New Early Application Deadline for Post-Sec/Transfer Applicants for UBC

The University of British Columbia (UBC) has introduced an early application deadline for post-secondary applicants studying within Canada.

Students who apply by the early deadline of December 1, 2018, and submit their interim official post-secondary transcripts and required documents by January 15, 2019 will be considered for admission on their interim transcripts.  Applying early does not increase a student’s chance of gaining admission, but it does mean students will be evaluated earlier and will receive a decision between February and mid-April.  If a student’s application is not competitive based on interim post-secondary grades, they will be asked to submit final transcripts for an evaluation in June.

Students who apply after the early deadline but before UBC’s official application deadline of January 15, 2019, will only be required to submit final official post-secondary transcripts and required documents by May 15.  Canadian post-secondary applications received between December 2, 2018 and January 15, 2019 will be evaluated on final transcripts and decisions will be communicated to students beginning in May and through June 2019.

If you have any questions regarding the early application deadline to UBC, please speak to a staff member at Student Services.

Spirit Hungers, Zombies, Monsters, and More!

In celebration of Halloween, we’re featuring the library’s collection of mystery, thriller and horror books. These spine-tingling tales and edge-of-your-seat thrillers will make you want to sleep with the lights on!


One of us is lying by Karen M. 


Five students enter detention, but only four leave.  Check out this YA murder mystery that will keep you guessing right until the end!

#Murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil

Are you a fan of action? Horror? The dystopian genre? Then this is the book for you! 17-year old Dee is falsely charged with the murder of her step-sister and sent to Alacatraz 2.0, a prison where inmates are not expected to survive. The twist is that citizens can watch live on their phones as felons are hunted and executed. Read as Dee and her fellow inmates try to survive in this exciting and creepy thrill ride!

Shutter by Courtney Alameda

Fans of the show Supernatural will get into this creepy, paranormal thriller. Armed with her analog camera, spirit hunter Micheline works with her team to capture ghosts and other undead creatures haunting San Francisco.

Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

In this alternative history thriller where the dead of the civil war have transformed into zombie-like monsters called Shamblers, Jane McKeene is training to be an Attendant, a protector of the upper classes in America. But right before her graduation from finishing school, things take an unexpected twist, and Jane and her once enemy Katherine have to work together to fight enemies even more cruel than the Shamblers.

Pitch Dark by Courtney Alameda

“In space, no one can hear you scream…”

…but on the space ship the USS John Muir, a scream can kill. Teens Tuck and Laura evade nightmarish monsters while working together to save the human race. This space thrill ride will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

This beautifully illustrated graphic novel tells spine-tingling tales that will haunt you even after you close the book. Take a walk in the woods with a wolf who stalks the local villagers, a woman who sees the ghosts who haunts her friend, and a young bride who hears the voice of her husband’s dead wife in the walls.

Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist

Let the Right One tells the story of a girl vampire Eli and her new friend Oskar. What seems to start out as a sweet tale of young love turns into a horror-filled adventure as Eli and Oskar learn about each other, fight bullies, and satisfy Eli’s thirst for blood.

Earthquake Drill Oct. 18 at 10:18 am


October 18th

     Columbia College Earthquake Drill 10:18 am

You cannot tell from the initial shaking if an earthquake will suddenly become intense…so always Drop, Cover, and Hold On immediately!

DROP where you are, onto your hands and knees. This position protects you from being knocked down and also allows you to stay low and crawl to shelter if nearby.

COVER your head and neck with one arm and hand

  • If a sturdy table or desk is nearby, crawl underneath it for shelter
  • If no shelter is nearby, crawl next to an interior wall (away from windows)
  • Stay on your knees; bend over to protect vital organs

HOLD ON until the shaking stops.

  • Under shelter: hold on to it with one hand; be ready to move with your shelter if it shifts.
  • No shelter: protect your head and neck with both arms and hands.

If there is no table or desk near you, drop to the ground and then if possible move to an inside corner of the room. Be in a crawling position to protect your vital organs and be ready to move if necessary, and remember,  cover your head and neck with your hands and arms.


Learn more for yourself, your friends and your family……………..Be Prepared and share this information with them.

Make a plan with your friends and family that includes what you’ll do if you can’t get home, who can help you and who might need your help.

Do you have the things you need to get through an emergency if you can’t leave home to get supplies, or if you have to leave your home in a hurry?

Do you have extra medication at home, on you or have some at school?

Check out these great links too:

Stay Safe: Be Earthquake Aware.

Yours truly,
Carolyn Jeffreys
Student Services

Oct. 12: CC Newsletter

Check out this week’s CC Newsletter!

Newsletter header Oct 12

In the newsletter!

Don’t forget that Mental Health and Wellness Week is happening soon! To read each of the day’s events in more detail, read the CC newsletter!

H&WW poster.jpg

World Animal Day at Columbia College

Celebrate World Animal Day on Oct. 4 at Columbia College!

What is #WorldAnimalDay?

The mission of World Animal Day is to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe.

Columbia College’s Students for the Planet Club is organizing a booth on Oct. 4th – Main Lobby from 9:30-3:30 pm. Learn why animal welfare matters and get tips on how you can make a difference!

Come to the Main Floor Lobby Photo Booth on Oct. 4th to make a pledge and tag a selfie with your pledge #worldanimalday#columbiacollege_pledge. 🐛

Want to learn more about World Animal Day? Check out this website for more information

World Animal Day Winner