Camosun stands with Indigenous peoples

From Sherri Bell, President

The revealing by the Penelakut Tribe of 160+ undocumented and unmarked graves on the grounds of the former Kuper Island Industrial School and foreshore deepens the pain of all Indigenous peoples.

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Camosun closed on June 28 due to extreme heat

Camosun College will be closed on Monday, June 28, 2021, due to extremely high temperatures in the forecast for Greater Victoria from Environment Canada.

Employees are not required to work on campus or remotely except for limited situations to maintain the services needed for the operation and safety of the campuses. The closure applies to all online classes scheduled for Monday, June 28, 2021.

The virtual convocation ceremonies are unaffected. The ceremonies will premiere at 11am on June 28 and June 29 and will be available to view anytime after the initial premiere.

Camosun will monitor temperatures throughout the day as well as the forecast for Tuesday, June 29, 2021, and will provide a further update

Tips for keeping cool and healthy in the heat:

  • Never leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Drink plenty of fluids even before you feel thirsty.
  • Keep cool by staying indoors in air-conditioned buildings where possible or take a cool bath or shower.
  • Avoid tiring work or exercise in hot, humid environments.
  • Wear lightweight, light-coloured and loose-fitting clothing.
  • Regularly check older adults, children and others for signs of heat-related illness.

Learn more:

Island Health heat safety information

Public weather alerts for British Columbia

HealthLinkBC resources to beat the heat

HealthLinkBC on heat-related illness

Warm weather safety in a time of COVID-19

Contact information

Rodney Porter

Executive Director, Communications and Marketing

Camosun College

250-889-7494

porterr@camosun.ca