Centre for Trades Education and Innovation opens

After four years of planning, construction and a record-breaking $7.5 million fundraising campaign, on February 25, 2016, Camosun College’s $30-million, 80,000-square-foot Centre for Trades Education and Innovation officially opened. Serving over 2,500 trades students, Camosun is the largest trades training provider on Vancouver Island and the second largest in B.C.   

Artist Richard Hunt carves Camosun’s first totem pole

Camosun’s first totem pole was carved in 1995 by renowned Indigenous carver and artist Richard Hunt. It was commissioned by the Investors Group, donated to Camosun and later installed at the Interurban campus. Richard Hunt dedicated the 12-foot totem to his mother, Helen Hunt. It represents a supernatural wolf holding a baby wolf and a talking stick. It also represents …

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.

Interurban campus life in the 70s

In 1971, the B.C. Vocational School (located on Interurban Road) merged with the Lansdowne campus to become Camosun College, offering trades and technical programs in professional cook training, electrical, plumbing, welding and carpentry trades, automotive repair and map drafting.