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Camosun engineering students invent next generation strobe light at a fraction of commercial cost

June 24, 2020 - 8:42 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun engineering students invent next generation strobe light at a fraction of commercial cost

When Camosun Physics instructor Ed Nelson put out an extracurricular challenge to his class, he never imagined just how enthusiastically and successfully a group of his students would respond.

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Camosun College prepares for limited on-campus learning

June 22, 2020 - 8:25 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College is taking action to ensure sections of courses that require access to specialized equipment or face-to-face instruction on campus are delivered safely, following public health guidance.


Fall 2020 athletics season cancelled at Camosun College

June 19, 2020 - 1:14 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Fall 2020 athletics season cancelled at Camosun College

“Due to health considerations and public health guidance, we’ve all had to make a lot of adjustments over the past four months. Cancelling our Chargers Athletics 2020 fall season is a very difficult and heart-wrenching decision."


National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 19, 2020 - 8:29 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

National Indigenous Peoples Day

In previous years, Camosun College has joined with local communities to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day with activities, including a canoe challenge, on the shore of Esquimalt Lagoon. However, like so many other events, we’ve had to postpone plans for a physical celebration this year due to COVID-19.


Camosun Indigenous Studies student receives B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for 2020

June 17, 2020 - 9:50 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun Indigenous Studies student receives B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for 2020

Shane Baker’s work to engage students through sharing circles and help create a citation guide for visually impaired students, while completing Camosun College’s Indigenous Studies diploma, has led him to being awarded this year’s B.C. Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Inclusion, Democracy and Reconciliation.


Camosun College 2020 alumni awards recognize extraordinary contributions

June 16, 2020 - 10:00 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College 2020 alumni awards recognize extraordinary contributions

Camosun College is proud to announce its annual Promising and Distinguished Alumni Awards recognizing two extraordinary alumni who have made outstanding contributions in their fields.


Camosun College celebrates 2020 spring graduation digitally

June 16, 2020 - 8:52 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College celebrates 2020 spring graduation digitally

Camosun College is celebrating the accomplishments of its spring 2020 graduates and major award recipients with a special online convocation hub at camosun.ca/grad during what would have been Grad Week, June 15-19.


Grad 2020: A talent for hospitality management runs in the family for instructor Stephen Scott and graduating daughter Mairin Scott

June 15, 2020 - 1:38 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Grad 2020: A talent for hospitality management runs in the family for instructor Stephen Scott and graduating daughter Mairin Scott

Many of Camosun hospitality management student Mairin Scott’s happiest childhood memories involve restaurants and hotels around British Columbia. “When I was a kid my dad worked for Fairmont and Hilton and Delta and our family moved all over the place,” she says. “I got to see a wide variety of great hotels at a young age and go out for dinners at nice restaurants. I think that’s when I really just fell in love with the whole hospitality industry.”


Camosun’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Education recognizes its 2020 award-winning students

June 12, 2020 - 10:36 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Education recognizes its 2020 award-winning students

Camosun College’s Centre for Sport and Exercise Education (CSEE) is pleased to announce its award-winning sport education students for 2020.


Camosun’s School of Business celebrates its award-winning students for 2020

June 12, 2020 - 10:34 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun’s School of Business celebrates its award-winning students for 2020

Camosun College’s School of Business is proud to announce top award-winning business students for 2020.


Camosun Board elects new Chair

June 12, 2020 - 8:46 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun Board elects new Chair

Former Greater Victoria School District Associate Superintendent, Monty Bryant has been elected as the new Chair of the Camosun College Board of Governors. He assumes the role on Aug. 1, 2020, taking over from the outgoing Board Chair Laylee Rohani.


Camosun, CUPE Local No. 2081 ratify agreement under mandate

June 4, 2020 - 9:09 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The Board of Governors at Camosun College and members of CUPE Local No. 2081 have ratified an agreement under the B.C. government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. The mandate focuses on improving services for people and ensuring fair and affordable compensation.


Camosun College community – together against racism and injustice

June 3, 2020 - 2:21 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

On behalf of the Camosun College community, we are deeply saddened and appalled by acts of racism, discrimination and violence toward any group of people, and especially distressed by the horrific incidents we are seeing in the United States of late toward the Black community.


