UAS Provides Building Blocks for UBC Chancellor Scholar

Selkirk College A Great Place to Start


Fraser Sutherland entered Selkirk College with an open mind to the meanderings of her post-secondary interests, confident the School of University Arts & Sciences would point her in the right direction.

“If you are not sure what you want to do or where you want to go, Selkirk provides that opportunity to explore,” says the 19-year-old who graduated from Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries Secondary and came straight to Selkirk College. “The teachers really mentor you, they really invest in you and foster your learning. It gives you more confidence and helps you find what you are passionate about and what interests you the most.”

Fraser Sutherland UAS

Fraser Sutherland is spending the summer working at the Rossland Museum where she has the opportunity to continue to explore our region’s past while she prepares to enter the University of British Columbia in September. After two years in the Selkirk College School of University Arts & Sciences, Sutherland has received the academic foundation she needs to reach her educational goals.

After two years of connecting with her educational passions, Sutherland is off to the University of British Columbia (UBC) where she enters as a Chancellor Scholar. For the fall semester, Sutherland will begin her third year of a double-major in creative writing and history.

UBC awards the prestigious Chancellor Scholar distinction to those students who enter the Vancouver-based university with an outstanding academic background. In her four semesters at Selkirk College, Sutherland maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average.

“It takes lots of work… and good notes,” laughs Sutherland. “There is a lot of pressure in maintaining those grades, but getting to that point provides a lot of pride.”

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