This Friday! Freshie’s Night at Columbia College

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FRESHIE’S NIGHT is this Friday!

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 19 at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Columbia College, 3rd floor lounge

Come eat, dance and play games! Freshie’s Night is about to begin! You won’t want to miss this orientation party where you’ll meet old friends and new and celebrate the start of the semester. This event is FREE and there will be food for sale! All funds collected during the food sale will proceed to the SPCA. We hope to see you there!

**All purchases must be a minimum of $1 so bring your loonies and toonies!**
This event is organized by the Columbia College Students Association.

HOW TO SIGN UP: All Columbia College students are welcome! Sign up on the notice boards on the 2nd and 3rd floors or at Student Services with Alex. Help us spread the word! Let us know you’re going on our Facebook event and invite your friends 🙂


*Food (meat, vegetarian) will be provided. Please let us know if you have any other special dietary needs.

*If you have questions or other accessibility needs, please talk to the Students Association at Columbia College or Student Services.

Study Permit Extension Workshops in January!

Do you need help with your Study Permit Extension application this semester? Check out these workshops!

Study Permit Extension Workshops

Image and Text Description: A poster with bold, white text at the top saying: Study Permit Extension Workshops. On the left in smaller, black text: If you need to extend your Study Permit this semester, come to one of our workshops and ask questions about how to apply. All workshops will take place in Room 222 from 3:30-4:30 pm. Monday, January 15; Tuesday, January 16; Wednesday, January 17; Thursday, January 18; Friday, January 19. On the right of the poster is an image of green trees shrouding buildings, with mountains in the background.



Winter 2018 Scholarship Application

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Image Description: Poster with red, orange, tan, brown, and white stripes diagonally aligned. In bold white lettering taking up half of the poster on the top, there is text saying: “WINTER 2018 SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION.” Three bullet points underneath (taking up the lower half of the poster) say: “students must be completing at least one semester of full-time studies (4 UT or 3 Secondary) to be eligible. Pick up an application form at Student Services. Applications must be submitted to Student Services by Friday, February 23rd.”

Join CC’s Dragon Boat Team!


CC Riders, Columbia College’s competitive ,medal-winning dragon boat team is looking for dedicated and determined students to go for gold in the 2018 Concord Pacific International Dragon Boat Festival. Are you up for the challenge? Join one of the college’s most famous sports teams!

Here’s what you’ll get out of it:

  • Your own CC Riders team jersey
  • Free expert training and competition entry
  • Certificate of Participation
  • Lifelong friends and memories that will last a lifetime.

Sign up with Alex in Student Services today or email

Cold and Flu Care Information

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As January is here, we are in the midst of cold and flu season. Please be prepared by protecting yourself and those around you.

The Public Health Agency of Canada recommends:

  • A yearly flu vaccination
  • Washing your hands often to prevent the spread of illness/diseases
  • Coughing and sneezing into a tissue or your arm
  • Keeping surfaces and objects clean
  • Safe use of your personal medication
  • Staying home if you are sick

Flu vaccination clinics in your community:  

Use the helpful locator to find the closest flu vaccine clinic near to you! Call for an appointment and please bring your BC Services Card. does not pay for flu vaccination. Please call the clinic to ask the cost for those without an MSP Card.

For more information on cold and flu care, check out this link.

CC Book of the Week: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

CC Reads Jan. 11

Image Description: A human being holds a book covering their face. The text on the book cover reads: Kazuo Ishiguro Never Let Me Go.

This Book of the Week is perfect for the dark, wet January weather. Never Let Me Go is an eerie and unsettling book, weaving romance, betrayal, clones, and organ donations together. Nobel Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro does not disappoint. Borrow the book at the CC Library today!
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