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News Briefs: February 20, 2019 issue

February 20, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor

Camosun launches interactive education website 

On January 31, Camosun College announced it was launching a new interactive applied learning website; the site is an arm of the Applied Learning project, which is underway at the college. The site allows users to learn more about applied learning and to look at how faculty plan and implement their courses. Students can also see on the site where applied learning is available at the college. At Camosun, “applied learning” refers to cerebral, collaborative, hands-on learning that involves students and staff engaged with their learning environment. See camosun.ca for more details. 

New park and ride available to Camosun students 

A park and ride pilot program at Tillicum Mall is now available to Camosun students. Students can hitch a ride to class on the Camosun Express bus from the parking lot of the mall. First-come-first-serve parking is offered to Camosun students for free in designated spots. See camosun.ca for more details. 

This story originally appeared in our February 20, 2019 issue.

Parking-lot assistance available to students 

All students with a valid Camosun parking permit now have access on the college parking lots to tire-inflation and battery-boost services, as well as door-opening services, in the event that keys get locked in a vehicle. To access the services call All-Ways Towing at 250-381-0110. 

Camosun Chargers celebrate 25-year anniversary 

On February 15 and 16, the Camosun Chargers celebrated their 25-year anniversary as part of their last home games of the season. The team gave away free Chargers T-shirts and cheer towels, and a special reception at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence followed the games on both nights. See next issue for our feature story on the Camosun Chargers.

Winners of innovation challenge announced

The winners of the South Island Prosperity Project’s Future Innovator Challenge in the post-secondary category were recently announced. A group of University of Victoria students who developed LUG, a delivery app that allows users to crowdsource their deliveries, took home the prize. Camosun College participated in the challenge.

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