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.

Jessie Brown

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, English Language Development (ESL)

Jessie Brown



CBA 127

BA, TESL, MEd (Cross-cultural Teaching), DELTA (RSA)

English Language Development (ESL)

School of Access

I’ve been teaching at Camosun since 2009 but have been in the ESL/EFL field for over 22 years. My first foray was as an unprepared teacher in China in 1988. Despite trying other industries on my return, I ended up at the Toronto School Board for ESL/Job Search Strategies. I continued to teach at various schools - working with women refugees and immigrants. I completed a MEd at OISE and then moved to Malaysia to work for the British Council. After doing the RSA TEFL Diploma in the UK, I continued teaching at the British Council in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Next, I moved to Vancouver and got a job teaching ESL at Pacific Language Institute (now Kaplan). Eventually I came to Victoria, where I worked at private language schools, Royal Roads, UVic, and finally Camosun College. I’m very happy here: I love my job and I enjoy working with so many dedicated professionals.