Camosun announces co-op student of the year award winners

June 2, 2020 - 12:50 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun announces co-op student of the year award winners

Camosun College is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the annual co-op education student of the year awards. Five outstanding students have been selected for the Yvonne Thompson Co-op/Internship Student of the Year Awards, including Arielle McCulloch, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources student, who has been named Camosun’s top co-op/internship student overall.


Camosun College welcomes two new members to the Board of Governors

June 2, 2020 - 8:14 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College today announced the appointment of new members Richard Margetts and Brent Palmer to the Board of Governors. The appointment is effective July 31, 2020 to July 31, 2021.


Camosun’s face shield designs help locally, globally

May 27, 2020 - 7:46 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun’s face shield designs help locally, globally

When Island Health requested specialised personal protective equipment in early April, Camosun Innovates stepped up to design and manufacture over 9,000 medical-grade shields for local health care professionals. After fulfilling that large order, the Camosun Innovates Team, led by Dr.

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Camosun’s dental hygiene program donates thousands of toothpaste packages to local charities

May 21, 2020 - 10:49 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun’s dental hygiene program donates thousands of toothpaste packages to local charities

Faced with a stockpile of dental supplies that would otherwise go to waste, staff in Camosun’s dental program decided to help local charities promote good oral health during the pandemic.


Hands-on with e-learning: how Camosun’s Automotive Department is bringing applied training online

May 13, 2020 - 7:54 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Hands-on with e-learning: how Camosun’s Automotive Department is bringing applied training online

When Camosun College shifted to online course delivery in March to address the global COVID-19 pandemic, Automotive Service Technician Program Leader Pat Jones, and instructors Mike Bocsik and Jim Gough, sprung to action to ensure that their students could successfully complete the term and to provide hands-on training creativity from a safe social distance.


Camosun College loans portable x-ray unit to Island Health in the battle against COVID-19

May 8, 2020 - 7:56 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College loans portable x-ray unit to Island Health in the battle against COVID-19

Camosun College is supporting the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by loaning a digital, portable x-ray machine to Island Health.


A Closer Look: Camosun basketball player and grad Tessa Lannon-Paakspuu talks about accepting change and staying in the game

May 7, 2020 - 10:12 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff


Camosun College Foundation injects $200,000 into emergency bursary for students in need

April 23, 2020 - 11:25 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The Camosun College Foundation Board of Directors has approved the contribution of $200,000 into the college’s Erasing Barriers emergency bursary fund to help students during the COVID-19 crisis.


Camosun steps up to manufacture over 9,000 medical grade face shields for Island Health workers

April 2, 2020 - 8:11 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun steps up to manufacture over 9,000 medical grade face shields for Island Health workers

Camosun Innovates, the applied research and innovation arm of Camosun College, is contributing their expertise and advanced manufacturing capabilities in the fight against COVID-19.  Working at their campus facility and in collaboration with local industry partner AP Plastics, Camosun Innovates is producing more than 9,000 medical grade face shields for local health care workers on the front lines of the global pandemic.


Camosun launches appeal to help provide emergency financial assistance for students

March 26, 2020 - 2:46 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The Camosun College community is rallying, and encouraging others, to get behind students facing significant economic challenges as full-time and part-time works disappears for them and their families.


Camosun students move event online to rally community and raise money for charity

March 20, 2020 - 3:25 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun students move event online to rally community and raise money for charity

As many colleges and universities were moving away from face-to-face course delivery due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Camosun marketing instructor Anne Borrowman sprung to action to ensure her students could complete their end of term capstone project by changing the final assignment from organizing an in-person event to an online charity auction.


New state-of-the-art marine simulator for Camosun College

March 12, 2020 - 1:24 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

New state-of-the-art marine simulator for Camosun College

Victoria, BC - - Atlantic Towing Limited (ATL) is pleased to announce approximately $700,000 in funding to support a new, state-of-the-art marine simulator for Camosun College, a community college located in Greater Victoria, serving approximately 19,000 students. The upgrade will allow Camosun to offer a wider range of courses and develop a Cadet/Bridgewatch program, growing the number of marine professionals entering a vital industry.


Camosun College presents guest speaker Sean Aiken: What Should I do with My Life?

March 5, 2020 - 2:37 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

After graduating from college at the top of his class with a 4.0 GPA, Sean Aiken struggled to determine what he wanted to do with his life. So, he created the One-Week Job Project and set out to work 52 jobs in 52 weeks in search of his passion. He trekked more than 46,000 miles and raised over $20,000 for charity.


