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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
Heavy Mechanical Student Overcomes and Gives Back
As a residential school survivor, Selkirk College student Running Wolf has dealt with numerous challenges as a result of a difficult start in life. With wisdom gained and determination a constant source of energy, the recent Heavy Mechanical Foundation Program graduate is committed to making a difference.—June 20, 2017
JL Crowe Explores Engineering and Geoscience
High school students with an inkling towards engineering and science as careers had the chance to visit the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus to get an introduction to their future and check out the options for study close to home. A day of workshops and speakers helped the JL Crowe Secondary students in important upcoming decisions.—June 13, 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