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, Carpentry

 Derek Smith



JD 134A



Derek completed his Carpentry Apprenticeship here at Camosun in 1995. In addition to that he obtained a Bachelor of Education degree at UBC in 2000. Derek has worked as both a Carpenter and site Foreman on various residential and commercial projects in the Victoria region. Derek has also worked in the secondary school system as well, instructing the Building Trades Technology program at Reynolds Secondary School for several years.