Camosun College hosts Skills Canada Regional Competitions, March 6

March 4, 2020 - 9:56 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College hosts Skills Canada Regional Competitions, March 6

Camosun College’s Interurban campus will be abuzz with activity on Friday, March 6 as more than 1,500 local middle and secondary school students converge for the annual Skills Canada Regional Competition (Vancouver Island South) event coordinated by the South Island Partnership of school districts and Camosun’s School of

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Camosun students and Songhees Nation host evening of reconciliation and food sovereignty

March 4, 2020 - 9:41 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun students and Songhees Nation host evening of reconciliation and food sovereignty

A delicious four-course dining experience featuring seasonal and local cuisine, live entertainment by the Lekwungen Dancers and cultural immersion in Indigenous culinary traditions await guests at the third annual “Evening of Food Sovereignty and Cooking for Reconciliation” on Friday, Mar. 27 at the Songhees Wellness Centre. All proceeds support student scholarships.


Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball team goes for national gold

March 4, 2020 - 9:19 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball team goes for national gold

The Camosun College Chargers will battle for gold against the nation’s best at the 2020 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s Volleyball Championships, hosted by Cégep Garneau in Quebec City, March 11-14. Arriving at the event as one of two wildcards, the Chargers take on the championship hosts, Élans de Garneau, in the quarterfinal round..


High school students get the opportunity to discover tech talents at Camosun

February 28, 2020 - 9:38 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

High school students get the opportunity to discover tech talents at Camosun

A new dual credit program at Camosun College this fall will give local Grade 11 and 12 students the opportunity to explore exciting careers in technology. From computer programming and basic software design to creating electronic circuits, the unique “Discover Technology” program is being offered by Camosun College and the South Island Partnership, which in

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Camosun supports Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 26

February 26, 2020 - 9:50 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College supports Pink Shirt Day, Feb. 26, joining thousands others across Canada who stand against bullying in schools and work places. This year, Pink Shirt Day is encouraging everyone to “Lift each other up” and take kindness to new heights!


Celebrating BC Colleges Day, Feb. 25

February 25, 2020 - 10:53 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College is proud to join BC’s 10 other colleges to celebrate the fourth-annual BC Colleges Day, Feb. 25, in honour of the instructors, staff, board members and administrators who support one of the province’s most valued post-secondary ecosystems.


Students invited to discover the Camosun advantage at Info Night

February 20, 2020 - 10:43 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Prospective students, their families and supporters are invited to come out to Camosun College’s Interurban campus for Info Night 2020 on Feb. 27 to get answers to help make the right decision.


Camosun Chargers Volleyball teams are headed for the 2020 PACWEST Provincial Championships

February 18, 2020 - 11:06 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The Camosun Chargers Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Teams are headed for the 2020 PACWEST Provincial Championships, hosted by Douglas College in New Westminster. The action starts this Thursday with the gold medal matches set for Saturday evening (Women 5:30pm, Men 8pm).


Camosun College is working to make The Witness Blanket accessible to the world

February 18, 2020 - 10:46 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College is working to make The Witness Blanket accessible to the world

Camosun College is sending an expert team from its applied research centre to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) in Winnipeg, where they will spend several days scanning Victoria artist Carey Newman’s Witness Blanket as they prepare to create a universally accessible experience in virtual reality (VR).


Nuxalk First Nation 4th-year carpentry students celebrate success with Camosun College

February 12, 2020 - 1:36 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Twelve Camosun College carpentry students from the Nuxalk First Nation will celebrate the completion of their fourth-year apprenticeship level, at a special celebration in their home territory this evening in Bella Coola, B.C. All students who completed all elements of their apprenticeship requirements are being acknowledged tonight, five of whom have passed their Interprovincial Carpentry Red Seal exam.


Where the waters meet: international S’TEṈISTOLW̱ Indigenous education conference returns to Camosun College

February 12, 2020 - 12:44 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Where the waters meet: international S’TEṈISTOLW̱ Indigenous education conference returns to Camosun College

Camosun is hosting the prestigious S’TEṈISTOLW̱ Indigenous education conference from Aug. 25 – 28, 2020, opening its doors to welcome hundreds of delegates including  educators, administrators, community leaders, scholars and allies in the field of Indigenous adult and post-secondary education.


