Aboriginal Education & Community Connections
Welcome to our community!
We offer services and programs for Aboriginal students, we support all Indigenous programs and courses at the college, and we help provide linkages between Camosun College, Aboriginal students, and the local First Nations community. Our Aboriginal staff are committed to helping students move forward with their career and personal goals. Read about our students' experiences.
Camosun College views any student who is a descendant of the Indigenous peoples of North America to be an Aboriginal student. This includes status and non-status Indians, Métis, Inuit and Native Americans who reside in Canada.
- a warm welcome and a safe cultural environment
- academic and cultural support and financial support services
- programs with Indigenous perspectives, including
- courses that contain significant Indigenous content
- experienced and dedicated Aboriginal instructors and staff
- opportunities for Aboriginal communities to partner with us and develop new programs to suit their unique needs
News & events
AECC Annual Report celebrates our accomplishments in 2012
Posted Tue, 21 May 2013
The newest Aboriginal Education and Community Connections Annual Report is now available online. The report focuses on many aspects of our accomplishments in 2012 including Indigenous leadership, special projects, and students' stories.
Aboriginal Education awareness panel discussion – Idle No More Movement
Posted Wed, 30 Jan 2013
Learn about the Idle No More movement—the legislative change that sparked the movement, how Idle No More relates to the work we do at Camosun, and what we all can do to provide an atmosphere of dialogue, understanding and action. A panel of speakers, moderated by Janice Simcoe and Corrine Michel, will walk through the various elements and then open the floor to questions and answers. Discussions open to faculty, staff and students. Instructors are encouraged to schedule their classes to participate in this event.
When: February 7, 2013, 4:30-6:15pm
Where: Young 216, Lansdowne Campus
Panelists: Megan Marshall and Josh Goodwill from the First Nations Student Association, Dr. Todd Ormiston from the Indigenous Studies Program, and Cheryl Bryce from the Lk’wungen First Nation.
When: February 12, 2013, 3-4:45pm
Where: Liz Ashton Campus Centre 124 A/B, Interurban Campus
Panelists: Megan Marshall and Josh Goodwill from the First Nations Student Association, Dr. Todd Ormiston from the Indigenous Studies Program, Cheryl Bryce from the Lk’wungen First Nation, and Elder John Elliott from the WSÁNEĆ First Nation.
More information: Todd at 250-370-3122
UVic orientation for Camosun students—January 17
Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2013
Learn about the University of Victoria's Indigenous programs and services during this half day orientation session. Time: 9am to 12:30pm (lunch included) | Location: Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre (room 234), Lansdowne campus. For more information and to RSVP (for catering), contact Lalita Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-853-3729.
Last updated: May 15, 2013 4:19 pm