Summer Students Pitch In

Summer's here and hiring summer students is a highlight of the museum's annual activities. So far, the Courtenay and District Museum has hired two students for the summer of 2011.

Kevin Imrie, a recent graduate of the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton graduated in January 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in English and is interested in continuing post-graduate studies in education.

Jonathan Bond is a current English student at Carleton University in Ottawa. He recently returned to the Comox Valley from a year abroad in Tampere, Finland.

Both of their educational backgrounds are complementary to working at the Courtenay and District Museum as much of the CDM's work has to do with communication, writing and public presentations. As well, museum staff try to match students with work situations that will enhance their career goals.

Both Kevin and Jon grew up on the North Island. They're interested in all aspects of natural and social history, have previous museum experience and are excited to be working with the public.

The museum is also waiting to hear news about employing a student from the K'ómoks First Nation student programme as it has done for many years.

Appreciation is extended to the K'ómoks First Nation, the Canadian Museums Association and Service Canada for their support of these important summer positions over the years.