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.

Emah Christiansen

Faculty/staff profile


Photo of Emah Christiansen, Chair, Massage Therapy



PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence)



Massage Therapy

Centre for Sport and Exercise Education

Emah has been a Registered Massage Therapist since 1999, and an instructor since 2006. She has a BaHS with Thompson Rivers University. Emah has supervised student clinical outreach at locations such as: BC Women’s Hospital in the antepartum care unit and FIR unit, GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre for spinal cord injuries, and the George Pearson Centre for residents with complex medical and physical conditions.

In 2013, Emah had the opportunity to develop a massage therapy program in Winnipeg, MB., where her students were recognized with a national research award.

She has served as Research Chair for the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba board.

Emah has an interest in anatomy, myofascial therapy, evidence-informed practice and chronic pain. She is a yoga teacher, a doula and the mother of a delightful tiny person.

Emah is thrilled to be a part of the community at Camosun College as a curriculum developer, program chair and instructor in the massage therapy program.