Moving Indigenization Forward at Selkirk College
Selkirk College’s new Manager of Indigenous Education & Engagement Dianne Biin has traveled the path of Indigenous education and Indigenization in public post-secondary for a long time, both as a student and an academic leader. The college is pleased to welcome her to the role.—November 25, 2020
Facilities Team Makes Safety Happen
Tasked with making campuses safe for adapted in-person learning, the Facilities Department has delivered through months of uncertainty and continues to lead the frontline effort to meet the challenges of the pandemic.The custodial and maintenance team has spent months transforming campuses and cultivating cleanliness.—November 19, 2020
Selkirk College Honours Excellence in Instruction
Remarkable educators are found in all programs where passion for teaching provides learners the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, skills and training for success. Each year, the Selkirk College Faculty Association takes a pause to recognize the individual efforts, inspiration and innovation at the annual SCOPE Awards.—November 19, 2020
Campaign Launched for Affordable Access
Supporting learners through challenging times and graduating an emerging workforce equipped with the educational foundation to assist in recovery is the focus of Selkirk College’s new annual giving campaign. The Forward Together Campaign is aimed at bolstering student supports and making post-secondary more accessible.—November 12, 2020
Enrolment Numbers Reflect Current Reality
The demand for accessible post-secondary education remains steady as Selkirk College continues to deliver programming through a hybrid delivery model that places emphasis on the health and safety of the campus community. Looking at current enrolment numbers and the semester ahead.—November 9, 2020
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
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
President Town Hall Meetings Scheduled
Under revised protocols, Selkirk College President Angus Graeme will partake in the annual town hall meetings with employees. These meetings are a fantastic opportunity to get an update on overall operations of the college, recent successes, current challenges and plans for the future. There will also be an chance to ask questions of the president.—October 22, 2020