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, Architectural Trades & Carpentry

Tom Newton



JD 126A


School of Trades and Technology

Tom completed his apprenticeship in Carpentry at Cariboo College in Kamloops in 1979. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UVic, and a Teaching Certification from UBC, which he obtained in 1988. Tom operated his own general contracting company in Campbell River for seven years specializing in residential and commercial renovations and new construction. He has taught drafting, metalwork, mechanics, electricity, math electronics, science and English at all levels of secondary school.