By Sucheta Singh Douglas College alum Melanie Mark first made headlines in 2016 after winning a by-election in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, making her the first First Nations woman to serve in the B.C. Legislature. Now, she’s made waves once again as the first Indigenous woman to hold a cabinet position in British Columbia. Mark is Nisga’a, Gitxsan, Cree and Ojibway. The B.C. NDP has formed a government in this province for the first time in 16 years. Mark was appointed as Minister for Advanced Education, Skills and Training by Premier John Horgan yesterday…. Read More
Today is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. We fly our flags at half-mast in memory of the 14 women murdered in the École Polytechnique massacre of 1989, and in solidarity with the survivors who were injured and traumatized in the attack.
“Understanding the effect of power and powerlessness is so key when working with marginalized communities, as is knowing you can amplify someone's voice, and advocate for their rights and needs. That is what I am doing in Alert Bay.” -- Irene Jesso, Social Work alumnus.
Philosophy instructor Dr. Elliot Rossiter’s research project on housing insecurity has received nearly $585,000 in funding.
Nov. 30, 10:00am -- The College will open at noon (12pm) today. All classes, events and activities starting after noon (12pm) will continue as scheduled. All in-person and online classes, events and activities starting BEFORE NOON (12pm) are cancelled. Check the Douglas College website douglascollege.ca for more information.
Today is our 52nd anniversary!
Douglas College has been awarded a silver rating for environmental sustainability initiatives through the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)! From reducing greenhouse gas emissions by upgrading our facilities to eliminating single-use plastic water bottle sales, protecting the environment is a top priority for us. We look forward to using this rating as momentum to further our commitment to climate action.