Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Get involved and have fun outside of class with Douglife

Want to discover the other half of the college experience? Douglife is your one-stop shop for activities outside of class like Frosh, global internships, volunteer opportunities, student leadership, and recreation. Douglife also supports student clubs and organizations, wellness programs, and overall student engagement.

Complimentary fitness classes are offered at both campuses ranging from yoga and pilates, zumba, core strength, bootcamp and more. There are also two fitness centres accessible to Douglas College students and staff: one at the New Westminster Campus and one at the Pinetree Community Centre next to the Coquitlam Campus. Hours of operation are listed on the Douglife website.

Volunteer opportunities exist on and off campus. On-campus opportunities include helping run International Day and other exciting events, while off-campus opportunities include the Real Experiences in Applied Leadership Program.

Some of the clubs that exist on campus are the Business Association, the Photography Club, the International Association, several dance clubs and many more. Get the complete list on the Douglife website.

Why get involved?

  • Gain Leadership Skills. Explore personal and professional development opportunities geared towards students who are passionate about making a difference 
  • Get Connected. Getting involved in co-curricular activities gives you the chance to meet new people with similar interests. In other words, make new friends and have fun doing it. 
  • Be Healthy. Physical activity can have a strong, positive impact on mood, and social interaction can boost cognitive performance. 
  • Get Job Ready. Gain personal and professional skills that will help your career and benefit you in classroom settings.

Come visit the Campus Life team in our new offices! We are located in the newly renovated Douglas Students’ Union (DSU) study space (room A1190) at the Coquitlam Campus. Our shared space has comfy chairs, lots of study space and movable furniture - it’s the perfect place to host your next student group or club meeting! We are also located in the 1300 block near the fitness centre at the New Westminster Campus.

So whether you want to join an intramural team, develop your leadership skills, intern in Zambia or create a club, Douglife is the place you need to be. Check out our website for more information on how to get involved!