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Victoria post-secondary institutions and school districts sign MOU to promote city as education destination
December 18, 2017 - 1:43 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Three post-secondary institutions and three school districts in the greater Victoria region have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to promote Victoria as an education destination for international students.
December 5, 2017 - 10:26 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
A robot arm that plays chess. An automated solar-powered composter. An autonomous lawn mower. These are just a few of the innovative new projects designed and developed by Camosun’s graduating Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology students to be featured at their year-end “Capstone Symposium,” at the Babcock Canada Interaction Lab, Interurban campus, 10am to 2pm, Friday, December 15.
November 28, 2017 - 3:54 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
A new food cart new initiative is part of Culinary Arts’ efforts to broaden and deepen the educational experience for students with a distinct focus on applied learning. “This is putting our students out there on the front lines, a little outside of their comfort zone,” says Walker-Duncan. “That in turn sets them up well to enter the industry and succeed.”
November 22, 2017 - 9:50 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun Hospitality students know the secrets of making people feel special. As guests arrived at Dunlop House restaurant at Lansdowne campus last Friday night, they were greeted warmly by sharply dressed students and welcomed into a unique fundraising event called “Brews Mystery Tour.”
November 17, 2017 - 4:13 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Twenty-seven deserving Camosun College students have just learned they will each receive a $5,000 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship recognizing their excellence in academic achievement and community service.
November 17, 2017 - 9:46 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
After a busy day prepping food at work, or learning the essentials of professional cooking at Camosun College, Daniel Dunlop is still excited to prepare his own home-cooked meals. “Food is important and I’m one of those people who’ll make everything at home,” he says. “I’ve just grown up with it.”
November 7, 2017 - 9:25 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
When guests walk into historic Dunlop House at Camosun's Lansdowne campus on Thursday nights in November, they’ll be greeted by friendly and professional students ready to welcome them to their showcase pub.
October 26, 2017 - 10:27 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
A dynamic team of sharply dressed hospitality students from Camosun College prepared a delicious dinner of herb encrusted pork loin with autumn squash puree, green beans and roasted potatoes for over 600 diners at Our Place Society last Monday evening.
October 25, 2017 - 1:31 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The opening of the Babcock Canada Interaction Lab represents a symbolic reawakening of the spirit of applied learning throughout the college, explains Camosun’s Director of Applied Learning Nancy Sly. “When we’re talking about applied learning, I don’t want us to forget that it’s at the core of who we are and what we do and it always has been. Now we are at a point where we are able to realign and reinvest so that we can take applied learning, research, interdisciplinary collaboration and experiential learning to another level.”
October 24, 2017 - 10:35 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College and Babcock Canada joined forces today for an exciting virtual reality ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the new Babcock Canada Interaction Lab at the college’s Interurban campus.
October 23, 2017 - 11:44 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun is taking the lead as one of the first colleges in British Columbia to renew its Colleague record system and enhance its internal business processes.
Colleague is the college’s integrated system which supports admissions, registration, student academic records, financial aid, payroll, accounts payable and human resources. The system is provided by Ellucian, a global company, which focuses solely on providing higher education institutions with secure business management software solutions and services.
October 18, 2017 - 8:52 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun alumnus Hebron Watson believes that virtual reality will revolutionise local manufacturing and enhance the educational experience. “At Camosun Innovates, we created a simulated studio space so that when we had manufacturers going through the design and manufacturing process on a product with us, instead of looking at it in 2-D on a computer, they can enter a virtual reality space and understand it in 3-D,” he explains.
October 12, 2017 - 8:51 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Pilots battling forest fires across the province endure unique stresses and challenges, explains Rich Burman, Interaction Lead for the Camosun Innovates team. “They’ll fly right into a smoke column and they say it’s like turning the lights off in a room, pitch black and all you can see are embers,” he says. “Their heart rates go up significantly in the space of a few seconds.”
October 11, 2017 - 8:58 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Following an epic finish as the 2018 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) silver medalists, the Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball team is gearing up for a brand new season of PACWEST and CCAA competition.
