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Skills gap triggers social innovation in the trades

December 4, 2014 - 10:27 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Technology and science traditionally influence innovation in the skilled trades, making them more effective, efficient and safer. But an emerging social phenomenon is leading to a new type of trades innovation.


Capstone Event showcases Camosun student talent

December 3, 2014 - 11:23 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College’s annual Capstone event will showcase a variety of projects from the Electronics & Computer Engineering Technology program’s graduating students, Friday December 5 at Interurban campus. Projects range from an auto guitar tuner to a home lock system controlled from your smartphone to a virtual reality controlled drone. The projects represent work the students have done for the last three months.


Camosun College Nautical student wins prestigious bursary

December 3, 2014 - 11:21 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Simon Winterburn was presented with the Nautical Professional Education Society of Canada (NPESC) Bursary on November 25, 2014. The $1,500 award is presented annually to students who are enrolled in a marine training course and have demonstrated a high-level of excellence and potential for future success.


Trades Exploration program available for high school students

November 13, 2014 - 12:31 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Trades Awareness, Skills & Knowledge (TASK) is designed for high school students who are thinking about a career in trades. As a dual-credit program, TASK is offered through the South Island Partnership, which means students will earn high school and college credit at the same time, with the college tuition covered by their school district.


Camosun tech students, alumnus honoured by ASTTBC, November 1

November 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Two Camosun students and an alumnus were recognized for their achievements in technology at the annual ASTTBC Awards Celebration, Saturday, November 1 in Vancouver.

ASTTBC is the association of Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC. Each year they hold a special awards gala to honour the outstanding accomplishments of BC's science and technology community.


ITA launches new online job match tool for trades apprentices

November 7, 2014 - 3:30 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The Industry Training Authority (ITA) officially launched a new Apprentice Job Match online tool at an event hosted by Camosun, Friday, November 7. Linked to the WorkBC website, the new Apprentice Job Match tool is designed to connect trades students seeking an apprenticeship with employers looking to hire.


Insects for supper? Find out more at Camosun's PESTIVAL

November 6, 2014 - 1:45 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun Anthropology students are hosting the west coast's first ever Pestival, inviting the public to sample and learn about insect protein foods. Pestival is scheduled for 7-9pm, Wednesday, November 26, 2014 in Young 300 at Lansdowne campus.


Tuition-free career training programs offered at Camosun

October 27, 2014 - 1:48 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Three career training programs are starting in November, fully funded for individuals who meet specific eligibility requirements. Funding is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-BC Job Fund, and covers tuition, textbooks, license application fees and may include a transportation allowance.


Camosun Foundation launches campaign to raise $5 million for trades training

October 24, 2014 - 2:02 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The Camosun College Foundation today launches its biggest capital fundraising campaign to-date—theTRADEmark of Excellence Campaign—to raise $5 million over the next year to support new trades equipment and facilities for the college's new Trades Education and Innovation Complex.


Camosun College named one of Canada's Top 50 research colleges

October 22, 2014 - 10:26 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College is one of Canada's top colleges for research income according to the annual Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges report, released today by Research Infosource Inc. Camosun attracted a total of $1,397,000 in research funding during reporting period, an increase of 21.4% over the previous year.


Camosun's Jarred Callbeck crowned Champion at Nationals

October 21, 2014 - 8:57 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The Chargers made history on Friday at the 2014 PING CCAA Golf National Championships in Quebec City as veteran player Jarred Callbeck captured Camosun’s first-ever Men’s Individual National Championship title!


Leadership Development grads and students invited for anniversary celebration

October 8, 2014 - 11:17 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

This month marks 20 years that Camosun College has offered the popular Leadership Development certificate program. Current students, graduates and their employers are invited to come together to celebrate the anniversary.


Camosun participates in provincial "ShakeOut" earthquake drill, Oct. 16 at 10:16am

October 2, 2014 - 11:36 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

We live in a seismically active region. Preparing our college community will help reduce injury and death in the event of a large earthquake.

Camosun College is part of the provincially co-ordinated and synchronized Mass ShakeOut earthquake drill, which occurs on the third Thursday of October each year.   We're asking all Camosun employees and students to please participate in this important drill.


