trudy parks

Trudy Parks: A financial whiz who always focused on people

Trudy Parks grew up on a dairy farm in Oregon. She was introduced to hard work early in life and she was raised to be independent in her thinking and approach to life. She was also taught strong values that embraced others. As a result, she had remarkable people skills – she always took time to listen to people and …

Keith Bateman: Early trailblazer of Camosun’s trades and technology programs

Keith Bateman joined Camosun in 1982 as the Director of Science and Technology. Shortly after arriving, Keith attended his first Admin Council meeting, a breakfast meeting in the Cook Training section at Interurban. When Keith, an ex-Brit, was offered kippers, he knew he’d made a wise decision to come to Camosun. At that meeting, Keith learned that college budgets were …

Ethan Joseph

Ethan Joseph: First-year Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ student finds his path at Camosun

Ethan Joseph is a Yuułuʔiłʔatḥ (Ucluelet First Nation) man who graduated high school in 2018. After moving to Victoria in 2019 and working for a while, he felt like he hadn’t progressed much in life, so he went to Camosun College to meet Indigenous education advisor Sekwan Webasca. Sitting in the Indigenous office was an immediate comfort that pushed out …

Katie Manomie

Katie Manomie: Indigenous Family Support student excels at Camosun

Katie Manomie is an Inuk woman born in Iqaluit, Nunavut. As part of the 60’s Scoop she was raised in the traditional T’Souke Territory with her non-Indigenous mother and is currently living and learning on Lekwungen Territory. She was never taught anything about her Inuk/Indigenous heritage beyond what was taught in the public school system. In high school she experienced …

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Student Creativity Contest Winners

When Camosun College invited students to get creative and help commemorate its 50th anniversary celebrations this year by creating original creative work, the resulting entries showed off the depth and breadth of talent of our Camosun students.