Change Faster at Camosun

Lacey may not have known what she wanted to study when she came to college but with the opportunities and support she's found at Camosun, she's launched her career as a Mechanical Engineering Technologist.

A student working on equipment in Camosun Innovates

"I struggled in high school"

As a child, Lacey was diagnosed with Epilepsy. “It really impacted my mental health.” By high school, she had lost interest in her academics and just focused on the gym, the field and the shop/tech wing of her school. “I came to Camosun not really knowing what I wanted to do.”

Student wearing a mask work on the new BC Games torch

Flexibility to explore your interests 

She originally came to Camosun to play for the Chargers and enrolled in the Civil Engineering Access program, offering insights into all the engineering disciplines. 

“When we toured Camosun Innovates as part of our Mechanical Engineering section, I was hooked,” says Lacey. “I switched programs a week later.”

Lacey Reay, right, mechanical engineering technology grad, lighting the B.C. Summer and Winter Games torch as Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Melanie Mark, middle, and summer games softball player Emily Bowden look on.

“There are so many people at Camosun that want you to succeed.”

She attributes her success to the support she received from her instructors and peers. She received support from Camosun’s Centre for Accessible Learning to help her with the effects of her Epilepsy. “It was a relieving support,” says Lacey.

Student shows off the new BC Games torch that she manufactured

Applied technology in action

Read about Lacey's contribution to the new design of the torch for BC's Summer and Winter games.


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