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.

Annette Dehalt

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, Biology

Annette Dehalt



F 252B

BSc Marine Biology, BEd, MSc Oceanography

Associate of Science Degree in Biology, Environmental Technology

School of Arts and Science

I am a marine zoologist with a background in whale and krill ecology. Integrated with earlier work in eco-tourism, environmental consulting and public education, I have pursued my main career in post-secondary education at various institutions. I have been teaching at Camosun College since 2003, affiliated with both the Biology Department and the Environmental Technology Program. In addition to teaching different introductory biology courses and field modules, I also had the opportunity to develop and teach courses in Vertebrate Diversity and Marine Biology, and participate in Camosun’s Indigenization of the Curriculum initiative. My special interest lies in the understanding and protection of both Animal Diversity and Animal Welfare.