What’s going down at Dougie?
By Jessica Berget, Assistant Editor
It’s the final stretch before final exams and the long-awaited winter break. Here are a few online events held by Douglas College and the DSU to get you through these final days. Students can register for all of these events online.
Better Coping Skills
Wednesday, November 18 at 2:30 pm
An event continued from last months events, the college continues to host this online support group with Douglas College counselors and other fellow students to learn to better cope with uncertainties, anxiety, personal hardships, and how to deal with these arising issues.
Wednesday, November 18 at 3:30 pm
The Douglas College Learning Centre is holding weekly events and workshops with peer tutors to help students with their academics and the skills needed to be successful in classes. This Wednesday, the workshop will focus on proofreading and self editing your essays.
Virtual Wellness Activities
Tuesday, November 17 from 12pm to 1pm or Wednesday, November 18 from 4 to 5 pm
This hour-long online workshop (free to Douglas students) is all about learning methods of mindfulness and self care. Great for when the academic burnout and season affective disorder takes effect.
Thursdays 7:30 to 8pm till December 17
Learning how to stay calm and to give your mind a rest is a skill everyone should know—especially students as finals season approaches. Every week, students can join a Douglas College counselor and other students online to practice activities such as meditation that promote a calm sense of wellbeing.
DSU Zoom Budget Chat
November 19, November 23, November 25, and November 27 from 3 to 6:30 pm
The DSU will be hosting these two online events with other DSU representatives for a chance for students to discuss feedback and give ideas for the Douglas College 2021-2022 budget. The chat held on November 19 will focus on tuition and other fees; November 23 will concern quality of education; November 25 will be about technology; and the final one will focus on international students. These chats will be held in two separate Zoom chats from 3 to 4:30 pm and then 5 to 6:30 pm.
Friday, November 20 from 5 to 6 pm
Douglas College will celebrate the last Friday Hangout of the semester this week which means this will be the final chance for students to socialize by playing games like bingo and trivia and other at-home activities.
DSU Indigenous Self Care
Tuesday, November 24 from 2:30 to 3:30 pm
This self-care workshop will focus on emotional, physical, spiritual, and mental wellbeing as well as the medicine wheel. It will be facilitated by Susan Powell, a holistic health educator for over 40 years and of Lakota and British Isles ancestry.