Camosun College at 50:
Honouring the Past, Inspiring the Future

Camosun officially celebrated opening its doors as a post-secondary institution offering university transfer, vocational and upgrading courses to 980 registered students on Sept. 16, 1971. A plaque in the Young Building commemorates the event. Today, the college’s Lansdowne and Interurban campuses, along with five community partner learning sites, offer over 160 innovative, life-changing academic and applied learning programs to 20,000 students each year.

Camosun Indigenous Alumni Forum: Lives Well Lived

Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 | 1 to 3:30pm

Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen, the Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections at Camosun College, presents Lives Well Lived, an insightful conversation featuring 10 exceptional Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen alumni sharing their life experiences since graduating from Camosun.

Institute of Adult Studies 1970
1970 – The Institute of Adult Studies, forerunner to Camosun College.

Camosun: Then & Now

Camosun welcomed its first students in 1971 as B.C.’s ninth community college. Over the last 50 years, the college has grown into one of the province’s largest post-secondary institutes. Take a look at Camosun’s history: Then and Now!

50 years of stories & memories

Alumni, students, faculty, staff, retirees, community supporters – you’re invited to look back over the years and share your favorite Camosun photos and stories!

Fast Forward

Today, Camosun is a vibrant, future-focused educational institution, home to 20,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff. As we celebrate our history, our Indigenous connections and educational mission, we turn our heads forward to our exciting plans for the future.

Seeking knowledge in these territories

Camosun College serves the communities of southern Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands. With deep respect and gratitude, Camosun College acknowledges these as the traditional territories of the Esquimalt, Lekwungen (Esquimalt and Songhees), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia’new, T’Sou-ke and W̱SÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples. Camosun learners, instructors, support staff and leadership are all enriched by the friendship and gracious welcome extended by our traditional hosts and by the beauty of the land on which we live, work and learn.

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