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Selkirk College Wellness Committee Kicks Off TGIF Events
The Wellness Committee presented TGIF this Friday March 1 2013, in Staff Lounge on Castlegar Campus. ‌A good time was had by all at the TGIF held in Staff Lounge on Castlegar Campus. We had a bus service to both Nelson and Trail area at 5:45 pm...so next time come on out and enjoy yourself without worrying about driving home!—March 7, 2013
Annual Board of Governance Awards Call for Nominations
The awards are a wonderful way to honour members of our community and are an important form of recognition offered by the college. They are awarded to educators, alumnus and recognized persons who have distinguished themselves by their significant contributions to the college and/or by professional accomplishments.—March 8, 2013
Attend A Retirement Seminar To Help You Prepare
Retirement planning is important. We want you to have all the important information you need to make decisions. Join these free College pension plan retirement seminars to get you started.—April 8, 2013
Dr. Peter Wood Receives Diamond Jubilee Medal Award
Diamond Jubilee Medal Award was presented to Selkirk College faculty retiree, Dr. Peter Wood. A ceremony was held in South Slocan on February 9th for retired biology faculty Dr. Peter Wood, for his outstanding contributions to community service, to students, and to science education in our region.—March 8, 2013
ABE Connect Day in Castlegar a Big Success
The School of AUD hosted ABE Connect Day in Castlegar Campus on Thursday, Feb. 21. ABE students from all six campuses attended, where they had the oppportunity to learn more about the resources available to them, reflect on their experience as ABE students, tour the campus and explore the Career Fair. —March 7, 2013
Diamond Jubilee Medal Award Ceremony on Feb 9
Diamond Jubilee Medal Award was presented to Selkirk College faculty retiree, Dr. Peter Wood. A ceremony was held in South Slocan on February 9th for retired biology faculty Dr. Peter Wood, for his outstanding contributions to community service, to students, and to science education in our region.—March 8, 2013
Cutting-Edge Equipment to Selkirk College
Exciting news from Selkirk College provincial funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology, Selkirk College purchased new state-of-the-art equipment for trades programs that will provide students with real-world, hands-on experience. Over $780,000 was received from the Province.—May 30, 2013
Creative Writing Instructor, Adrian Barnes
The UK award is given for the best science fiction novel first published in the UK during the previous year, and this year, six titles were chosen from 82 submissions. The winner will be announced on May 1st at an exclusive award ceremony, hosted by London’s Royal Society, during the SCI-FI-LONDON Film Festival. Adrian will be heading to London on April 26th to attend the ceremony and promote his book.—April 24, 2013
Reflections on Selkirks 2013 Employees
As employees, retirees, friends and family celebrated with a glass of champagne and an array of appetizers, common threads of conversation included phrases such as “I love this event” or “this is my favourite event of the year. There was a grand amount of gratitude on the evening of May 16. —May 16, 2013
Hosts Visual Arts and Design Credit Transfer Meeting
Selkirk’s School of the Arts recently hosted the annual BC Council on Admission and Transfers (BCCAT) Visual Arts and Design Articulation Committee Meeting. Committee members from across the province came together to discuss course curriculum and transfer credits for arts programs.—June 6, 2013
Students First to Earn Their Certificates
We see prices escalating at the gas pumps and for electricity while renewable energy is descending in price," says Renewable Energy Technology Instructor Robert Macrae. "Today renewable energy is less expensive than traditional fossil fuel energy so all we need now is to make the adaptation.—July 11, 2013
Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses
Robin Higgins and Leslie Comrie submitted a proposal to have Selkirk College be one of the campuses involved in this project and we were chosen along with 5 other campuses in BC. They recently attended a retreat in Abbotsford with representatives from the other campuses where they began to map out the next two years.—July 11, 2013
Selkirk Nursing Graduate: Kara Sundberg
Kara’s GPA was not only the highest in her nursing program, it was the highest in the faculty, which included students from seven other programs. Option to study at Selkirk provides huge benefits. Kara chose to attend Selkirk’s nursing program because she had the option to stay closer to home.—July 11, 2013
Lemon Creek Archaeology Field School Hosts Open House
The event was held at the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village and showcased the student’s discoveries through informative lectures given by the site’s director, Hamilton College professor Nathan Goodale, as well as guided tours to highlight what was learned over the summer. Hamilton College partnered with Selkirk College.—July 24, 2013
Get Connected To Our Students
Get Connected is taking place on September 4, 2013 at the Tenth Street Campus in Nelson BC. Please mark this extroardinary day in your calendars, and if any of you are interested in volunteering your time and taking this opportunity to meet and interact with our students, this would be a great time to do this. —September 4, 2012
Great Options for Continuing Education