A new name, a new purpose

September 29, 2014 - 3:50 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

With traditional drumming, singing, dancing, and food, Camosun unveiled its new name and purpose for Aboriginal education: Eyēʔ Sqȃ'lewen – Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections.


Good heart, good mind, good feelings

September 26, 2014 - 9:18 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College celebrated 23 years of providing exceptional education and service to thousands of Aboriginal students by unveiling a new name for its Aboriginal education department in a colourful ceremony of drumming, singing, dancing and traditional food, today at the Lansdowne campus.


15 Camosun student-athletes earn National Scholar honours

September 22, 2014 - 2:03 pm • Media Centre • Chargers Staff

Camosun College is pleased to announce that 15 Chargers student-athletes have been recognized by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) as recipients of the 2013-2014 CCAA National Scholar Award.


Camosun encourages students to use their U-Pass, transit and alternate transportation

September 18, 2014 - 12:39 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

BC Transit has improved its service to Camosun and UVic students this fall, adding more late night buses and increasing service to campuses. Service to Camosun has increased on routes Nos. 4 Hillside/UVic, 8 Interurban/Oak Bay, and 39 UVic/Royal Roads.


Student Project Showcase: Mechanical Engineering Technology

September 16, 2014 - 4:49 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

A vending machine that refills your beer growler, a precision lab machine critical to UVic. PhD research, a processing machine that is a game changer for the cosmetic industry, a courier bike that can handle full-sized 2,000lb. pallets…these are a few of the ways technology can make a difference, thanks to the ingenuity of this year's graduating class in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Camosun College.


National bronze medal golfers go for gold in 2014

September 5, 2014 - 11:20 am • Media Centre • Chargers staff

The Camosun College Chargers men's golf team aims to make a strong return to the links this year in their pursuit of the national title with the same talented field of players who finished third at last year's Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Golf Championship.


Camosun College and SFU partner to offer the SFU Master of Education (Curriculum and Instruction) in Victoria

September 3, 2014 - 2:49 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun College announces that the second offering of the SFU M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction will start at Camosun in Summer 2015. Learn more about this exciting program at an information session September 10 at Camosun College. Program advisors Dr. Larry Johnson and Dr.

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Camosun cultivates a culture of sustainability

August 28, 2014 - 9:53 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Students and staff returning to campus this September will find evidence of Camosun's commitment to sustainability in all areas of the college, from the obvious—recycling stations and solar energy systems—to the more sublime—curriculum enhancements and strategic plan imperatives.


Camosun Child Care Services has openings for preschool children, ages 3 - 5

August 22, 2014 - 1:25 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Camosun Child Care Services has openings this fall for preschool children, ages 3 – 5 at the on-campus preschool centres. 


Camosun Express returns September 2 serving West Shore and intercampus commuters

August 21, 2014 - 11:49 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

The Camosun Express returns September 2 with more options for free intercampus travel and links to and from the West Shore for Camosun students and staff.


If you're thinking about Camosun in the Fall, it might not be too late!

July 25, 2014 - 1:01 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

We still have spaces available in a few programs, so if you apply now and already have what you need to meet the admission requirements, you can get started this September. Check out the list of possibilities.


Camosun celebrates with Aboriginal Trades students

July 17, 2014 - 11:00 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

On July 16, 2014, Camosun's Aboriginal in Trades Training program celebrated with 14 students graduating from Trades Foundation programs: 12 from Welding and one each from Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication and Automotive Service Technician.


Chef Noussitou receives the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Harbourside Victoria Rotary

June 25, 2014 - 10:00 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Chef Gilbert Noussitou accepted the Paul Harris Fellowship Award presented June 18 by the Harbourside Victoria Rotary for significant contributions to benefit local and international communities.


Award-winning faculty and staff embody Camosun's core values

June 12, 2014 - 10:00 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Eight Camosun faculty and leaders received major awards this year in recognition of their superb teaching skills, life-long achievements, personal initiative and boundless dedication to Camosun and its students. "Student learning is at the centre of everything we do," says VP Academic John Boraas. "So, acknowledgment of the quality of the college's faculty and staff helps to elevate and celebrate that important core value.


