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Media Release
Release Date: September 11, 2015

Camosun’s Lansdowne and Interurban campuses are buzzing with excitement and a bit of nervous anticipation as more than 9,800 full-time students start classes this week.

Chemistry, finance, nursing, carpentry, mechanical engineering technology – most of Camosun’s academic, trades and technical programs are full this year, and energy is high as incoming students organize their schedules, sign up for clubs, and settle into classes.

Each year Camosun enrolls more than 18,000 academic, technical and continuing education students – this includes 9,840 full-time students, 5,500 continuing education students, 1,500 International students and 1,100 Aboriginal students taking more than 160 programs to prepare for exciting futures…in rewarding careers or in continued post-secondary studies.

But students aren’t the only ones looking forward to the new semester. Camosun President Sherri Bell, who started in her new position July 1, is busy meeting students, faculty and staff. “I am thrilled to welcome everyone to the new semester, especially all the new and returning students, who are the core of all we do here. We are passionate about creating an exceptional educational experience, and to all students, I encourage you to engage fully in your time here. Take advantage of faculty office hours, check out all the support services available to help you succeed, explore what the Camosun College Student Society has to offer, and build a network of support, whether it’s study partners, Library services, learning skills, financial aid…we truly are here to help you reach your education goals.”

Here are a few things students and community can look forward to this semester at Camosun:

  • The popular Camosun Express resumes service this month, providing an enhanced commute for students and staff from the Westshore in morning and afternoon, and between Lansdowne and Interurban campuses throughout the day.
  • Cheer on the Camosun Chargers teams as they begin the 2015/16 series of exhibition and competition matches. Having settled for silver at last year’s Provincial and National Championships, the Chargers men’s golf team is on the hunt for gold this fall in both the PACWEST and CCAA conferences. The season starts with a pair of road trips followed by hosting duties at the Camosun Invitational at Bear Mountain, September 26-27. The defending National Champion Chargers men and National Bronze medalist women open the 2014-15 PACWEST volleyball season with an Island rivalry match-up against the VIU Mariners, October 16 at PISE. The first home game for the Chargers hoop teams is slated for Nov. 20 vs. Quest University. Want to help student athletes? Consider joining the Adopt a Charger program.
  • Sustainability Week happens September 21-25. This college-wide celebration of sustainability includes activities and discussions on a wide range of topics: solar power, a native plant tour, sustainability in curriculum, change-making projects in our community, living lab and more. The annual sustainability week provides valuable networking opportunities, showcases successes and ignites discussion about opportunities for future leadership – on campus and in the community.
  • Camosun student inventors will be on deck to demonstrate their capstone projects at the Annual Mechanical Engineering Showcase, Friday, September 25 from 10am–3pm at the Interurban campus.
  • Get ready to drop, cover and HOLD ON at the annual ShakeOut earthquake drill October 15, 2015 at 10:15am.
  • The Camosun College Foundation Donor Event takes place October 22. With $17.5 million in assets, the Foundation supports more than 1,300 students and disburses more than $680,000 in bursaries and awards annually.
  • Continuing Education (CE) offers courses for adults interested in part-time or evening classes for professional or personal development. Choices include Certified Financial Planning, Leadership Development, Project Management and Digital Marketing. Unique Lifestyle/Personal Interest CE courses include: iPhone & iPad Photography, Japanese Level 1, Micro Irrigation for the garden and green house and the History of Rock and Roll, featuring the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dylan, etc.
  • Work continues on the $35 million Trades Education and Innovation Complex, which will open this fall.

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Karla Sandwith
Communications Strategist, Camosun College Communications, Advancement and Planning

Last updated: September 11, 2015 1:22 pm

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