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! 


Cold and Flu Care Information

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As October is now here the weather is getting colder and the streets are getting wetter – signalling that it’s cold and flu season at Columbia College. 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.

MSP Online Application Instructions

MSPTo submit your MSP application online, go to and follow the steps to apply.

You will need to upload an electronic copy of your study permit.  The study permit image must:

  • Be valid for six months or longer
  • Include the entire page, corner to corner
  • Ensure all text is legible and photo is in focus

You can download a copy of your study permit from your Student Portal by following these steps:

  • Log in to the Student Portal (
  • Click on “Document Tracking”
  • Locate your Study Permit and click on “IMG”
  • Save a copy of the image
  • If there is no Study Permit entry or no image to click, please come to Student Services.

Once you receive your MSP coverage, bring it to Student Services so that we no longer continue to enroll you in private insurance coverage with