Identity: I think I struggle with the meaning of this word even now. What makes up my identity? Is my identity defined by where I was born? Where I grew up? Or by the country listed on my passport. As a cross-culture person, these questions consumed me growing up. When the question of identity comes up for me, my experiences as a black queer multi-cultural woman are the first to pop into my mind. All my experiences have defined me and made me who I am. My cultures have grounded me and… Read More
“It was make-or-break. Let yourself get destroyed on camera, and it takes a toll on your business. You become a joke. So it was like my baby was on the line, you know? No margin of error.”
We unveiled the welcome figure, “Salmon Woman Welcomes Salmon Home,” today! The two-and-a-half-metre traditional Coast Salish welcome figure will welcome students, employees and other members of the community arriving on the Coquitlam Campus.
We are unveiling the welcome figure, “Salmon Woman Welcomes Salmon Home,” Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 11am at the Coquitlam Campus. The figure stands on the southeast lawn, near the flagpoles. Please join us in celebrating this event.
The College will be closed Thursday, Sept. 30, for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day honours the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. In the spirit of reconciliation, Douglas College encourages everyone to take this day as an opportunity to learn more about Canada’s Indigenous history, and to explore ways in which you can personally contribute to truth and reconciliation. The Canadian and B.C. flags will be flying at half-mast for this occasion.
We are so excited that our campuses are now open to you and the public. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been here before, welcome! Many services and resources for you, including the library, food services, advising, counselling and more, are available in person once again.
“I didn’t know that a college could have tutors that support you in your classes or a department that helps you create a learning plan if you have accessibility needs. I didn’t even know that you could get a job as a student assistant with many of the service departments. After going through Strong Start, I wanted to be as involved as possible in college life.”