong, Health Minister, and Margaret MacDiarmid, Minister of Labour, Citizen's Services and Open Government.

The app, designed to help users find the closest walk-in clinic, emergency department, after-hours pharmacy or immunization clinic, is available through the iTunes App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod. A version for the BlackBerry and Android systems is coming soon, says de Jong.

To download the free app, visit the iTunes App Store.

To see more pics of the ministers' visit, view the slideshow!
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Monday, February 6, 2012

Expand your mind this Wednesday!

Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite, will speak at a public salon Wednesday.
Are you a Douglas College student looking to expand your mind? Are you available this Wednesday?

Sam Sullivan, former mayor of Vancouver, invites you to a public salon featuring forward-thinkers and innovative doers in music, fashion, the arts, social media, architecture and more - for free!

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7:30-9pm
Where: The Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton St. (at Dunsmuir)

If you plan to attend, RSVP by email and be at the call desk by 7:15pm.

To view the list of speakers, click on the poster.


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Sunday, February 5, 2012

This week at Douglas, shop till you drop, play the beautiful game, party with the DCBA and more!

Here's what's happening at Douglas Feb. 6-12


Monday, Feb. 6


Three-day yoga workshop (day 3)
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, Feb. 7


Alumni Marketplace

Coqutitlam Campus, atrium
8am-6pm
Our popular marketplace is back again, providing you with an opportunity to buy great gifts and support students in need at the same time. Vendors will be selling African art, jewellery, clothing, art and crafts and much more.All money raised goes to support students in need. For information, call Alumni Relations Coordinator Andrew Senjack at 604 777 6171.

Get ready to work
New West Campus, Students' Union Building, upper lounge
12:30-1:30
Meet Carey McBeth, a professional speaker who will share her tips to give participants the edge when meeting employers for the first time and adapting to a new work environment.


Wednesday, Feb. 8


Alumni Marketplace

New West Campus, concourse
8am-6pm
Our popular marketplace is back again, providing you with an opportunity to buy great gifts and support students in need at the same time. Vendors will be selling African art, jewellery, clothing, art and crafts and much more.All money raised goes to support students in need. For information, call Alumni Relations Coordinator Andrew Senjack at 604 777 6171.

Careers in the insurance industry

New West Campus, Room 1222
4:30pm
Q&A session with Jamal Khan, Insurance Specialist, Global Financial. We will dissect and analyze his experience and career opportunities in the industry. More info/registration

Thursday, Feb. 9


Student Showcase

New West Campus, Laura c. Muir Performing Arts Theatre
1pm
The Arts at One presents a showcase of Douglas Music students. More info: Arts Events

Vuvuzela Intramural Soccer Tournament

New West Campus, Gym
2:30-4:30
Need to get a kick out of life? Why not kick it into the net! Sign up for the Vuvuzela Tournament on douglife.


Friday, Feb. 10


DCBA Birthday Bash

Shark Club Bar and Grill, 180 W. Georgia St., Vancouver
6pm
Cost: $10 per person – includes admission and one beverage.There will be door prizes and games, as well as the presentation of the Douglas College Business Association Award of Distinction. Contact the DCBA to purchase tickets.


Saturday, Feb. 11


Snowshoe at Cypress

Mount Cypress
11am-5pm
Organized by Douglas College Outdoors Club. Cost: $25 (including transportation from Douglas to Cypress and back!) To register, pay at Douglas Students' Union (New West Campus) reception desk on the main floor. Email for more info.


Ongoing


Dappled: Paintings by Richard Alm

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

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Discovering the world on International Day

Kazakhstan was one of the many countries celebrated at International Day.
By Toby Reeve

Have you ever had the urge to grab your passport and tour distant lands? Immerse yourself in other cultures? Meet people from all over the globe? I got a chance to do just that last week when the Centre for Campus Life hosted International Day at Douglas College — Wednesday at New West and Thursday at David Lam.
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Enter The Other Press's writing contest!


The Other Press, your student newspaper, wants your creative writing! Send in a 250-word piece of prose or poetry inspired by the word "DO" and win excellent prizes.

Submit
your entries by email by Feb. 24.

For more info visit the OP on Facebook.
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