News

Student Commons Building Breaks Ground
Students and staff at the Selkirk College Silver King Campus are preparing for a new learning era in Nelson courtesy of a major project that is refreshing the aging facility. One of the most visible elements of the renewal project has now started to take shape with the arrival of excavators. —August 15, 2017
Saints Release Season Schedule
Though summer is in full effect in the West Kootenay and ice is primarily something that is of most use for cold drinks, the Selkirk College Saints hockey team is starting to build excitement for the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.—August 10, 2017
Upgrading Courses Now Offered for Free
With the Provincial Government's announcement that tuition for Adult Basic Education courses will be free, there has never been a better time for students to pursue upgrading opportunities. The free tuition plan was unveiled by Premier John Horgan who said his government is making good on election promises.—August 9, 2017
Selkirk College Hosts Strategic Doing Training
Selkirk College is partnering with Purdue University’s Agile Strategy Lab to offer a three-day training course that helps people lead complex collaborations. This Strategic Doing 301 training has inspired hundreds of initiatives worldwide. Strategic Doing 301 takes place from September 25 to 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.—July 14, 2017
Selkirk College Officially Launches Project Aurora
To ensure that Selkirk College remains competitive in the marketplace while continuing to grow and evolve as an institution, Project Aurora (an acronym for A Unified Renewal of Related Application) was initiated to review and upgrade support systems and processes. Aurora will be implemented in stages with completion in the Fall of 2019—June 29, 2017
Disability Services is Now Accessibility Services
The Selkirk College team supporting students with disabilities has changed its name from Disabilities Services to Accessibility Services for Students with Disabilities in a move that reflects a societal shift happening Canada-wide.The new name, in fact, more clearly reflects what’s already taking place.—June 29, 2017
Valedictorian Awarded Funds for Grad School
Alumna Tanya Tran begins grad school at the University of Victoria (UVic) in September with more than $30,000 in fellowships and awards to help pursue her educational dream. Tran, the Selkirk College Graduation 2016 valedictorian, credits her experience at Selkirk College for helping her successfully into a Master’s program.—June 29, 2017
Education Assistant & Community Support Worker Program Embraces New Name
The Classroom and Community Support Worker program has changed its name to Education Assistant & Community Support Worker (EACSW) program. The change honours the industry name for the role – Education Assistant, rather than Classroom Support Worker.—June 28, 2017
Special Night for Inspiring and Dedicated Employees
The backbone of Selkirk College took centre stage at the end of May for the annual Employee Recognition & Retirement Dinner on the Castlegar Campus.The springtime tradition falls after classes let out, graduation is complete and the clamour in the campus hallways fades. It’s a time to honour all those who put students first.—June 26, 2017
UBC Okanagan Next Stop for Selkirk College Scholar
Getting the right start at Selkirk College is exactly what Haley Seven Deers accomplished over the last two years in the School of University Arts & Sciences where she arrived as a 16-year-old who was homeschooled. In September, the young scholar will move to Kelowna where she will attend UBC Okanagan to complete her degree.—June 12, 2017
Selkirk College Joins Kenya Consortium
Selkirk College is joining three other Canadian universities in an exciting project that places focus on building and strengthening the economy of Kenya. The federal government-funded program will provide expertise and allow for staff to gain valuable international experience over the next three years.—June 5, 2017
UAS Grad Lands $80,000 Scholarship from UBC
One of a select group offered a full-ride academic scholarship from the University of British Columbia, Stephanie Kirk credits the start she received at Selkirk College as the fuel she needed to reach an important post-secondary goal. She will head off to Vancouver this September with an $80,000 scholarship.—May 29, 2017
Journeys Taken Coffee Table Book Released
As the Selkirk College 50th Anniversary celebration year begins to wind down, a new book that chronicles the fascinating history of post-secondary education in rural British Columbia has been released and is now for sale. All proceeds will go towards future student bursaries and scholarships.—May 1, 2017
Health Care Assistant Program Coming to Trail
With a growing demand in the region for professionals to care for the elderly and persons with disabilities, the Provincial Government has provided special funding for a Health Care Assistant Program cohort that will begin training in September at the Selkirk College Trail Campus.—March 30, 2017
Rwanda Music Partnership Strengthened
The next chapter in the growing relationship between Selkirk College and Rwanda’s Nyundo School for Music has been written. In early-March, Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructor Gilles Parenteau traveled to the African nation to spend seven days in the classroom with Nyundo students.—March 27, 2017
Canada Savings Bonds to be Discontinued
The Government of Canada announced that it will discontinue the sale of Canada Savings Bonds and Canada Premium Bonds as of November 2017. Important information for staff currently enrolled in the program.—March 27, 2017