Camosun’s First President – Dr. Grant L. Fisher

Dr. Grant Fisher, Camosun's first president
Dr. Grant Fisher, Camosun’s first president

In March, 1971 Dr. Grant L. Fisher is appointed Camosun College’s first president. 

Dr. Grant Fisher was well known to many at Camosun and to those in the Victoria community.  He came to the college from the faculty of the University of Alberta in Edmonton.  He held a B.Sc. from Brigham Young University, a M.Sc. from Utah and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Fisher held the position of Principal of Camosun College from 1971 to 1978.  During his eight years at Camosun, Dr. Fisher promoted post-secondary education as a “rewarding, exciting and enjoyable part of life.”  He believed the college’s role was to develop the “will to learn” in each student and “to encourage the skills which perpetuate learning throughout life.”

In 1980, the Grant Fisher Building was completed on Camosun’s Lansdowne Campus.

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