As we move into exam season and wrap up final projects and assignments, the first few months of the Winter Semester might seem a world away now that we are working, studying and socializing at a distance. But we shared a lot of memorable moments this semester, including the historic unveiling of our first-ever coat of arms and the grand opening of the beautiful new library at the New Westminster Campus. Here, we look back at the semester in photos.
Our New West Campus library got a full overhaul, complete with more windows to allow in natural light and a generous amount of bright green accents. Its grand opening was Jan. 14. In March, the Royals women’s curling team became back-to-back CCAA National Champions after a spectacular 10-1 gold medal victory against the Humber Hawks. English instructor Noëlle Phillips launched her first book on Feb. 27, Craft Beer and Modern Medievalism: Brewing Dissent, and students, faculty and members of the community raised a glass in celebration. While you may have yet to be greeted by this striking image as you walk up the steps of the New Westminster Campus, this large scale poster is ready and waiting for the Douglas community to return some day soon. Periods, Politics and Beyond took place on March 10. The event featured two Douglas faculty members who are also members of the Menstrual Research Institute, the Douglas Students’ Union and many other advocates and community organizers working to advance menstrual equity in B.C. The Departments of Theatre and Stagecraft and Event Technology put on a production of an iconic Canadian play, Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, which included some clever time travel into a few well-known Shakespearean tales. It ran March 6-13. Our graduating class crossed the stage in February, decked out in their convocation regalia, raising a glass in celebration of all their hard work. Three artists shared the walls of the Amelia Douglas Gallery in a combined show titled Three Echoes: Hope and Transformation, a mixed-media exhibit featuring the work by three immigrant artists: Sidi Schaffer, Sorour Abdollahi and Devora from Jan. 16 – Feb. 29. We unveiled our first-ever coat of arms on Jan. 21, created by local Indigenous artist Carrie-Lynn Victor. We marched in support of mental health awareness for the annual event, Make Some Noise for Mental Health on Jan. 29.