Camosun logo for print

Building Employment Success for Tomorrow

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Diane Gilliland

Diane Gilliland Instructor, BEST

BA Psychology, MA Educational Psychology

I first began working at Camosun as an instructional assistant in the School of Access before returning to university to complete my master's degree in Educational Psychology. I went on to work for ten years with Bridges Employment Training for Women, specializing in strengthening resilience for women impacted by violence, abuse or neglect. During my time at Bridges, I also worked as a relief counsellor at Camosun and a sessional communications instructor at Camosun and the University of Victoria. Because I like adventure in my life and work, I also worked as a counsellor on an Outward Bound – Women of Courage sea kayak and surf adventure for women from the Sooke Transition House. I also had the privilege of coordinating Bridges' online program reaching out to women in remote and rural areas of BC and co-leading a partnership between Bridges and the Tsawout First Nation. My passion when working in community is to strengthen resilience, belonging, partnerships and mastery of learning and life. I value ways to raise each other up in community including volunteering as a storyteller and a board member for the Victoria Coalition for Survivors of Torture. Working in the BEST program in the School of Access feels like coming full circle. The students in BEST, their stories, commitment and support of each other are inspirational. It is a privilege to be working in Access again.

Wendy Stevenson

Wendy Stevenson Instructional Assistant, BEST

BA in English, Community Mental Health & Addictions Cert

Having happily landed at Camosun College in the fall of 1989, I have worked ever since in the BEST program. Here, I am privy to the transformational learning that takes place when students meet inspired educators and targeted curriculum to participate in the hard work that it takes to make life-changing career decisions. Over the past five years, my role has grown to not only support BEST students, but also to support those upgrading their English skills; I truly enjoy assisting students in their burgeoning writing process. I feel honoured to be able to play a "bit part" in the lives of students as they journey towards their various academic and career goals. If you are considering a change in your life that may include either BEST or academic upgrading, I look forward to the opportunity of meeting and working with you. Please drop by for a visit or give me a call.

Zack (Richard) Zajchowski

Zack (Richard) Zajchowski Instructor, BEST

MEd, B Eng, BEd

I'm Richard Zajchowski, but everyone knows me by my nickname "Zack". I have enjoyed many years of teaching/learning work at various Canadian post-secondary institutions. My first teaching position was as a physics instructor at CEGEP John Abbott College in Quebec. I then moved west to London, Ontario and took up the position of learning skills counsellor at Western University. While there I also completed my MEd in Educational Studies, taught a bit of physics and did research in student problem solving. Together with my learning skills colleagues at Western, I also co-authored the book Learning for Success published by Nelson Canada and now in its 4th edition. In 1995, I moved to Victoria to become a learning skills counsellor at Camosun College. After many years of learning skills work at Camosun, I switched to the Academic and Career Foundations (ACF) department in 2012 where I now teach BEST and upgrading math.

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

©1996–2017 Camosun College | Victoria BC, Canada | Printed: October 24, 2017 at 12:50 am Change Everything logo for print