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October 17, 2019 - 1:30 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Vancouver Island’s first Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program at Camosun College means reduced waitlists for students and patients on southern Vancouver Island.
October 15, 2019 - 1:16 pm • Media Centre • Industry Training Authority
On November 2, the knives will be out as competitors from across B.C. take part in the Culinary Apprentice of the Year Award competition at Vancouver Community College’s downtown campus.
October 8, 2019 - 2:32 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
2019 PACWEST Men’s Volleyball Championship finalists, the Camosun College Chargers and Vancouver Island University (VIU) Mariners, will hit feature court at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) this Friday as the 2019-20 PACWEST volleyball season officially opens on the island.
October 8, 2019 - 2:32 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
The Camosun Chargers Women’s Volleyball program is setting up for an exciting new season with 13 experienced returnees and four talented recruits making up the 2019-20 roster.
September 30, 2019 - 12:14 pm • Media Centre • Ryan Watters, PACWEST Media Coordinator
The PACWEST team gold medal once again belongs to the Chargers after finishing with a three day total of 930. The Mariners were only nine strokes back with a 939, the Royals finished third with a combined 958 and the Falcons finished shooting 963.
September 26, 2019 - 3:42 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
In the spirit of reconciliation, Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen - the Centre for Indigenous Education & Community Connections at Camosun College, invites our community to join together on September 30 for 2019 Orange Shirt Day activities at both Interurban and Lansdowne campuses.
September 26, 2019 - 3:03 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Camosun College congratulates fifth-year Chargers golfer, Tyler Robertson, who won his first PACWEST Men’s Individual title, while leading the college to a second victory of the season at the Camosun Open at Highland Pacific, Sept. 21-22!
September 25, 2019 - 8:33 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Students at Camosun College are saving thousands of dollars through the use of open textbooks, which is helping make education and training more affordable. From biology to plumbing and pipefitting, 3,357 Camosun students have utilized open textbooks in 124 different courses, according to BCcampus stats. This has resulted in Camosun students saving $462,758 in textbook costs.
September 23, 2019 - 12:47 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
The Camosun Chargers Men’s Golf Team is two for two in PACWEST action, after winning the Camosun Open at the Highland Pacific Golf Course, September 21-22.
September 20, 2019 - 4:09 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Care for the environment is core to Camosun’s values and is one of our strategic priorities.
On Friday, Sept. 27, there is a planned Global Climate Strike rally being held at the Parliament Buildings as part of a movement timed to coincide with the United Nations Climate Action Summit.
On that day, the college will remain open so students can continue to access programs, supports and services. Students who plan to attend the rally should talk ahead of time with their instructors. Employees who want to participate should speak with their supervisor.
September 17, 2019 - 8:37 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
The Camosun Chargers Men’s Golf Team is celebrating their first win of the season after shooting their way to victory at the VIU Invitational in Nanaimo this past weekend.
September 13, 2019 - 1:47 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Camosun College Foundation supports Camosun students in improving the lives of people in their community, and a recent donation will make it possible for students to help even more people. Knud Boelt, a Victoria-based businessman who passed away in 2017, has donated $1 million from his estate to the college.
September 11, 2019 - 3:37 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Students at Camosun College are preparing for careers in the health and social services sectors in the newly opened Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness, featuring modern classrooms, hands-on labs and collaborative study areas.
Camosun men’s volleyball team serves up support for Canadian Armed Forces in preparation for 2019 CISM Military World Games in China
September 11, 2019 - 10:51 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
The Camosun Chargers Men’s Volleyball team has twice had the honor of scrimmaging with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), CISM Men’s Volleyball Team this year. With a new Head Coach at the helm and a host of athletes from across the country who are serving for Canada (including some who are former USport and Professional players) the Canadian team is in the final stages of preparation for the 7th CISM Military World Games in Wuhan, China.
August 28, 2019 - 8:02 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun will provide free menstrual products in women’s and men’s washrooms on campus as of the first week of September.
August 23, 2019 - 8:06 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Graduating mechanical engineering students at Camosun College showed off the latest in innovative technology as part of their final research projects.
August 20, 2019 - 11:57 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The intriguing title of Camosun Anthropology Instructor Nicole Kilburn’s debut book reflects the exciting and far-reaching nature of her research interests. Equal part cookbook, anthropological exploration, and celebration of all things Southern Italy, The Future has an Ancient Heart guides readers on a journey into the heart and soul of the region’s history, culture and cuisine.