Selkirk is expanding its program offerings year-round and is looking for suggestions and ideas from residents, or visitors, in Kaslo, Nakusp, Castlegar, Grand Forks, Slocan Valley, Trail, Nelson and the East Shore. Selkirk College’s Community Education and Workplace Training Division has created a survey to solicit program ideas.—August 21, 2013
Partnering Up to Offer Vital Services for Selkirk College
Some parents with young children are unable to access or afford the childcare they need to move forward with their education goals; others are not yet comfortable leaving their children and heading off to school. Support for parents to go back to school is even more challenging in rural areas. —August 6, 2013
Fundraising Support for Maria
If you would like to donate your vacation time, please submit an email to payroll with the number of days you would like to donate. This will remain anonymous and if you have any questions about the donation, please contact Andrea Hall. Thank you in advance for your contribution, it sure would benefit Maria at this exhausting time. —September 13, 2013
B.C. Transfer System Brings Flexibility To Students
A student's journey through the post-secondary system can take many twists and turns," notes Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk. "Our credit transfer system recognizes that, and offers students the flexibility they need to chart their own unique path toward the successful completion of their studies and a rewarding career.—September 9, 2013
Welcome Message from Angus Graeme
After taking some time off with my family in July, and a spending a somewhat quiet August working at the college, I am so looking forward to what is always a busy but exciting September: seeing so many of our students arriving, the “Get Connected” student welcome events, the new employee welcome, and various other activities.—August 30, 2013
Thank You To Selkirk College Board & Staff
A very special thank you needs to go out to all selkirk college board members and all of selkirk college staff for their flowers, cards and well wishes. This was a sudden death in my family (passing of my mother). Thank you for caring, it is much appreciated, Brenda Smith. It truly is a pleasure to work for such a caring place! —September 20, 2013
Coaching for Success FREE College Coaches
Great news, we have college coaching which involves partnering a college employee ‘Coach’ with a student. This employee can be someone from any area of the campus—custodial, cafeteria, faculty or administration; you just have to be someone who cares about students and be able to commit to a short meeting in person or by phone every two weeks. —July 31, 2013
SROAMS Annual Scavenger Hunt
For the past few weeks the crew has been putting together the annual SROAMazing Race which takes over Nelson streets with colourful costumes and plenty of fun. The event is open to anyone wanting to get a head start on winter and get into the spirit. Ski Resort Operations and students are diving headfirst into winter.—October 8, 2013
Selkirk Improves Environmental Sustainability
Over the past five years, Selkirk College has been dedicated to improving its environmental sustainability and the responsible use of natural resources throughout the college’s operations. Conservation of the natural environment is strongly valued at Selkirk College, and as a result, the Environmental Sustainability Committee was created.—September 24, 2013
An Opportunity to Connect and Learn at Selkirk
Do you have an interest in high finance or an entrepreneurial talent that is just waiting to be tapped? Are you interested in learning more about the types of career paths open to those with post-secondary training in management or accounting? The program is also attractive to students who want to leave the doors open.—August 9, 2013
Instructor Plays The Famous 'Six String Nation' Guitar
The performance began with Paul playing the guitar to award-winning writer, broadcaster, and cultural entrepreneur Jowi Taylor, and his Six String Nation storytelling. The guitar, nicknamed Voyageur, is built from over sixty pieces of Canadian history, represents all regions and cultures of Canada and has been played by many well-known Canadians.—September 27, 2013
Update on Pat and Maia - Truly Miracles
Pat was encouraged by physio to try to take a few steps with her walker. She blew us away! She walked a full 40 feet! Halfway through her walk she broke into happy tears. She saw two of her doctors walking down the hall with their backs to her and cried out "Hey"! When they turned she said "look at me"! Lots of tears from all including staff! —August 12, 2013
New Designing Healthy Campus Communities
The mental health and well-being of post-secondary students continues to gain attention and there is growing recognition of personal, academic and community impacts. However, complex factors including the environments where students live, learn, work and play strongly influence mental health and well-being.—August 15, 2013
Leaders Day 2013
Leaders 2013 was an annual training day held for Supervisors/Managers where they explored and discussed innovation, renewal, and change in the current context for community colleges in BC and how these will affect the continued implementation of the Selkirk College strategic plan.—August 31, 2013
You're On The Air In Learning To Meet The Press
Dealing with the media can be a little unnerving. If interviewed by the media, would you be prepared to be spokesperson for your department or community group? If you’d like to brush up on your speaking and presentation skills, an upcoming Selkirk College media skills course will help improve your ability to get your message across. —October 17, 2013
