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Donate Your Aeroplan Miles To Support Gala 2012
You can support our students education by donating Aeroplan miles. Selkirk College Gala 2012 coordinators are currently accepting Aeroplan miles as donations towards the live auction portion of the Gala. —September 14, 2012
Support The Forestry Students Forestry Sale
Kalesnikoff Lumber has generously donated a truck load of Larch, Douglas fir, and Pine and the Forestry students are busy converting the logs to firewood. All proceeds from the sales will go towards their annual Coast Field trip in March 2013.—September 21, 2012
Selkirk College and NVIT sign an MOU
On Monday, August 7th, Ken Tourand, the President of Nicola Valley Institute in Merrit and Vancouver, joined our President, Angus Graeme, in the Castlegar campus Aboriginal Gathering Place for the ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between our institutions which will benefit students in both colleges, particularly our Aboriginal learners.—August 13, 2012
New Employee Welcome on August 30, 2012
The college is looking forward to another successful year as a positive and progressive leader within the community. To welcome you to our Selkirk team, we have arranged a college wide morning event where you will be introduced to your colleagues and employees of Selkirk College. This is a casual gathering and an annual event many look forward to. A lunch time BBQ will be available, so please plan to stay for the BBQ. It will be held on August 30th in Castlegar in the staff lounge.—August 1, 2012
RDI Website Launched
The Columbia Basin Boundary region will soon have better access to data on their area as a result of the launch of the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI)’s website www.cbrdi.ca. A collaboration of Selkirk College and Columbia Basin Trust, the RDI was formed with the goal of supporting informed planning and decision-making through the provision of region-specific information and applied research.—July 13, 2012
Composting and Candy Making: Facts and Fairy Tales
Canadians generate 380 kg of solid waste per person per year which creates a small mountain of garbage annually when multiplied by over thirty-four million Canadians. Understanding the composition of solid waste opens doors to its sustainable management.—July 10, 2012
CBAL Awards goes to Selkirk College
Selkirk College has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Partner in Learning Award for Greater Trail. This award is to honour a community partner who has demonstrated a continued commitment to Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) initiatives in Greater Trail. —June 30, 2012
SGRC Awarded NSERC ARD Grant for Environmental Change Analysis GeoPortal
The Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC) in partnership with AKS Geoscience Inc. of Calgary has been awarded a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Applied Research and Development (ARD) grant of $25,000.—June 29, 2012
Selkirk College Celebrates Teck Metals Ltd.
Carol Vanelli Worosz, Communications Manager for Teck Metals Ltd., in Trail, accepted a hand crafted metal art sculpture commissioned from B.C. Aboriginal artist, Clint George, in recognition of Teck’s $50,000.00 donation in support of the completion of the Aboriginal Gathering Place.—June 11, 2012
Strategic Plan Internal Consultants Update
The consultation phase of the strategic planning process is almost complete. Staff, students and community members have provided thousands of ideas, thoughts and inspirations! The Strategic Planning Steering Committee is now moving into the “theming” process. The work of the committee over the next few weeks is to rebuild our vision, mission, values and strategic directions based on this incredible feedback. —June 8, 2012
2012 Employees and Retirees Recognized by College
The annual Selkirk College Employee Recognition Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 7th at the Faculty Lounge at the Castlegar Campus. The cocktail hour (cash bar) begins at 5 pm followed by a buffet dinner at 6 pm. Dinner reservations are available at $25 for those of you interested in attending and celebrating the achievements of your friends and co-workers. —June 7, 2012
News Release - Summa Publishing
to | Nelson
Immediate Release: Book and News Editors, World Population may Hit 15+ Billion by 2100. Projections from the United Nations suggest that the global population may hit 10 billion by 2050 and 15 billion by the year 2100. Read on…

Mini-University at Regional College
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On May 29th, UAS held its second annual Mini-University for over 95 students in grades 2 and 3 from Brent Kennedy Elementary and Castlegar Primary Schools. Students enjoyed a fun day, learning about literature, history, French, math, creative writing, geography, peace studies, first nation studies, beekeeping and chemistry. Read on…

Mini-University at Regional College
to | Castlegar
On May 29th, UAS held its second annual Mini-University for over 95 students in grades 2 and 3 from Brent Kennedy Elementary and Castlegar Primary Schools. Students enjoyed a fun day, learning about literature, history, French, math, creative writing, geography, peace studies, first nation studies, beekeeping and chemistry. Read on…