October 11, 2017 - 8:57 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball team is setting up for one of their biggest seasons yet with a crew of exciting new players and the promise of a berth to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Men’s Volleyball Championship as Camosun plays host to the nation’s best March 8-10, 2018.
October 6, 2017 - 12:08 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Thirty teams are set to gather this weekend at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) and St. Margaret’s School to compete in the 2017 Camosun College Chargers Senior Girls’ High School Volleyball Tournament with action beginning today at 1:00pm.
October 5, 2017 - 11:56 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
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.
September 29, 2017 - 4:22 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
As a child, Camosun Mechanical Engineering faculty member Imtehaze Heerah was fascinated by his father’s work as Manager of the Public Works department for the town of Vacoas, Republic of Mauritius.
September 29, 2017 - 12:31 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
In celebration of World Mental Health Day, October 10, Camosun’s Student Society and the Student Mental Health Initiative, Division of Student Experience, invite you to celebrate our commitment to mental health awareness and a compassionate college community.
September 28, 2017 - 9:13 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Diwali is the festival of lights, one of the most important celebrations in India. Camosun is pleased to invite you to celebrate this major event on Thursday, October 19 from 4-10pm at Na'tsa'maht (Indigenous Gathering Place). Everybody is welcome to this free event.
September 26, 2017 - 12:00 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
On September 29 many Camosun students, employees and community supporters will wear orange shirts to show their commitment to the principle that every child matters and to show support for those who attended residential schools and their families.
September 25, 2017 - 11:13 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun alumna reads from her work ‘Teardown’ which explores the themes of interpersonal relationships and nuances of parenthood.
Friday, September 29 at 11am | Young 216, Lansdowne campus
September 19, 2017 - 3:11 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Patrick Jones is always happy to share his encyclopedic knowledge of all things automotive-related. “I’m just super passionate about cars and have been my whole life,” he says. “I really want to share that with my students. “
September 19, 2017 - 11:03 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
“The Interaction Lab has landed at the doorstep of Camosun College,” says Dr. Tim Walzak, Director of Camosun Innovates. “It’s truly a world class space and it has exceeded my expectations about how it’s shaping up.” The Interaction Lab is part of Camosun’s commitment to enhancing Applied Learning, in partnership with Education and Student Experience.
September 18, 2017 - 9:15 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The public is invited to Camosun's Lansdowne campus for the Korean Cultural Festival on September 21, 2017 from 11am to 3pm in Na'tsa'maht (Indigenous Gathering Place). The festival is a great opportunity to experience a little bit of Korean culture. Everybody is invited to this free event.
September 14, 2017 - 12:28 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
With record numbers of international students arriving to begin their studies this fall, Camosun College is increasingly embracing a global perspective that brings mutual benefits through partnerships and opportunities for cross cultural learning. "One of the initiatives our international team is working on is having students attend Camosun from a larger number of countries and in particular from places like Africa, " says Camosun President Sherri Bell who spent a week at Arusha Technical College in Tanzania this summer.
September 14, 2017 - 10:24 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College is pleased to announce that four student-athletes from the Chargers Athletics program have earned the 2016-17 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Scholar Award.
September 13, 2017 - 10:22 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Energy technology manufacturer Honeywell donated a turbocharger and instructional materials to Camosun’s Automotive Service Technician program this week. The state-of-the-art piece of equipment will be integrated into the curriculum for the program’s foundation and apprenticeship streams.
September 12, 2017 - 4:11 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
While golf enthusiasts in Victoria get set for this week’s Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship, the Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team will swing into action this weekend at the UBC-Okanagan Invitational in Kelowna as the PACWEST season begins. The two-time reigning champion Chargers have a core of veterans returning to the program and are pleased to welcome four new recruits as the squad breaks ground at Highland Pacific, the Chargers new home course.
September 11, 2017 - 10:55 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in one of these Consent Training workshops later this month as part of Camosun’s development of its Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy.
