Landsdowne - Helmcken (RHE)

Landsdowne - Helmcken (RHE)
Landsdowne - Helmcken (RHE)

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Built in 1969, Helmcken is part of the Lansdowne residence complex. With 24 single rooms and 12 double rooms, Helmcken is home to 48 students each year.

John S. Helmcken (1825 - 1920) was a physician who arrived in Victoria in 1850 to work for the Hudson's Bay Company. He was elected to Vancouver Island's first Legislative Assembly in 1855, was later speaker of the colonial assembly and was one of the delegates who negotiated B.C.'s terms of union with the government of Canada.

The Lansdowne complex is named in honour of the Lansdowne campus where UVic’s predecessor, Victoria College, offered classes from 1946 to 1963. Today that campus is home to Camosun College. The Lansdowne residences consist of six four-storey buildings that house a total of 280 students in single and double rooms.


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