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Valedictorians Help Define Rural Post-Secondary
Selkirk College was established in 1966 to bring inspiring post-secondary opportunities to rural British Columbia, so it's fitting that the valedictorians for the 50th graduating class are both raised in the West Kootenay. The 50th graduation ceremony is set for this Friday at the Castlegar Campus.—April 24, 2017
Distinguished Alumnus Rises to Peak of the Ski Industry
Selkirk College will award ski industry veteran Steve Paccagnan at the upcoming Graduation 2017 ceremony at the Castlegar Campus with the Distinguished Alumnus honour to recognize his excellence in advancing outdoor recreation in Canada. The graduation ceremony will take place on April 28.—April 13, 2017
Saints Celebrate Season’s Achievements
The official end to the 2016-2017 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season for the Selkirk College Saints took place last week at the Castlegar Golf Club with the annual awards night that featured recognizing outstanding achievements by individual players. It was in academics that the awards were most impressive.—April 12, 2017
Commemorative 50th Anniversary Book Set for Release
It’s been five decades in the making and on the eve of our historic Grad 2017, Journeys Taken: Selkirk College - The First 50 Years will be available for sale. To mark 50 years of inspiring education in the region, the commemorative coffee table book traces the tremendous legacy that has been built by students, staff and community.—April 4, 2017
Pathways to Employment Explores Opportunities
Connecting individuals who are seeking new careers to the education and background then need to succeed, the Selkirk College Pathways to Employment in Trades & Industry Program brought together 16 students for a 19-week exploration of exciting opportunities. Four students share their story about the program.—April 3, 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
Improved Network Connectivity Coming Soon
The Selkirk College IT Team has been working hard over the last few months on a major capital project that will improve the connectivity of email and internet on all campuses. In order to take the next step, a system-wide network outage is required and will take place on the weekend of May 6-7.—March 28, 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
SROAMies Dive Into the Backcountry
In late-January, first-year SROAM students had the opportunity to visit Selkirk Snowcat Skiing to complete their Avalanche Skills Training Level 1 (AST I) course and capture an inside look at an operation that brings guests from across the planet for the ultimate wilderness ski experience.—February 20, 2017