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January 4, 2017

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Camosun students use online media to facilitate social discussion

January 4, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Campus

Camosun Sociology students Orieanna Hartley, Adam Jenkins, and Linda Derkacz united in November to embark on a project they had been inspired to take on right here in the classrooms of the college. Struck by the degree to which they felt that certain societal issues went insufficiently examined, the young academics decided to create an […]

Camosun places on North American post-secondary sustainability charts

January 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, News

Camosun College recently placed 10th in the Associate’s Colleges category in the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)’s 2016 Sustainable Campus Index. The college uses AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). In January of 2016 Camosun College got a STARS silver rating for its sustainability achievements. Camosun College acting […]

Dearest Reader: A proposal: Camosun College needs a dress code

January 4, 2017 by Aaron Stefik, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Columns

Dearest Reader, Doubtless it is of great concern to you, as it is to myself, that Camosun College finds itself making a foray into another semester while sorely lacking any form of dress code, insofar as such a thing might be both mandated and practiced in a unilateral fashion. Your relief will then be palpable […]

Open Space: Camosun board needs to explain why they terminated president’s contract

January 4, 2017 by Mason Hendricks, web editor  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Views

A public post-secondary institution needs to operate with transparency and responsibility to the public. When former Camosun College president Kathryn Laurin had her contract with the college terminated in 2014, the reasons were never made public by the college’s board of governors. As per the terms of her contract, she continued to receive a severance […]

News Briefs: January 4, 2017 issue

January 4, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under January 4, 2017, News

Former UVic professor pleads guilty to smuggling steroids Former University of Victoria computer science professor Gautam Srivastava has pleaded guilty to illegal-steroids smuggling. But a judge stayed the case—meaning Srivastava will not be charged, or have a criminal record—because, he said, the case had gone on longer than necessary. Srivastava is currently a faculty member […]

Know Your Profs: Camosun’s Brian Young wants the college to help students try something new

January 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Campus

Know Your Profs is an ongoing series of profiles on the instructors at Camosun College. Every issue we ask a different instructor at Camosun the same 10 questions in an attempt to get to know them a little better. If you have an instructor you’d like to see interviewed in the paper, but perhaps you’re […]

What’s Going On: January 4 to 17, 2017

January 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Arts

Until Sunday, January 22 Going from door to door A story about three generations of women, From Door to Door is a comedy being held at Congregation Emanu-El synagogue. Focusing on the loss of a mother’s husband, the play expands on the roles of a grandmother, mother, and daughter and how each one affects the […]

New book highlights Canadian radio broadcaster Red Robinson’s celebrity life

January 4, 2017 by Jennifer Wyatt, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Arts

I had no idea what I was about to get into when I started reading Red Robinson: The Last Deejay. I had never heard of Robinson, and I didn’t know that Canadian radio had such a fabulous past; all this, and I was raised in the very same city that Robinson made famous. The book […]

Camosun student writes contest-winning essay inspired by past

January 4, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
Filed under January 4, 2017, Campus

He’s a Camosun student now, but eight years ago, at the age of 25, Justin Scott wasn’t, and he was sick and tired of being sick and tired. Suffering from an addiction to methamphetamine and going through spiritual despair, Scott says he decided to go to his parents and isolate himself from his fellow drug […]

Snowed In Comedy Tour returns to Victoria for more laughs

January 4, 2017 by Adam Boyle, contributing writer  
Filed under January 4, 2017, Arts

Things often look bleak during Victoria’s rainy and cold winter months. Wintertime sadness, illness, and general hatred of our city’s weather all set in and people start to ask themselves, “Why must we live in such gloominess?” Well, Victorians can stop asking themselves that now, because the annual Snowed In Comedy Tour is returning to […]

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