Core purpose, vision and values

Motto

Do what you love. Be good at it.

Core Purpose

We inspire our students to do what they love and be good at it, providing educational experiences that challenge and enlighten, and open doors to lives of passion and purpose.

Vision

To graduate resilient global citizens with the knowledge and skills to adapt, innovate and lead in a changing world.

Douglas College Values

These guiding principles shape the Douglas College learning community and govern our decision-making.

Honesty and Integrity

We do the right thing. We treat each other with fairness and respect, and we model ethical behavior in our academic, interpersonal and administrative practices.

Innovation and Creativity

We challenge ourselves. We strive for excellence in our academic programs, or teaching, our student and employee services and our administration.

Diversity and Inclusion

We embrace uniqueness. We recognize, celebrate and support the cultural, ethnic, religious, physical and individual diversity of our students and employees.

Accountability and Sustainability

We take the long view. We uphold our responsibility as careful stewards of the financial, physical and environmental resources entrusted to us.

Community and Relationship

We care. We support each other and our community partners in our role to cultivate resilient global citizens and to advance a more prosperous, just and fair society.