In 2016, Eye? Sqa’lewen, Camosun’s Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections (IECC), celebrated 25 years of excellence in Indigenous education, programming and service to community. Today, Camosun welcomes more than 1,100 Indigenous students from 50 nations each year. Eyēʔ Sqậ’lewen facilitates academic, financial and cultural services for students, an Elders program, Indigenous community connections, Indigenous programs and courses, special …
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.
“Every day I went to work and was surrounded by positive youthful energy,” he recalls. “Couldn’t beat it!!”
Her greatest satisfaction was watching the transformations as learners gained competence and, ultimately, became colleagues.
Like many others in the Camosun Family, Linda joined the college as a Community Education instructor.
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…
“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,”
Almost immediately, Cathy knew that the college community was where she wanted to work.
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.
Meet some of the female leaders who have helped Camosun become the institution it is today.
During her 34 years at Camosun, Robin and her team were immersed in challenging and fascinating technological developments. Change was a constant.