Conducting Research in Aboriginal Communities
Join Dr. Shawn Wilson for a thoughtful workshop examining the issues and challenges faced by researchers conducting their work in Aboriginal communities. Together we will work through some common issues faced in conducting research in Aboriginal communities. This important workshop will be of interest to many.—September 26, 2013
Conducting Research in Aboriginal Communities
Join Dr. Shawn Wilson for a thoughtful workshop examining the issues and challenges faced by researchers conducting their work in Aboriginal communities. Together we will work through some common issues faced in conducting research in Aboriginal communities. This important workshop will be of interest to many.—September 26, 2013
Music Faculty Come Together For Pat Henman
On October 18, Selkirk College’s Music and Technology program instructors will bring together an eclectic night of entertainment at a special Faculty Concert. It will be the first time the multi-talented instructors play together at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall on the Tenth Street Campus.—October 18, 2013
Music Faculty Come Together For Pat Henman
On October 18, Selkirk College’s Music and Technology program instructors will bring together an eclectic night of entertainment at a special Faculty Concert. It will be the first time the multi-talented instructors play together at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall on the Tenth Street Campus.—October 18, 2013
HR Matters To Students
This past summer the HR Department had the opportunity to make a positive contribution in the educational journey for one of our students. It’s an experience we highly recommend, as ultimately it’s a great opportunity to expand on the depth of education we provide for our students. This direct student interaction offered a tangible reminder of why we are all here.—September 4, 2013
Big News for PTEC This Fall At Selkirk College
Selkirk College recently signed an agreement with the National Association of Pharmacy Regulatory Authorities (NAPRA) to deliver the online version of the National Pharmacy Technician Bridging Education Program. The program will allow those already working in the role of pharmacy technician to upgrade their skills.—July 31, 2013
Bob Hall Community Liaison/Alumni Coordinator
I would like to take this opportunity and welcome Bob Hall to Selkirk College. He is a new team member this week with Marketing. Bob Hall joined the college in the position of Community Liaison/Alumni Coordinator. This is a temporary contract that will have Hall filling in for Pat Henman who continues to recover.—October 3, 2013
Selkirk College Faculty Concert A Big Success
It was a magnificient turn out on October 18, Selkirk College’s Music and Technology program instructors brought together an eclectic night of entertainment at a special Faculty Concert. It was the first time the multi-talented instructors played together at the Shambhala Music and Performance Hall on the Tenth Street Campus.—October 22, 2013
Selkirk College Signs Transfer Agreement with Royal Roads
Selkirk students, who have successfully completed a Business Administration diploma in Accounting and Finance or Professional Management, and have a minimum ‘B’ GPA, are able to block transfer to Royal Roads University (RRU) to pursue their degree in either Sustainability & Inter. Business or Entrepreneurial Mngment. —September 18, 2013
Eligible Individuals Receive Tuition Free Access to Training
We are pleased to provide you with an update on the skills programs. The purpose of Employment Skills Access (ESA) is to provide eligible individuals tuition free access to skill development targeting local/regional labour market priorities. This group-based training is for individuals who need to upgrade their skills in order to get employed. —August 22, 2013
Renewing Our Strategic Plan
The strategic plan development process is underway but in the very early stages. The Steering Committee has met with the Internal Consultant Team to develop the process and identify tools needed to provide everyone the opportunity to participate in defining Selkirk College’s future direction.—February 10, 2012
Free Surplus Goods at Selkirk College
Selkirk College is giving away Free Stuff on a first come, first served basis, locations are in Castlegar Campus, and at Silver King Campus, Selkirk College! FREE Surplus Goods (Freezer, filing Cabinets, Desks) at the Castlegar and Silver King Campus in Nelson,see attached posters for more details.—October 24, 2013
TGIF Set for Castlegar Campus on Friday
Time to dust off your championship darts and get ready to let your hair down this Friday at the Castlegar Campus. The first in a series of staff socials is coming to the Staff Lounge on November 8.—November 4, 2013
Selkirk Opens Doors To Community and Future Students
We are hosting the Open House at the Castlegar Campus between 4:00 pm and 6:30 pm. Secondary students from across the West Kootenay and Boundary are invited to come to the campus to explore the more than 60 programs offered. Parents, high school teachers, career counsellors and all members of the public are also encouraged to attend.—October 29, 2013
TGIF Mark Calendars For Staff Social
We are having a friendly staff get-together. Mark your calendars, dust off your championship darts and get ready to let your hair down at the next in a series of upcoming "TGIF" staff socials! This event will be featuring live music, co-workers, fabulous food, cash bar, massage chair tours, playing darts, ping pong and crib.—October 15, 2013
