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The Douglas College Alumni Bursary

You experienced an education that challenged and enlightened you. 

Douglas College opened doors for you to live a life of passion and purpose.

Many students today are seeking that same experience and opportunity but life’s circumstances are holding them back. The Douglas College Alumni Bursary helps open those doors of opportunity by providing financial support for students in need.

Please donate today and help someone find their life of passion and purpose.

By the numbers

  • The bursary was established in 1989.
  • More than 400 students have been helped through the bursary.
  • $270,000 has been raised through the bursary.

Make a donation

With the need for financial support increasing among students and alumni, there’s no better time to donate towards the bursary. Your gift will help Douglas College students and grads exceed expectations.

For more information about donating, email alumni@douglascollege.ca or call 604 777 6171.

Who are our alumni?

Mehran Salimian

Mehran Salimian

New to the world of accounting and finance, Mehran Salimian started slowly, beginning with the basics and he credits his Douglas College instructors with helping him reach his full potential. In 2006, Mehran received his diplomas from the College in both Accounting and Financial Management. Today, he is the Senior Commercial Account Manager for Business Development Bank of Canada, a Crown corporation dedicated to helping entrepreneurs.

Arleigh Bell

Arleigh Bell

While Arleigh Bell claims she wasn't the best student at Douglas College - she graduated as the president of her Nursing class - there's no mistaking her skills as a university instructor. The Kwantlen Polytechnic University Simulation Facilitator and Lab Co-ordinator is now drawing on her experience as a student to help shape the future of nurses in the province. Aside from her work as an instructor, Arleigh is an active member of the Douglas College Alumni Association.


Greg Moore

Greg Moore

Port Coquitlam's mayor started his educational journey with a Geography diploma from Douglas College in 2001. From there on, the longtime community leader eventually picked up a Master’s degree before paving his way in municipal politics in his hometown. As mayor, Greg takes on many roles to help make his community great, including serving as Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors.

Karina Hayat

Karina Hayat

Karina Hayat started building her media empire while attending Douglas College, co-founding multi-million dollar healthcare marketing company Prizm Media in the year 2000 with her partner, Zeeshan Hayat. Since graduating, Karina has received accolades as one of Canada's top female entrepreneurs and was named Douglas College's Distinguished Alumni in 2015.

Terry Glavin

Terry Glavin

Terry Glavin has been involved in journalism since he was an Arts Diploma program student at Douglas College in 1976, The lauded journalist, columnist and editor was the founder of the College's student-run newspaper, The Other Press, which is still putting out issues to this day. Terry has also worked as an instructor at the University of Victoria and taught as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia.