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.

Emily Ryan

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, English Language Development


250-370-4937/ 3982


CBA 141A / E 316

BA Cultural Anthropology, MA TESOL

English Language Development (ESL)

School of Access

Emily Ryan has a Master of Arts, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Emily has over 15 years of professional EAL experience in a range of teaching areas: vocational and resettlement learners in the San Francisco Bay Area; undergraduate and graduate students in universities in both China and Japan; and pathway students at other academic institutions within Canada (University of British Columbia, Royal Roads University). Finally, Emily has worked as an Academic English Support Coach for international students seeking support in their university courses.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and two cats, exploring the many hidden beaches on Vancouver Island, cycling and hiking, as well as learning new and exciting recipes from her students.

Courses Teaching/Taught:

  • ELD 010 English Basics 1
  • ELD 020 English Basics 2
  • ELD 052 English Essentials 2: Reading/Writing
  • ELD 054 English Essentials 2: Listening/Speaking
  • ELD 062 Intermediate English Reading/Writng
  • ELD 074 Academic Communication Skills
  • ELD 092 Provincial English Composition
  • ELD 094 Provincial English Literature