Camosun adapts to remote learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic

In mid-March 2020, the global COVID-19 pandemic forces Camosun College and all post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world to move online with limited on-campus learning, in an effort to keep students, faculty, staff and community safe from the virus.

Centre for Trades Education and Innovation opens

After four years of planning, construction and a record-breaking $7.5 million fundraising campaign, on February 25, 2016, Camosun College’s $30-million, 80,000-square-foot Centre for Trades Education and Innovation officially opened. Serving over 2,500 trades students, Camosun is the largest trades training provider on Vancouver Island and the second largest in B.C.   

Camosun appoints its sixth president, Sherri Bell

Sherri Bell, former superintendent for the Greater Victoria School District, was appointed Camosun’s sixth president, July 1, 2015. Sherri brings with her a national reputation for stewarding student achievement and a focus on the delivery of exceptional education. Throughout her career, Sherri has focused on engaging students in learning to find their passion and make a difference in their community and …

Camosun’s CKMO-FM radio station becomes Village 900 AM

In September 2000, the Applied Communication program’s CKMO-FM changed over to AM 900, trading places with Victoria’s CJVI station, as part of a partnership deal with Rogers Media Broadcasting that included a start-up grant, scholarships, operating funds for 10 years and the use of an AM transmitter for 10 years. The on-campus radio station is named “Village 900 AM” broadcasting …

Bukwila: 23 years of welcoming students to campus

Bukwila, set at the steps of Lansdowne campus’ Wilna Thomas Cultural Centre, has been welcoming students to campus for the past 23 years. In 1997, the college commissioned (the late) Art Thompson, a renowned Indigenous artist, alumnus and long-time friend of Camosun, to carve the one-of-a-kind totem pole. Art Thompson based the design of the 15.5-foot pole on the Dididaht …

Artist Richard Hunt carves Camosun’s first totem pole

Camosun’s first totem pole was carved in 1995 by renowned Indigenous carver and artist Richard Hunt. It was commissioned by the Investors Group, donated to Camosun and later installed at the Interurban campus. Richard Hunt dedicated the 12-foot totem to his mother, Helen Hunt. It represents a supernatural wolf holding a baby wolf and a talking stick. It also represents …