Author Archives: Drake Medox College

DRAKE MEDOX COLLEGE WELCOMES MELANIE WALKER!

I recently joined the Drake Medox College team of instructors. I am teaching the Community Support Worker Program at the Surrey Campus. This is the first time that I have written a blog post. One of my supervisors suggested that I could be introduced to the Drake network via this mode of social media, so here it goes….. […]

Interview Tips for Healthcare Jobs

The provincial government recently announced a “significant funding boost to strengthen care for BC seniors”.   Click here for more details.  THIS REPRESENTS 1,500 NEW HEALTH CARE JOBS!! Make sure you are ready to secure one of these new job opportunites during your next interview by applying these great tips: Set up a professional voicemail greeting. […]

A Word of Thanks….

Is joy a sign of generosity (as said Mother Teresa) or, is generosity a sign of joy? Whatever the case, generosity was shining joyfully on Saturday March 11th at Drake Medox College in Vancouver!  Students, Instructors and Administrative Staff contributed funds far beyond initial hopes and goals. A Bake Sale fund raiser yielded $600.00.  This […]

Matthew’s Practicum Experience

Community Support Worker Program student Matthew Bantog shares his experience as he prepares for his last week in practicum. Three weeks down, one more to go before I have finished my practicum at the ‘Bridges’ Day Program here in Cloverdale. These past three weeks have gone by fairly quickly, but I have learned so much. […]

Accent Reduction – A Change of Focus

In the past, there was an objective to have all English-speakers sound “British or American.”  This focus has changed as the recognition of English as the International language of business, academia and travel has grown. Now, it is accepted and celebrated that English has many sounds.  The English heard in the streets of New Delhi, […]

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR GOVERNMENT STUDENT LOANS?

In this informative blog, Maria of Drake Medox College helps you better understand if you might qualify for Government Student Loans. _______________________________________________________________ Welcome to the first edition of my Student Loan blog series. In this issue I want to give you some insight into the application process for  BC and Canada National Student Loans. Advancing your […]

Fun Christmas Activities for Seniors

Drake Medox College’s Activity Assistant Program instructor Preet Brar shares some of her own Christmas memories, and favorite activities to do with seniors over the holidays.   When I think of Christmas a whole lot of memories flood my mind and heart.  Growing up, we always  had two large Douglas fir trees which would inch over onto our patio, […]