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News Briefs: February 6, 2019 issue

February 6, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor

Camosun’s Irene Wallace awarded 

Camosun College Career Services employment facilitator Irene Wallace has been inducted into the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame for her athletic accomplishments in basketball, field hockey, and softball. She was also given an Outstanding Achievement Award by the Canadian Association of Career Educators and Employers for her work with Camosun; she was given both of these awards in late 2018. Wallace was formerly a Camosun Chargers women’s basketball head coach.

Camosun Registrar changing office hours

The in-person hours of Camosun’s Office of the Registrar changed on January 21. The new hours are Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4 pm. There will be extended hours during the start of the term and hours will be evaluated annually to meet any changing demands.

This story originally appeared in our February 6, 2019 issue.

Chargers men’s volleyball gearing up for shot at five-peat 

The four-time defending Pacific Western Athletic Association champions Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball team will again be going head-to-head with other collegiate teams for the title this year; games start on February 21 and run through February 23 in Cranbrook. See camosun.ca/sports/chargers for more details on all the Chargers teams.

Camosun Charger ranked top five

Third-year Camosun University Transfer student and Chargers men’s basketball player Matthew Gray is one of the leading basketball players in the Pacific Western Athletic Association. He has been ranked top five in the league for assists the majority of the season. Chargers games can be streamed from the Chargers webcast, available at sportscanada.tv/pacwest/camosun-chargers. 

Student award updated

The Lieutenant Governor’s Medal, which is awarded by the provincial government to students in a vocational career program less than two years long at a post-secondary institution, has been updated to include students who are in a diploma or degree program, are doing work in the fields of reconciliation, democracy, or inclusion, and who are involved in community service on or off campus. 

Ontario students concerned about government’s tuition decision

The Ontario Ford government announced on January 17 that students there will be paying 10 percent less tuition, and critics are concerned that the institutions will need to come up with a way to make up for that money, which could result in negative impacts for students. The government has announced that it will also be cutting free tuition to low-income families, as well as a four-percent cut in institutional funding. It also announced a reduction in grants, coupled with an increase in student loans that will no longer have a six-month repayment grace period. The progressive-conservative government is also allowing students to opt out of non-mandatory student fees, which has student groups concerned, as the institutions will be able to decide what is “mandatory” and what isn’t.

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