Breaking Bread and Fuelling Learning
Sparked by input received in the annual Student Engagement Survey, students relayed that they would like a vibe that felt more like a café. The internal Facilities Team designed the new space and have completed significant work over the last few months.—November 24, 2023
Employee Communications Initiative Streamlines Engagement
A new employee communications initiative is focused on organizing and presenting college information, projects and events in a timely and meaningful way. —November 20, 2023
Secure and Accessible Printing with the Find Me Queue
The Find Me print queue makes it possible to hold a print job in the queue until you sign into a printer and release it, which allows for secure printing in shared spaces. —November 14, 2023
College’s Response to WeChat Concerns
Please be aware of the potential privacy risks associated with certain apps that collect and use your personal data. The recent scrutiny of the WeChat app is an important reminder of the need to be vigilant about the apps we use and the data we share.—November 2, 2023
Métis Awareness Month Book Club: Buffalo is the New Buffalo
You are invited to join a book club as part of Métis Awareness Month! We will be reading a book by Chelsea Vowel, who will join us for the culminating event. There are books available for staff. We will come together to talk about the book on November 23. —October 27, 2023
Employee Welcomes & Role Changes
A wonderful place to work, Selkirk College is rich with talented folks who are committed to providing remarkable post-secondary education for students at all campuses and learning centres. It takes an enthusiastic and masterful team to carry out the multitude of diverse tasks that lead to success for learners. Let's meet some of the team!—November 16, 2023
Castlegar Campus Connecting to City Waterline
A priority in the college’s Five-Year Capital Plan, construction activity on the project that will see the Castlegar Campus connected to the City of Castlegar water supply is underway at the south end of campus, and along the length of Frank Beinder Way to the water supply tie-in point at Heritage Way. —October 18, 2023
Celebrate Academic Integrity Week!
Academic Integrity Week is an opportunity to reflect on the six core values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage and their foundational role in an effective academic community. —October 12, 2023
Viewbook 2024 Showcases Selkirk College
A vital tool for recruitment, the Selkirk College Viewbook 2024 is now being widely distributed to entice future students to the West Kootenay and Boundary for their post-secondary education. —October 12, 2023
Education & Students Division Streamlines Meeting Processes
The goal of revisiting the Education & Student Division meeting structure is to ensure meeting topics focus on relevant content for the right audiences.—August 30, 2023
Selkirk College Moves to Microsoft Teams
Selkirk College's IT Services will provide early access to Microsoft Teams to all Selkirk College employees, effective August 1, 2023.—July 19, 2023
How To Prepare for Wildfire in College Region
Conditions in the Selkirk College region remain volatile with all communities within the Southeast Fire Centre at either high or extreme ratings. The most important action all students and staff can take at this moment is to be prepared. Take a moment to ensure you are equipped for an emergency situation.—August 21, 2023
Wildfire Smoke in College Region
On August 16, 2023 the Selkirk College region was blanketed with smoke from wildfires burning across the province. Winds moved the heavy haze into the area, where it has settled resulting in special air quality advisories from Environment Canada.Read the message from Vice President of Operations Kerry Clarke.—August 17, 2023
Staff Bios Provide Deeper Connection
Website bios are an important part of the college’s connection to current students, future students, colleagues, alumni and the community. Here are some tips and guidance to help you build these essential relationships by taking a few moments to tell us about yourself and your role at the college.—August 9, 2023
Convocation Moving to May in 2024
Continuing with ongoing efforts to make convocation special for our amazing grads, Selkirk College is trying something new for 2024.—July 5, 2023
College Thanks Outgoing Board of Governors Members
Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to outgoing Selkirk College Board of Governors external members Audrey Repin and Scott Weatherford! Having served-out their terms, these two committed community builders were honoured at the regular board meeting in June 2023.—July 5, 2023
Teaching and Learning in the Age of Generative AI
The college’s AI working group recently launched a survey among school chairs to explore the anticipated impacts of generative AI in the classroom, questions and opportunities for support. The results will help provide direction on this topic in the coming months.—June 29, 2023
Pilot Project Underway for Improved Tech Resources
Selkirk College is introducing two important tech upgrades that will help us chat, video call, share files, manage projects and improve file storage capabilities. These changes will help us work better, be more scalable, more reliable and remove our reliance on legacy technology. —June 28, 2023
Update on Space Utilization Study
In November 2022, the college launched a space utilization study across all campuses and learning centres. Initial data is showing some key trends and it is important to share with college employees how we can start to use the upcoming final report to create a better experience for learners in all of our programs.—June 23, 2023
Discovery Day Brings College Community Together
On a snowy mid-February day on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus, more than 120 Selkirk College staff took part in an enjoyable day of workshops, learning, bonding, chatting… and a delicious lunch! Check out some of the images captured from the day's action featuring your college buddies.—February 28, 2023
Cafeteria Menu Changes Reflect College Commitments
Selkirk College is proudly helping to reduce both environmental and social impacts of food production, grow agricultural businesses and local economy and contribute to greater food security for the region and province.—August 31, 2023
Join Your Colleagues to Sharpen Your Skills!
Enhance your ability to relate, collaborate and communicate across the workplace at two free online sessions offered by Homewood Health! —November 20, 2023