West Shore students may not have to commute to other parts of the region to take tests in the future. (Black Press file photo)

The idea of a Langford campus for Camosun College met with mixed reviews

Some West Shore residents offer alternative solutions

The idea of a Camosun College campus in Langford was met with mixed reviews this week from West Shore residents.

With roughly 3,200 residents commuting to Camosun for classes, Langford Mayor Stew Young noted building a location on the West Shore would help aleviate traffic problems and allow residents to attend classes in their community.

Geoff Wilmshurst, Camosun’s vice-president of partnerships, noted discussions with the City of Langford have been productive. “Langford’s definitely on their radar,” he told the Gazette. “Camosun has a good model and we want to enhance that.”

Related: Mayor Stew Young pushing for a Camosun campus in Langford

The push for more post secondary education options on the West Shore had some residents excited about the idea – and getting out of the Colwood Crawl.

But others were a little more skeptical and offered some alternatives.

The City of Langford is also talking with Royal Roads University in Colwood.


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