August 14, 2019 - 3:33 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
With back to school season on the horizon, Camosun College is preparing to open its doors to thousands of new and returning students. From Academic Advising to Counselling and much more, the college’s Student Affairs department is ready to help students succeed even before they first arrive on campus.
August 2, 2019 - 1:32 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
From September 3-5 the Camosun College family will be doing our best to welcome new and returning students to our campuses. We'll be out in full-force answering questions, providing directions, and handing out snacks and information to support you during your first days at Camosun.
July 30, 2019 - 9:27 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun student Kasi Schnablegger directs her passion for health care and the human body towards training for a career as an x-ray technologist.
July 30, 2019 - 9:19 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
On a daily basis, x-ray technologist Phillip Yee draws on the teamwork and communication skills that he learned at Camosun.
July 29, 2019 - 9:11 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
A Digital Earth that acts as a central nervous system for the surface of the entire planet is the focus of a presentation by Camosun College civil engineering instructor Perry Peterson to an international audience in Japan this week. Peterson, an instructor with the School of Trades and Technology at the college, is presenting his solutions for a Digital Earth to the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium in Yokohama, Japan.
July 17, 2019 - 10:00 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Starting this September, Camosun is offering new and exciting programs that will equip students with the skills to succeed in the rapidly expanding technology and health care fields.
July 17, 2019 - 8:46 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Board of Governors at Camosun College is welcoming a new appointment. Tanya Clarmont is appointed as a new board member effective July 31, 2019 for a term ending July 31, 2020.
July 3, 2019 - 10:00 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
July 2019 will mark several new starts for newly appointed Chargers Women’s Basketball Head Coach, Justin Thiessen, who will be tying the knot with his fiancé on the 20th and setting up residence in Victoria later this month.
Camosun congratulates long-time supporters Lynda and Murray Farmer on receiving the Order of British Columbia
June 28, 2019 - 8:32 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun is proud to congratulate long-time donors and friends of the college, Lynda and Murray Farmer, on receiving the Order of British Columbia today, Friday, June 28.
June 27, 2019 - 11:27 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
The Camosun Chargers Men's Volleyball team had the great fortune to scrimmage with the Canadian Armed Forces team (CISM) as part of a training camp held in Victoria, June 22.
June 26, 2019 - 9:18 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College has agreed to start exploratory discussions with the Lexi Development Group around the feasibility to build a film studio, a sound stage and educational facilities for students on the Interurban campus.
June 17, 2019 - 10:08 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Camosun College Board of Governors has elected Laylee Rohani as their new Chair. Rohani assumes the role from Ron Rice, effective Aug. 1, 2019.
June 14, 2019 - 9:38 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Thousands of graduates and guests are expected to attend Camosun College’s 2019 Graduation over four ceremonies this Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and 20 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, Camosun College, Interurban Campus.
Camosun hoops star Mia Roberts takes a giant swing at life on the east coast with the Acadia University Axewomen
June 14, 2019 - 9:15 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Fresh off her third and final season with the Camosun College Chargers, women’s basketball forward Mia Roberts is back into the swing of things – training full-time, coaching part-time and preparing for university life on the east coast where she will suit up for the Acadia Axewomen (Wolfville, Nova Scotia), who finished sixth at the 2019 U Sports National Championships.
June 13, 2019 - 8:54 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Fifteen students from Camosun College’s Fine Furniture program used the fundamentals learned in the first eight months of the program to design and build their signature chairs. The finished chairs are part of Willing and Maple: Seating in Western Maple at the Arts Centre at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre.
June 12, 2019 - 2:47 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Cummings as the new Vice President of Student Experience.
June 12, 2019 - 9:35 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Graduating students in Camosun College's Information and Computer Systems Technology program will showcase their final projects at the annual Capstone Symposium on June 17 in downtown Victoria. The capstone projects represent the culmination of two years of intensive study in systems design, programming, and implementation.
June 4, 2019 - 3:19 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun Hospitality Management Program Leader Stephen Scott recently travelled to New Zealand for a month to lecture on small businesses in Canada, and blue ocean strategic thinking to students studying tourism and commerce at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTech).
