Monday, October 23, 2017

News Briefs: October 4, 2017 issue

October 4, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor and Greg Pratt, managing editor

Student society to hold vigil

The Camosun College Student Society will hold the Sisters in Spirit vigil commemorating missing and murdered indigenous women on Wednesday, October 4. The vigil will take place at 12 pm at Lansdowne in Na’Tsa’Maht and at 4 pm at Interurban beside the pole in the main courtyard.

Four Camosun student athletes receive national award

Camosun students recently took home four 2016-2017 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association National Scholar awards. Women’s basketball player Ali Wergeland and women’s volleyball players Stephanie Galizine, Morgan Monkman, and Michelle Zygmunt were the award recipients.

Chargers golf team starts season

The Camosun Chargers golf team placed third in the recent Pacific Western Athletic Association season opener at the Okanagan Golf and Country Club in Kelowna. The Chargers finished with a score of 598.

This story originally appeared in our October 4, 2017 issue.

Camosun board chair re-elected

Russ Lazaruk was re-elected as the Camosun College board of governors chair at a board meeting on September 18.

Camosun to host visiting artist

At 3:30 pm on Wednesday, October 11, Camosun’s Visual Arts department will host Jörn J. Burmester for their next Visiting Artist Lecture. The event, which is happening in collaboration with Open Space, will take place at Young 117 at the Lansdowne campus. Burmester is a performance artist and curator.

Harbour society helps marine-trade students

The Victoria Esquimalt Harbour Society is raising funds to start a financial-aid award for Camosun students. The society wants to raise $15,000 to create a fund through the Camosun College Foundation to help students in the marine trades. The award will be named after former Victoria harbour master David Featherby.

Automotive Service Technician program receives donation 

Camosun’s Automotive Service Technician program has received a donation from energy manufacturing company Honeywell. The donation consists of a turbocharger—often used in vehicle engines—and instructional tools for classes. The new equipment will be integrated into the curriculum; current Automotive Service Technician students will have access to them immediately.

Victoria installing second new bike lane 

On September 25, the City of Victoria started work on the second of five “all ages and abilities” bike lanes. The bike lane, located on Fort Street, is being built by Brunnell Construction, the same company that made the bike lanes on Pandora Avenue. The lane will be finished by spring 2018. There will be temporary bus stops installed at some places along Fort Street during construction.

Justice pricing backfires

The Blue Bridge Theatre Society recently cancelled a showing of the film Building the Room at the Roxy after public outcry over organizer Shiraz Higgins (who was going under the name Sid Mohammed, according to a press release from Blue Bridge) used what he referred to as “justice pricing” for the event. Under Higgins’ pricing, white cisgender males would have had to pay a higher price than other people to see the movie. The Blue Bridge Theatre Society said in the press release that “it cannot support what it sees as irresponsible actions on the part of” Higgins.

-adam marsh and greg pratt

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