News

New Policy: Public Interest Disclosure
The Province of British Columbia has recently expanded the scope of the Public Interest Disclosure Act (PIDA), which protects public sector employees when bringing forward concerns about serious wrongdoing.—April 15, 2024
Focusing on Wellness
Learn how to access Homewood Health and explore the suite of available supports, including confidential counselling and coaching on a wide variety of topics. —February 12, 2024
Meet the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Committee
The committee provides the Selkirk College Leadership Team with advice, recommendations and influence to enhance EDI initiatives, activities and policies as per the EDI Action Plan. —March 18, 2024
Update on Inclusive Hiring Practices
Last year, the college released its Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan. Around the same time, the college signed on to the 50-30 Challenge, a government initiative that challenges organizations to increase diversity and inclusion within their workplaces and highlights the benefits that brings. —March 18, 2024
Work Study Applications are Open!
Applications are open to apply for a Work Study student position for the next fiscal year: spring 2024, fall 2024 and winter 2025.—March 15, 2024
Welcome to the Wellness Room
If you spend time on the Castlegar Campus, you may have noticed the “Wellness Room.” This room, located at O-120, features calming decor, natural lighting and the coveted Selkirk College massage chair (and instructions for use). —March 11, 2024
Bridging the Gap to Doctor Access
While living, working and playing in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions is wonderful, in recent years, it has become difficult to secure a family doctor. The HR Benefits team raised this challenge with Manulife, who highlighted a couple of suggestions.—March 6, 2024
Portfolio Change Sees Recruitment Moving to the Registrar’s Office
Starting January 1, 2025, Student Recruitment will be moving to the Registrar’s Office from the current placement within the Communications & Public Engagement Department.—March 5, 2024
Do You Have a Lenovo Tiny-in-One Unit?
As their operational life of these units is reaching its limit, we are seeking the cooperation of all to facilitate a seamless return or transition. These units will experience service disruptions or failure after May. —March 4, 2024
Reflecting on the Silver King Campus Incident
Director, Facilities & Business Services, Donna Drover reflects on the recent incident at the Silver King Campus and how employees, students and community partners came together in a time of crisis.—February 27, 2024
Update on Project Aurora and the Student Information System
Get some background on Project Aurora and the Student Information System, an update on Thesis and submit your questions to an FAQ.—February 26, 2024
Preparing for Data Migration
As part of our ongoing commitment to modernize technology resources, Information Technology Services (ITS) is actively engaged in the process of migrating from our legacy infrastructure, which is approaching retirement. Currently, we are in the initial planning stages of transferring data from our existing OES shares, such as the S Drive, to Microsoft shares.—February 26, 2024
Strategic Plan Development: Employee Consultation
The current strategic plan is winding down. Find out how to get involved in the development of the new strategic plan!—February 26, 2024
Updating to the Latest Version of Windows
Microsoft has released the latest version of its operating system, Windows 11, and it’s important to make sure that all the software you are currently using is compatible with this updated product.—February 20, 2024
T4 Updates
Get important information about your 2023 tax slips (T4) and reminders for the 2024 tax year.—February 13, 2024
Call for Nominations: Board of Governors Awards
Nominations for the Board of Governors awards are open for 2024! Fill out a nomination form and submit it by Monday, March 11, 2024.—February 2, 2024
Developing a New Strategic Plan
The current strategic plan, Building Remarkable Futures 2019–2024, is winding down, and it’s time to embark on our next planning process. —January 30, 2024
Castlegar Campus Connecting to City Waterline
A priority in the college’s Five-Year Capital Plan, construction activity on the project that will see the Castlegar Campus connected to the City of Castlegar water supply is underway at the south end of campus, and along the length of Frank Beinder Way to the water supply tie-in point at Heritage Way. —January 26, 2024
College Response to International Student Cap Announcement
On January 22, the Government of Canada announced a national cap on international student study permit applications for the next two years.—January 23, 2024
Cultivating Shared Spaces
Following the Organizational Climate Survey in February 2023, initiatives to support employees in building stronger relationships with colleagues within and across teams are being developed.—January 22, 2024
College Devices and a Commitment to Security
Managing devices allows us to ensure that every device connected to our network or used by our staff and students meets the necessary security standards, mitigating potential risks associated with unmanaged devices.—January 22, 2024
Making the Most of Space
Following our recent update on how the college can explore space utilization opportunities to better serve the college community, it’s time to start exploring what concrete actions we can take to achieve the college’s long-term strategic goals.—January 16, 2024
Payroll Updates for 2024
The new year brings important changes around taxes, including changes around CPP contribution rates for 2024 and a few action items you may need to take for your tax withholdings. —January 8, 2024
Space Utilization Helps Spur Future Success
Striving for the most effective use of space at Selkirk College that helps enable student and employee success is a continuous process. A priority in the college’s Strategic Plan 2019-2024, the modernization of facilities, technology and operations is a focus that requires support from the entire college community. —December 12, 2023
