Opinion: Is there a link between hearing loss and dementia?

By Ted Venema, Hearing Instrument Practitioner instructor When new research emerged several years ago linking hearing loss to dementia, it stirred up public concern. The hearing retail industry took advantage of this fear by running ads claiming that hearing loss could lead to dementia. Moreover, they claimed that you could prevent this with hearing aids. It’s true that research has found a link between hearing loss and dementia. But “link” is a loaded word — it can indicate a connectedness, a loose relationship or a causal connection. As the saying goes, correlation… Read More

Levelling the playing field: Sport Science instructor calls for more inclusive youth soccer programming in B.C.

Douglas College’s Dr. Dominique Falls hopes her research on how soccer programs are organized will persuade the soccer community to move away from gender-segregation.

Poet, prosaist, professor: Amber Dawn guides writing students through the art of creating in crisis

As a creative writing professor, Amber Dawn believes the pandemic – and its aftermath – could be a moment for her students to blossom under hardship.

Celebrating my heritage while finding my community at Douglas

In honour of National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, Bachelor of Social Work student Aly Hillaby talks about the significance of the month of June and her experience at Douglas as an Indigenous student .

Guided by the Raven and Eagle: How this Psychiatric Nursing grad found clarity by following her Indigenous roots

When Brenna Robert learned about the Psychiatric Nursing program at Douglas College – and that it offered designated seats to Indigenous students – she knew she’d found her calling.

SHIFT-ing the conversation: An interview with Amber Brown

We caught up with fourth-year psychology student Amber Brown to learn why she is participating in SHIFT and what this research means to her.

8 tips to manage your finances as a Douglas College student

Student Success Advisors share their favourite financial planning resources to help you budget and meet your goals.

This grad turned her love for martial arts and self-empowerment into a business

Self-Employment program alum Michelle Tremblay is working to combat bullying and build respectful workplace environments through self-defence classes, assertiveness training sessions and conflict resolution seminars.

Half a century in education – happy anniversary to us!

Today we celebrate a milestone 50 years after welcoming our first students

Listening and learning

Douglas College stands with people of colour to actively combat systemic bias in our communities. The following is a personal statement from our AVP, Academic and Student Affairs, Sarah Dench.