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News Briefs: October 5, 2016 issue

October 5, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor

Camosun receives $75,000 for partnership program

Camosun College has been working with the British Columbia Institute of Technology to develop a Marine Fitter program; both institutions recently received $75,000 from the BC government to support the program. According to a press release, the funding at Camosun will enable a Camosun instructor to deliver the program in Victoria.

Free telephones at Camosun

If you lose your phone but need to make a call while on campus, don’t worry: there are now free courtesy phones at both campuses. At Lansdowne, the phones are located in the main floor of Dawson, the second floor of the library, and the Fisher foyer. At Interurban, the phones are in the CBA atrium, Campus Centre, and the Jack White building. The Lansdowne library phone and the Interurban Campus Centre phone are fully functioning lines, while the other four can only dial out to college phone numbers.

This story originally appeared in our October 5, 2016 issue.

This story originally appeared in our October 5, 2016 issue.

Get involved in the college

If you want to oversee college affairs, now is the time; voting for spots on Education Council and the Board of Governors in the 2016 by-election takes place on October 25 and 26 at Landsdowne and Interurban. Act quick, as the nomination period will close on October 7.

Camosun gets new alumni director

Emmy Stuebing is Camosun’s new director for advancement and alumni. Stuebing is originally from Alberta and has over 20 years experience.

Camosun Chargers get national nod

Seven Camosun Chargers athletes received a Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association National Scholar Award for their academic performance during the 2015-2016 season; 856 student athletes from across Canada were awarded in total. See for more info.

Former Camosun carpentry chair passes away

Former Camosun chair of Carpentry Rick Glanville passed away on September 14 after battling cancer. As well as being chair, Glanville also served on the college’s board of governors during his 25-year career at Camosun.

Camosun to co-host physiology conference

Camosun College and the University of Victoria are co-hosting the 49th annual Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology conference, being held from October 12 to 15 at the Victoria Conference Centre. Head over to for more information.

UVic professor escorted off campus

On September 9, University of Victoria professor Jianping Pan was escorted off UVic campus by security after claiming he was unqualified to teach a course to his students. He has since been “relieved of his obligation to teach the course,” according to an article in the UVic student newspaper The Martlet.

Student clean-up gets Styrofoam off shelves

Save-on-Foods has removed all the Styrofoam coolers from their shelves across the province because of environmental impacts, and students helped make it happen. UBC Okanagan students retrieved pieces of Styrofoam from near Lake Okanagan and showed photos of what they found to the company; Save-on-Foods listened to their complaints about the problem and then decided to make the switch, according to a press release from World Oceans Day.

McDiploma questioned

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) has some serious questions about a recent deal between Colleges Ontario and McDonald’s. “This deal is based on a startling claim that the corporate training provided by McDonald’s is equivalent to the entire first year of a college diploma,” chair of OPSEU’s college academic divisional executive RM Kennedy said in a press release. “We’re just asking Colleges Ontario to show us how that assessment was made.” Colleges Ontario has not responded to OPSEU’s concerns.

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