Registration for Continuing Students

Dear Students,

Registration for those who are continuing their studies at Columbia College is on pause until May 3, 3:30 pm. To drop a class, send an email to To add or change your courses please log on to the student portal after May 3rd. Thank you for your patience and consideration.

If you have any questions, please contact staff at Student Services in person or by email.

– Student Services

Aesth Journal Call for Submissions – Deadline Extended to May 7

Did you finish this winter semester with a good mark on a paper? Proud of a piece of writing you wrote for a class? Submit it to Aesth Journal today for a chance to get published and share your writing with the larger Columbia College community! All submissions can be sent to EXTENDED deadline: May 7th!

For more details on how to submit, go to

Aesth Journal call out (1)

Scam Alert: Immigration call

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Student Services would like to alert all students at Columbia College about recent telephone scams that have been targeting newcomers to Canada, including international students. In these situations, the caller often pretends to be an immigration officer or government official, and tells you that you have broken the law. It is probably a scam if they ask you to pay money or ask you to give them your personal information (date of birth, passport number, credit card information, etc.). They may even threaten you by saying that you could go to jail, be deported, lose your visa, or have your account suspended if you don’t pay or give your personal information.

Be aware: Scammers often give a fake name and agent number to appear legitimate. If you think the caller is a scammer:

  • ask for the name and number of the agent, and
  • call the Call Centre to confirm the agent’s identity.

If you received a suspicious call, hang up immediately and:

If you have been the target of a scam and provided personal or financial information, contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre:


Alternatively, you may also speak with Student Services staff for additional support.

– Student Services

Jerseys for Humboldt (tomorrow)

As some of you may know from the news, on April 6th the Humboldt Broncos Junior Hockey Team, a hockey team based in Saskatchewan, was involved in a tragic accident. To show support for the team’s players, families, and the Humboldt community, we encourage all Columbia College students, staff, and faculty to wear sports jerseys / sports team uniforms, or green and yellow on Thursday, April 12 (tomorrow). If you would like to help raise money for the players and families affected, we will also be setting up a donation jar in the Administration office on the 2nd floor. All funds raised will go to Funds for Humboldt Broncos campaign.
– Student Services

Mindfulness Courses at the Crisis Centre


Feeling stressed out about school? Register for mindfulness courses at the Crisis Centre! The Centre offers half-day workshops or a new 8-week online program.

In these sessions, participants will:

  • Gain an understanding of mindfulness
  • Learn why and how it can help with self-care and stress reduction
  • Explore recent research and brain science
  • Provide a mix of information, discussion, practice and reflection
  • Introduce simple, practical ways to incorporate mindfulness into daily life

About the 8 Week Online Program

Each 60-minute session will explore a theme related to emotional well-being, guided mindfulness practice (ranging from one to 15 minutes), time for inner reflection, and an opportunity for rejuvenation. Sessions will incorporate videos, opportunities for discussion and activities to enhance learning.​ Participants will receive resources and information to support developing a mindfulness practice.  You can attend the class live or by video recording.

Register online here.


Y Mind Mindfulness Groups

Y Mind Poster Surrey 2018 (updated)

Image-text description: Blue-green poster with a small YMCA logo on the top left hand corner. In white bold text underneath, “Y Mind Mindfulness Groups.” A small photo is underneath this text, showing four people of of different appearances looking at each other. In text underneath this photo: “A mental wellness program for young adults 18-30. Getting support can be tough and overwhelming. Learn how to tackle stress, worries and anxiety through Mindfulness Groups. Our Mindfulness Groups provide a safe space for young people to connect with others, learn healthy coping strategies and get the support they need.” Directly underneath this text is bold white text containing more information:

“Information session: Date: April 5th, 2018. Time: 5-7:30 pm Tong Louie YMCA (14988 57 Ave) Contact us to learn more about our free program! Telephone: 604-673-6178 Email:”

At the bottom of the poster are two logos, both of them apart from each other on both sides. The logo on the far left shows a yellow and white sun rising up from behind blue peaks shaped like mountains, with the text “British Columbia” in capital letters beside it on the right. On the right, is a logo with the text in a slanted font, “Building Healthy Communities.”