Camosun students occupy campus radio station to protest program suspension

April 12, 2012

Camosun College students have taken over Village 900 CKMO, the campus radio station, to protest the institution's decision to suspend its 2-year applied communication program as part of cost-cutting efforts to balance its budget. Camosun's VP of Education says the institution targeted areas that require updating and would affect the fewest students. He says the program had approximately 40 students and needed renewal. The suspension gives college officials a year to contemplate options such as introducing a digital media program. Camosun is also cutting its learning skills program, reducing English language development, and suspending network electronics. Victoria Times-Colonist