September 8, 2017 - 12:33 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College is a proud sponsor of the 2017 Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship taking place in Victoria September 11-17. The event is an official stop on the PGA Tour Champions, welcoming the world’s premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a USD $1.8 million prize.
September 6, 2017 - 9:51 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Friendly volunteers will welcome new and returning students to campus September 5-7.
August 30, 2017 - 11:59 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Welcome back students, faculty, and staff!
August 28, 2017 - 3:27 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Camosun College Chargers men’s golf team will open their 2017 golf season with a brand new home at one of Vancouver Island’s most welcoming and scenic championship golf courses—Highland Pacific Golf.
August 22, 2017 - 9:59 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
S’TEṈISTOLW̱ 2017 runs August 23–25 at Camosun's Lansdowne campus and is billed as an international gathering for educators, scholars, and knowledge keepers working in Indigenous adult education.
August 21, 2017 - 11:12 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Visitors to Camosun Interurban can already see the work taking place on the new $48.5 million health and human services centre on campus, slated to open in 2019.
August 14, 2017 - 11:45 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The public and the media are invited to attend the 2017 Mechanical Engineering Project Showcase. This special one-day event takes place at Camosun’s Interurban Campus on Friday, August 18 from 10am to 2pm in the atrium of the Centre for Trades Education and Innovation (CTEI).
August 11, 2017 - 9:46 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Our Continuing Education trades and technology courses help you build in-demand skills and certifications to stay current and even give you an edge over other employees in the Victoria market.
August 11, 2017 - 9:45 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun’s robust Continuing Education (CE) program offers over 320 courses this fall to fit everyone’s level, needs, and schedule.
August 8, 2017 - 3:11 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
BC Premier John Horgan was at Camosun’s Lansdowne campus today to announce free tuition for Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Development (ESL) courses and programs across the province.
July 28, 2017 - 4:14 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Dressed head to toe in chef’s whites, Steve Walker-Duncan speaks passionately about the culinary arts and its role in bringing people together. “Food unites every single person on the planet,” he says. “It crosses over gender, ethnicity, and geographical borders. People light up when you talk about food because it’s universal.”
July 21, 2017 - 10:28 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Camosun College Chargers will be holding tryouts in basketball, volleyball and golf for the 2017-18 season. Tryouts are open to all Camosun College students!
July 18, 2017 - 3:11 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College presented the inaugural President’s Award for International Partnership to Her Imperial Highness Princess Ayako of Takamado in a special ceremony on Monday, July 17, 2017.
July 10, 2017 - 9:24 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College is pleased to welcome former University of British Columbia Thunderbirds student-athlete and assistant coach Cait Haggarty as Head Coach of the Chargers women’s basketball program.
July 6, 2017 - 2:33 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
In honour of Pride Week 2017 (July 1–9), Camosun College is debuting two new permanent rainbow crosswalks at both its Interurban (at the bus loop) and Lansdowne campuses (across from Foul Bay Road visitor parking).
June 28, 2017 - 9:15 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College welcomes former Chargers men’s volleyball player and Centre for Sport and Exercise Education Bachelor of Athletic and Exercise Therapy graduate Brent Hall as the new Head Coach of the Chargers women’s volleyball program.
June 22, 2017 - 3:31 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College has emerged as a top regional leader in applied research and innovation, says Dr. Tim Walzak, Director of Camosun Innovates. "It sets us apart from other institutions and we’ve made it a top priority for the continued transformation of the college going forward."
June 19, 2017 - 10:24 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College's Computer Systems Technology students will showcase their capstone projects to potential employers and the public. Now, at the culmination of their program (now offered as Information and Computer Systems), these students possess the abilities to design and create exciting and innovative projects.
June 13, 2017 - 2:17 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
More than 3,500 graduates and guests are expected to attend Camosun College’s 2017 Graduation over four ceremonies on June 15 and 16 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at Camosun’s Interurban Campus.
June 9, 2017 - 1:29 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
After ten intense and creative months, this year's 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.
June 5, 2017 - 3:51 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College Plumbing & Pipe Trades student Kyle Horne won gold in the Steamfitter-Pipefitter category at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition held in Winnipeg, Manitoba over the weekend.
