Update: March 22, 2020
A message from Camosun College President Sherri Bell
Dear friends and supporters,
I wanted to provide you with an update of the actions that Camosun College is taking to protect the health and well-being of our community. We are committed to doing our best to provide ongoing support and services to our students, employees and you, our alumni and donors, during this challenging and complex time. We have worked intensively in the past ten days to ensure we have a functioning institution during these difficult times for our students.
For more information please visit: camosun.ca/covid19
As global concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, we are taking proactive steps to maintain and enhance social distancing and prioritize the health and safety of our community, including students, employees and campus visitors. To that end, in the past week, we have transitioned studies and student services from face-to-face to alternative methods of delivery to promote social distancing. All work-related travel is suspended. Starting March 18, employees who were able to, started working from home.
Many of our students are now facing significant economic challenges as part-time and full-time work disappears for them and their families. Last fall we reached out to you, our alumni and donors to support the Erasing Barriers campaign. We are currently using these funds to help any of our students who will be facing challenges in the days and weeks to come. Now more than ever, our students need our support. If you are able, I am asking you for your support, small or large, so that we can provide the assistance our students need now. By clicking here you can make a donation to the Fund.
Also if you wish to speak to someone from our Advancement team, please feel free to reach out to Jody, Angie, Alyson or Christina. They will be pleased to discuss our students need in greater detail. Their contact information can be found here: Advancement Contact, email email@example.com or phone: 250-370-4233.
Thank you for being part of our college family! I wish you all good health as we continue to be resilient and strong, working together, to get through this pandemic.
Sherri Bell, President
- BC Centre for Disease Control
- Public Health Agency of Canada
- World Health Organization
- Travel & Tourism Canada
- COVID-19 Stigma Guide
- Ministry of Health BC COVID-19 symptom self-assessment tool
- For non-health related COVID-19 questions (e.g. supports, programs, etc), a new dedicated phone line has been set up at 1-888-COVID-19.