June 4, 2019 - 8:37 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Camosun College Foundation has received a generous $100,000 gift from a group of medical specialists to support the Together for Health campaign. The donation from Victoria Radiology Consulting, Inc. (VRCI) will be directed towards lab space and x-ray equipment in The Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness, currently under construction at Interurban campus.
May 23, 2019 - 3:34 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Camosun Chargers are holding their annual Senior Boys' Fall Classic High School Tournament on September 20th and 21st. Register your team now!
May 16, 2019 - 11:35 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Fuelled by the pioneering sim(PLY) technology designed by Clemson University, Camosun Innovates is currently manufacturing a proof-of-concept housing structure at the college’s Interurban campus—the first step in an international post-secondary and community partnership that seeks to make this unique affordable housing solution widely available in BC’s capital region.
May 10, 2019 - 9:48 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun is proud to announce Sarah-Jayne Roe, Training Coordinator for Women in Trades Training at Camosun, has won the Education Leadership Award at the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) Awards ceremony. The award recognizes an individual who has volunteered a considerable amount of time in the role of advancement of education for the betterment of the construction industry.
May 6, 2019 - 4:31 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Early learning and care alumni apply their Camosun education in community and make a difference, one child at a time.
April 26, 2019 - 10:00 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Student-athletes, coaches, College administrators and supporters gathered at the Centre for Trades, Education and Innovation on Thursday, April 25 to celebrate the achievements of the Camosun Chargers at the college’s milestone 25th Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony.
April 24, 2019 - 9:15 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College alumna Alisha Dsouza is passionate about her community, her education and her charitable work. "I just love Camosun and United Way and living in Victoria," says the post-degree marketing graduate who came to Victoria from India three years ago to study at Camosun. "There are so many wonderful things in this community that connect to each other."
April 23, 2019 - 9:04 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
British Columbia’s rugged coast is dotted with communities that are isolated and removed from educational and career opportunities. A recent $250,000 gift from Concert Properties will make it possible for Camosun College to bring a “trades-on-the-go” program and Red Seal trades training to youth in these communities.
April 16, 2019 - 9:23 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Community, Child and Family studies student Colleen Leppky-Robertson has excelled since starting at Camosun last year, overcoming initial hesitation about continuing her education. “I’d been a stay at home mum for 13 years, and I never ever thought I’d go back to school,” she says. “I really didn’t think I could.”
April 10, 2019 - 11:28 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
We have recently been notified by Island Health that a Camosun Lansdowne student has a lab confirmed case of measles. The student is responding well to treatment.
April 4, 2019 - 10:43 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The annual Camosun Comic Arts Festival (CCAF) is a celebration of the artistic and literary impact of comics and graphic novels created locally, nationally, and internationally. Conference attendees will hear, see, and experience the process of visual storytelling, and discuss the medium with the students, teachers, professional creators, publishers, and other fans.
April 3, 2019 - 12:52 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Joan Wilmshurst has spent much of her life looking through lenses; as a registered medical technologist she peered through a microscope all day, and in her spare time she enjoyed bird watching with binoculars.
Camosun to honour Songhees with prestigious Board of Governors Award for Innovation and Community Partnership
April 2, 2019 - 12:06 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Board of Governors of Camosun College is pleased to announce that the Songhees Nation is the recipient of the 2019 Award for Innovation and Community Partnership. The award will be presented during a ceremony on Thursday, April 4 from 6:30 to 8:30pm in the Farmer Family Student Commons (Atrium) of the Centre for Trades Education and Innovation (CTEI) at Interurban campus. Learn more.
March 27, 2019 - 10:47 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
As Camosun’s new Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness takes shape at Interurban, long-time continuing care and practical nursing instructor Vara Hagreen reflects on the changes in the health field over the past decade and looks ahead to an exciting new chapter of health and human services education at Camosun.
March 25, 2019 - 2:16 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College’s Study Abroad Office invites students and staff aged 18 to 35 years old to a work and student abroad information session hosted by International Experience Canada, this Wednesday, March 27 from 10:30am–noon in the Alan Batey Library & Learning Commons (LLC) 151, Lansdowne Campus.
Camosun’s Interdisciplinary Day of Learning highlights collaboration among healthcare students and professionals
March 19, 2019 - 9:19 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun’s third annual Interdisciplinary Day of Learning (IDOL) brought together nearly 170 attendees from diverse disciplines to discuss the impact of and brainstorm solutions to the overdose crisis.
