Camosun expresses its sorrow and stands alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc

Camosun College is horrified by the news that the remains of 215 children have been found in the grounds of the former Kamloops Residential School, which sat on the traditional territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc. Our hearts go out to the families and communities who were and are directly affected by this news and by the original loss of their children. We are all affected. This affirms Camosun’s commitment to redressing the impact of our shared history. In memory of these children, Camosun flags on both campuses will be lowered.

Faculty/staff profile

Program Leader Instructor

Julia Grav Instructor, Applied Business Technology

250–370–4419

gravj@camosun.ca

Interurban

Centre for Business & Access (CBA)

231G

M.Ed.

Applied Business Technology

School of Business

Julia Grav is an entrepreneur in the Victoria technology sector managing web development and design business for over 10 years. She actively consults with small businesses, not-for-profits and NGOs looking to improve their branding, optimization, increase their web presence, and build customized website applications.

She began teaching at Camosun in 2014 in the Department of Computer Science and is now a new faculty instructor in the School of Business, Applied Business Technology. She received her BA from Concordia University in Montreal and spent three years teaching abroad in Turkey. Julia graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Masters’ in Education in Curriculum and Instruction in 2017.

Julia’s teaching philosophy strongly aligns with the principles of Universal Design for Learning bringing learning science and inclusivity into the forefront of her classroom. She does this through the optimization of choice and autonomy as well as multiple reiterative low-stakes assignments. By providing feedback that emphasizes effort, is timely as well as providing positive strategies for future success, she encourages her students to build-on and develop their own mastery in technology.