Safe. Vibrant. Diverse.
Columbia College is located on the territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, Stó:lō, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Their stewardship of the land informs how we care for and sustain each other at the College.
Students enjoy the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver, one of the most spectacular cities in the world, as well as one of its cleanest and safest. Despite the modern urban setting of the city itself, Vancouver is enveloped in a natural setting of extraordinary mountains, lush forested areas and the North Pacific Ocean.
Vancouver is one of the few places in the world where a morning can be spent on the beach, with the same afternoon spent enjoying snow sports less than 30 minutes away. This is one of the reasons why Vancouver is so frequently ranked in the top 10 most desirable cities to live in the world. Public transport makes exploring and commuting to and from your studies simple and safe, with frequent and well situated bus routes and SkyTrains running from dawn until dusk.
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Other Campus Information
The Reception Area is located on the second floor of the Main Campus and on the fourth floor of the North Campus. Columbia College staff are available to assist with campus information and direct students to appropriate personnel or services who can further assist them with their needs.
Please call +1 604 683 8360 or email us at [email protected] if you need assistance.
Everything students need for their academic work is conveniently located in the Bookstore in the Main Campus (3rd Floor). The Bookstore’s friendly staff will guide students in finding all of their course textbooks and any other supplies, stationary, and writing materials they may need.
In order to buy textbooks at the Bookstore all students must present proof of registration (yellow copy of registration form or valid student card). Credit cards, debit, and cash are accepted (no cheques).
See the Bookstore Manager in the Bookstore for more information about renting a locker.
Lost & Found
Lost articles may be collected from the Bookstore on the 3rd floor.
Buying and Selling Used Textbooks
Visit this page: www.books2go.ca/columbia.
You will need to create an account, and then you can post as many of your used books as you like. You will need to arrange to meet the person you are buying from or selling to. Arrange to meet them in the College or another public place for your safety.
The Media Lab is located in Room 362 on the 3rd floor of the Main Campus.
Students are able to use the lab, rent DSLR cameras and related filmmaking equipment, or work at one of the four iMac stations available. A MacBook and projector for private video editing are available in the Library for use in a study room.
The Lab is equipped with:
- 4 iMac computers (students can log in using their usual student ID/password)
- 4 digital audio interfaces for audio recording (microphones, headphones, headphone mixers, and stands).
Final Cut Pro, Logic Audio, Adobe Creative Suite, iMovie, and Audacity.
Be sure to review the following information before you request to sign out A/V equipment from the library. Students will need to review the policies, complete the quiz, and sign the student AV liability agreement before they can sign out library A/V equipment:
Please note that some Communications classes have priority booking times, which are posted on the Media Lab door.