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Learning Fellows Go to Banff
Randall Cannon, Mac McHenry, Wendy Tagami, Franca Berdusco, Shannon Shah and Theresa Southam attended the 2012 Symposium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning November 8-10, 2012 in Banff, Alberta. This conference is sponsored by the Institute for Scholarship in Teaching and Learning (ISoTL). —January 25, 2013
New Equipment for Skills Training in West Kootenays
The government of B.C. is investing more than $787,000 in new skills training equipment at Selkirk College. The funding is part of a $17 million province-wide Skills and Training Plan investment to support public post-secondary institutions to upgrade equipment and put the latest tools in the hands of B.C. students. —January 23, 2013
AMEC Supports Selkirk College Students Annually
AMEC has been donating annually to Selkirk for 14 years now and are committed to providing support whenever possible. Eric MacFarlane, AMEC General manager, says, "We may be an International Corporation but we operate in the local environment too and have a responsibility to support the pillars of this community."—January 10, 2013
Announcing Appointment of New Members To Board of Governors
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Dooley, Danica Lee and Russell Stocks. Pat is a highly educated individual as a educational advisor, leadership coach and organizational facilitator. Pat is now retired as a Superintendent of Schools for School District #8 and she worked in a variety of educational leadership roles.—November 2, 2012
Hairdressing Students Need Your Pennies
Starting today you can help Selkirk Hairdressing students get to Vancouver by donating your pennies. Each year the Selkirk College Hairdressing program sends students to Vancouver to experience the Allied Beauty Hair Show and they need your help! The show is not only a learning tool for the students but also a competition.—November 2, 2012
Personalize Your Space
Help Selkirk College create a vibrant, inspirational and diverse campus culture by personalizing your space! Creating an interesting and unique setting for learning and working is integral for student recruitment and retention, not to mention fostering pride within both students and staff! Read the story below to learn how Paris Voykin created a vibrant space for students. —November 2, 2012
Todd Smee Film Festival: Selkirk College Alumnus Destined for Film
Todd Smee, who grew up in Castlegar, has been making films since he was a young kid, and has always had a passion for filmmaking. Selkirk College’s School of University Arts and Sciences is proud to host the first Todd Smee Film Festival. After high school graduation Todd received a full scholarship to the Gulf Islands Film and Video School.—October 29, 2012
Selkirk College Semi-finalists Announced for the 2012 KAST Spirit of Innovation Awards.
October 30, 2012: The West Kootenay-Boundary region is full of innovative entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations which have the passion to dream, the courage to pursue those dreams and the dogged determination and…
CSE Bursary Fundraising: Hand-knit Sweater For Little Girl
Adorable sweater for auction to raise money for CSE Bursary. Bidding is now open for the month of October and will run until Wednesday, October 31st. —October 3, 2012
New Employee Welcome
We have a tradition of coming together just before the beginning of each fall semester to welcome new Selkirk College employees. This year the event took place on August 30th in the Castlegar campus staff lounge and was emceed by Director of Human Resources, Gary Leier.—September 25, 2012
Dinner Explores E-advantages of Electric Cars
"Electric Cars: Delivering the Triple Bottom Line of Efficiency, Economy and Environment" dinner takes place in Nelson on Thurs Mar 28th. John Stonier of Signature Renewables Inc will share about his passion and how this intriguing new technology brings benefits ito consumers & communities.—March 18, 2013
New Spirituality and Aging Online Course Begins April 1st
Spirituality and Aging online course on the importance of how the two impact each other begins April 1. This Certificate in Gerontological Nursing credit course will be of interest to seniors, health care providers and students, and people interested in the topics. This course examines the importance of spirituality in aging, and its effects on health, wellness and achievement of meaning in life. —March 20, 2013
Celebration of Life Events in Memory of Kim Kratky
Long-time retired Castlegar campus English instructor Kim Kratky has passed away after a battle with cancer. Two Celebrations of LIfe for Kim are planned for March and April in Nelson. The next Celebration of Life is being held Saturday April 6 at a location to be determined.—March 20, 2013
IEP Students Partner With City For Community Plan
Selkirk Environmental Planning students invite you to the City of Castlegar Official Community Plan Open House event, Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm at the Castlegar Community Forum. Students will be showcasing and getting input on their Official Community Plan - Implementation Plans for Castlegar.—March 20, 2013
Number of Grade 12 Graduates & Completion Rates
