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.

Laura Friesen

Faculty/staff profile

Instructional Assistant | Instructor, Employment Training and Prep

Laura Friesen



Port A 104A

BA, Cert ConRes

Employment Training and Preparation

School of Access

It's a privilege to be a visitor on the beautiful Coast and Straits Salish territories and to raise my family here. My ancestors came from Scotland, England, China and Eastern Europe to name a few.

I completed my BA at the University of Victoria and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution at the Justice Institute of BC. I am also trained in other areas, including coaching and restorative justice – learning that informs my approach to life. For two decades I've taught cross-cultural communication and conflict resolution. I have experience and a passionate interest in helping people go through transition, build self-knowledge, and develop resiliency and interpersonal skills. The joy, knowledge and energy our adult learners bring is a pleasure to witness and share.