Interurban campus: the Drysdale and White Buildings

John Drysdale Building (formerly known as A Block) at Interurban was named after John Drysdale a 22-year administrator and leader in vocational education in BC.  He was the Director of Trades Training at Camosun from 1971 to 1981.

Today, the Drysdale building serves students in Camosun’s carpentry, electrical and Women in Trades programs.

Jack White Building (formerly known as B Block) at Interurban was named after Jack White, considered to be the father of vocational and trades training in BC.  As a provincial Director of Technical and Vocational Education, he established BCIT and nine other regional vocational schools.  White personally drafted the plans for Interurban Campus at that time.

Today, the Jack White building houses Camosun’s Fine Furniture program as well as the college’s Co-op and Career Services offices, and the Camosun Innovates applied research and innovation facilities, including the Babcock Canada Interaction Lab and product protoyping, design and manufacturing equipment.

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