Interested in understanding how many Grade 12 students are in our region? Check out a new report posted by Strategic Research. The recently posted Grade 12 Graduation Report takes an interesting year-over-year look at the numbers of students graduating over time and by school district. —March 27, 2013
Music Students Performing Showcases Until April 5th
Every year our students put on showcases of their work. Cooking, Resort & Hotel Management, Digital Media, Kootenay Studio Arts, Music and Woodworking student creativity is everywhere. The first week of April sees Music Student Showcases from Tuesday through Friday. Jazz, rock and electronic performances at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall promise to entertain. —April 2, 2013
Spaces Left for Vodcasting Workshop on April 17th
Selkirk College is running a workshop on Vodcasting – the practice of creating short learning segments on video - and has a few spots available on a first come, first subscribed basis. Take advantage of this unique learning opportunity to try out the newest teaching tool. Students and teachers alike are using these videos to get ahead.—April 3, 2013
Board of Governors Announces 2013 Awards
The Selkirk College Board of Governors approved the 2013 Distinguished Educator, Distinguished Alumnus, and Honorary Diploma awards at the their meeting on March 26th. Strong nominations were received in all three categories, making the final decision very challenging. The three recipients have been contacted.—April 3, 2013
Reserve Tickets Now for Selkirk Employee Recognition Dinner
The annual Selkirk College Employee Recognition Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 16th at the Castlegar Campus Faculty Lounge. The cocktail hour (cash bar) begins at 5:00 pm, followed by a buffet dinner at 6:00 pm. Tickets purchase deadline is May 1st.—April 4, 2013
Raffle Supports Nursing Students Going to Guatemala
The USCC (Union of Spiritual Communities of Christ Doukhobors) Cultural Interpretive Society is holding a raffle on Wednesday, April 17th to raise funds for students participating in the nursing practice experience to Guatemala. Prizes include a hand-crafted quilt made my two women from Castlegar. Tickets are $2 each.—April 5, 2013
Pennies for Nepal Campaign to End Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is a global crisis targeting vulnerable citizens. The Selkirik Pennies campaign for ABC Nepal, a non-profit human rights organisation with a special focus on ending the trafficking of women and children, has set up collection jars around the campuses. Funds raised will go to help ABC Nepal work towards their goals of preventing further tragedy. —April 5, 2013
Passing of Professional Aviation Faculty Member Ian Gordon
Retired Professional Aviation faculty Ian Gordon passed away last week. Ian taught in all aspects of the Professional Aviation program at Selkirk from 1990 until his retirement in 2003. President Angus Graeme said his thoughts go out to the Gordon family during this sad time. Service details will be posted when known.—April 8, 2013
Celebrate at University Arts & Sciences Awards Ceremony
‌E‌veryone is welcome to come and celebrate with the winning students at the University Arts & Sciences Awards ceremony at the Castlegar Campus Thursday. The event acknowledges students who have demonstrated academic excellence during the past year. —April 8, 2013
Selkirk Degree Completion Pathways to Australia
A representative from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia will be at the Castlegar Campus on Tuesday April 16 to provide information about degree completion options for Selkirk students. Selkirk has degree completion pathways for Bachelor's, Master's and Teacher Education with Griffith University. —April 8, 2013
Passing of Professional Aviation Faculty Member Ian Gordon
Retired Professional Aviation faculty Ian Gordon passed away last week. Ian taught in all aspects of the Professional Aviation program at Selkirk from 1990 until his retirement in 2003. President Angus Graeme said his thoughts go out to the Gordon family during this sad time. Service details will be posted when known.—April 8, 2013
Get Latest Student Transfer Project Reports
The Student Transitions Project (STP) is pleased to announce the release of two new publications based on fall 2012 data: STP Fast Facts - 14 key facts about high school-to-post-secondary transitions and educational attainment in BC. Their Student Transitions By Region looks at matrices for the province and each region, highlighting the number of BC grade 12 graduates.—April 10, 2013
Sign Up Now For Summer Golf Camps
Calling all beginner to advanced golfers interested in taking advantage of CPGA pro instructors' knowledge and skills at this summer's Golf Camps in Castlegar. Day and Residence camps run from July 15 - 19, and include on- and off-course skill development including virtual and video training.—April 10, 2013
Apply for Kootenay Savings Sponsorships for YES Camp
Say yes to sending your child to the YES Camp on Vancouver Island this summer, and apply for Kootenay Savings sponsorship. The YES Camp is a non-profit organization run in conjunction with the BC Co-operative Association and Rainbow Youth Excellence Society. For over 35 years, YES has been offering week-long leadership retreats at Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island. —April 10, 2013
Adult Basic Education Registration Open
