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Good luck, Columbia College! Here's a few tips to navigate the exam season
Congrats on finishing the end of the fall semester! Now that exam season is here you might be wondering what's available on campus. Don't worry - we've got the information you need below.

Eating on Campus
Subway, Bibi's Kitchen, Taco del Mar, and To Dine For are open during exams. Not just that, but Student Services, the bookstore, and library are also open throughout December. The Main Campus will be open at 7 am Monday to Saturday until Dec. 14. Check out exact library hours down in the Library Corner below.

Places to Study
Want to study on campus? Check out certain empty classrooms or the library. If you need support with your courses, the Learning Centre is here to help.

Coping with Exam Stress
The counsellors and academic advisors at Student Services are available to support you through any problems you may be having during exams. Check out their hours here. We also have a list of resources to help you through stress.

Exam Schedules
Forgot where your exams will be held? View the exam schedule again, available on the Columbia College website.

Semester Break Hours
When is the College open after exams are done? Check out semester break hours on our website.

Academic Advising Updates

New course added to the Winter 2020 Timetable!
MATH 116(17) – Calculus II for Life Sciences
Prerequisite: Math 113 (C-) or Math 115 (C-) or Math 111 (A-)
This calculus course is primarily intended for students who are planning to major in Biological Sciences or Health Sciences. Ana Culibrk will be the Instructor.

Applicants to UBC's Computer Science regarding CC registration for Winter 2020
Students applying to UBC’s Computer Science Faculty for September 2020 are reminded that CC’s Csci 120 & 125 will provide an exemption for UBC’s CPSC 110(4) plus CPSC 1st (2) and CC’s Csci 150 and Math 120 will transfer as UBC’s CPSC 121(4) & CPSC 1st (2). Both CPSC 110 and CPSC 121 are required courses for UBC’s Computer Science Major, so students applying for September 2020 are advised to complete CC’s Csci 120, 125, 150, and Math 120, as well as Math 113 & 114, Engl 100, and a minimum of one Lab course, from Chem 121 or Phys 110 (recommended)/Phys 130, by the end of the Winter Semester. Note: Csci 120 is the prerequisite for both Csci 125 and Csci 150.
You're invited to Prom (North Campus)!
All current and former Secondary students are invited. All staff and instructors from both campuses are invited. Prom 2019 will be on a boat cruise, featuring beautiful views of Stanley Park and English Bay. There will be a buffet dinner, live DJ and dancing, photo booth, and unlimited soft drinks.
$50/student - groups of 4 or more can save $5 and get tickets for $45 each! $40/staff
Sign up with Zerlinda (Student Life Coordinator) at the North Campus!

Do you participate in any Columbia College clubs? Is your club continuing next semester? You need to let us know! Club renewals are very important to ensure your club will have the best support for the next semester. Contact Jerica, at, or Zerlinda, at to update us on your club continuance by 5pm today. Continuing clubs should have student representatives available to attend Orientation on January 6, to promote their club. Hope to see you there!

Congratulations on finishing the Fall 2019 semester! Best of luck on your final exams, have a great holiday, and happy new year! Thank you to everyone who took part in anything Student Life.

Tip #49: Accomplishment statements are are actually effective when crafted meaningfully.

Accomplishment statements are a powerful and underrated tool that can be used in your resume, cover letter, LinkedIn Profile and networking efforts.
How do you put together a meaningful accomplishment story? Answer these questions: 
1. What was the challenge, need, or problem?
2. What did you do to resolve it?
3. How did you do it? Be specific.  Do not use generalities, it will cause your story to lose its impact.
4. What quantifiable, concrete results did you achieve? Use numbers to provide proof.
5. Which skills did you use? This is a great opportunity to include soft skills you possess that employers are seeking.
Accomplishment stories are the best way to differentiate yourself from competing candidates for a position. 

The Library Corner

Winter Break Library Hours
Classes are over and it’s time for a break!  Even though some staff are on vacation soaking up the sun, the library is still open Monday to Friday (except holidays):
December 16 - December 20: 12pm - 4pm
December 21: 12pm - 4pm (limited services available)
December 23 - December 27: CLOSED
December 30 - 31: 12pm - 4pm
January 1: CLOSED
January 2 - 3: 12pm - 4pm

Extended Library Hours
December 9-14
Monday-Thursday: 8am - 8pm
Friday: 8am - 6pm
Saturday: 8am - 5:30pm
Student Work Showcase
Why is Your Respect not a Woman?
With all my heart and mind
And love to women
I can’t describe, a woman
If you say you can,
U can try
Is the long hair, short hair a girl
Is the fat body, slim body a girl
Is Indian or Chinese a girl
Who is a Good girl?
Is your blood a girl
Is your love a girl
Is your child a girl
Is your body a girl
Is your soul a girl
Is your fire a girl
Is your mind a girl
Is your passion a girl
Is your strength a girl
Is your walk a girl
Is your way of living a girl
Is your sex a girl
Is your lie a girl
Is your feel a girl
Is your mascara a girl
Is your breast a girl
Is your milk a girl
Is ur girl a girl
Is A girl a girl
Is your tomboy a girl?
U know the difference
Can’t understand girls?
Then respect Should be a WOMAN. 

-Urja Sharma
“Why is your respect not a Woman?” is written for empowering all women around the world. It should be read in a spirit as positive as possible. I believe that inspiration comes in the direst of times, it comes itself in the crisis, in the time you need it the most.
I found my inspiration from the book, _Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Tales of Extraordinary Women_ by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo. Being a student of Columbia College, wherein opportunities are available everywhere and help is not hard to reach out to, I started writing poems. It all just started with a thought when Shanna Meunier, Library technician at our college encouraged me to write a book review for the book that helped me. I am most grateful to the Columbia college library staff, all my teachers from current and past semesters and the college counsellors who have been a great support system for me in my tough time. 
HIST 120 Walking Tour of Chinatown and Coal Habour
This semester, students from Meghan Bowe's HIST 120 went on a historic walking tour of Downtown Vancouver to explore sites of memory in Chinatown and Coal Harbour. Highlights included the Millennium Gate, the Angel of Victory and the Komagata Maru Memorial. They learned about the architecture and changing landscape of Vancouver as well as how historic sites act as places to remember historical events and how historical buildings and sites express a collective shared knowledge about the past. Students then used this experience in their research projects to design their own unique monument to commemorate the contributions of one person, place or community to Canada during wartime, as a way to participate in Remembrance Day this year. 

Did you graduate or transfer from Columbia College? We want to hear from you!

At Columbia College, we value all our students – past, present, and future. We want our alumni to stay connected with the College and with each other. We want to know where you’ve gone since your time at CC and what you’re up to now!

Email to get in touch with the CC Alumni Network and share your experience with us. All alumni who contact us and share their thoughts will receive a gift card.

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