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Coast Capital Savings is once again supporting Education Reboot at Douglas College with a generous gift of $24,000

Thank you! Education Reboot is a unique transitions training program that engages students and inspire them to complete their dogwood diploma and move into post-secondary education, other training or work. Coast Capital Savings help youth in our communities achieve financial empowerment and educational success.  In addition to their support of Douglas College, they are also giving away four prizes of $2,500 to empower youth to make their communities better.



It’s easy to enter:

1. Post a photo or video of yourself on Instagram or Twitter

2. Say how you’ll make your community better

3. Use the hashtags #ThePowerOfYouth and #CoastCapital


Douglas College Building Communities through Education and Training for Youth with Disabilities

The Douglas College Foundation is pleased to announce that CIBC Community Investment is providing $75,000 over 3 years to fund Douglas College’s Training Group and their Pathways to Employment program. This program assists youth with disabilities to transition from high school to the next stage in their lives - employment or further education.  The Training Group is a leader in the delivery and design of customized labor market transition training and programs.  We wish to recognize and thank CIBC for choosing to support our program!  THANK YOU CIBC!

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Artist Alex Wang (Wang Zhihao) is generously donating 80% of the proceeds from the sale of his artwork currently on display in the Amelia Douglas Gallery at the New Westminster campus of Douglas College, until April 21st. The funds will be used to provide financial support to Douglas College students.  


Please visit the Amelia Douglas Gallery, purchase a unique piece of art and support Douglas College students. Thank you Alex for this remarkable gift! 



Current exhibit


Ink wash figures by Alex Wang (Wang Zhihao)


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700 Royal Avenue
New Westminster, BC
One block from New Westminster Skytrain Station.



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Saturday - 11am - 4pm

Sunday - Closed  

Please join us for the following two exciting Music Technology Diploma Events:

OPEN HOUSE - Thursday, March 1 from 7 -9 PM (New West Campus) – Tours of recording studios and experience a recording session, sit in on a lab class or check out a live theatre sound class and Fusion Band Rehearsal – all are welcome!

PORTFOLIO SHOW – Wednesday, April 4th from 1-5PM (New West Concourse) – showcasing graduating Music Technology Diploma students’ work.  Grads display major projects in audio, video, music for games and more!  For more information contact Blair Fisher, Program Coordinator, at or 604-527-5272

2017 Burr Recipient News

Engineering students at DC can now complete their BA
at two of B.C.'s top university's.

Douglas has partnered with Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria with transfer agreements that allow engineering students from Douglas to transfer seamlessly into the second year of the bachelor of engineering program at both institutions. Brian Chapell, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at Douglas College, says Douglas is excited to provide more pathways for students. “Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria offer two of the most modern and competitive engineering degree programs in the province. By entering into these transfer agreements, Douglas students will have more options available to help them achieve their academic and career goals,” said Chapell. The transfer agreements, effective as of September 2017, guarantee students who have completed the one-year Douglas College Engineering Foundations certificate, and who meet the required GPA, a seamless entry into the second year of a bachelor of engineering program. Douglas College offers two credentials in Engineering: a one-year Engineering Foundations certificate and a two-year Engineering Essentials diploma. Students can transfer after completing the one-year certificate, but if they complete the diploma before transferring to university, they’ll gain hands-on skills that can help them down the road.“The diploma provides them with valuable practical skills in fabrication and prototyping. These skills can provide an advantage for students when applying for co-op jobs as part of their future engineering degree program,” says Allan Majdanac, Engineering Program Coordinator at Douglas College. Douglas College is the largest degree-granting college in B.C., combining the academic foundations of a university and the employer-ready skills of a college to provide the most relevant and inspiring undergraduate experience in British Columbia.  For more information, visit

Douglas College Completes Rare Soccer Sweep.

We are so proud of our Douglas athletes! For only the sixth time in PacWest history, one institution has swept in men’s and women’s soccer to gain the Provincial titles and head to Nationals.

The support of our loyal donors allows our students to focus on their studies, athletic training and making history. You can read the full story here.

 A soccer teem posing in front of a net

VTEC 10th Anniversary Celebrations! 

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the VTEC 10th Anniversary celebrations and Pawprints of History. A great evening was had by all – reconnecting with old friends, seeing the changes to the program over the past 10 years and learning about the important role animals have played in the evolution of history. Here’s to another 10 successful years!