Take advantage Selkirk's Summer School and College Success program, the only one on offer in the southern interior. Our Summer School starts May 6, with courses scheduled through August. It includes key courses, maths - trades and refresher, and college success training. —April 17, 2013
Giant Garage Sale at Silver King Campus ABE
The Transitional Training students at the Silver King Campus are hosting a giant garage sale of quality items, from furniture to sports equipment, on Saturday, May 4, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.—April 17, 2013
Video Teaching Tools Explored at Vodcasting Workshop
Vodcasting webinar participants started by exploring the concept of Flipped Learning - where video lessons precede classroom time, and, finished up planning topics for their teaching videos to be recorded at the next session Wednesday, April 24th. It will be a hands-on Vodcast creation experience – and is open to all. —April 18, 2013
SEG Students Head to Death Valley For Field Work
The SEG students' field experience includes tackling forest health issues by removing and piling dead trees affected by disease. Area users will be warned about noise and trails affected. SEG students will be in Death Valley for Campus field work experience from April 20-22.—April 18, 2013
Indigenization Workshop Agenda
This workshop will be relevant to anyone who works with or supports students at Selkirk College. The first day of the workshop will involve learning about national and provincial frameworks.—April 19, 2013
Winners of the Guatemala Nursing Experience Raffle Announced
Winners of the three prizes from the USCC raffle, to raise funds for nursing students going to Guatemala, received hand-crafted prizes. The selection included bedding, linens and jewelry. The first prize quilt was hand-crafted locally. —April 24, 2013
Surplus Goods for Sale on Castlegar Campus
You will find a list of surplus goods for sale at the Castlegar Campus near the Purchasing Department on an on-going basis while stock lasts. You will see some photos listed and the offer to purchase surplus goods pdf. —April 25, 2013
Hands-on Vodcasting Workshop Sets Projects in Motion
Eager participants gathered for the second Vodcasting – videos to aid learning – workshop full of creative ideas on how videos can help them and their learners. Instructors, teachers, trainers and staff teamed up to help each other get practical experience on making instructional videos – a first for many. —April 25, 2013
New Ways to Use Digital Technologies in the Field
This upcoming conference (New Ways to Use Digital Technologies in the Field) may be of interest to some faculty. The theme is using new digital technology (tablets, phones, other) in the field for ecological data collection. New technologies are changing the way that research on aquatic, terrestrial, and human ecology is carried out. —April 29, 2013
CEWT are planning a retirement party for Chris Faint
Please join us in celebrating Chris Faint's excellence in service of 28 years with Selkirk College and Community Education and Workplace (CEWT) staff are planning a surprise retirement at the Castlegar Campus, staff lounge on April 30, from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, come and extend your best wishes to Chris!—April 30, 2013
Regional Aboriginal Youth Conference
Selkirk College Aboriginal Services is excited to announce its first Regional Aboriginal Youth Conference Wednesday June 5 to Friday June 7, 2013 on the Castlegar Campus. Coordinators, Theresa Southam and Jessica Morin, invite staff to volunteer as part of the event, as hosts for workshops that will be held in several locations.—May 16, 2013
Fine Woodworking Year End Show
The show will include student projects made over the past year including unique and innovative examples of tables, cabinets and other woodworks. Students will be on-hand throughout the weekend to answer questions.—May 24, 2013
Mir Centre for Peace Summer Institute
This workshop follows a series of community peace cafes that were held in Nelson, Castlegar, Grand Forks and New Denver, facilitated by Dr. Roly Russell, founder of Grand Forks’ Sandhill Institute. This interactive workshop will critically examine how our conventional methods of measuring progress, and important decisions based on various methods.—May 28, 2013
Celebration of Bridget
A service for Bridget Corkery/Grace was held on Monday, May 27 at the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate. A reception followed at Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus, Mary Hall.—May 27, 2013
Selkirk College Semi-Finalists have announced for the 2012 KAST Spirit of Innovation Awards.
The West Kootenay-Boundary region is full of innovative entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations which have the passion to dream, the courage to pursue those dreams and the dogged determination and willingness to sacrifice what many would not to drive those dream into reality. There will be a list to follow.—August 23, 2013
Firewood For Sale From Forestry Class
Selkirk College's second year forestry class stands in front of some of the firewood they are selling to raise money for their March field trip in 2014. Interfor Forest Products donated a logging truck load of firewood to the Forestry class, which they are currently busy cutting, splitting and marketing. —September 24, 2013

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