Camosun hires an Ombudsperson to assist students

Camosun hires an Ombudsperson and becomes one of only three community colleges in Canada to do so. Janet Hacker, a former Dean of Residence for Queen Margaret’s School in Duncan and previous Executive Director of Woodstock YWCA, was appointed the college’s first Ombudsperson in 1992 for a term of two years. The Ombudsperson’s role at Camosun is to act impartially …

Childcare comes to campus

Camosun’s first child care centres open at Lansdowne and Carey Road campuses in 1991 offering affordable, campus-based day care services to assist students in their access to education. In 1995, the college constructed a purpose-built facility at the Interurban Campus and the Carey Road centre was closed.

New Library Media Centre opens at Lansdowne

The $4.8 million Library Media Centre (now the Alan Batey Library Media Centre) opens at Lansdowne Campus.  Alan H. Batey was the first Director of Community Services (CE programs) at Camosun College in 1971. 

New Dental Health Building completed at Lansdowne

A new $1.3 million Dental Health Education Centre is completed at the Lansdowne campus to house the college’s Dental Assistant certificate program and the brand new two-year Dental Hygiene diploma program that launched in fall 1990.

First Co-op Education program begins in the Business division

Camosun’s first Co-operative Education program began in 1986 in the Business Division. Today, Camosun’s Co-operative Education and Career Services department offers co-op and internship work experiences in a broad range of disciplines including the engineering technologies, sport and exercise education, arts and sciences, environmental technology, psychology, accounting, finance, public administration and many more. These work experience opportunities allow students to …

Mechanical Engineering added to Camosun’s suite of technology programs

Camosun’s new Mechanical Engineering program opened in September 1985. Supported by a major grant from the Federal Government Skills Growth Fund and relying heavily on computer applications, this program was unique in BC and introduced CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design & Computer Aided Manufacuring) to the Interurban Campus. It was later to be used in the pilot Engineering Bridge program which …