Earthquake Drill – Are you ready?


An earthquake will happen this morning… how will you protect yourself?

Every October, Columbia College participates in the Great British Columbia Shakeout Earthquake Drill. This is a brilliant opportunity to gain awareness of earthquakes and practice your response.  When the drill starts at 10:19am on Thursday, October 19, you will need to DROP! COVER! And HOLD ON! 


Volunteer on Health & Wellness Week!

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Health & Wellness Week is coming up in less than a week!

If you’d like to volunteer, please email Rose at or see her at Student Services. Take a look at the activities below and see which ones you would like to participate in!

Eat Well, Be Well
945AM – 1130AM Main Campus lobby
1140AM – 1PM North Campus lounge
Learn how to eat healthy to have a balanced life. FREE recipes and granola breakfast!

Gratitude & Self-Awareness
945AM – 1130AM Main Campus lobby
1140AM – 1PM North Campus lounge
What are you grateful for? Share it on the gratitude wall! Write a gratitude note, colour, or make a journal for healing and self-affirmation.

Get Connected: Healthy Relationships
1130AM – 130PM Main Campus lobby
1130AM – 130PM North Campus lounge
Meet students from CC’s clubs and get connected! Social interactions are important to your overall health and academic success.

Get Informed: Consent & Sexual Health
1130AM – 130PM Main Campus 3rd floor lounge
1130AM – 130PM North Campus lounge
It’s a tea party! Grab a warm cup of tea with a biscuit and learn about consent. Pick up
free positive sexual health resources.

Get Fuzzy: Puppy Therapy
11AM – 1PM Main Campus 4th floor lounge
Puppies and more puppies. De-stress with some furry friends from the SPCA.

Let’s Talk: Suicide Awareness
1130AM – 130PM Main Campus lobby
1130AM – 130PM North Campus lounge
Learn about tools you can use to keep your mind healthy. Educate yourself and others! Grab a banana. Healthy food + healthy body = healthy mind.

Fun Day
1145AM – All afternoon outside Main Campus
1PM FREE Yoga with Heather in Room 346
Physical and mental health contribute to academic success. Meet clubs and have fun
with hip hop shows, games, art, and music. Win prizes!


Halloween at the North Campus

Celebrate Halloween at the North Campus with a pumpkin carving contest on Oct. 30th and a Halloween party on the 31st! There will be a photo booth, candy, a costume contest, prizes, and a surprise!

Pumpkin Carving Contest: Monday, Oct. 30, 12 pm
Room 433, North Campus
Sign up in teams of up to 4 students at the North Campus front desk starting Oct. 23. 
Winning team with the best carved pumpkin will get a prize!

Halloween party: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 11:45-12:45 pm
North Campus Student Lounge
Wearing a costume on Halloween? Come pick up a raffle ticket from Lauren for a chance to win Canucks tickets! Prizes will be given to those with the best costumes!

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Fall Read at the Library: The Sun is Also a Star

Check out the Library’s Fall Read recommendation this week!

Book title: _The Sun is also a Star_
Author: Nicola Yoon

_The Sun is also a Star_ is a love story for hopeless romantics and romantic skeptics alike. Natasha is trying to prevent her family from being deported back to Jamaica; Daniel is playing the role of a dutiful son of Korean immigrant parents. But when they meet by chance on a New York street, both of their lives change forever.
Borrow the book here:

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Fall Reads: Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat

It’s Fall Reads Thursday at the Library!

This week the Library recommends Chetan Bhagat’s Half Girlfriend, a story of Madhav Jha, who has a bit of a thing for Riya Somani. Madhav asks Riya to be his girlfriend, but she counters: she’ll be his half girlfriend.

Tell us what you think. Chetan Bhagat: love him or hate him?
Borrow the book here:

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