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Where Inclusion Is Valued & Celebrated
On October 27th, a host of staff, students and the community turned out to celebrate the launch of a new book...”The Power Of Knowing Each Other” at the Pit on Castlegar campus.—November 14, 2011
Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship Winners From Selkirk
Congratulations to all the recipients of a 2011 Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship—November 14, 2011
Selkirk College Supports Local Kast Winner Micah May
Rob Macrae was contacted by local LV Rogers student Micah May for assistance on his science project for the West Kootenay & Boundary Regional Science Fair this Spring. Micah was one of three students from our region, who have earned the honor of an all-expenses paid trip to the national event in Charlottetown, PEI in May. —April 14, 2012
SROAM Avalanche Training In The News
Our SROAM students spent some time in the snow learning about avalanche awareness. More people traveling into the backcountry in search of great ski and snowboard conditions increases the odds of avalanches, says backcountry guide and avalanche awareness instructor Martin Keyserlingk.—January 18, 2012
A Rising Star In The BC Nursing World
Selkirk College nursing alumna, Krysta Hatlen has been chosen to receive a prestigious award in the nursing world, the Rising Star Award from the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC). Hatlen received over 10 letters of support from her colleagues in the fields of nursing, medicine and midwifery to back her nomination for the award.—February 2, 2012
KSA Opens Up Whole New Avenue For Selkirk Alumni
Barbara Boswell, KSA alumni, says learning to silk screen was key to her clothing line and store Lilikoi. “It just opened up a whole new avenue for me,” she said. “I realized I could have any print and it also differentiates our clothes from others because all of our prints are our own or have a look that you can tell is ours, which I like. It also makes it more interesting for me and more artistic.”—February 2, 2012
Selkirk Alumni Wins Creative Non-Fiction Top Prize
Selkirk Alumni Cricket Carrol, says that it wasn’t until she enrolled in an English class at Selkirk College that she discovered an interest in sharing her stories through writing. Cricket won the creative non-fiction top prize at this year’s Kootenay Literary Competition with “Keep Your Promises”. —January 31, 2012
Alumnus Alanna Tynan Is An Inspiration To Us All
Alanna Tynan is an alumni of Selkirk College, an Irving K. Barber Scholarship winner, an inspiration and a survivor, among many other accomplishments. Her story is one of tragedy turned into hope and action. This letter is written with th hope that Selkirk College will support her & this project by helping to spread the word to those who can help.—February 2, 2012
KSA Student Shares Her Passion For Natural Fibre
For second year fibre student at KSA, Teyana Neufeld, the message she tried to share was around natural fibres and the impact that synthetics can have on the environment. Combining a class assignment and her passion for natural materials, Neufeld created a plastic dress made of garbage bags and green bags from BC Wine Guys.—March 2, 2012
Sk8tefest A Hit!
On Feb 24th Nelson Rotary, Ripping Giraffe and Kootenay Quickshot teamed up with our RHOT program to raise funds for the Kootenay Lake Outdoor Skate Park Society. The event was designed to feel like the street. Selkirks RHOT program coordinated a multi-media event that truly brought from the streets to support the local community. —February 24, 2012
Economics Student Chipman Purdey Wins Video Contest
Chipman Purdey, one of Selkirk's economics students, was awarded 1st place in a video contest through the Fraser Institute taking home $2,500. The No Price Gouging for Katrina video was chosen above 50 other submissions from 83 post-secondary & high school students across North America. —April 10, 2012
Math Graduate Julie Nutini Wins Prestigious Award
One of UBC’s most accomplished mathematicians & Selkirk Alumnus, has won the prestigious 2012 Governor General’s Gold Academic Medal. Julie Nutini began at Selkirk College, before UBC Okanagan, where she completed her bachelor of science in math. She started out with her undergraduate degree from Selkirk College.—June 8, 2012
Resort and Hotel Management Students Volunteered
On Friday, January 25th, the Resort and Hotel Management students volunteered for the Winter Carnival in Rossland and the live Canada AM TV broadcast. We left the Tenth Street Campus via bus at the unruly hour of 1:00 am arriving in Rossland shortly after 2:00 am. This was an amazing opportunity for the RHM students at Selkirk.—January 25, 2013
Selkirk Saints take BCIHL Championship in Overtime
The Nelson Star's story and photo gallery captured the Selkirk College Saints celebrated win taking the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League title. The winning goal by forward Cody Fidgett was scored, unassisted, at 3:11 in overtime. The win came with new league records. Ultimately the boys were rewarded for their excellent efforts.—March 21, 2013