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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World Animal Day Winner Annouced!

Congratulations, Tasleet, for coming up with the most meaningful Columbia College pledge at #worldanimalday! Thank you to the student organizers and Karen the counselor for organizing the event and raising awareness to make the world a better place for all animals!  Last but not least, thank you to all the students, staff, and faculty who came out and wrote a pledge in support of animals! Your participation is appreciated!

World Animal Day Winner

[Call for Volunteers] Be part of Fun Day on Oct. 27!

Be part of Friyay Fun Day!

Are you a club leader? Want to be part of Fun Day at Columbia College on Oct. 27th? Contact Jason the Counselor by Tuesday Oct. 17th for a chance to showcase your club and activities in the form of a booth or performance! We are also looking for volunteers that day for event set up and take down! Email Jason at or see him directly at Student Services during these times:

Friday, Oct. 13, Sat Oct 14, and Mon Oct. 16: All day
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Morning only

Fun Day call out