A water bottle wearing a small blue shirt that reads 'vet techs are positively purfect'

Hole-in-One success at 2017 DO Business on the Green

On Wednesday, June 21st, Douglas College Foundation, Douglas Athletics and the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the fourth annual DO Business on the Green Golf Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf & Country Club. The tournament gave the opportunity for business leaders and Douglas College alumni from across the region to network and match their skills against Douglas College athletes on the course! The day was filled with contests, fun activities on the course, dinner, raffles and a silent auction...and not to mention, the weather was perfect!

The tournament brought in close to $18,000 which will got back to support Douglas College students involved in Varsity Sports program. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their involvement and participation at the 2017 DO Business on the Green Golf Tournament! Douglas College Foundation is grateful for their loyal support!



Douglas College Theatre Arts Student Setting the Stage

“I can only vision that with my efforts in the arts, and all the avenues I am yet to take, what training, what skills, what experiences I can take with me to light my path and those of others, will really be just a flourishing expansion of that which I am given.  I hope one day to pay it forward to others.” – Michael Jenkins

On Tuesday, May 16th, Douglas College Foundation, the Raymond Burr Performing Arts and the BURR 100 Committee co-hosted a reception to honor and celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the notable Raymond Stacey Burr who was born on May 21st, 1917 in New Westminster.

The reception marked a special occasion to announce the recipient of the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society 2nd Year Entrance Award of Distinction for students in the Theatre Arts at Douglas College to Michael Jenkins. Michael has just completed his Theatre Arts studies at Douglas College and is completing his undergraduate degree in Theatre Arts at the University of Alberta commencing September, 2017. Michael has demonstrated outstanding achievement in his studies, course work and performance emulating the passion, commitment and talent of New Westminster’s Native Son, Raymond Burr. 

The Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society 2nd Year Entrance Award of Distinction was established by the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society to reward outstanding students enrolled in the Douglas College Theatre and Stagecraft & Event Technology diploma programs. The society was established in 1996 with the aim of promoting and facilitating performing arts and artists in New Westminster. 

Douglas College Foundation is grateful to the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society and the BURR 100 Committee for their continued support and passionate commitment to honor Raymond as well as the legacy they have created to have his memory live on through the Theatre students at Douglas!


Welcome Leanne!

Douglas College is pleased to announce the appointment of Leanne Poon as Executive Director, Foundation and Alumni Relations!

Leanne was an Associate Director, Student Awards and Development in UBC's Office of Development and Alumni Engagement. For 29 years, she has held a variety of progressively advancing positions at UBC, giving her both the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to take on her new role at Douglas.

At UBC, she managed a team of five and had an annual fundraising goal of $6 million. She has also been involved in a number of other major fundraising initiatives at UBC, including the recent Start an Evolution alumni campaign, which has raised more than $1.64 billion over eight years.

Throughout Leanne's career, she has focused on building strategic, meaningful and memorable relationships with key constituent groups. She is very excited to be able to start building those relationships at Douglas.

Leanne joined the Foundation & Alumni Relations on January 30. The Foundation & Alumni Relations team is excited to have Leanne on board!


Donor Reception 2016 - Your Gift, Our Gratitude

Douglas College Foundation’s Donor Reception, held April 21 at the Coquitlam Campus, was an opportunity for donors to meet students and learn first-hand the effect their donations have on the lives of our students. More than 100 guests mingled with Douglas employees who also support students and heard from President Dr. Kathy Denton about the exciting new initiatives underway at Douglas.

Student speakers talked about the encouragement and inspiration they experience as a result of receiving awards and how they hope to one day be in a position to give back and help other struggling students. They shared personal stories explaining how life transforming the awards they received have been and expressed their gratitude.

Thank you to our sponsors, Mott ElectricCanadian Western BankSpeedpro Signs and Charlie’s Chocolate Factory for helping make this event a success.

Clockwise from top left: Alumni donors, Dave Seaweed, College Board member and Aboriginal Coordinator, and Marianne Berkey; Janes Evans, Major Gifts Officer, and Karen Kristianson; Donna Peters and son Coby; President, Dr. Kathy Denton with Suzanne Kyra, Foundation Board member, and student speaker, Meredith Graham.

Below: Mayor Mike Clay of Port Moody, and Gillian Kirk, Chair of the Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce.


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