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.

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.

A fighter for justice: Minister Melanie Mark’s path to politics

Douglas Criminology alum and B.C.’s Minister for Tourism, Art, Culture and Sport originally wanted to be a police officer. Today, she continues her goal to fight for justice as a leader in B.C.’s parliament.

Not too steep: This alum’s passion for tea and education helped her grow into an entrepreneur

The idea for Nancy Prokosh’s tea company came to her in a dream. Today, she’s a business owner, a tea master and aims to make a difference in her community.

Get on board: This Human Resources alum found and cultivated her talent — for talent acquisition

Riddhi Shah enrolled in Douglas’s Post-Degree Diploma in Human Resource Management to explore a newfound passion and left confident in her ability to find the right fit for any team.

Top brass: This music alum and her saxophone build community through their sound

Together with her bandmates, Kaylar Chan strives to make music for those who’ve felt unseen in the world. As a creator, she’s learned that music can connect you with people, networks and opportunities for success in ways you’d have never predicted.

Trail running builds resilience in women, Douglas College study finds

Therapeutic Rec grad Selene Lincoln’s study shows us there is a profound relationship between women and the wilderness.

From the classroom to the frontline: How one Douglas grad combined his education with a career in firefighting

Nick Cirillo’s Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching degree gave him the tools he needed to become a firefighter.

Q&A: How one Therapeutic Recreation alum finished off her last semester during the pandemic – and landed a job!

Emma Martina learned the value of therapeutic recreation at a young age. Now a grad of the diploma program, Emma is using her skills to bring healing and hope to others.