An Intro To Community Radio Production
Learn how to conceive and produce a varied, balanced and engaging radio program, exploring different genres in the medium and different tools and techniques to produce radio. Become engaged with volunteer and programming opportunities at Kootenay Co-op Radio (KCR). —October 7, 2013
TEDx Talk Focuses on Inspiring Youth
Students, educators and parents are encouraged to come out to the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on Saturday to take in the TEDx Talk titled "Dancing in the Storym: Youth Explore Their Resilience." This exciting event runs from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and tickets are free.—November 14, 2013
Upcoming Mir Lecture Provides African Perspective
It’s a continent with a history of intense struggle, but there is new hope and cause for optimism in Africa. It starts with peace building and on Saturday, November 16th the Mir Lecture Series welcomes Dr. Jimmy Juma to speak on his experiences as the coordinator of the African Peace Building Institute.—November 12, 2013
New Marketing Manager, Maggie Keczan
I would like to take this opportunity and welcome Maggie as the new Marketing Manager on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Maggie Keczan joined the team based at Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus. Keczan comes to Selkirk from Toronto where she has been working in a supervisor capacity in providing marketing campaigns and programs.—October 4, 2013
Win Gala 2013 Tickets in Viewbook Contest
The Marketing Department is holding its annual Viewbook Contest and you can win tickets to the sold-out Selkirk College Gala 2013 at the Tenth Street Campus. This contest gives all employees the opportunity to gain and refresh their knowledge on the variety of programs Selkirk College has to offer.—November 12, 2013
Opportunity for Students to Study in Japan
The Study Abroad department has announced that they still have some spaces for Selkirk College students to study on exchange in Nagoya, Japan for the Spring 2014 semester (March 12- July 7, 2014. Deadline for applications is November 20. This exchange opportunity is open for current students in any program or recent graduates. —November 7, 2013
GIS the Focus on Wednesday in Castlegar
The Selkirk College School of Environment and Geomatics is celebrating GIS Day (Geographic Information System) with a full day of events aimed at sharing the many important aspects of the program to high school students and the community. GIS Day is a global event that demonstrates the real-world applications of the technology that are making a difference in our society.—November 18, 2013
Instructors Delve into First Nations History
In June, Duff Sutherland and Myler Wilkinson were invited to visit Inchelium on the Colville Confederated Tribes Reserve in Washington State. Sutherland and Wilkinson were guided through the traditional lands on the American side of the border that form a common history with First Nations in the Kootenay-Boundary. They will speak about their trip on Friday.—November 19, 2013
Trail Students Lend Gala 2013 Hand
The countdown to Selkirk College Gala 2013 is on. This Saturday night the sold-out Gala will showcase the talents of Selkirk students on Nelson's Tenth Street Campus in this annual community celebration. Getting to this point has been a massive undertaking that required many helping hands. —November 19, 2013
Get Your Stollen Bread Orders In
Back by popular demand, Professional Cook Training students are taking orders for Stollen Bread for Christmas. Stollen Bread is a traditional German/Swedish Christmas bread that the Nelson-based program started making a few years ago and it has become very popular with customers asking if they could order it.—November 19, 2013
Student Success Stories: Aviation's Allie Paterson
At only 21, Selkirk Aviation Program grad Allie Paterson's career in the airline industry has really taken off. The Lower Mainland resident credits the education and opportunities she found at Selkirk as a key component to her early success. Graduating with a Professional Pilot Diploma in 2012, Paterson was one of the Selkirk students chosen in a partnership with Air Canada's Jazz to become a First Officer.—November 5, 2013
ABE Is Thrilled To Host This Year's Annual Gala Auction
Gala Auction 2013 to be hosted by Adult Special Education Program for Selkirk College. Adult Special Education (ASE) is for adults with disabilities and barriers to learning. In Castlegar, Grand Forks, Nelson, and Trail, ASE programs give adults the chance to flourish in a supportive college setting. Imagine believing you can’t, only to find out that you can.—October 8, 2013
Board Members Introduction
The Selkirk College Board met in Kaslo for their annual Board Retreat and planning session on September 2013/2014. —October 21, 2013
Gala 2013 Will Feature Music & Technology Students
The theme of this year’s annual Gala is “Five Pillars of Success” which lay the foundation of the college. One of those pillars is focus on the learner and the Music & Technology Program is a perfect example of the work being done at Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus. Music at the November 23 Gala will be provided by 15 members of the second year. —October 25, 2013
Call for Humanitarian Award Applications
Call for Humanitarian Award applications. In 2009, Selkirk College established a Humanitarian Award as a means to connect the College with community humanitarian efforts, to participate in global humanitarian efforts and enrich the learning experiences of local learners.—October 23, 2013
Gala Press Release About ASE Students
Mark your calendars for November 23 when Selkirk College's Gala 2013 arrives to the Tenth Street Campus. Leading up to the special evening, students in the college's Adult Special Education program are working towards making the auction portion of the evening better than ever.—October 15, 2013
Selkirk College Enrolment Rises
The September headcount is in and Selkirk College has experienced a slight gain in student numbers. The 2013 count has the college sitting with a total of 2,155 students compared to 2012’s September count of 2,061. Final semester calculations will be compiled for the end of October, the annual September headcount reveals a 3.6 per cent increase.—October 11, 2013
President Angus Graeme Returns from Ottawa
In an effort to take action on the skills gap that exists in Canada, Selkirk College President Angus Graeme attended the National Skills Summit in Ottawa where he had the opportunity to meet with business, industry and political leaders during a two-day event that shed light on the challenges and opportunities ahead.—November 7, 2013
November TGIF was a Blast
The November 8th TGIF event at the Castlegar Campus was a smashing success. Great food, great fun and great company were enjoyed in the Staff Lounge. The November 8th TGIF event at the Castlegar Campus was a smashing success. Great food, great fun and great company were enjoyed in the Staff Lounge.—November 15, 2013
Selkirk College and BCIT Enter Partnership
A new partnership between Selkirk College and the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will help students with hands-on application of their skills and knowledge. The two post-secondary institutions have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at collaboration and building on success at both schools.—October 31, 2013
Big Friday for Saints Hockey
The Selkirk College Saints are off to a blazing start in the 2013-14 BCIHL season and want to finish off the first half of the schedule in front of a huge Friday night home crowd. To get hockey fans warmed up for the big night, there will be a game day rally in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus on Friday from noon to 1 pm presented by Teck.—November 29, 2013
College to Career Centre Takes Off in New Space
Selkirk College has opened the doors to a new service that connects students, instructors and employers in one place. The College to Career Centre is located on the Castlegar Campus and provides a welcoming space equipped with the tools for success. College students on the hunt for jobs, internships and careers.—November 1, 2013
Professional Development Funds Process Streamlined
Over the summer, a HR project team was struck to look at streamlining the process when applying for professional development funds and to determine how to efficiently handle the financial component of the process. We are pleased to report that work has now been completed. We have also developed a Professional Development Handbook.—November 1, 2013
Upcoming Teacher Talks For Staff
Theresa Southam is running a series of Teacher Talks that will consist of a Vodcasting Demo; Quizzes and Tests: How to Write a Question Google Cannot Answer; Inviting an Aboriginal Guest to the College; Feedback on the Fly; Clicker Student Response Demo; Small Group: Facilitating Robust and Delightful Student Interactions.—September 9, 2013
High School Students to get Peek at Trades
High school students from around the region will have the opportunity to get a taste for the wide array of trades pathways available at Selkirk College. On December 6th, Selkirk College is hosting Made for Trades. The event will provide students in Grades 11 and 12 the chance to get hands-on experience and explore career directions in the trades.—November 27, 2013
Venture Club Hosts Canadian Christmas Dinner
The Selkirk College Venture Club is made up primarily of students in the Business Administration Program. The group is getting ready to put on a special Christmas dinner geared towards international students, but everyone is invited to this feast of Canadiana. The $20 plate dinner will feature a full turkey feast with all the trimmings.—November 22, 2013
Nursing Students Host Beans and Rice Dinner
For the eighth year, community support is making it possible for nine Selkirk College Nursing Program students to travel to Guatemala learn more about grasslands Community Health projects in various regions of the country. A festive Guatemalan Beans and Rice Dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. at Nelson’s United Church on Silica Street.—November 27, 2013
Selkirk Staff-Faculty Children's Winter Holiday Party
Do you have children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren who would like to attend the Selkirk College Staff-Faculty Children's Winter Holiday Party at the Castlegar Campus? If the answer is yes then you need to get the details to make the event another big success. It will be a fun-filled afternoon at the Pit and will have music, crafts, food and drinks.—November 4, 2013
KSA Hosts Winter Sale
The annual KSA Winter Show & Sale comes to the campus at 606 Victoria Street on December 6th and 7th. Eight KSA alumni will join current blacksmithing students in a sale that will also bring to life the work going on at the downtown campus. Alumni from a variety of years and disciplines will be at the sale with their ceramics and jewelry.—December 2, 2013
