News

Mir Centre Joins Solar Power Grid
As a sustainability leader in the region, Selkirk College continues to take steps to reduce its carbon footprint and provide meaningful projects that make both environmental and economic sense. The latest involves 46 solar panels adjacent to the Mir Centre for Peace that will produce more than enough energy to power the facility annually.—September 16, 2020
Acclaimed Canadian Craft Historian Leaves Legacy
She was one of Canada's foremost experts on the history of craft and now Creston-raised Dr. Sandra Alfoldy's dedication to enhancing creativity will continue in the West Kootenay with a new scholarship for students studying in Kootenay Studio Arts programs on the Victoria Street Campus in Nelson.—September 14, 2020
Mandatory Face Mask Policy Now in Place
Preparing for increased in-person activity on campuses and learning centres in the coming weeks, Selkirk College has adopted a mandatory face mask policy to help protect students, staff and the community from the COVID-19 virus.Non-medical face masks will be required in all indoor common areas where physical distancing is difficult.—August 20, 2020
New Board Chair Places Focus on Optimism
Vital to the delivery of post-secondary in the region, the Selkirk College Board of Governors provides important guidance through college and community leaders. Regional forest sector leader Scott Weatherford is the new chair of the board, taking on the role at critical juncture.—August 4, 2020
Selkirk College and the Cultures of Smoking
A new report released by the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research sheds some important light on how students at Selkirk College view smoking. The 24-page document is titled Smoking in the Post-Secondary Context: A Report for The Cultures of Smoking Project.—July 3, 2019