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.

Faculty/staff profile

Department Chair, Chemistry and Geoscience

John Lee



F 344A


Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology

School of Arts and Science

My passion for teaching began at the University of Victoria in 2008 where I worked as a Sessional Instructor. I moved to Camosun College the following year where my teaching responsibilities include, Chemistry 220; Inorganic Chemistry, Chemistry 120 and 121; College Chemistry I and II, Chemistry 110; General College Chemistry and Chemistry 100; Introductory Chemistry. I am the current Department Chair for Chemistry and Geoscience.

I completed my PhD in 1997, graduating from Loughborough University, England, and spent the next 10 years performing scientific research in a variety of Industries related to my academic studies, both here in Victoria and also in Europe.

Highlights of my professional career have included the research and development of electrochemical sensors for biomedical and environmental applications, development of cochlear implants and other neurostimulation devices, and managing the research facilities of a healthcare company supplying hospital sterilization monitoring equipment.