Thursday, August 24, 2017

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News Briefs: August 16, 2017 issue

August 16, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under August 16, 2017, News

Camosun Chargers holding tryouts The Camosun Chargers are holding tryouts for all their teams—men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, and golf—from September 3 to 7. Times for tryouts vary depending on the sport; there is an $80 fee. Students need to register for the golf qualifier tournament—held at Highland Pacific Golf Course on […]

Camosun College institutes new 20-credit registration limit

July 11, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under July 12, 2017, News

As of September of this year, Camosun College will be implementing a 20-credit registration limit. This will prevent students from registering in extra classes as a safeguard, a practice that the college says is making other students unable to get into the classes they want. Camosun registrar Scott Harris adds that this limit is coming […]

News Briefs: July 12, 2017 issue

July 11, 2017 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
Filed under July 12, 2017, News

Camosun alumnus new Chargers coach Former Camosun Chargers men’s volleyball player Brent Hall is the new Chargers women’s volleyball head coach. Hall—who graduated from Camosun with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic and Exercise Therapy—played for the Chargers when they won consecutive British Columbia Colleges Athletics Association provincial gold medals in 2009 and 2010. Hall replaces […]

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   
Filed under June 14, 2017, News

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 […]

Construction underway on health building amidst schedule, parking concerns

June 14, 2017 by Adam Boyle, staff writer  
Filed under June 14, 2017, News

Camosun College has begun construction on its new health and sciences building, tentatively named the Centre for Health and Wellness, located at the Interurban campus. Construction of the building is being funded by the federal government, the provincial government, and Camosun. The provincial government is paying $31 million, the college is paying $5 million, and […]

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   
Filed under May 17, 2017, News

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 […]

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