Camosun celebrates 50 years of life-changing learning 14 April 2021
After five decades, the college remains true to its roots as a place where students feel supported, included and where they can gain real skills to transform their lives and the future.
Alec Lee: An early innovator and leader in Business education 3 April 2021
“Every day I went to work and was surrounded by positive youthful energy,” he recalls. “Couldn’t beat it!!”
Linda Leone: A champion of child care 2 April 2021
Her greatest satisfaction was watching the transformations as learners gained competence and, ultimately, became colleagues.
Linda Cross: A Business instructor focused on innovation and personal connections 1 April 2021
Like many others in the Camosun Family, Linda joined the college as a Community Education instructor.
Blake Handley: Camosun’s multi-talented, ever-jovial AV guy 1 April 2021
Blake Handley started work at Camosun’s Carey Road Campus in 1979 as the Branch Library Clerk. In those days, recalls Blake, Lansdowne Campus was like Vancouver – big, formal, and very business-like…
Susan Haddon: Serving and promoting the college community 1 April 2021
“The college is an amazing community; welcoming diversity, respectful of individuals and individual differences, and working together to provide supportive educational experiences that are second to none,”
Cathy Dye: Serving Camosun students for 37 years 1 April 2021
Almost immediately, Cathy knew that the college community was where she wanted to work.
Carter MacDonald: Camosun’s Guardian of Safety and Fairness 1 April 2021
In his early years at the college, Carter assisted the Student Society with their Walk Safer Program, providing safety training and protocol for using the college’s portable radio system.
Celebrating Five Decades of Female Leadership at Camosun 31 March 2021
Meet some of the female leaders who have helped Camosun become the institution it is today.
Robin Drader: Guiding the College’s Printing Services for 34 Years 31 March 2021
During her 34 years at Camosun, Robin and her team were immersed in challenging and fascinating technological developments. Change was a constant.
Karin Kaercher: 20 years of leadership in Camosun’s Criminal Justice program 29 March 2021
In 1983, Karin Kaercher was a single mother with three young boys. Unsure of her future, Karin enrolled in the Employment Orientation for Women (EOW) program at Camosun.
Don Lindsay – Builder of Camosun’s Golf Management Program and Golf Team 27 March 2021
Don’s contributions to the School of Business, and the college at large, are many and varied. He taught Entrepreneurship at William Head Penitentiary, both firsts for the Business Division.
Erik Andersen: One of Camosun’s Premier Chefs 23 March 2021
In 1986, Camosun was approached by the Provincial Apprenticeship Branch to undertake a pilot program offering the Cook Apprentice Technical Training.
Doug Cliff: Guiding Camosun’s Hospitality Management Program for over 20 Years 22 March 2021
“I didn’t just like my job, I LOVED it!”
Helen Mallett Guenter-Smith: An early leader in Nursing education at Camosun 15 March 2021
Helen Mallett started teaching in Camosun’s Practical Nursing program in 1971. At that time, the Practical Nursing program was offered at Junction Campus.
Master Mariner Brian Silvester co-ordinates Camosun’s first Nautical Training program 10 March 2021
Brian Silvester was born into a sea-faring family. At the age of 16, he left home and apprenticed as a ship’s officer in the Merchant Navy.
New Sheet Metal program created by trades advocate Ray Fischer 7 March 2021
Ray Fischer came to Camosun in 1981 to develop the new Sheet Metal Worker apprenticeship program. His first assignment was to design the shop within the confines of a chalk line on the floor in the Jack White Building.
Thelma Midori: an early leader in health care education at Camosun 1 March 2021
Thelma led with her head and her heart…
Grace Chan: 46 years of teaching and learning at Camosun 25 February 2021
Over her 46 years of service, the longest anyone has served at Camosun, Grace was dedicated to student success and gave back to the college which had become like a family or a “second home” to her.
50 years of Camosun Community – in video 25 February 2021
For Conversations Day 2021 – The Camosun Community celebrated 50 years of fun and success in this video montage of faculty and staff through the decades.
50th Anniversary Greetings and the Story of Camossung from the Songhees Nation 25 February 2021
Dr. Skip Dick, Songhees Elder, provides territorial greetings.
Elder Butch Dick offers the Story of Camossung.
“Happy 50th Anniversary Camosun!” 24 February 2021
50th anniversary well-wishes and shout-outs from some special Camosun College supporters from across B.C. and our nation!
Camosun’s anniversary logo — deeply rooted in Coast Salish myth and legend 29 September 2020
As Camosun College celebrates its milestone 50th this year, the college is launching a unique anniversary logo designed by Coast Salish artist Dylan Thomas.