Friday, February 23, 2018

News Briefs: February 7, 2018 issue

February 7, 2018 by Adam Marsh, student editor

Camosun offering Ireland field school

Camosun College’s English department is looking for students to sign up for its course on Irish literature that includes a journey to Ireland. Students taking English 163 will study at Camosun during May, then go to Ireland for the field school in May and June. The college says students should budget $4,000 for travel, tuition, food, accommodation, and activities, and says that scholarships are available. Students who have taken English 163 may be able to take this as English 290; the courses are transferrable. The application deadline is February 13; see or email for more information.

This story originally appeared in our February 7, 2018 issue.

Sustainable feedback

On Thursday, February 8, Camosun College is having what it’s calling a Sustainability Cafe event from 9 am to 12:45 pm in the Library Learning Centre room 151 at the Lansdowne campus. The open-house style event is open to students and staff and will give everyone involved a chance to provide feedback on the college’s sustainability initiatives. Warm drinks and snacks will be provided. See for more information on this and other ways to get involved with Camosun’s environmental policies and plans.

Camosun receiving tech funding 

Camosun College recently received $200,000 from the provincial government to assist with access to technology-related certificate programs. The college will be able to add 40 new student spaces in these programs by the 2019/2020 academic year.

New associate dean for the School of Arts and Science

Nasr Khalifa has taken on the role of associate dean in the School of Arts and Science at Camosun. Khalifa started at Camosun in 1992 in the Chemistry department but has worked in a number of areas, including applied research, health and wellness, review of college programs, and strategic planning. His position started on February 1.

Bubbles gets new turtle pal 

Camosun’s biology department has given Bubbles, the turtle who lives in the pond on the first floor of the Fisher building at Lansdowne, a new turtle friend, Cleo. Cleo was moved to Fisher just before Christmas.

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