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

Instructor, Chemistry

Larry Lee



F 344B

PhD Synthesis & design of Macrocyclic Ligands

Applied Chemistry and Biotechnology

School of Arts and Science

My interest in Chemistry started in first year at UVic. After doing research on potential for work as a laboratory technician, I realized that I needed at least two years of relevant work experience in the field, so I joined the Chemistry co-op program. This gave me an opportunity to gain relevant work experience in Chemistry. In combination with my academic training and work place learning, my confidence on writing exams and performing laboratory work grew stronger with each co-op work term.

After graduating with a BSc in 1992, I received co-op distinction, and I was offered work with different organizations. However, my career focus changed towards molecular design and synthesis. I obtained my PhD in 1997 at UVic on synthesis and design of Macrocyclic Ligands in Lanthanide and Group 3 Chemistry. For the next 18 months, I worked as a Post Doctoral Fellow at the University of Calgary. In 1999, I returned to UVic, and worked as a term instructor, and I taught first, second, and third year Chemistry. Shortly after in 2001, I held a contract teaching position with Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC.

Next, I returned to UVic in a permanent role as the Chemistry Co-op coordinator in 2002. For the next four years, I taught, mentored, and developed undergraduates into professional chemist. In 2006, I joined Camosun College as a continuing faculty member.