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News Briefs: November 30, 2016 issue

November 30, 2016 by Adam Marsh, student editor

Camosun partnering with Seaspan Shipyards 

Victoria’s Seaspan Shipyards recently donated a six-tonne ship’s bulkhead training module to the college. The donation will go toward Camosun’s new Coastal Skills Initiative, a new educational concept designed to draw upon coast-specific issues.

Camosun students given $110,000 in scholarships

The 2016 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships have been awarded to 22 Camosun College students. The scholarships go to students who demonstrate stellar academic achievement and community service; each student has been given $5,000; Camosun students made up 25 percent of this year’s scholarship recipients.

This story originally appeared in our November 30, 2016 issue.

This story originally appeared in our November 30, 2016 issue.

Camosun appoints new director of advancement and alumni 

Emmy Stuebing is the new director of advancement and alumni at Camosun College. Stuebing has 20 years of experience in fundraising at Fort Edmonton Park, the University of Alberta, and the Alberta Emerald Foundation.

Christmas hampers available at Camosun 

If extensive Christmas shopping has made paying bills even more daunting than usual, check out what the Camosun College Student Society is doing for students: they’re handing out Christmas hampers filled with food and other essentials after December 1. Email rantg@camosun.ca for more information on getting a hamper.

Camosun to host national volleyball tournament

Camosun College is hosting the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association women’s volleyball national championship from March 8 to 11, 2017 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence at Interurban. Want to help out? Camosun is looking for housekeeping volunteers during the tournament.

BC Legislature committee stands with students in Adult Basic Education funding 

The BC Legislature’s Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has endorsed student calls for affordable education and Adult Basic Education funding. British Columbia Federation of Students chairperson Simka Marshall said in a press release that students are hopeful that the government will follow through on their words. The bi-partisan committee’s report recommends making these programs tuition-free. Marshall says BC is trailing behind other provinces when it comes to accessible education.

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