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.

A message to graduating students, their family and friends

Update: March 29, 2021

From Sherri Bell, President of Camosun College

Graduation is an important, defining milestone for students, their family and friends. Typically, in any given year, we have more than a thousand individual students participate. 

 Unfortunately, as a result of public health orders prohibiting public gatherings, the college had to postpone a physical ceremony last year and must again this year. However, we still want to make things special for all our graduating students and recognize their resiliency and hard work. 

 Camosun will honour our 2020 and 2021 grads in virtual ceremonies this year on June 28 and 29. Details of how to participate will be emailed to all eligible students in the coming weeks. 

 Additionally, we intend to offer students from 2020 and 2021 the opportunity to participate in a physical graduation ceremony in June 2022 so long as public health orders permit. Please watch for more communications from the college on this in early 2022. 

 Our graduates are ready to take on the challenges as they help to build the best B.C. Ready with the knowledge, technical skills and critical thinking capabilities that our province needs as it, and the future of work, continues to transform at a rapid pace. 

 Sherri Bell, President 
Camosun College 

 Please visit camosun.ca/grad for more information.

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COVID-19 updates

Past updates detailing Camosun College's response to COVID-19.

Contact information

Rodney Porter

Executive Director, Communications and Marketing

Camosun College

250-889-7494

porterr@camosun.ca