Camosun to upgrade heritage Young building

A nearly century-old building at Camosun College has been many things over the years: Victoria Normal School in 1915, a military hospital

A nearly century-old building at Camosun College has been many things over the years: Victoria Normal School in 1915, a military hospital during the Second World War and home to Victoria College until Camosun opened in 1970.

This year the Young building will be the focus of a renewal and restoration process, buoyed by the province’s $1.3-million capital funding investment in Camosun College, announced Aug. 24. About $700,000 will be used for campus upkeep.

Taxpayers are providing $52 million for Camosun’s operations for 2012-13 – including an allowance for general infrastructure maintenance.

“Camosun has two busy campuses which serve students in over 160 programs,” Kathryn Laurin, Camosun College president said in a statement. “We are pleased that government’s investment in capital ensures a vibrant learning environment that supports our learners.”

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