Douglas Students’ Union Winter 2023 Updates –
To all our valued members, new and returning to Douglas College,
Welcome back to campus for the winter semester! We are excited and optimistic as we enter a new year and we’re thrilled to see you on campus during welcome week.
The DSU will continue to provide you with services, advocacy and campus life this semester. At the New Westminster campus, our front desk is located on Level 2 of the DSU building. At the Coquitlam campus, our Kiosk is in the AB building (located next to security). Our front desks are open Monday through Friday from 9:30am-4:30pm at both campuses.
Some of the services available to you this winter are:
- Handbook and Day Planner
- The Deals App
- The Douglas Students’ App
- Lounges and study spaces
- Menstrual products
- Health and dental
- Emergency food bank
A full list of all our services and how to access them can be found here.
We have some fun campus life events coming up this semester such as a winter welcome movie day, dog therapy, an end of semester celebration, and other social events. Stay up to date on events this winter through our website and social media pages.
Affordable and accessible education is a priority for the DSU. We work towards removing barriers to education for students and those who need it. Some ways that we advocate for these are through advocating for fee regulation on international fees, more access to academic materials, and a funding model adjustment for post-secondary institutions. Recently, our Knock Out Interest campaign calling for the elimination of interest charged on students loans was successful! This will help keep over $5000 in the pockets of students and allow them to invest this money in the local economy, starting a new business, or even purchasing their first home. To learn more about this success and for a full list of our other campaign and advocacy work, visit the link here.
Another part of the Advocacy work that we do is through our DSU Collectives. The DSU Collectives exist to represent and support different equity groups on campus. They are organized and run by the DSU constituency representatives, and they coordinate meetings, socials, workshops, events, and campaigns & advocacy work. The four collectives that we have are:
- DSU Accessibility Collective
- DSU Indigenous Students’ Collective
- DSU Pride Collective
- DSU Women’s Collective
Find out more about DSU Collectives or to join one of them here!
If you ever have any concerns, please feel free to reach out to us firstname.lastname@example.org We’re excited and look forward to seeing you this semester!
Your Douglas Students’ Union Board of Directors