Being the dynamic institution that it is, Douglas College always has some new developments for students to look forward to. Whether it’s a new building on campus or a new course of study being offered, growth and development are constants in the College.
A second campus
Douglas College is in the process of adding a second campus in downtown New Westminster at the Anvil Centre Office Tower. The 6,132 square Campus, spread over four floors, is slated to house 21 new classrooms, a host of new student collaboration spaces, and a simulation lab for financial and Amazon-style supply chain management modelling, and is expected to support anticipated growth in student numbers over the next three to five years.
The R. Howard Webster Foundation has approved a research grant for Douglas College which will enable students, especially those enrolled in designated humanities and social sciences courses, to research urban problems affecting the Lower Mainland. Student groups will also have the opportunity to share project findings in presentations to city councils and business organisations.
Douglas College has plans to add a bachelor’s degree in Social Work to its extensive offerings following approval by the Ministry of Advanced Education.
The degree is aimed at preparing graduates for a wide range of careers, including work with public and private agencies focusing on child welfare, health care, addiction and mental health, immigrant and refugee settlement, community development and social policy, and the justice and education systems.