Camosun College receives over $900,000 in federal research funds to support local innovation

February 11, 2020 - 3:27 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College receives over $900,000 in federal research funds to support local innovation

Camosun Innovates, the applied research arm of Camosun College, has received over $997,000 from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) College-Industry Innovation Fund to help expand its applied research services and expertise in support of local industry innovation.


[Updated] Information about novel coronavirus - Feb 28, 2020

February 5, 2020 - 12:47 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The health and wellbeing of students and staff remains the priority of Camosun College.

Camosun continues to monitor reports of coronavirus infections and has a team prepared to respond as necessary. If you have any questions, please reach out to coronavirusinfo@camosun.ca.

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Camosun launches new Bachelor of Sport Management degree

February 5, 2020 - 10:56 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun launches new Bachelor of Sport Management degree

Leading edge sport analytics, project management, marketing, and the economics of sport are just a few of the exciting new offerings integrated into Camosun’s new Bachelor of Sport Management.


Camosun Chargers get set to honour fifth-year athletes at final basketball and volleyball games of the season

February 4, 2020 - 2:47 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The 2019-20 PACWEST season has flown by for many Chargers fans who have just a few dates remaining to catch their favourite teams on Camosun’s home court at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.


[Updated] Information about the coronavirus

January 30, 2020 - 1:10 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The health and wellbeing of students and staff remains the priority of Camosun College.

Camosun continues to monitor reports of coronavirus infections and has a team prepared to respond as necessary. If you have any questions, please reach out to Rodney Porter porterr@camosun.ca

At this time, Camosun has no cases presumed or confirmed.


Camosun launches new Journal of Psychology research

January 28, 2020 - 8:31 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun launches new Journal of Psychology research

Building on years of expertise in faculty and student-led applied research, Camosun College has launched a new psychology journal to showcase their unique and diverse research accomplishments.


Camosun’s new Massage Therapy clinic opens to sell-out appointments

January 27, 2020 - 2:26 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun’s new Massage Therapy clinic opens to sell-out appointments

Camosun is celebrating the launch of its first-ever, student-run Massage Therapy Clinic at Interurban campus this month, selling out this semester’s appointments in record time.


Groundbreaking kiteboarding innovation takes flight in new ad at Ottawa airport

January 27, 2020 - 9:35 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Groundbreaking kiteboarding innovation takes flight in new ad at Ottawa airport

Camosun College research and development is getting serious attention from travelers going through Ottawa International Airport (YOW).


Camosun student Savannah Barratt is on a mission for climate justice and social innovation

January 22, 2020 - 9:33 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun student Savannah Barratt is on a mission for climate justice and social innovation

Savannah Barratt is studying geography, English and environmental technologies at Camosun, while working two part-time jobs and leading social justice activities in the community.


Chargers Women’s Volleyball sisters, Hannah and Gracie May, team up for Instagram takeover

January 20, 2020 - 9:46 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers

Chargers Women’s Volleyball sisters, Hannah and Gracie May, team up for Instagram takeover

Meet Chargers Women’s Volleyball student-athlete sisters, Hannah and Gracie May, the upcoming hosts of Camosun’s popular Instagram Takeover!


Chargers invite fans to Make Some Noise for Mental Health

January 17, 2020 - 4:20 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers

Chargers invite fans to Make Some Noise for Mental Health

The Camosun College Athletics department invites students, employees and fans to attend their Chargers Volleyball games on Friday, Jan. 24 to cheer on the teams and Make Some Noise in the nation-wide campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental health!


Camosun College welcomes Chargers Men’s Basketball twins, Austin and Calvin Somers, in upcoming Instagram Takeover

January 14, 2020 - 1:59 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers

Camosun College welcomes Chargers Men’s Basketball twins, Austin and Calvin Somers, in upcoming Instagram Takeover

Meet Chargers Men’s Basketball student-athletes Austin and Calvin Somers, the hosts of Camosun College’s upcoming Instagram Takeover!


Camosun Chargers basketball and volleyball teams ring in the new year with exciting three-day series against the Columbia Bearcats

January 2, 2020 - 2:36 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers

Camosun Chargers basketball and volleyball teams ring in the new year with exciting three-day series against the Columbia Bearcats

The Camosun College Chargers Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Volleyball teams are set to ring in the New Year with an exciting eight-game event against the Columbia Bible College Bearcats at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, January 10-12.


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