Message from the President: Development of the 2014-2015 Selkirk College Budget
The Selkirk College Management Committee has recently initiated the annual process of developing the 2014-15 budget. This is an important process that provides opportunity for all employees to supply input. Please take time to read the message from President Angus Graeme and explore the document attached.—November 13, 2013
Music Students Ready to Rock
To celebrate the end of the semester and to showcase the talent at the Selkirk College's Tenth Street Campus, three student bands from the Contemporary Music & Technology Program will be putting on a concert at Nelson's Spiritbar on December 12. The cover for the show is $5 and free for Selkirk students who arrive before 9:30 pm.—December 4, 2013
Get jumping with free drop-in volleyball
One of the great advantages to being a Selkirk College employee is access to fantastic recreation opportunities. As we head into the winter season, the gymnasiums at both the Castlegar and Nelson campusus have a whole slate of activies on the go. One of the highlight activities this month is drop-in volleyball.—November 14, 2013
Celebrate Semester End in Castlegar
Semester One is almost done and staff at the Castlegar Campus are set to celebrate. Come join the crew in Castlegar for a seasonal party at the staff lounge. The party gets started at 3 pm and runs until 5:30 pm on Friday, December 13. There will be prizes for the coolest headwear, door prizes and pictures.—December 4, 2013
Selkirk Student Nurses Need Donations
It is the time of year when the Selkirk Student Nurses walk the beat and visit different agencies in Nelson. They offer some of the less fortunate clients different types of nursing care. One of the initiatives that has always been a big hit is the provision of new or gently used socks, toques and mitts.—October 3, 2013
Made for Trades a Success
On Friday (December 6), high school students from around the region were introduced to the incredible array of trades options available at Nelson's Silver King Campus. Almost 100 students attended the Made for Trades day which was a showcase of the programs Selkirk College offers.—December 9, 2013
Gala 2013 Exceeds Expectations
Saturday night's Selkirk Gala 2013 was a huge success. The annual showcase of student talent took place at Nelson's Tenth Street Campus with more than 200 community members taking it in. Thanks to everybody who took part in this wonderful annual event. The food for the event was prepared by the Professional Cooking Program.—November 26, 2013
Gala 2013 Exceeds Expectations
Saturday night's Selkirk Gala 2013 was a huge success. The annual showcase of student talent took place at Nelson's Tenth Street Campus with more than 200 community members taking it in. Thanks to everybody who took part in this wonderful annual event. The food for the event was prepared by the Professional Cooking Program.—November 26, 2013
Tree of Sharing Fully Stocked
The Selkirk College Tree of Sharing has been another great success this holiday season. College students, instructors and employees on all campuses once again gave generously. Trees were set up at the Castlegar Campus, Silver King Campus and Tenth Street Campus.—December 16, 2013
New Videos Make Applying Easier
This past summer Selkirk College’s Aboriginal Cultural Assistant Jessica Morin and student Rodney Noskiye worked on a project aimed at bringing the student application process to life. The result is two videos now featured on the Aboriginal Services pages of selkirk.ca. The videos are provided to help students get oriented to Selkirk College.—November 28, 2013
Children's Winter Holiday Party a Festive Hit
More than 30 children of Selkirk College employees and their families enjoyed an afternoon of festive snacks, arts and crafts, live music and singing, as well as that ever-exciting magical gift-giving visit from Santa and his elves this past Saturday in the seasonally decorated Pit of the Castlegar Campus.—December 17, 2013
Career Portal Opens
Selkirk College is filled with students possessing the talents and skills needed in today’s workforce. A new college online service now makes it easier for employers to connect with this deep pool of future employees. The Co-Op Education & Employment Services (CEES) branch of Selkirk College launched the Career Portal earlier this year.—October 28, 2013
International Students Share Cultures
Selkirk College celebrated cultures from around the world last month at its 18th Annual Intercultural Fair. In conjunction with Canada's International Education Week, the lively event at The Pit on the Castlegar Campus brought together students in a sharing of cultures on November 21. The event was hosted by Selkirk International.—December 2, 2013
Student Food Bank Challenge On
The Student Union Food Bank is used by the students and always in need of donations. Earlier this week a group of employees laid down a challenge, along with a $127 cash. Those involved in the lottery pool are now sending out a holiday challenge to help the food banks located on several campuses.—December 11, 2013
High School Students Explore GIS Day
Selkirk College held GIS Day on its Castlegar Campus last month, opening up new pathways of learning to area high school students nearing graduation. Put on by the School of Environment & Geomatics, more than 30 students visited the campus to learn more about careers related to GIS (Geographic Information Systems).—December 5, 2013
Winter Holiday Closure 2013
