Campus events happening this week
By Jessica Berget, Editor-in-Chief
As we approach the mid-semester hump, both students and faculty are likely beginning to feel the effects of mid-term burnout. To cure what ails you, Douglas College has some cool events happening on campus this week.
Shards, Bone Deep Exhibit Opening
Amelia Douglas Gallery on New Westminster campus
4:30 to 7:30 pm
A new art exhibit is opening at the Amelia Douglas Gallery! Burnaby artist Otto Kamensek illustrates his experience of living with chronic pain (namely, arthritis) through his sculptures in this exhibit entitles “Shards, Bone Deep.” An opening reception will offer light refreshments and a cash bar. The event is free and open to the public. If you miss the opening reception, fear not, as the exhibit will be open from March 5 to April 18.
In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience Book Reading
Aboriginal Gathering Place on New Westminster campus
Room C1008 on Coquitlam campus
Helen Knott is from Prophet River First Nation living in Fort St. John and is a woman of Dane Zaa, Cree, and mixed European ancestry. Her book details her experiences of drug and alcohol addiction, generational trauma, and the aftermath of sexual abuse in her community.
With these dark themes she also speaks on the power of family, community, ceremony, and possible redemption. Her book was published in August 2019 and has since made the charts on CBC’s Books Top 22 Canadian non-fiction works. Possible attendees are asked to register to join the reading. Refreshments will be served, and a limited number of books will be available for purchase.
Periods, Politics, and Beyond!
Concourse on New West campus
5 to 8:30 pm
Douglas College is holding a panel hosted by advocates, entrepreneurs, and community organizers about menstrual equity that is making its way through BC. Speakers include professors and representatives from the college as well as Langara college and UBC. Lunapads, Period Promise, and BC Federation of Students representatives will also be speaking. Attendees are asked to bring menstrual products for donation to the Period Promise campaign which will donate the products to women’s shelters.
Criminology Networking Event
Lower café (N1200) on New West campus
4:30 to 7 pm
Are you in the Criminology program and wish to meet other like-minded people and employers in the field? Well now you can! The New West campus is hosting a networking event. Students who are interested are asked to register on the Douglas College CareerHUB.
Concourse on New West campus and the atrium on Coquitlam campus
11am to 1pm
Thank Dog for dog therapy. The Pacific Assistance Dog Services (PADS) pups will be making their rounds to the Douglas College campuses once again.