Camosun grad brings home silver medal from Canadian sheet metal competition

May 28, 2014 - 10:00 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff

Sara Wilson, Camosun College Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication grad and apprentice, came in second at the Canadian Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Competition in Windsor, Ontario. Sara was one of 11 apprentices, and the only woman, who competed in the event put on by the Canadian Council of Sheet Metal Workers and Roofers. Sara was selected to represent Vancouver Island by Local 276 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association.


Camosun celebrates with Aboriginal Trades students

July 17, 2014

On July 16, 2014, Camosun's Aboriginal in Trades Training program celebrated with 14 students graduating from Trades Foundation programs: 12 from Welding and one each from Sheet Metal & Metal Fabrication and Automotive Service Technician.


Chef Noussitou receives the Paul Harris Fellowship Award from Harbourside Victoria Rotary

June 25, 2014

Chef Gilbert Noussitou accepted the Paul Harris Fellowship Award presented June 18 by the Harbourside Victoria Rotary for significant contributions to benefit local and international communities.


Camosun celebrates its 2014 graduates and award recipients, June 19 and 20

June 13, 2014

More than 2,500 graduates and guests are expected to attend Camosun College's 2014 Graduation over four ceremonies on June 19 and 20 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, Camosun Interurban Campus.


Award-winning faculty and staff embody Camosun's core values

June 12, 2014

Eight Camosun faculty and leaders received major awards this year in recognition of their superb teaching skills, life-long achievements, personal initiative and boundless dedication to Camosun and its students. "Student learning is at the centre of everything we do," says VP Academic John Boraas. "So, acknowledgment of the quality of the college's faculty and staff helps to elevate and celebrate that important core value.


Camosun College announces Promising and Distinguished Alumni recipients

June 12, 2014

Camosun College is proud to announce Len Wansbrough as recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award and Jenny Shaw as recipient of the Promising Alumni Award for 2014. The awards will be presented at Camosun College's 2014 Graduation ceremony on June 19 and 20 at the Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence.


Camosun instructor delivers wind energy lecture to Brazilian engineering students

June 10, 2014

A class of nearly 70 first-year engineering students in south Brazil linked to Camosun's Library technology centre for a video conference and lecture on wind energy. The Brazilian students attend IFSul, the Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology in Pelotas, Brazil, and the guest lecture was delivered as part of their Introduction to Engineering course.


Chairish: Seating in Western Maple exhibition June 12-24, 2014

June 5, 2014

After ten intense and creative months, 15 students are about to graduate from Camosun College with a certificate in Fine Furniture and Joinery. And now they're laying it on the line with their end-of-year exhibit, showcasing their final projects and submitting their creations to critical judgment by industry experts.


Camosun grad brings home silver medal from Canadian sheet metal competition

May 28, 2014

Sara Wilson, Camosun College Sheet Metal and Metal Fabrication grad and apprentice, came in second at the Canadian Sheet Metal Apprenticeship Competition in Windsor, Ontario. Sara was one of 11 apprentices, and the only woman, who competed in the event put on by the Canadian Council of Sheet Metal Workers and Roofers. Sara was selected to represent Vancouver Island by Local 276 of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association.


Camosun offers 12-week Women in Trades program starting June 10

May 23, 2014

Seats are still available in Camosun's Women in Trades Training foundation skills summer program. The 12-week program introduces women to the world of trades, and the wide array of rewarding careers available to skilled workers.


Camosun Chargers Golfer Jarred Callbeck grabs victory at 2014 Cedar Hill Golf Tournament

May 19, 2014

Jarred Callbeck was, as they say, "locked in" this past weekend. The decorated Charger standout followed his opening 5-under par 62 on Saturday with a 63 on Sunday winning the 36-hole tourney. The impressive result wasn't without a sweat, as Callbeck nailed an eight-foot birdie putt on the final hole to grasp victory by one stroke. Read more about his quest to the title in the Times Colonist article.


Camosun College and Royal Roads augment collaboration and advance shared interests

May 6, 2014

The presidents of Camosun College and Royal Roads University (RRU) signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) Tuesday, May 6 to acknowledge their complementary mandates and shared interests.


