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.

Debra Lewis

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, English Language Development

Debra Lewis



E 222

BA Honours, RSA Dip TEFLA, MPhil Cantab Language and Linguistics

English Language Development (ESL)

School of Access

I have been teaching in the ELD department at Camosun College since 2008. Before that I taught at a secondary school in Nigeria, at the British Council in Singapore, and at Sussex Downs College in England. I have worked as a teacher trainer, an examiner and I have written several ESL textbooks and grammar reference books. I am presently an examiner for IELTS. I have a BA Honours from the University of Calgary, a diploma from the British Council in Singapore, and a Master's degree in Language and Linguisitics from the University of Cambridge. I love my job at Camosun. I'm lucky to work with professional and caring instructors, and to meet people from all over the world who want to learn.