Dr. Lloyd Morin is appointed Camosun’s second president

Dr. Lloyd Morin started with Camosun College in 1971 as the Director of Instructional Development and Instructional Research helping to plan course outlines and develop new programs. In 1978, Dr. Morin was appointed Camosun’s second president taking over from Dr. Grant Fisher who left the college to serve at the Ministry of Advanced Education. “In the early 1960’s, when I …

Carey Road Campus: 1977-1995

The Carey Road Campus consisted of a schoolhouse of British Arts and Crafts style, built in 1931/32 as Mount View High School, plus a gym, a vocational wing, and a portable that became a Camosun College child care centre. Camosun’s growth of Student Services in 1986 brought registration and advising to complement bookstore and library services already in place. One …

CAMO Radio is born

In 1973, Applied Communications program (ACP) faculty member Kermit (Kerm) Carlson founded CAMO Radio, a closed-circuit radio station on the top floor of the Young Building at Lansdowne campus. The campus radio station provided ACP students with practical on-air broadcasting and station management experience. In 1993, CAMO Radio became CKMO-FM – one of only three campus instructional radio stations in …

HUman and Health Services class in the 70s

The Junction Campus at Fort St. & Oak Bay Ave.

When Camosun College was amalgamated in 1971 Junction Campus, located in a commercial building at the junction of Fort Street and Oak Bay Avenue, was already in business. A variety of healthcare programs had been offered in this small satellite location since the late 60s. In 1971, two programs were underway there: Practical Nursing and Orderly training. At that time, …

Pat Floyd: Early days of Liberal and Applied Arts at Camosun

Pat Floyd joined Camosun College in 1971 along with most other instructors from the Institute of Adult Studies (IAS). He’d been hired to teach Geography at IAS in 1968 while completing his Master’s Degree at UVic. When he joined the college, Pat was appointed Coordinator of Social Sciences. After the first year, Pat was encouraged to apply for the position …

John Meagher: An early leader in Camosun’s evolution

In 1971 John Meagher was teaching at a private college in Vancouver when he heard about a new college about to open in Victoria. He was excited by the idea of being part of what was then a very new public college system in B.C. He applied for a position teaching English at Camosun College and was delighted when he …

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.

Lansdowne life in the 70s

In 1971, the Lansdowne campus offered academic and career programs in business administration, secretarial sciences, medical lab technology, Native and commercial art, sciences, arts and humanities.