Camosun College Foundation celebrates $100,000 gift from Victoria radiologists
Release Date: June 4, 2019
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.
VRCI represents radiologists from southern Vancouver Island who work in hospital and private office settings. In our renowned medical radiography programs, Camosun educates the x-ray technologists who support the radiologists by providing the necessary medical images for diagnosis.
The organization donated to the project because they see the need for a strong technical program in a modern facility with the most current technology possible. They also recognize that there is a constant shortage of qualified x-ray professionals, and a new facility will help the profession to meet demands.
“This benefits everyone,” says Brent Lee, a radiologist with VRCI. “From the students who will get experience in a modern environment, to instructors who will be able to provide teaching with best available technology. Radiologists will benefit from new trainees who are able to seamlessly step into jobs when they enter the workforce without need for further training.”
The community will also benefit from this gift, as highly-skilled trained workers enter the job market and provide support in clinics and hospitals throughout the region. In addition to the latest technology and outstanding instructors, students in The Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness will benefit from increased collaboration with students from other health and human service disciplines.
“This contribution shows the close relationship that exists between Camosun-trained technologists and radiologists,” says Louise Kalhood, a Together for Health Champion and former chair of Camosun’s medical radiography department. “It also speaks to their support of a program that graduates x-ray technologists who are adaptable and able to think critically in a complex health care environment. This is a generous way of saying ‘thank you’ to all of the technologists and students that the radiologists work with on a daily basis.”
While this donation is the largest gift that the radiologists have made to the college, they have been supporting students through financial awards for the past five years. The Camosun College Foundation has been honoured to be one of the VRCI’s beneficiaries, and we are truly grateful for their ongoing support.
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Last updated: June 4, 2019 8:37 am