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The Gift of Education

The University Women’s Club of Vancouver has been doing valuable work in their community since 1907. This year, they partnered with the Douglas College Foundation to further expand their philanthropic legacy with a $3000 annual award. Read more. 

Tracy London

Welcome to our new Executive Director, Tracy London! 

Tracy London brings over 15 years of higher education philanthropy and alumni engagement, including roles at both UBC and SFU. Meet and learn more about Tracy here


Open for business

We are in the business of helping our alumni

September 25, 2020 | ALUMNI

While times are tough for many businesses, the Alumni Association has plenty of resources to help you – whether it be connecting with other alumni in the community, networking opportunities, job postings, advertising and much more. Here's how we can help.

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Della Mattia family

A family legacy: 50 years with Douglas College 

September 20, 2020 | FOUNDATION

Over the past 50 years, the Della Mattia family have been connected to Douglas College in every way possible, from employee to student to champion. And they’re just getting started.

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Donate your recycling refund to Douglas College students! 

July 17, 2020 | FOUNDATION

The Douglas College Foundation is now a part of the Return-It Express program! This means that when you bring your recyclable beverage containers to a Return-It Express or Express & Go depot, you can donate your refund to support Douglas  students.

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Looking back and looking ahead for student success

July 17, 2020 | FOUNDATION

Douglas College has successfully transitioned from in-person to remote learning. We sat down with Sarah Dench, AVP, Academic and Student Affairs to learn more about what’s happened with services for students over the last few months, and what comes next for students. 

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Celebrating 50 years of Douglas and YOU!

July 15, 2020 | FOUNDATION

Halfway through the College’s 50th anniversary, the Foundation takes a moment to celebrate our donors, champions, alumni and wider community. 

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Daniel Cardona music technology alum

Striking the right chord: How this music alum found his calling in film and TV

May 25, 2020 | ALUMNI

Alum Daniel Cardona uses his ear for music to succeed behind the scenes for Disney, Hallmark, Lifetime and more. 

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On legacies, giving and celebration in a time of crisis

May 11, 2020 | FOUNDATION

In our most recent blog post our Manager of Philanthropic Relations contemplates how to say the right thing while we concurrently celebrate our 50th Anniversary and respect the needs of our community in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Hot off the (bench) press! This Douglas grad won gold for Canada

March 8, 2020 | ALUMNI

A quest to improve his health led Criminology alum Sumeet Sharma to compete in international weightlifting championships.

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Student award winners

Love animals? We do too! 

February 12, 2020 | FOUNDATION

Last year, because of the generosity of an anonymous donor, 25 of our VTEC graduates received a special award that pays the costly fees for the students to write their mandatory Veterinary Technician National Exam, helping our graduates start their new careers on the right foot. Not only are our students being supported by incredible philanthropists, they are also generating some of the top marks in North America.

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Alum Yu-Ru Liu

Start small, dream big: Harvard grad kicked off career at Douglas

February 4, 2020 | ALUMNI

Alum Yu-Ru Liu’s passion for mathematics took her from Douglas College to McGill, Harvard and the University of Waterloo.

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Professor Rhoda Friedrichs (second from right) with friends

Then and now: the legacy of a Douglas College professor

December 12, 2019 | FOUNDATION

After taking on a full-time role at Douglas College in 1989, Rhoda quickly became a successful and respected member of the History Department at Douglas, where she taught for 25 years. As Douglas College kicks off our 50th Anniversary this year it is incredibly appropriate that the 2020 winter semester also marks the first year students will receive the newly endowed Rhoda Friedrichs Memorial Bursary

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Zeeshan Hayat

Zeeshan Hayat receives the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

June 13, 2019 | ALUMNI

Entrepreneur, philanthropist and Douglas alum Zeeshan Hayat believes that every person, regardless of economic or social standing, deserves access to health care. In fact, he has made it his life’s work.

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