With modern medical classrooms, applied learning labs, health care simulation centres and collaborative study spaces for more than 1,000 health and human service students this new facility was a game changer.
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.
The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) opens at Interurban
Camosun and the Canadian Sport Centre Pacific, along with hundreds of donors, athletes and community supporters celebrate the grand opening of the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at Camosun’s Interurban campus.
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 …
Centre for Business and Access building officially opens; Carey Road campus closes
1995 was a year of transition and growth for Camosun College. The Carey Road Campus and the Junction Campus closed as part of the college’s long-awaited two-campus consolidation. The access/adult upgrading and office administration programs at Carey Road moved over to the new Centre for Business and Access building at Interurban. The health care programs at Junction Campus moved to …
Interurban Cafeteria named the Helmut Huber Cook Training Centre
The Interurban Cafeteria is named the Helmut Huber Cook Training Centre in honour of Helmut Huber, the coordinator of the college’s Professional Cook Training program from 1974 to 1992.
Construction begins on the Campus Centre and Centre for Business and Access
Construction begins on the $11 million Campus Centre and the $12 million Centre for Business and Access at Interurban.
Camosun constructs new Technologies Centre at Interurban
In 1991, construction began on the Technologies Centre at Interurban. Almost one year later, the Technologies Centre officially opens offering programs in Civil and Mechanical Engineering Technology, as well as Electronics and Computer Systems Technology.
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.
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