International Day and Student Engagement Awards coming to Douglas
By Mercedes Deutscher, News Editor
International Day March 15
Douglas hosted its annual International Day on March 15 at the New Westminster campus. The day is meant as a celebration to recognize the accomplishments of its international student population. A similar event is hoped to take place at the David Lam campus in the fall.
International students make up about 15 per cent of the student population. These students also pay an average of 10 per cent more to attend Douglas than domestic students.
International Day was an opportunity for students from all over the world to share their ideas and culture with the student body.
Student Engagement Awards
While International Day may have passed, both international and domestic students and faculty alike will have an opportunity to nominate and receive recognition for actions that have improved campus and community life.
The awards available are two for Leader of the Year, one for Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement by a Faculty/Staff Member, and one for Outstanding Contribution to Student Engagement by a College Department.
Students and faculty may be nominated until March 23 at midnight. After the group of finalists are selected by the College Life Department, they will attend a gala on April 20, where the winners will be announced.
Candidates may be nominated by anyone, be it staff, students, or those from outside of the college.