Our Aboriginal Gathering Place Officially Opens Its Doors
Please join in the May 24th reception and open house. Refreshments and appetizers are being served, so please RSVP to the Development Department by May 14th to 250.365.1360 or events@selkirk.ca. If you are unable to join us on for this opening, there will be an open house from noon till 6:00 p.m. on May 31st and June 1st. —May 7, 2012
Get Ready for International Offerings at the 2012 Gala: College Without Borders.
This year the Gala Auction will be hosted by Selkirk International. Their team is excited to be volunteering to host the silent auction and raise money for their school. Their plans to collect items from countries their staff travel to on recruitment trips is a stellar way to share their experiences with the college and our supporters.—May 7, 2012
Annual Employee Recognition Dinner
The annual Selkirk College Employee Recognition Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 7th at the Faculty Lounge at the Castlegar Campus. The cocktail hour (cash bar) begins at 5 pm followed by a buffet dinner at 6 pm. Dinner reservations are available at $25 for those of you interested in attending and celebrating the achievements of your friends and co-workers. —May 4, 2012
Creative Writing 101
Creative Writing 101 this spring will be offered on the Tenth Street campus this spring semester in P307 on Thursday evenings from 6-9 pm and taught by Adrian Barnes. It is a "hybrid" course in that there are three hours of face-to-face classroom instruction plus online work. —April 19, 2012
Budget Update From President
In the past month we have been working to clarify and quantify budget decisions described in my March 5th email, in particular those decisions that directly affect employees and our obligations to respect due process under employment contracts and collective agreements. At their meeting on March 26th, the Board of Governors received information about the college’s decisions going forward to balance the 2012-2013 budget. —April 13, 2012
Friday Afternoon Film Company Releases Another Hit
The highly coveted "Friday Afternoon Film Company" has been busy back in the studio. Enjoy one of the last of the flicks from exploring the magic behind those colourful Tea For Two (T42) kits you see around campus. Check out your hallway invitation, discover a potential surprise and have the conversation to make your voice heard to help shape the future of Selkirk.—April 10, 2012
Student Consultations Making A Difference
The strategic planning Consulting Team has started visiting classroom's to give students a chance to participate in the consultation phase of our strategic planning process. Students focused on three questions that will help develop the vision, mission, values and goals for Selkirk.—April 10, 2012
Volunteers For World Harmony Run
Volunteers are needed to help man a reception table to welcome 12 runners passing through Castlegar as part of a cross Canada tour that would like to connect with the Mir Centre. Help pass out some Gator Aid and oranges in support of this great cause. We need your help. —April 4, 2012
ENSL Luncheon On Remediation Of Old Cork Mine
Speaker Jonathan Croston will focus in on the Cork Mine and an unstable tailings deposit threatening to negatively affect the downstream drinking water and sensitive fish populations.—April 4, 2012
Nursing students engage in meaningful conversations at 2012 Health Fairs
For the fifth year in a row, students from Selkirk College’s Bachelor of Science Nursing Program headed out into the community recently for a series of Health Fairs for All Ages with the goal of helping improve the health of Kootenay residents and learning more about practicing their profession.—March 30, 2012
Update From Wellness Committee
The SSWC (Selkirk Staff Wellness Committee) has been working hard to be responsive to the Selkirk Staff Wellness Survey and we have a few things to report. First of all, thank you again for your overwhelming support to the survey. Almost half the total staff responded so that is pretty good!—March 12, 2012
Discovery Day Afternoon A Murmuration?
Discovery Day's Imagine Selkirk consultation workshop may not have been a full murmuration but the flock took off, with many more, we hope to join this collaborative visioning in the months to come! If you missed out on the session, please fill out our online survey to make your voice heard.—February 13, 2012
Selkirk College Paddles Together On Discovery Day 2012
The day, themed Paddling Together, began with workshops and activities throughout the Castlegar Campus; from snowshoeing and golf in the gym, to sushi-making, ‘zentangling,’and studying student success, Selkirk staff got the chance to learn some new skills and have some fun along the way.—February 13, 2012
Selkirk To Receive Almost $675,000 In Funding From ESA Initiative
Selkirk receives $423,494 for Administrative Skills and $251,030 for Early Childhood Care Education Assistant programs from Ministry of Advanced Education.—January 21, 2012
Congratulations 2012 NISOD Excellence Award Recipients
We are happy to announce that Wendy Anderson, Tom Babbott, Carol Chernenkoff, Cindy Gustafson, Vi Kalesnikoff, Nadya Sofonoff, Kate Tognotti, Robin Trudel and Glynn Woodburn have been recognized as some of the best in their field across the country with nominations for awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD).—February 2, 2012
Selkirk Student Staff Emergency Fund Hit Goal Of 50 Donors
The Selkirk Staff Student Emergency Fund (SSSEF) was initiated in 2009 in response to the struggles that students face. The SSSEF is a three part program with 25% dedicated to service the student food bank, 25% to provide grocery cards, and 50% for financial aid. —February 2, 2012
Nelson District Credit Union Contributes To Aspire Scholarship
Thanks so much for the continued support from the Nelson District Credit Union and their generosity in contributing to the Aspire Scholarship, a fund that directly benefits Selkirk students on behalf of the NDCU members.—February 2, 2012
Support The SROAM Students Online
The staff and students have been doing a great job with this page but we need your help with our social media presence. Our Facebook page has 235 people subscribed (that “Like us”, which automatically has us included in their newsfeed) of which very few are Selkirk College staff. —February 2, 2012
Successful Orientation Days
Selkirk College welcomed students to all campuses during the past week. Barbecues, music, games and big prizes kept the party rockin’ all day.—September 14, 2012
Update on Kim Kratky from Peggy LePage
For all of you who have visited already, thank you. Janice (Kim's wife) would like you all to know that the support you have shown for her and Kim is a great comfort and she is grateful to all of you.—September 14, 2012