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Global Engagement Days 2018

Discovering our Diversity

Douglas College International, led by the Global Engagement team, is once again hosting Global Engagement Days. Building on the successes of last year, we are organizing a week of discovery, celebration, and meaningful discussion surrounding the diversity we see and experience, not only within the Douglas College community, but also within Canada as a whole.

November 5-9, 2018

New Westminster and Coquitlam Campuses

Mark your calendars now!


Diversity is more than meets the eye; there are so many exciting aspects to discover:

  • Explore our diversity on campus through food, music, and stories from abroad
  • Highlight your own culture and diversity of your family background
  • We live in a global world; learn how you can study abroad to build your resume
  • Hear from others who have gone before you; it will change your life

Schedule of Events

Monday – November 5


NW Concourse 12:00  13:30

  An introduction to Global Engagement at Douglas by President Kathy Denton and
VP International Education and Strategic Partnerships Guangwei Ouyang

Speaking and Blessing by an Elder

  Aboriginal Dancers

  Cupcakes and snacks!

Film Series:

NW Concourse 13:30 – 15:00 (Love, Simon)

COQ Atrium 12:00 – 14:00 (Moana)


Tuesday – November 6

A Walk Around the World:

NW Concourse 11:00 – 14:00

  Take a walk around the concourse and explore booths from different countries
represented by our students, faculty, and staff

  Bhangra dance performance

  Games, prizes, and snacks!

Film Series:

NW Concourse 12:00 – 14:00 (Before the Flood)

Global Engagement Forum:

NW Boardroom (S4920) 14:00 – 17:00 

  Report from Douglas International, Faculty engagement and activities,
discussions in internationalization

  Light refreshments provided


Wednesday – November 7

Stories from Abroad:

NW Fishbowl 11:00 – 12:00, 15:00 – 16:00

  Hear from Douglas students about how study abroad changed their lives

  Free snacks and drinks!

Film Series:

NW Concourse 12:00 – 14:00 (The Big Sick)

Campus Engagement Event:

COQ Atrium 11:00 – 16:00

  Join us in the COQ atrium to kick off Game 1 of Soccer Nationals 2018

Snacks and prizes!

Women's Soccer Championship Royals Game:

Coquitlam Percy Perry Stadium 17:30

  Event link here.


Thursday – November 8

Speaker: John Michael Koffi

  NW Theatre N2201 10:00 – 11:30

  Speaking, singing, and book reading from John - author of Refuge-e: The
Journey Much Desired

  Light breakfast refreshments, tea, coffee

Cultural Celebrations:

NW Concourse 12:00 – 13:30

  Close the week off with a Cultural Fashion Show, Musician Ezra, and Bhangra

Film Series:

NW Concourse 13:30 – 15:00 (The Intouchables)

COQ Atrium 12:00 – 14:00 (Love, Simon)


Friday – November 9

Film Series:

NW Concourse 12:00 – 14:00 (Moana)

Royals Basketball Game:

NW Gym 18:00


For further event information contact

Past events

Curious about Global Engagement Days? See our agenda from 2017.