Camosun Chargers celebrate their 25th anniversary

In February 2019, the Camosun Chargers men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams and the men’s golf team celebrated 25 years of intercollegiate competition in the PACWEST and Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). Celebrations included a weekend of standing-room-only final season home games against island rivals, the VIU Mariners, along with cake and t-shirt giveaways for fans and supporters. Past …

Camosun Chargers host CCAA men’s volleyball nationals

The Camosun Chargers once again brought the country to campus as they hosted the 2018 Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) National Men’s Volleyball Championships, March 7-10. Hundreds of players, coaches and fans from Halifax to Nanaimo and all points in between travelled to Victoria to compete for the national title at the Chargers home gym in the Pacific Institute for …

Camosun Innovates launches Babcock Canada Interaction lab

In fall 2017, Camosun Innovates, the applied research and development hub of Camosun, celebrated the opening of the Babcock Canada Interaction lab at Interurban campus. The Babcock Canada Interaction Lab is where Camosun faculty, across all disciplines including mechanical engineering, fine furniture, sport technology and visual arts for example, can explore and engage their students in finding applied solutions to …

Camosun Chargers host CCAA women’s volleyball nationals – and win Silver!

From seventh to silver – the Chargers women’s volleyball team brought Canada to the Interurban campus in March 2017 – hosting Camosun’s first-ever national indoor Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) Championship. The Chargers earned their best finish in the team’s history, capturing the silver national medal after starting in seventh place.

Celebrating over 25 years of excellence in Indigenous education

In 2016, Eye? Sqa’lewen, Camosun’s Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections (IECC), celebrated 25 years of excellence in Indigenous education, programming and service to community. Today, Camosun welcomes more than 1,100 Indigenous students from 50 nations each year. Eyēʔ Sqậ’lewen facilitates academic, financial and cultural services for students, an Elders program, Indigenous community connections, Indigenous programs and courses, special …

Toward Reconciliation

In 2015, Camosun develops an Indigenization and Reconciliation plan that includes 39 actions for the college in response to the nation’s Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) Calls to Action. Some of the actions include: facilitating an annual Orange Shirt Day each September 30 to remember the survivors of Residential Schools; integrating Indigenous teaching and pedagogy into non-Indigenous programs; Indigenizing hiring practices; …

Students organize the first Orange Shirt Day at Lansdowne

On September 30, 2015, Camosun Indigenous Studies students Kristin Spray and Eddy Charlie, with the support of the college’s Centre for Indigenous Studies and Community Connections, organized the first Orange Shirt Day on campus and invited students, staff and supporters to wear an orange shirt, eat fry bread and sing the huy ch qu song to show respect and honour residential …