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

Chair, Social Sciences | Instructor, Sociology

Peter Ove




BA Psychology and Anthropology, MA International Development Studies, PhD Sociology

Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Social Work

School of Arts and Science

Peter Ove has been teaching sociology since 2009. Apart from teaching at UVic and Camosun, Peter has also worked as a UN human settlements officer in Brazil, a high-school teacher in Denmark, a researcher on community development, a consultant for international non-profits, a “Cultural Assistant” for international students, a youth worker in the United Church, a municipal recreation planner in Ucluelet, and a laboratory technician in a Cuban cement factory. Peter has a BA in Psychology and Anthropology (UVic), an MA in International Development Studies (Dalhousie), and a PhD in Sociology (UBC). His graduate research focused on issues of global poverty, non-profit fundraising, and child sponsorship programs.