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

Program Leader, Plumbing and Pipe Trades, Program Leader, Steam/Pipefitting, Gasfitting

Darren Vaux



JD 129A

Plumbing & Pipe Trades; Instructor, Plumbing, Steam/Pipefitting, Gasfitting

School of Trades and Technology

Originally from the Cowichan Valley, Darren relocated to Victoria after learning his trade in the high-rise construction market in Vancouver during the 90s.

After completing a successful apprenticeship with the United Association, Darren was named his Local’s top apprentice and he quickly starting running jobs in the busy downtown commercial construction market. Not long after, he was offered a teaching opportunity in Burnaby. “It was a huge risk at that pointy in my career, but it changed my life forever and I’ll never regret taking that chance”.

Darren has now been a Piping Instructor since 2002, and was fortunate to join Camosun College in 2008. He has Red Seal Certifications as Plumber and Steamfitter/Pipefitter and holds additional qualifications as a Class A Gasfitter, Cross Connection Control Tester, Rainwater Harvesting Designer and Solar Thermal Installer. He has served as the Chair of the BC Piping Trades Articulation Committee, and is a member of the Education Committee for the BC Building Official’s Association.

A happily married father of two boys, Darren spends his extra time volunteering as a coach. When time permits, you’ll find him grilling meat on his back deck in Saanich.