May 26, 2017 - 10:23 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
If you happen to be flying American Airlines in June or July, you may see some familiar sights. A new promo video featuring Camosun College will air on 27,000 flights worldwide, reaching an estimated 4.6 million travelers.
May 24, 2017 - 9:04 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Sybil Harrison has been immersed in books and libraries her whole life. “I was one of those kids,” she says enthusiastically. “I could read before I could tell the time or tie my shoes.”
May 23, 2017 - 2:40 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The entire Camosun International (CI) team has become WorldHost certified after completing the course work and attending two full days of training. The goal of this department-wide training is to help enhance international students’ experience at Camosun, from the first point of contact and through their studies.
May 18, 2017 - 3:10 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College’s new Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy has received unanimous approval by the college’s Board of Governors.
The new policy is now in effect with information on support services and resources for students available online: camosun.ca/sexual-violence. The dedicated website provides resources to assist those who need support and those who may give support to anyone who may disclose a sexual violence or misconduct incident.
May 2, 2017 - 3:01 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College has received two substantial grants to support applied research and business innovation from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) College and Community Innovation Program, which expands the capacity of Canadian colleges to work with local businesses to develop new and innovative technologies.
April 27, 2017 - 2:34 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Student-athletes, coaches and supporters of the Camosun College Chargers gathered to recognize the achievements of the College's student-athletes at Camosun's 20th Annual Athletic Awards Ceremony, Thursday, April 10th at the Harbour Towers Hotel. Fourth-year outside hitter Michelle Zygmunt of the Camosun Chargers women’s volleyball program team earned the prestigious President’s Cup for her outstanding academic and athletic achievements over the 2016-17 season.
April 26, 2017 - 10:32 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun grad Alexander Relf has been recognized as one of the province’s top 30 business people under the age of 30 by BCBusiness. Relf graduated from Camosun’s Hospitality Management program in 2009 and co-founded an Australian-style meat pie business, Peaked Pies, in Whistler.
April 26, 2017 - 10:32 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
United Way of Greater Victoria’s annual Spirit Awards were presented on April 24th at a gala luncheon at the Fairmont Empress and Camosun’s team claimed victory over UVic and Royal Roads in the annual post secondary cup challenge.
April 24, 2017 - 11:28 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Forming a lifelong habit of physical activity starts early, explains Camosun College Exercise and Wellness Instructor Thalia Moore. “Studies show that by the age of seven, children decide whether they’re into it or not and that sets the stage for the rest of their lives.”
April 13, 2017 - 11:13 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College Marketing Project Management students raised $13,130 to send rural Zambian youth to the Women for Change Rural Youth Exposure Conference in Lusaka, Zambia this coming August in partnership with their client, VIDEA.
April 12, 2017 - 3:48 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Students from all across British Columbia competed in an “Olympic” style trades and technology competition in Abbotsford on Wednesday, April 5 and Camosun College was well represented on the podium, earning five out of ten medals in the South Island category.
April 10, 2017 - 2:21 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College has increased its regional presence with the opening of the Camosun Coastal Centre. Formerly known as IMTARC (Industry Marine Training and Applied Research Centre), the satellite site is located on Songhees Nation Territory near the Esquimalt Graving Dock. The 4,000 square foot training building sits on leased land and was built in 2013.
April 7, 2017 - 11:31 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Improving trades training outcomes and employability for trades students and apprentices is the goal of an innovative program developed by Camosun College for delivery at Riverside College, thanks to $49,980 in funding from the Province of British Columbia and the Industry Training Authority (ITA).
March 31, 2017 - 12:09 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Students in Camosun’s Anthropology of Food class will screen the National Film Board production, Theatre of Life. The public is welcome to attend this free event at 7pm on Wednesday, April 5 in the Gibson Auditorium on Lansdowne campus.
