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News Briefs: November 15, 2017 issue

November 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor

New award in Camosun trades 

The founder of Kinetic Construction has a new Camosun College award named after him. The William Gyles Award in Civil Engineering Technology recognizes a Camosun student who has completed their first year and has aspirations of a career in construction. Kinetic Construction and the Camosun College Foundation created the award, to which Kinetic pledged $5,000 over five years. Gyles is also on the Camosun board of governors.

Camosun faculty member awarded

Camosun School of Access faculty member Richard Zajchowski has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Learning Specialists Association of Canada (LSAC) as a result of over 40 years of work in the post-secondary sector. The LSAC helps implement learning theory in higher education.

This story originally appeared in our November 15, 2017 issue.

Camosun students serve a hot meal to those in need

Camosun College Hospitality Management students recently served a three-course meal to the less fortunate at Our Place in Victoria. The menu included pork tenderloin, green beans, and squash. Over 600 meals were served.

Rental ideas

Post-secondary students can give their ideas about new funding to help with affordable renting through a contest being held by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Cooperation (CMHC). The winning submission will receive $10,000. The deadline is April 30, 2018; go to for guidelines and information on how to apply.

Get involved with new library

The City of Victoria’s Name That Library campaign allows citizens to say their piece on what the new James Bay branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library should be called. Voting can be conducted online at or by emailing with a short explanation of why you think the name suits the library.

Smart conference comes to town

The South Island Prosperity project (SIPP) will host the first of two Smart South Island Symposiums on Saturday, November 25 at the Victoria Conference Centre. The symposiums will give citizens the ability to address one challenge the south island region faces; the challenge can be anything from personal health to traffic issues—or, say, the housing crisis.

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