News

Carol Andrews Joins Columbia Basin Trust Board
A key partner in post-secondary in the region and a vital legacy that continues to build strong community, Columbia Basin Trust has added Selkirk College instructor Carol Andrews to its Board of Directors. The veteran instructor brings a wealth of knowledge in rural issues to the table. —June 12, 2018
Alumni Embark on International Internships
The importance and value of young Canadians placing a focus on global issues continues to be a priority for senior levels of government with the creation of international internships that provide essential work, develop new skills and result in vital knowledge.—June 11, 2018
A Celebration of Employee Dedication at Selkirk College
Selkirk College recently celebrated the milestones and achievements of the dedicated employees who enrich our place of work every day. Hosted by the Selkirk College Human Resources Department, this year’s annual dinner on May 24 at the Staff Lounge on the Castlegar Campus was one of the largest in recent memory.—June 5, 2018
Rural Pre-Medicine Program Reaches Major Milestone
Launched in 2014 as part of an effort to educate rural students in a manner that helps build a stronger health care system outside urban areas, the Selkirk College Rural Pre-Medicine Program has helped a pair of alumni reach their goal of entry into medical school at the University of British Columbia.—May 29, 2018
Leading the Charge for a Changing Forest Industry
The future of the forest industry in British Columbia is fast changing and with a $2 million grant from the federal government, Selkirk College will now take the lead in making sure that the region's sector remains competitive and becomes a leader in the years ahead. Partnerships are key moving forward.—May 29, 2018
Turning down the Heat on Sweater Day
This winter, the heat at the Castlegar, Silver King and Tenth Street campuses was turned down by two degrees to conserve energy and show Selkirk College’s commitment to lowering our carbon footprint. Students and staff were encouraged to wear a sweater to show their support for energy conservation.—May 10, 2018
Distinguished Educator Changes Lives in Upgrading
A Selkirk College tradition will continue at the Grad 2018 Ceremony when the Honourary Board Awards are handed out to three outstanding contributors to the success of post-secondary in the region. The recipient of the Distinguished Educator honour is retired ABE instructor Wendy Tagami.—April 24, 2018
Selkirk College Lands Tech Funding
Efforts to better prepare the West Kootenay and Boundary region for emerging opportunities in the tech sector has received a boost with Selkirk College’s plan to introduce two new programs that will provide learners with the education and skills required for future business and employment needs.—April 20, 2018
Travel Delays Between Nelson and Castlegar
Annual spring/summer highway maintenance has started and as usual this will cause delays between our campuses. The Shoreacres Bridge on Highway 3A just west of the Highway 6 turnoff will be undergoing deck resurfacing, joint replacements and modifications. This work will take place from April 10 until the end of June.—April 9, 2018
Future of Castlegar Campus Brighter
With an eye on safety and sustainability, outdoor lighting on the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus has been taken to a new level with the installation of more than 100 luminaries and a computerized system that provides a model for the future. The system is now complete and getting rave reviews.—March 8, 2018
Student Fights for International Justice in The Hague
After landing a dream internship in the Netherlands, Geographic Information Systems Program student Karen Godbout is now using her education and skills to help the fight against the worst international crimes and help bring justice to the victims.—March 6, 2018
Province’s Agenda for Child Care Welcomed
The Early Childhood Care & Education Program is a valued contributor to a sector which has recently received plenty of attention from government who are looking for solutions to a more accessible system that will benefit both families and those choose a career in this vital field.—March 1, 2018