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, Plumbing and Pipe Trades

Ron Perkin

250–370–3753

perkinr@camosun.ca

Interurban

JD 129C

A.A.S

Plumbing and Pipe Trades

School of Trades and Technology

Ron started his career in the pipe trades as a Sprinkler Fitting apprentice, he became a Red seal Sprinkler Fitter graduating at the top of his class in 2004. With a passion to learn Ron became a class B Gas fitter and a Red Seal Plumber in 2009. After becoming a Plumber Ron achieved his Red Seal certification as a Steamfitter-Pipefitter in 2012. Ron started at Camosun College in fall of 2012 as a pipe trades instructor and in 2014 became certified as a class A Gas fitter. Ron graduated from the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Instructor Training Program in 2016, and in 2017 completed an associates degree is Applied Science from Washtenaw Community College in Ann arbor Michigan.

Outside of work Ron has a young family, stays committed to health and fitness, and is a dedicated martial artist working to earn his black belt in Muay Thai under the legendary sensei Stan Peterec.