March 8, 2019 - 8:28 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
When Camosun alumna Shannon Foster found herself alone in a new community, she responded by building a network and connecting other women who work in technology.
March 7, 2019 - 12:35 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
March 4, 2019 - 12:59 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
The Camosun Chargers endured a huge Falcons push to come away from the 2018-19 PACWEST Women’s Basketball Championship with a medal for the second year in a row, winning their first-ever bronze.
March 4, 2019 - 12:58 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Another miraculous fourth-quarter comeback from the Camosun Chargers gave them their first PACWEST medal in three years as they took down the Capilano Blues.
March 4, 2019 - 12:28 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Over 1500 people attended Camosun’s recent trades career fair at Interurban campus, breaking the attendance record from last year.
March 4, 2019 - 12:00 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun alumni are role models and life-long learners who build, shape, and lead wherever they go. With over 60,000 alumni in Camosun's network, the individual and collective impact of our alumni is vast. The chances are good a Camosun alumnus has touched your life in a positive way.
South Island Prosperity Project and Camosun College collaborate to improve transportation for First Nations on Southern Vancouver Island
February 28, 2019 - 4:36 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Victoria, BC — The South Island Prosperity Project (SIPP) has teamed up with Camosun College to create and deliver new transportation options for First Nations communities on Southern Vancouver Island.
February 28, 2019 - 11:32 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
On Wednesday night eight teams competed for a total of $7000 in prize money in the first Student Innovation Challenge, pitching the ideas they’ve worked on for the past four months. The winning team presented “The Chargers Podcast”, a weekly, accessible and relevant source of information created by students, for students. The team, made up of Alana Marks, Alec Page, Landon Lapensee, and Taylor Graves, went home with $1000 each.
February 27, 2019 - 10:27 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Shannon Smith is a first year Practical Nursing student with a warm presence and a soft smile that lights up her face. She started Camosun’s Practical Nursing diploma program in September 2018, after completing the Indigenous Health Care Assistant (IHCA) certification last year and working in the field for six months. She continues to work part time as a health care assistant (HCA) while she takes classes at Camosun.
February 26, 2019 - 3:47 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
While defeating the conference’s No. 1 VIU Mariners on February 15 gave Camosun basketball fans all they could have wanted in a home game season finale, the Chargers men are taking a humble approach to their thrilling 97-68 victory over their Island rivals while keeping focused on their next foray – the PACWEST Provincial Championships, February 28 – March 2.
February 26, 2019 - 1:23 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
With another winning season under their belt and a third-place playoff seeding, the Camosun Chargers Women’s Basketball team will make their 2019 run for gold this week at the PACWEST Provincial Basketball Championships, February 28 – March 2, hosted by Douglas College in New Westminster.
February 26, 2019 - 12:31 pm • Media Centre • Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
Camosun College is proud to join BC’s 10 other colleges to celebrate the annual BC Colleges Day, at the Provincial Legislature in Victoria, February 26.
February 26, 2019 - 9:49 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
With the success of last year’s event to build on, Camosun students in Culinary Arts, Anthropology and Hospitality Management are preparing to host the second annual Cooking for Reconciliation dinner at the Songhees Welcome Centre on Friday, March 29, 2019.
February 21, 2019 - 9:44 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
The Chargers would like to congratulate this year’s PACWEST award winners! Find the complete list of recipients.
February 19, 2019 - 3:57 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Entering this week’s PACWEST Men’s Volleyball Provincial Championship as the #2 seeded team, the four-time reigning champion Chargers will begin their Drive for Five on Friday, in the semifinal round of the playoffs.
February 19, 2019 - 2:00 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Following a stellar regular season which ended on Saturday with a thrilling victory over the nation’s No. 1 VIU Mariners, the Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball team is on their way to Cranbrook, where they will compete for PACWEST gold.
February 19, 2019 - 12:31 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Megan Niles first completed her Health Care Assistant certificate at Camosun in 2015 and returned last September to study in the Mental Health and Addictions program.
February 14, 2019 - 11:41 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Chargers Men’s Volleyball Assistant Coach, Elion Wong, has called Camosun his second home for the past five years. After graduating from Oak Bay High and playing his post-secondary rookie season with the Capilano University Blues in North Vancouver, Elion made the move back to Victoria and signed up with the Chargers in Fall 2014.