March 24, 2017 - 4:06 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
More than 140 students from Camosun’s Early Learning and Care, Mental Health and Addictions, Sociology and Marketing programs were recently brought together to discuss the complex issue of homelessness in a special collaborative learning workshop funded by a Camosun Creativity and Innovation grant.
March 24, 2017 - 3:24 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
How does movement affect student well-being? Camosun students: submit your favorite activity or physical exercise photos today and help our sport and exercise students in their research to improve student life and promote health active living.
March 22, 2017 - 2:58 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
For only $5 to $40, Camosun’s Dental Assistant students provide low-cost preventive oral health clinics for school age children to young adults. Children are $20 or less!
March 20, 2017 - 2:07 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
On Friday, March 24, 2017 at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave, more than 10 different acts will bring cultures together and celebrate diverse expressions of talent. Admission is free for this family-friendly event.
March 13, 2017 - 2:44 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Camosun College Chargers women’s volleyball team made program history this past weekend, earning its highest Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) National Championship finish!
March 13, 2017 - 2:25 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
For the tenth year in a row, a Camosun College student has been named the ACE BC (Association of Co-operative Education for BC and the Yukon) College Co-op Education Student of the Year.
March 9, 2017 - 9:32 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Camosun College Foundation’s TRADEmark of Excellence Campaign has received the largest gift in the college’s history. The Foundation’s first ever major campaign to create a trades education powerhouse on the college’s Interurban Campus attracted exceptionally strong community support, surpassing the original $5 million goal by 50% to reach $7.5 million raised.
March 8, 2017 - 10:15 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Catch the 3-peat PACWEST champion Camosun Chargers go for gold at the CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship hosted by Fanshawe College, London, ON March 9-11. The Chargers hit the court Thursday, March 9 at 3pm EST vs the Medicine Hat Rattlers.
March 7, 2017 - 1:52 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
The Province of BC today proclaimed March 7 as BC Colleges Day in celebration of the many educational and societal contributions public colleges make to their communities.
March 6, 2017 - 2:22 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
After months of planning and organization, action is about to get underway this week as Camosun hosts the 2017 CCAA Women’s Volleyball National Championship at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence on Interurban campus.
February 28, 2017 - 2:58 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun’s Interurban campus will be abuzz with activity on Friday, March 3 as more than 1,000 local middle and secondary school students converge for a one-day competition event coordinated by the South Island Partnership and Camosun’s School of Trades and Technology.
February 28, 2017 - 9:25 am • Media Centre • Ryan Watters, PACWEST
They say things are sweeter in threes. The Camosun Chargers can attest to that winning their third straight PACWEST title after a four set win over the top ranked VIU Mariners on Saturday night at the PACWEST championship tournament.
February 20, 2017 - 12:02 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
When you wear a pink shirt this Wednesday, you’ll be standing in solidarity with thousands of others across Canada who wish to stand up against bullying in schools and in work places.
February 15, 2017 - 10:44 am • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
In an announcement made earlier today by the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA), Camosun College of the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST) has been awarded the 2018 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship. The Championship will be held in Victoria, BC, March 7-10, 2018.
February 10, 2017 - 12:34 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
During severe weather conditions, Camosun College may make the decision to close Lansdowne and Interurban campuses and cancel or reschedule classes based on transportation and safety issues.
February 2, 2017 - 2:59 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College has entered articulated pathways agreements with six top English language schools. Christiaan Bernard, Director, Camosun International, and Ian Humphries, Dean, School of Access, formally signed the agreements to establish policies and procedures between the providers and the college.
Camosun College’s new Continuing Education calendar boasts over 300 courses for learners of all ages and abilities
January 23, 2017 - 1:59 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun has released the latest calendar for its robust Continuing Education (CE) program, offering over 300 courses this winter to fit everyone’s level, needs, and schedule.
January 20, 2017 - 1:24 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Camosun College is working together with students, faculty, and staff across our campuses to develop a new Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy.
January 19, 2017 - 4:46 pm • Media Centre • Camosun Staff
Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson announced today the Province of BC and the Government of Canada are investing $43.5 million in a new Health education centre at Camosun’s Interurban campus.
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