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.

Steve Gormican

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, Environmental Technology

Steve Gormican



F 340A

BSc, MSc

Environmental Technology

School of Arts and Science

I obtained my MSc from the University of British Columbia in 1989. I then spent 25 years in the environmental consulting world where I conducted environmental impact assessments, shellfish surveys and oceanographic circulation studies. During this time I travelled extensively along the BC coast, lead a multidisciplinary investigation team in Yukon and spent time in the Middle East doing field work.

I joined the Environmental Technology Program in 2004, where I taught field sampling techniques for a Spring semester. That got me hooked on teaching and I eventually became a full-time faculty member with teaching responsibilities that included courses on Aquatics, Biodiversity of Invertebrates, Waste Management & Remediation as well as many field skills modules. I served as Program Chair for 7.5 years and am now enjoying a part-time post-retirement teaching assignment. I feel that it is a privilege to be able to pass my knowledge on to the next generation of environmental technologists and scientists.