Wednesday, June 26, 2019


News Briefs: June 12, 2019 issue

June 12, 2019 by  
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Agreement calls for more student support at college Camosun College and BCGEU Local 701 recently ratified an agreement that includes a fund to support the development of online, blended, and distributed courses, along with student and instructor support initiatives that aim to improve learning outcomes. BCGEU Local 701 represents 164 vocational faculty members at Camosun. […]

Camosun College involved in microhousing project

June 12, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
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Camosun College—through its Camosun Innovates department—is teaming up with Clemson University in South Carolina and Anomura Housing Society in Victoria on a design for tiny homes that can be assembled with just a rubber mallet, a screwdriver, and steel twist ties. The design, called sim[PLY], was developed at Clemson University in the interest of synthesizing […]

News Briefs: May 15, 2019 issue

May 15, 2019 by  
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CCSS offering discount bus pass The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) is offering Camosun students a special deal on a four-month BC Transit bus pass. The optional non-academic bus pass allows students who were enrolled in the winter 2019 semester to purchase a pass lasting from May through August for $85. Students who are enrolled […]

Camosun College Student Society brings new and returning board members on in elections

May 14, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
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New and returning council members were elected onto the Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) board in its spring elections, held from April 8 to 10. The CCSS recently moved their election process to an online voting platform in order to make it easier for students to vote; this election received votes from 788 students out […]

News Briefs: April 3, 2019 issue

April 3, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Federal government reduces student-loan interest The federal government announced its Budget 2019 on Tuesday, March 19. Of particular note to post-secondary students is that Budget 2019 detailed a decrease in interest on federal student loans. Interest on these loans will now be limited to prime; it was previously anywhere from prime plus 2.5 percent to […]

Camosun College Student Society hopes for student participation in spring election

April 3, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
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The Camosun College Student Society (CCSS) is preparing for its annual spring election, which will be held from April 8 to April 10. Students will vote online for the executive constituency positions of the CCSS as well as any vacant campus director positions. Camosun College holds its electoral process simultaneously with the CCSS, so students […]

Camosun College involved in proposal to enhance transportation to rural Indigenous areas

March 20, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
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The South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP, formerly known as the South Island Prosperity Project) and Camosun College have partnered on a proposal that will focus on improving transportation to and from school for students living in rural Indigenous communities. The two organizations are finalists in the Smart Cities Challenge, a government-funded competition encouraging communities to […]

News Briefs: March 20, 2019 issue

March 20, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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Camosun Student Innovation Challenge wraps up On Wednesday, February 27, eight teams made up of Camosun students showcased their creative ideas in the Student Innovation Challenge. The winning team consisted of Alana Marks, Alec Page, Landon Lapensee, and Taylor Graves, who each took home $1,000 for their idea of a podcast about the Camosun Chargers. […]

News Briefs: March 6, 2019 issue

March 6, 2019 by Adam Marsh, student editor  
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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 […]

BC Government eliminates interest on provincial student loans

February 26, 2019 by Kate Wood, staff writer  
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The government of British Columbia announced in its 2019 budget presentation on Tuesday, February 19 that it is eliminating interest on provincial student loans, effective immediately. For a student with $28,000 in combined provincial and federal student loans, the decision is estimated to save $2,300 over a 10-year repayment period. This decision will not take […]

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