Breaking Bread and Fuelling Learning
Sparked by input received in the annual Student Engagement Survey, students relayed that they would like a vibe that felt more like a café. The internal Facilities Team designed the new space and have completed significant work over the last few months.—November 24, 2023
Employee Communications Initiative Streamlines Engagement
A new employee communications initiative is focused on organizing and presenting college information, projects and events in a timely and meaningful way. —November 20, 2023
Secure and Accessible Printing with the Find Me Queue
The Find Me print queue makes it possible to hold a print job in the queue until you sign into a printer and release it, which allows for secure printing in shared spaces. —November 14, 2023
College’s Response to WeChat Concerns
Please be aware of the potential privacy risks associated with certain apps that collect and use your personal data. The recent scrutiny of the WeChat app is an important reminder of the need to be vigilant about the apps we use and the data we share.—November 2, 2023
Métis Awareness Month Book Club: Buffalo is the New Buffalo
You are invited to join a book club as part of Métis Awareness Month! We will be reading a book by Chelsea Vowel, who will join us for the culminating event. There are books available for staff. We will come together to talk about the book on November 23. —October 27, 2023
Employee Welcomes & Role Changes
A wonderful place to work, Selkirk College is rich with talented folks who are committed to providing remarkable post-secondary education for students at all campuses and learning centres. It takes an enthusiastic and masterful team to carry out the multitude of diverse tasks that lead to success for learners. Let's meet some of the team!—January 1, 2024
Celebrate Academic Integrity Week!
Academic Integrity Week is an opportunity to reflect on the six core values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage and their foundational role in an effective academic community. —October 12, 2023
Viewbook 2024 Showcases Selkirk College
A vital tool for recruitment, the Selkirk College Viewbook 2024 is now being widely distributed to entice future students to the West Kootenay and Boundary for their post-secondary education. —October 12, 2023
Education & Students Division Streamlines Meeting Processes
The goal of revisiting the Education & Student Division meeting structure is to ensure meeting topics focus on relevant content for the right audiences.—August 30, 2023
Selkirk College Moves to Microsoft Teams
Selkirk College's IT Services will provide early access to Microsoft Teams to all Selkirk College employees, effective August 1, 2023.—July 19, 2023
How To Prepare for Wildfire in College Region
Conditions in the Selkirk College region remain volatile with all communities within the Southeast Fire Centre at either high or extreme ratings. The most important action all students and staff can take at this moment is to be prepared. Take a moment to ensure you are equipped for an emergency situation.—August 21, 2023
Wildfire Smoke in College Region
On August 16, 2023 the Selkirk College region was blanketed with smoke from wildfires burning across the province. Winds moved the heavy haze into the area, where it has settled resulting in special air quality advisories from Environment Canada.Read the message from Vice President of Operations Kerry Clarke.—August 17, 2023
Staff Bios Provide Deeper Connection
Website bios are an important part of the college’s connection to current students, future students, colleagues, alumni and the community. Here are some tips and guidance to help you build these essential relationships by taking a few moments to tell us about yourself and your role at the college.—August 9, 2023
Convocation Moving to May in 2024
Continuing with ongoing efforts to make convocation special for our amazing grads, Selkirk College is trying something new for 2024.—July 5, 2023
College Thanks Outgoing Board of Governors Members
Heartfelt thanks and appreciation to outgoing Selkirk College Board of Governors external members Audrey Repin and Scott Weatherford! Having served-out their terms, these two committed community builders were honoured at the regular board meeting in June 2023.—July 5, 2023
Pilot Project Underway for Improved Tech Resources
Selkirk College is introducing two important tech upgrades that will help us chat, video call, share files, manage projects and improve file storage capabilities. These changes will help us work better, be more scalable, more reliable and remove our reliance on legacy technology. —June 28, 2023
Update on Space Utilization Study
In November 2022, the college launched a space utilization study across all campuses and learning centres. Initial data is showing some key trends and it is important to share with college employees how we can start to use the upcoming final report to create a better experience for learners in all of our programs.—June 23, 2023
Cafeteria Menu Changes Reflect College Commitments
Selkirk College is proudly helping to reduce both environmental and social impacts of food production, grow agricultural businesses and local economy and contribute to greater food security for the region and province.—August 31, 2023
Join Your Colleagues to Sharpen Your Skills!
Enhance your ability to relate, collaborate and communicate across the workplace at two free online sessions offered by Homewood Health! —November 20, 2023
A Fresh Approach to Employee Events
Following the Organizational Climate Survey in February 2023, the HR Team has set out to renew employee events, basing our approach on feedback from that survey and recent events. —December 14, 2023
Security Hours at Castlegar Campus Shifting to Align with Need
In the new year, the security hours at the Castlegar Campus will shift to better align with identified needs and to prepare for an influx of new students living on campus when the new student housing building is complete.—December 18, 2023