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Harmonize in Song with Selkirk Sings
This October, Selkirk Sings facilitated by Jane Green, welcomes everyone from Selkirk College and the community to bring their voice – even if it might be a little shy – and join in weekly singing gatherings on the Castlegar Campus starting October 9. It promises to be a lot of fun!—October 4, 2018
Selkirk College Honours SCOPE Award Winners
The Selkirk College Faculty Association Standing Committee on Professional Excellence (SCOPE) is pleased to honour Muditha Heenkenda, Doug Henderson and Allyson Perrot as recipients of its 2017/2018 awards. The winners will be celebrated at the annual SCOPE Award ceremony and reception held on Thursday, October 11.—October 1, 2018
President Information Meetings Set for October
On his annual autumn tour through the West Kootenay and Boundary, Selkirk College President Angus Graeme will stop by eight campuses and learning centres in October to provide employees information and talk about the progress on the strategic plan refresh. Please check out what date and time is relevant to your location.—September 18, 2018
Nursing Program Alumnae Get Back to Educational Roots
Three of the latest additions to the Nursing Program faculty arrive to the Castlegar Campus classrooms with a wealth of experience, deep roots in the region and an intimate knowledge of the benefits of a Selkirk College education. Get to know this trio of educators and the journey they have taken to return back to familiar surroundings.—September 17, 2018
Instructor Shares Research Progress on Cannabis Study
SEG instructor Tracey Harvey is currently undertaking work on her PhD that looks into the social and economic impact the legalization of recreational cannabis will have on rural BC. Earlier this summer Harvey asked Selkirk College staff to participate in her research in order to gather opinion and insight into this subject area.—September 10, 2018
New Employees Officially Welcomed
The traditional August welcome to Selkirk College was the focus on August 28 when the New Employee Orientation took over the Castlegar Campus. Aimed at individuals added to the team in the last 12 months, a total of 33 employees took in the day that included a morning of information from the Human Resources Department. —August 29, 2018
Alumna Aims Spotlight on Lifelong Learning
Sharon McNeill’s journey from the Adult Upgrading Program at the Nakusp Campus to UBC law school was made possible by determination and overcoming the challenges experienced in residential school. At the Graduation 2018 ceremony in April, McNeill was presented the honour of Distinguished Alumna for her inspiring journey.—August 8, 2018
Alumnus Secures Prestigious National Award
Selkirk College alumnus Michael Graeme is currently putting finishing touches on his University of Victoria degree and was recently announced as one of ten 3M National Student Fellowship Award winners. The award honours undergraduate students who have demonstrated qualities of outstanding leadership in academia and beyond.—July 16, 2018
Ireland Added to Study Abroad Options
Earlier this summer, Selkirk College and Ireland’s Institute of Technology Tralee inked a memorandum of understanding that will see the two schools build a partnership aimed at academic exchanges for students and faculty, articulation of like programs, degree completion opportunities, and other joint projects.—July 10, 2018
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
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