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News Briefs: March 6, 2019 issue

March 6, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor

Chargers players, coach get PACWEST nods

Camosun Chargers players and one coach recently got recognition from the Pacific Western Athletic Association (PACWEST). Women’s volleyball coach Brent Hall has been named PACWEST’s women’s coach of the year, and Chargers women’s volleyball player Mika Yamada won the women’s rookie of the year award. Vitor Pereira and Eduardo Bida were voted to the men’s first all-star volleyball team, while Mychaela Roelants was voted to the women’s second all-star volleyball team. Carter Karpenko was voted to the men’s all-rookie volleyball team and Hannah May snagged a spot on the women’s all-rookie volleyball team. Over on the basketball courts, Tessa Lannon-Paakspuu was named defensive player of the year and voted onto the women’s first all-star team; Dallas Hancox was voted onto the men’s first all-star team. Women’s player Maddie Manns was voted onto the all-rookie basketball team.

Camosun business students offer tax-return help 

Camosun College Business students are volunteering to help other students complete their tax returns. The students are trained by the Canada Revenue Agency. The sessions will take place in room 276 of the Centre for Business and Access at the Interurban campus on March 11, 13, and 15. Space is limited; students can go to to register.

This story originally appeared in our March 6, 2016 issue.

Board of governors approves new college policy 

On February 4, the Camosun College board of governors approved a new Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion policy that aims to make the college a welcoming place for staff, faculty, and students. Students can go to the policies section of the Camosun website to see it in full.

Overdose prevention training available at Camosun

On Wednesday, March 6 from 5 pm until 6 pm, Camosun students can go to room 124 in the Liz Ashton Campus Centre at Interurban to learn how to administer Naloxone, a drug used to stop the effects of opioids, usually when an overdose occurs. The session was held at Lansdowne on Tuesday, February 26. 

Ryerson Students’ Union impeaches president 

On Monday, February 11, the Ryerson Students’ Union board voted to remove president Ram Ganesh while it awaits the results of a forensic audit detailing nearly $700,000 in spending. Some of the largest purchases included $1,375.21 at an army surplus and sporting goods store, $2,507.18 at a Cineplex Rec Room, and $2,280.89 at Toronto nightclub EFS. The board also suspended the union’s vice-president of operations Savreen Gosal. Maklane deWever was elected as Ganesh’s replacement. Ryerson University is located in Toronto.

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