Find support through Douglas College’s counselling services

Get help navigating personal issues, career decisions and support with academic appeals or petitions.

Empathy and passion: the making of a psychiatric nurse

Sanjin stands in front of his motorcycle

After a chance meeting with a psychiatric nurse, Sanjin Ramovic knew getting his Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing was his calling.

Go a mile for mental health Oct. 15

Miles for Mental Health image of trees and showing the Douglas College logo

Annual Miles for Mental Health fundraiser aims to end stigma around mental illness

Let’s DO consent

Douglas College launches campaign to raise awareness about the necessity of consent.

Whenever In Doubt, Hike!

foggy mountain peak

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about travelling? For me it’s my Quecha backpack and my soul! Exactly a year ago I was altogether in a different world: I was ready for my Duke’s Nose trek in one of Maharashtra’s (Indian state) finest hiking destinations. Imagine ….rain pouring, lavish greenery in the valley, and snow-white waterfalls in the background. Well this is a typical monsoon day in India, and I just can’t get enough of it. I recently did the Joffre Lake Hike and this was… Read More

How Douglas Got Me Off the Couch

students in a fitness class kicking one leg up

Fall weather doesn’t have to mean you have to finish working out for the year. There are tons of activities that I like to DO at Douglas, and how I started doing them is, to me, pretty amazing, since fitness was never really important to me. I would never have thought that fitness and college really went hand in hand. It was in the middle of my first semester that I started to change my mind, when a friend from my old high school invited me to play basketball with him. After… Read More

How to maintain a healthy diet in 3 easy steps!

This week on Life at DC, students from the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) program are sharing their ideas about health in a series of posts and a takeover on the @StudentLifeDC Instagram account! Yesterday, Jackie wrote about social media and mental health. Today, she shares 3 tips for maintaining healthy nutrition as a student! ——————- Is eating healthy as a student a daily struggle for you? Do you find you’re breaking the bank by buying cafeteria meals several times a week? I have some useful tips for you! As a full-time student with… Read More

Social Media and Mental Health

This week on Life at DC, students from the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) program are sharing their ideas about health in a series of posts and a takeover on the @StudentLifeDC Instagram account! On Monday, Jackie wrote about the Fitspiration trends on social media. Today, she shares her thoughts about social media and mental health.  ——————- Social media connects us to others and allows us to easily access information and share ideas in real time. Social media has simplified the maintenance of relationships by providing a relatively easy way to stay in the… Read More

Thinspiration, Fitspiration, Yawnspiration: What’s the deal with social media and the physical fitness fad?  

This week on Life at DC, students from the Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching (BPEC) program are sharing their ideas about health in a series of posts and a takeover on the @StudentLifeDC Instagram account! First up, Jackie Dear is a 3rd year BPEC student who aims to work in Health Promotion in Recreation. Jackie loves the fact that we have drop in fitness classes for anyone and everyone at Douglas College every day of the week, and she hopes you’ll check them out to #DOhealthier! —————————————— Are you getting tired of… Read More