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

2022 Student Leadership Awards winners announced

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees! The Student Leadership Awards are given to students, faculty and staff who have shown themselves to be leaders through their outstanding contributions to the College.

On track: How Southern Railway is helping break down barriers for Indigenous and immigrant students at Douglas

Established in 1897 as the BC Electric Railway, the Southern Railway of British Columbia has a long history connecting communities in the Lower Mainland. Earlier this year, the organization established a bursary to support immigrant and Indigenous students at Douglas College.

This Commerce and Business Administration grad is making his alma mater more inclusive

Allyn Edwards and his employer, Southern Railway of British Columbia, have established a bursary to help break down barriers for Indigenous and immigrant students at Douglas.

This Social Work alum wants her master’s degree to help her create systemic change 

For B.C.’s Social Work Week, get a glimpse of Rachelle Wilmot’s path to becoming a social worker – and how education helps her protect vulnerable youth.

This Physical Education and Coaching student is trekking over 4,000 km to support fellow sexual violence survivors

Two years ago, Alyssa Kroeker was questioning her will to live. Now she wants her journey on the Pacific Crest Trail to be a road to healing for herself and other survivors.

Five ways you can get involved in research at Douglas 

Four students present research project on urinary tract infection

Doing research at an undergraduate level is easier than you think. Find out how you can gain work experience, research skills and build your resumé while learning new things.

Student Research Days returns to Douglas College on April 13

Graphic: "Student Research Days 2022" against white background with colourful science-related icons.

Participate to gain research presentation skills, learn new things and even get the chance to win the top prize of $500 at Student Research Days.

Seeing all the possibilities: How this Dispensing Opticianry grad found more career pathways than she ever imagined

Not only has Henna Ahmad taken on diverse roles in the industry, she also shares her knowledge with DOPT students as a guest lecturer.

Out of the shadows: How this alum is helping the LGBTQ+ community 

After struggling with his sexuality and mental health in his youth, arts alum Alex Sangha strives to create safe spaces for the South Asian LGBTQ+ community as a social worker, counsellor, filmmaker and activist.