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, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Steve Ferguson



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Dip. Tech, B.Eng., PhD., P.Eng.

Mechanical Engineering Dept.

School of Trades and Technology

Steve is a professional engineer (P. Eng.) who graduated from the Camosun college Mechanical Technology program and then completed the Engineering Bridge program to UVic. This led to a bachelor's degree and a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria. His graduate and post-graduate research involved using x-ray diffraction and SEM microscopy to study various piezoelectric and electrostrictive ceramic materials; as well as, stresses in thin film coatings on metallic substrates. Steve’s past experiences as a professional industrial welder compliment his engineering knowledge of various materials. At the college, he instructs courses in fluids, hydraulics, pneumatics, machine design, and strength of materials. In his spare time, he enjoys playing ice hockey.