Camosun Board approves balanced budget for 2014/15

May 6, 2014

Camosun College's Board of Governors approved a $114 million dollar balanced budget for fiscal year 2014/15 at its regular monthly meeting last night, May 5.


Camosun Business students raise more than $39,000 for charity

May 5, 2014

Camosun business students are making a huge difference in the lives of local and global citizens thanks to recent service learning projects that raised over $39,000 in cash donations for local agencies.


Camosun receives federal dollars to boost services that stimulate business innovation

May 1, 2014

Camosun's capacity to support and stimulate local business innovation and entrepreneurship just received a boost as a result of two Applied Research Tools & Instruments (ARTI) awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).


Mazda Canada donates new minivan to help train Camosun's Automotive students

April 17, 2014

George Benda, Service Training Instructor for Mazda Canada, officially handed over the keys of a 2013 Mazda 5 Minivan to Camosun's Chair of Mechanical and Metal Trades Ray Fischer as a contribution to the college's Automotive Service Technician program, April 8.


Protect your children's teeth for $20 or less

April 11, 2014

The Camosun College Dental Assistant students are providing low-cost dental care for children between the ages of 5 and 15. You can book an appointment for your child for $20 or less.


Camosun presents Visual Arts graduation gallery exhibit: elsewhere

April 10, 2014

Camosun's Visual Arts 2014 graduating class invites the public to elsewhere, a multi-media capstone event, opening at 6pm April 17 and running daily from 11am – 7pm through April 24 at 851 Yates St. Admission is free and open to the public.


Chargers wrap up 20th anniversary season with two President's Cup recipients

April 10, 2014

Fourth-year women's basketball wing Elyse Matthews and second-year volleyball right-side Lucas Dellabough shared the spotlight as this year's co-winners of the prestigious President's Cup at the Camosun Chargers 20th Anniversary Awards Ceremony, April 10.


Camosun College Open House 2014

April 10, 2014

More than 2,000 middle school and secondary school students will participate in more than 100 hands-on activities at Camosun's annual Open House. The public is also welcome to attend. 8:30am-2:30pm, Thursday, May 1 at Interurban Campus.


Out of the Grey

April 3, 2014

Art exhibition with first-year Visual Arts students, April 11-15, 2014. This first-year exhibition is the gathering of creative problem-solvers, immersed for the last eight months in creative thinking and production.


Skills Canada Regional competition…and more!

April 2, 2014

Camosun's Interurban campus was abuzz with activity on Friday, March 28. About 1,000 grade 8 students and more than 200 high school and middle school students were on campus for a one-day event coordinated by the South Island Partnership and Camosun's School of Trades and Technology.


And the winners are... Camosun College hosted the South Vancouver Island Regional Skills Competition today at Interurban campus

March 28, 2014

About 80 secondary students representing School Districts 61, 62, 63, 64 and 79 competed in seven trades and technology skills contests. Gold medal winners have now earned the right to represent the South Island region at the 20th annual Skills Canada BC provincial competition, to be held in Abbotsford on April 9, 2014.


Camosun hosts annual South Island skills competition for local high school students

March 26, 2014

Camosun's Interurban campus will be abuzz with activity on Friday, March 28. About 1,000 grade 8 students and more than 200 high school and middle school students will be on campus for a one-day event coordinated by the South Island Partnership and Camosun's School of Trades and Technology.


Learning by doing: Camosun students serve the community

March 21, 2014

Camosun students will be actively engaged in several community service projects over the next two weeks. The projects will benefit local and global communities, while helping the students gain valuable project management and social networking skills.


Camosun student wins BC/Yukon Co-op Student of the Year award

March 14, 2014

Camosun College congratulates Civil Engineering Technology student Ben Lubberts, the 2013 recipient of the Co-op Student of the Year Award, presented by the Association for Co-operative Education, BC/Yukon (ACE BC). This prestigious award includes a cash prize of $500 and was based on grades, community involvement, and letters of support from an employer and the college.


Camosun breaks ground on new Trades Centre, March 10

March 10, 2014

Camosun President Kathryn Laurin and Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk joined college faculty, staff and students to mark the beginning of construction of a new $30-million trades training centre with a formal ground breaking at Interurban campus, March 10.


