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, Medical Radiography

Brent Mekelburg

250-370-4758

mekelburgb@camosun.ca

Interurban

Alex & Jo Campbell Centre for Health and Wellness

Medical Radiology (MRAD)

School of Health and Human Services

Born in Winnipeg, Brent grew up playing hockey on outdoor rinks. Hockey played a formative role in his character development as well as his career path. He often saw firsthand not only the benefit, but also the need for excellence in healthcare. Inspired by these experiences, he knew that one day in his life after hockey, he would find himself landing somewhere in the healthcare field, proudly giving back to a system that had served him and his family so well. After a junior hockey career that allowed him to see all corners of Western Canada, Brent landed in Edmonton where he completed his B. Sc. in Biology at the University of Alberta and then completed the Medical Radiography Technology program at NAIT. Brent continued his education by completing his MRI certification through BCIT. For many years, Brent has contributed his MRI skills both in Vancouver as well as Victoria, with a highlight being his role as an MRI technologist at the Whistler Polyclinic during the Olympic Winter Games in 2010. Currently, Brent enjoys working on f-MRI projects with the University of Victoria Department of Psychology. He has recently joined the faculty in the Medical Radiography program at Camosun College where he endeavors to inspire students to become successful and resilient dynamic performers in the field. He looks forward to imparting his love and knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy and physiology upon students, integrating innovative technologies to create interactive and authentic learning experiences.