In accordance with our past practice, the College will observe statutory holidays the same as Provincial Government offices. The College will close to the public on MONDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2013 at 1630 hrs and will reopen on THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2014. January 2nd and 3rd are considered regular work days. Classes are on January 6th.—November 4, 2013
Staff Encouraged to Attend Information Meetings
The most empowered staff is an informed staff. With that in mind, President Angus Graeme is heading out all Selkirk College campuses over the next couple weeks. Angus will be providing information and answering questions during these sessions. The budget will be a main issue, but everything is on the table for discussion.—November 21, 2013
Social Service Program Students Come Up Big
Selkirk College Social Service Worker Program students Rodney Noiskey, Catherine Donnelly and Julie Morrison approached Career Development Services Program Coordinator Sheila Adcock to see if they could work on a project in Trail. In conjunction with CDS, the students suggested they would put together some cold weather kits. —December 10, 2013
ASE Students Bring Crowd to Feet
One of the most memorable points of the Selkirk College Gala 2013 was when three students of the Nelson Adult Special Education Program got up for speeches in front of the 200-plus guests. Their personal and touching stories brought the Mary Hall banquet room to its feet in a goosebump-raising moment.—December 12, 2013
An In-Depth Look at Our Basin
(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About the Basin. The Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute has released its 2013 State of the Basin report which provides an in-depth look at what makes this region tick. Read this story...This is the link to the story: https://my.selkirk.ca/staff/our/news/an-in-depth-look-at-our-basin.php—December 16, 2013
Learn About Professional Development Opportunities
Selkirk College employees have a tremendous opportunity to continually learn and grow within the school environment. Funds are available for professional development and to explain more about these opportunities there will be one-hour sessions held in Nelson, Castlegar and Trail. Don't miss your chance to see what is available.—January 9, 2014
Cosmetology Services Now Open
Students in the Selkirk College Cosmetology Program are now up and operating on Nelson's Silver King Campus. Both Esthetics and Hairdressing students are taking appointments for a variety of services that will have you looking great this holiday season. Find out how to book your appointment today.—December 9, 2013
High School Students Get the Right Start
More and more young people are answering the call to fill the skilled trades job openings projected to hit BC over the next few years. To address the need for more and younger people entering the skilled trades, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) of BC has been promoting and funding pre-employment trades training programs.—December 19, 2013
Sign Up for Discovery Day Workshops
The Selkirk College Staff Discovery Day team is getting ready for the big event to be held in Castlegar next month and now is your opportunity to sign up for the exciting workshops that will be offered. Please take the time to fill out the form and get ready for a fun-filled and informative day!—January 13, 2014
PPWC Members Encouraged to Sign Up for Seminars
For those Selkirk College employees who are PPWC members, below you will find an important letter from the Municipal Pension Plan. Please take a look at this important information. For employees who contribute to the College Pension Plan (Exempt, SCFA and BCGEU), there will be information provided in the coming weeks.—January 9, 2014
Top Chef is Sold Out!
Top Chef is an annual collaboration between the Resort and Hotel Management Program and the First Year Cook Training Program, providing students with a real-life, high pressure environment. Four teams, creating four courses each and you are the judge on March 14th. Selkirk College Hospitality and Tourism students would like to invite the public.—March 7, 2013
For Those Contributing to the College Pension
If you receive your statement through internal mail, please check your home address on the statement. If your address is not current with the Pension Corporation, please go onto the pension site to update it. For those contributing to the college pension plan. Member Benefit Statements have been mailed.—February 4, 2013
Memorial Service for Colleen Bradshaw
Colleen Bradshaw will be sadly missed. Her partner Eric Lee had a small ceremony with a few family members present. There was a memorial service for Colleen Bradshaw, she will be sadly missed. She was an Instructor for the School of University Arts and Sciences, she taught English for many years.—March 8, 2013
Get Ready for Valentine's Day!
Hear ye! The Selkirk College Hairdressing Program is having a Hair Spa day February 14th. Treat yourself to a luxurious hand massage and hair treatment for only $10.00. The money will go to helping the students attend the spring hair show in Vancouver as well as a wealth of knowledge to be applied.—February 21, 2013
Bursary Tea 2013
On Saturday February 2, Selkirk College hosted their annual Bursary Tea event for both donors and student recipients of Bursary awards. This year 243 guests shared a delicious lunch prepared by the Professional Cook program and served by the RHOT students. This year 243 guests shared a delicious lunch prepared by the Cook program.—February 14, 2013
Have you heard about TED?
