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Douglas College

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About

History

  • Founded in 1970

Education

Douglas offers the most bachelor’s degrees and post-degree programs of any college in B.C., and is noted for combining the academic foundations of a university with the career-ready skills of a college. Each year, close to 17,000 students (including 4,210 international students from over 92 countries) take for-credit courses at Douglas. Because of the college’s strong academic base, the majority of these for-credit courses transfer to different research universities in B.C. and across Canada, providing students with flexible pathways to reach their academic goals.

Career

The Douglas College Career Centre is where students and grads build their careers. Whether you’re a student who wants to gain skills and experience through full- or part-time work, a grad seeking your dream job, or an employer looking to hire, the Career Centre has got you covered.

Services

Housing services

  • The Facilities & Ancillary Services Department is responsible for planning and developing Douglas College facilities, operating related services and for the ongoing maintenance of the college and its equipment.
  • The Department's goal is to maintain buildings, grounds and equipment at a high operational level, and to provide students, faculty, and staff with a well maintained and pleasing campus environment.

Library services

  • Get help with APA, MLA, Chicago, annotated bibliographies and more.
  • Search the numerous databases to find peer reviewed full text articles in journals, magazines, and newspapers.
  • Need reference help? Email, text, or chat in real time with a librarian.

ICT services

The technology services available on campus are provided by the Centre for Educational and Information Technology (CEIT) department, staffed by a team of skilled professionals, most with computer technology backgrounds. Here is a summary of the services CEIT provides:

Student Life

Campus life

The College has two major campuses in Metro Vancouver (New Westminster and Coquitlam) as well as several smaller training centres in Surrey, Burnaby and Maple Ridge. With both main campuses directly on SkyTrain lines, Douglas is one of the most accessible post-secondary institutions in Metro Vancouver, drawing students from across the region.

Sports facilities

Our sports teams pride themselves on supporting each other to succeed, whether it’s during the game, in the classroom or as part of the community. Being Royal means you’ll write and define your own story all with our support. We believe in helping our student-athletes become well-rounded people in addition to being great at their sport, which helps prepare you for life after athletics. As a Royal you’ll be involved in student-leadership and community-volunteer opportunities, where you’ll learn what it means to be a leader and contributor. 

Student clubs

We want to make your time at Douglas College as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The Douglas Students Union is your resource for saving money, keeping healthy and getting into clubs and events with like-minded students. We offer services such as: the DSU health and dental plan, financial aid, tax filing, first aid training, lockers, agendas, student grant funds and more. With active campaigns to knock interest off of student loans and create open free textbooks, the DSU is here to make your college experience the best it can be. If you’re looking to upgrade your college experience and get involved in the community, then the DSU is the perfect place for you.

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