Teck Serv Internship Brings Energy to East Shore

Partnership with Teck Metals Producing Important Research


Problems with power on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake has prompted a study that is now available online.

The Rural Alternative Energy & Resiliency report is written by former Selkirk College student Eva Snyder and a product of research she conducted this past summer.

“This was a project to specifically address renewable energy on the East Shore,” explains Snyder. “It all applies to rural communities, but we used the East Shore as a template.”

Teck Serv 2013 project

Former Selkirk College student Eva Snyder (far left in red) takes a group through the Yasodhara Ashram during her Teck Serv summer research project.

The report is made possible through a partnership between Selkirk College, Yasodhara Ashram, the Columbia Basin Rural Development Institute (RDI), Teck Trail Operations and Community Connections.

The study was a product of the Teck Serv program that provides Selkirk College students financial support to undertake a chosen community-based applied research project each summer.

For more information about the Teck Serv program—including information on the 2014 internship call for proposals—here.

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