Have you heard about these great talks by TED? Who is Ted? TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design, the original “subjects” for what twenty-five years ago began as a conference. Selkirk College is running a TEDx event 1:00 to 4:00 pm, Saturday, March 2nd , 2013 at the new Shambhala Music & Performance Hall.—February 26, 2013
Great night out to watch VOCO at Shambhala Music & Performance Hall
Moira Smiley & VOCO will perform at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall in early February. Staff and families are welcome to enjoy a visionary blend of voices - redefining harmony singing with the power and physicality of folksong, the avant-garde fearlessness of Béla Bartók. The evening was a success.—January 30, 2013
Selkirk Opportunities Delivered to Mailboxes
It's been in the works for months and now the Selkirk College’s Winter/Spring Calendar is being delivered to mailboxes around the region. The latest calendar is beautifully designed and chock-full of great courses. Spread the word to friends and neighbours about continuing education at Selkirk. —January 7, 2014
Rural Pre-Medicine Program Officially Launched
It's been almost two years in the making and on Wednesday Selkirk College officially launched its Rural Pre-Medicine Advanced Diploma and Associate Degree Program. Based out of the Castlegar Campus, the program will offer students wanting to pursue a career in medicine a three-year opportunity to learn in the intimate setting.—December 11, 2013
International Student Shares Peace Knowledge
Many staff and students at Selkirk College had the opportunity to meet international student Issa Sadi Ebombolo last semester while he joined the Peace Studies class on the Castlegar Campus. Before he returned to his home and work in Zambia, Ebombolo shared his contrasts in this feature story.—January 8, 2014
International Student Shares Peace Knowledge
Many staff and students at Selkirk College had the opportunity to meet international student Issa Sadi Ebombolo last semester while he joined the Peace Studies class on the Castlegar Campus. Before he returned to his home and work in Zambia, Ebombolo shared his contrasts in this feature story.—January 8, 2014
New Menu Item at Tenth Street Campus
This semester the Professional Cook Training Program is serving up a new breakfast item--Eggs Benny. The delicious morning meal features the traditonal eggs benedict (poached eggs, english muffin, back bacon and hollandaise sauce) and fresh hashbrowns. All of this for $5!—January 14, 2014
Guided Meditation
The Gathering Place is having Contemplative Offerings. Please join us for tea and guided meditation, Thursdays from 4:00 pm and individual meditation practice is five days a week from 7:00 am - 8:30 am. Yoga is also offered on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm. Come on out and try this, you will feel rejuvenated.—January 21, 2014
Selkirk Staff Massage Chair
The Selkirk Staff Massage Chair, SSMACH for short, is looking forward to easing your tired, aching muscles this semester. For $40 you can book a session with SSMACH for up to a half an hour any time! SSMACH lives in U-15, above the gym. Purchase your pass from Leslie Comrie, O-132 or Paris Voykin, A-41.—January 14, 2014
Dr. Delia Roberts Boosts Ski Industry
Dr. Delia Roberts is one of the many amazing Selkirk instructors doing ongoing faculty research projects. Her latest is Fit for Snow which is being presented to the ski industry as a way to cut down on costly injuries to resort employees. The program is getting lots of traction in the winter sports industry.—January 15, 2014
Denis Kleine's Arabian Adventure
Denis Kleine is a multi-talented casting instructor at Kootenay Studio Arts in Nelson. Before Christmas the professional artist had the opportunity to travel to Kuwait City to join a team of more than 60 sculptors who created the world's largest sand sculpture park.—January 16, 2014
College Pension Plan Annual Report Released
The College Pension Plan has released its annual report to members. If you are part of this plan this is valuable information that you will want to read over. It's in a reader-friendly format and worth taking the time. Plan Member Benefit Statements will be distributed by Feb. 27.—January 20, 2014
College Pension Plan Annual Report Released
The College Pension Plan has released its annual report to members. If you are part of this plan this is valuable information that you will want to read over. It's in a reader-friendly format and worth taking the time. Plan Member Benefit Statements will be distributed by Feb. 27.—January 20, 2014
Coffee Coupon Recognizes Awesome Students
We are happy to announce that a "coffee coupon" has been created as a means to recognize our awesome students! Coffee coupons will operate the same way as Kudos, except that the coupon entitles the holder to a small coffee from the cafeteria and the recipients will not be submitted to the Grapevine.—October 2, 2013