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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
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
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
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