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.

Puja Gupta

Faculty/staff profile

Chair, Community Learning Partnership

Puja Gupta

250-370-3489

guptap@camosun.ca

Lansdowne

E 220

MSc Mathematics, MCA Computer Applications

Indigenous College Prep

School of Access

I am originally from a small city in India. I moved to Canada in 2008 and landed in this beautiful territory of the Lkwungen, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. From a student to instructor at Camosun College, my voyage has been full of excitement and adventure. In 2009, I was given the opportunity to support students in the School of Access and Bridges for Women Society, followed by being hired as Subject Matter Expert for the Math for Ship Stability course in 2012. Also since 2012, I have been an instructor in Academic and Career Foundations and with Community Learning Partnership. I feel blessed and grateful to be able to play my role in serving and supporting students on their educational journeys.

Namaste!