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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 […]

News Briefs: March 1, 2017 issue

March 1, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Government decreases student-loan interest The provincial government has announced that through their Budget 2017 they will lower interest rates on student loans to be just the prime rate of interest; it currently ranges between prime plus 2.5 percent to prime plus 5 percent. BC currently charges the highest rates of interest on student loans of […]

Camosun College to host national volleyball championships

March 1, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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The Camosun Chargers are hosting the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national women’s volleyball championships at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) at Camosun’s Interurban campus from March 8 to 11. The Chargers also recently announced they would be hosting the national men’s volleyball championships at PISE from March 7 to 10, 2018. Camosun […]

Camosun gets feedback on new sexual violence policy

February 15, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
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Camosun College is moving ahead with its drafting of a new sexual violence and misconduct policy. As part of this process, Camosun recently had community feedback sessions, where students and others could make their voices heard. According to Camosun vice president of student experience Joan Yates, the first feedback session, held on January 24, went […]

News Briefs: February 15, 2017 issue

February 15, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under February 15, 2017, News

Camosun offers new live event program Camosun College is offering a new program, Live Event and Audio-Visual Technician, in September of this year. The course focuses on photography, video production, lighting, live and recorded sound, and camera and video production. The 10-course program is estimated to cost $14,450, which includes an off-campus internship. See camosun.ca […]

News Briefs: February 1, 2017 issue

February 1, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Camosun seeking feedback on policy  Camosun College is inviting students and faculty to provide feedback on the most recent draft of their Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy. The deadline for input is February 10. An online survey can be filled out at camosun.fluidsurveys.com/s/svmp2feedback. Camosun will be implementing this policy in May of this year as […]

Camosun to construct $48.5-million building at Interurban

February 1, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Camosun College is building a new Health and Science Centre at Interurban, thanks in large part to provincial and federal funding. The $48.5-million project is being funded with $12.5 million from the federal government and $31 million from the provincial government, with the college paying the rest. Camosun vice president of education John Boraas says […]

News Briefs: January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Camosun student reels in the fish Camosun Environmental Technology student Rebecca Golat recently received some legal tender from the Stewardship Community Bursary program, which is awarded every year by the Pacific Salmon Foundation. The program gives cash to students in programs that deal with aquatic stewardship or salmon conservation; the students need to have environmental-stewardship-related […]

Camosun ranks second in BCcampus Open Textbook review

January 18, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Camosun College recently placed second in BCcampus’ annual review of the Open Textbook Project. Camosun Plumbing and Pipe Trades instructor Rod Lidstone spearheaded the project at the college; he says students will continue to save money with open resources—such as free, online textbooks—in years to come. “I’m curious where we will come out this year. […]

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