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.

Kristine Kerins

Faculty/staff profile

Chair, Creative Writing and English

Kristine Kerins

250-370-3123

kerins@camosun.ca

Lansdowne

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BA with distinction (English major/ Psychology minor) — University of Alberta, MA English Literature — University of Victoria

Associate of Arts Degree in English

School of Arts and Science

Kristine is a third generation lover of words. Her mother taught English and drama before becoming a librarian and curriculum coordinator, and her grandmother was also a teacher and librarian. Kristine has a Bachelors degree in English (with a double minor in psychology and classics) from the University of Alberta and a Masters degree in English from the University of Victoria. She began substitute teaching in the Camosun College English Department while she was still in graduate school, and she started teaching her own classes in 1995. Since then, Kristine has taught access courses (both composition and literature), first year courses (both composition and literature), second year composition, second year literature (including women's literature and ancient Greek tragedy), a technical writing course and a creative writing course (first year poetry). Sharing the power of words with students is a joy and a privilege for Kristine. It must be the genes.