February 14, 2019 - 11:33 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Well-known for his highly successful career as a varsity athlete, Chargers Hall of Fame inductee, Greg Wallis, has been an inspiration for up and coming players looking to make it to the big leagues.
February 14, 2019 - 11:15 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Assistant coach Courtenay Lowther (nee Parks) has been around Camosun and the Chargers women's basketball program longer than most of the players on the squad have been alive. Over the past two decades, Courtenay has been involved with the Chargers, first as an athlete (1998-99 and 2002-2004) and then as a coach, where she has become a staple on the bench (off and on) since 2006.
February 14, 2019 - 10:57 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Chargers women’s volleyball Head Coach Brent Hall credits hard work, physical and mental well-roundedness and strong team bonds for his team’s big turn around this season.
February 14, 2019 - 10:40 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Andy Inglis cannot remember a time when he didn’t play volleyball. Thanks to his father, Gord, Andy was taught to bump, set and spike from the moment he could sit up. This father-son/coach-athlete relationship has continued throughout Andy’s life and came full circle when he joined his father on the Chargers men’s volleyball coaching staff in 2014, following his fifth and final year as a student-athlete.
February 1, 2019 - 3:41 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
The Camosun Chargers invite one and all to celebrate the program’s 25th Anniversary at the Chargers’ final home games of the season as they take on Island rivals, the VIU Mariners on February 15 and 16 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence.
January 29, 2019 - 8:48 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
The Camosun College Athletics department invites students, employees and fans to attend their Chargers basketball games on Friday, February 1 to cheer on the teams and make a whole lot of noise in the nation-wide campaign to break the stigma surrounding mental health!
January 25, 2019 - 12:23 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Janette Poulin always knew she loved caring for people and being around elderly people. She grew up knowing all four of her grandparents and half of her great grandparents. She was especially close to her maternal grandparents who lived in Metchosin, a rural community just outside of Victoria, B.C.
January 25, 2019 - 9:10 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Stripped bare of its exterior panels to reveal gleaming copper valves, tangled wires and a stainless steel boiler, Camosun Innovates’ vintage espresso machine is the perfect candidate for a future-focussed makeover.
January 23, 2019 - 11:02 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Sitting at #2 in the PACWEST standings, the four-time defending champion Camosun Chargers Men’s Volleyball team is preparing for a shot at capturing their fifth consecutive title at the 2019 Provincial Championships, February 21-23 in Cranbrook.
January 17, 2019 - 11:36 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Today, third-year Camosun College Charger Matthew Gray is one of the leading athletes in the PACWEST conference. The 6’0” University Transfer student has been ranked Top 5 in assists throughout the majority of the season thus far, and is described by Camosun Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Scot Cuachon, as the team’s “floor general and decision maker.”
January 10, 2019 - 8:48 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Following four weeks of competition, the Camosun Chargers Men’s Basketball team closed their 2019 PACWEST calendar openers with their third consecutive split after executing two thrilling see-saw battles against the Langara College Falcons in Vancouver. Both games were as tight as they get, with the first contest ending in overtime, as the two teams traded points right up until the final frames.
January 10, 2019 - 8:48 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
It was a rough opening weekend for the Camosun Chargers Men’s Volleyball team who fell in back-to-back five-set battles against the Douglas College Royals in New Westminster.
Mika Yamada leads Chargers women’s volleyball team to a weekend split against #2 ranked Douglas Royals
January 9, 2019 - 10:53 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
After closing the first half of the season with a hard fought weekend series against the nation’s #1 team VIU Mariners, the Camosun Chargers Women’s Volleyball team began the New Year facing the #2 nationally ranked Douglas College Royals in their 2019 openers on the January 4-5 weekend in New Westminster.
Chargers earn back-to-back wins and Top 10 CCAA national ranking with help from veteran players Tessa Lannon-Paakspuu and Kathryn Candell
January 9, 2019 - 9:00 am • Media Centre • Camosun Chargers
Led by veteran players Tessa Lannon-Paakspuu and Kathryn Candell, the Camosun Chargers Women’s Basketball team exploded into the New Year this past weekend with back-to-back wins over the Langara College Falcons in Vancouver. The Chargers fired up their fourth consecutive victory and sit third in the PACWEST conference standings with a record of 5-3. Over the past four weeks of competition, Camosun has risen to a #10 national ranking in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association.
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