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 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.

Bamboo in the water: This International Business Management student clinched a $24 thousand investment on Shark Tank Mexico 

Erick Rodriguez’s global-minded business sense helped him develop stylish, eco-friendly apparel worth fighting for – and over. Now he’s getting the education he needs to keep his creative skills sharp. 

9 things we bet you didn’t know about the Canadian border crossing

Criminology instructor and ex-Border Services Officer Patrick Lalonde shares some surprising things you may not know about the Canadian border.

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.

Down to business: This marketing student is taking on the new BBA Marketing

Leveraging the opportunities she’s gained through her program, Lucy Jakoncic is excelling in two digital marketing jobs while studying for her degree.

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.