Camosun presents a Cultural Showcase to celebrate International Week

March 6, 2014

The 7th annual Cultural Showcase takes place at a new venue this year—the Alix Goolden Hall at 900 Johnson St. The family-friendly event features Mexican folk dancing, Japanese rock and pop songs, classical instrumental artists, Brazilian Bossa Nova, and much, much more!


Camosun DECA delivers outstanding performance

March 5, 2014

Twenty three DECA students and three faculty advisors travelled to Seattle on February 20-22 to compete in the Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference (PNCDC). The students competed in a variety of events as individuals or teams that were either prepared or timed preparation cases. Camosun returned loaded with hardware with three 1st, two 2nd, and two 3rd place finishes and a total of 17 students placing in the top 5 of their respective categories. A total of 131 students from 7 post-secondary schools participated.


Do you know an exceptional Camosun alumnus?

March 4, 2014

Camosun College is seeking nominations for its annual Distinguished and Promising Alumni Awards, to be presented at college's annual Graduation Ceremony, June 19 and 20, 2014.


Ready, Set, Hire career expo connects global employers and more than 1,000 BC business students

February 17, 2014

Four of BC's leading post-secondary institutions have partnered to welcome more than 1,000 business students and alumni to the Ready, Set, Hire Career Exposition March 5 at the Richmond Olympic Oval.


Record number of employers seek top performers at Camosun's 2014 Trades and Technology Career Fair

February 5, 2014

January 30, 2014 saw 28 employers from the trades and technology sectors converge at Camosun's Interurban campus to connect with around 1,500 grads and alumni looking to secure short-term and permanent work.


Record number of employers signed up to meet Camosun students

January 28, 2014

Looking forward to meeting hundreds of Camosun students and graduates, 27 employers have signed up for Camosun's Trades and Technology Career Fair this Thursday, January 30, 2014. Hosted by Camosun's Co-operative Education and Student Employment office, this annual event is scheduled for 10am-2pm in the Technologies Building at Interurban Campus.


The Big Sadowski – Chargers men's volleyball team third in province

January 22, 2014

Alex Sadowski, electrical engineering student and the "Mr. Big" of college volleyball, is enjoying another fantastic season playing middle for the Camosun Chargers. The Chargers men's volleyball team are currently ranked 3rd in BC and 10th in the CCAA.


Hospitality Management students deliver white linen service to Victoria's homeless

January 21, 2014

Camosun students and faculty treated 580 Our Place patrons to a two-course, table-served dinner on Wednesday, warming hearts and serving up smiles all 'round. "The event was a huge success, providing an opportunity for business students to give back to community at a large scale," says instructor David Armstrong.


Camosun Visual Arts Department presents ceramic artist Glenn Lewis, January 22

January 17, 2014

Camosun College Visual Arts Department presents senior artist/educator Glenn Lewis as part of its 2014 Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Wednesday, January 22, 2:30pm, Young Building 216, Lansdowne campus.


Camosun president Kathryn Laurin re-appointed to second term

January 16, 2014

The Camosun College Board of Governors has re-appointed President Kathryn Laurin to serve a second five-year term, starting July 1, 2014. "In just four short years, Kathryn and her team have raised Camosun's profile through strategic advocacy, solid stewardship, and a determined focus on the learner experience," says Board Chair Marilyn Pattison.


Camosun's new trades facility approved by Saanich

January 14, 2014

Camosun College received approval from Saanich Municipal Council last night, Monday, January 13, to move forward on the construction of its new $30 million Centre for Trades Education and Innovation at Interurban campus.


Grand opening! Camosun College's Athletic & Exercise Therapy Clinic

January 8, 2014

Camosun College is celebrating the grand opening of the Athletic & Exercise Therapy (AET) Clinic on Friday, January 10 from 4:30 to 7pm in the Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre (Room 234) onCamosun's Lansdowne campus.


Camosun launches shuttle service for West Shore and inter-campus commuters

January 7, 2014

Camosun launches the Camosun Express shuttle service this week, a new travel option for West Shore and inter-campus commuters. The shuttle—a pilot project funded by dedicated sustainability dollars—is a welcome addition to current travel options, offering students and staff a comfortable ride with on-board benefits: direct routing, WiFi access and space for bikes.


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