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.

Elizabeth West

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, English Language Development

Elizabeth West

250-370-3691

west@camosun.ca

Lansdowne

E 210

BA English, MA Linguistics, Diploma in Applied Linguistics, ISW Facilitator and Trainer

English Language Development (ESL)

School of Access

I teach in the Career and Academic stream for advanced second language students in the English Language Development Department. My areas of specialization and interest include the teaching of writing, reading, and literature; curriculum and program development; and areas related to teaching and learning. My educational background, a BA in English and an MA in Linguistics, brings together my great interest in all aspects of language, language learning, and literature. I have also taught and lived in Beijing, China and have conducted teacher training courses and workshops in China, Vietnam, and Mexico as well as at Camosun. At the College, I am fortunate to work with students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and I find it inspiring to see these students develop their language and critical thinking skills to to meet the challenging academic and/or work environments they will enter.

In addition to my work within the ELD Department, I am also engaged in college activities. I am the current Access representative on the CCFA Professional Development Committee and past chair of this committee. I am an active Instructional Skills Facilitator (ISW) and a Facilitator Trainer.