Thursday, June 29, 2017

News

News Briefs: June 14, 2017 issue

June 14, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under June 14, 2017, News

Credit maximum to be implemented on course registration  As of September, Camosun students will not be able to register in more than 20 credits per term. This new rule comes as a result of a high number of students registering in courses they may or may not take; because of this, classes are often filled […]

New Camosun position aims to increase student support

June 14, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
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Lori Horne is the new student support manager for Camosun College. The position, which is part of the office of student experience, was created to assist students in learning about the college’s new Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy, as well as other support services available to Camosun students. Horne, who is a candidate for a […]

News Briefs: May 17, 2017 issue

May 17, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under May 17, 2017, News

CCSS gets over 3,000 students pledging to vote The Camosun College Student Society has collected over 3,000 pledges from students promising to vote in the May provincial elections. The CCSS worked with the British Columbia Federation of Students to try to get students to vote in the election. Camosun approves operating budget The Camosun College […]

Camosun leases off-campus building for trades training

May 17, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor   
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Camosun College has leased a new building for trades training, but it’s not at Interurban, and it’s not at Lansdowne. The Camosun Coastal Centre, which is located on Songhees Nation Territory near the Esquimalt Graving Dock, will provide a place for Camosun students enrolled in marine-related contract training courses to further their knowledge in a […]

Camosun College Student Society elections bring in record number of voters

May 17, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under May 17, 2017, News

The recent Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) election, which took place from April 3 to 5, had three times the number of student votes cast compared with previous years’ average turnouts. Out of 9,369 students currently registered at Camosun, 1,223 voted—a voter turnout much larger than the CCSS average of approximately 400. Rachael Grant has […]

Camosun College Student Society to hold student by-elections in April

March 29, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under March 29, 2017, News

Voter turnout is increasing in federal elections, and with the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) using online voting for the first time for their student elections—happening from April 3 to 5—the question of voter turnout is on people’s minds here at the college. CCSS external executive Rachael Grant feels that there are many reasons for […]

Student society “reasonably confident” Camosun took action over events detailed in accusatory letter

March 29, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 29, 2017, News

The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) feels that Camosun College has taken action after an anonymous letter was sent to the CCSS stating that a Camosun student allegedly threatened to use a gun to shoot women at the school in November of last year, but the college is not giving out any details. CCSS student […]

News Briefs: March 29, 2017 issue

March 29, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under March 29, 2017, News

Student society raising student voting awareness BC students have launched the Students Are Voting campaign in an attempt to get more students to commit to voting in the May provincial elections. The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) was campaigning to get signatures at the Lansdowne campus on March 15 and will continue gathering signatures until […]

News Briefs: March 15, 2017 issue

March 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Camosun instructor passes away  Laurie O’Dowd, who taught in Camosun’s English Language Development department for 22 years, has passed away. O’Dowd retired from Camosun in 2012; during her time at the college, she interviewed, assessed, and placed hundreds of students in the program. Camosun students feed those in need  Students in Camosun’s Hospitality Management training […]

Camosun College Student Society moves to electronic voting

March 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) is moving over to electronic voting in their upcoming student elections. Instead of voting in person, Camosun students will receive an email with a link to an electronic ballot, says CCSS executive director Michel Turcotte. “E-voting is an initiative that the student society has been trying to pursue for many […]

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