Selkirk Pilots SPECTRUM, a Lifespan Autism Course
Autism touches many people and families. With this comes an increasing need for awareness and understanding of practical resources and approaches for supporting situations in many contexts—schools, homes, community. In January, Selkirk College is launching SPECTRUM: Lifespan Autism Resources & Training.—January 4, 2018
Nursing Students Help Combat Homelessness
The Coldest Night of the Year walk for homelessness has been making a difference in communities across Canada, raising millions of dollars to help those who are struggling. Third-year Selkirk College Nursing Program students are an important part of the success of the walk in our region.—February 13, 2018
Ike Barber Scholarships Benefit Grads
Starting an academic journey at Selkirk College has a host of benefits. One of the advantages is access to the Ike Barber Transfer Scholarship which provides $5,000 to those who begin their studies close to home. This is the story about how one alumnus has benefited.—January 31, 2018
Bursaries Help Students Focus on Education Goals
The challenges post-secondary students face as they work toward a desired education are varied and relative. Some hurdles are greater than others, but those who embark on a journey at Selkirk College have the option of seeking financial relief through bursaries that help ease the strain.—January 16, 2018
Bursaries Signal Relief for Those Pursuing Dreams
The importance of student financial aid is a key component in creating an affordable post-secondary education for Selkirk College learners. Emmett Deuling is one of the students who has benefited from the generosity of donors who will be recognized at the annual Bursary Tea.—January 25, 2018
Hairstylist Students Open Silver King Campus Salon
Students pointing their education towards a career as a hairstylist are now ready to put theory into practice at the Silver King Campus Hair Salon that is open and currently booking appointments for the public. A great opportunity for both staff and students to witness the future of the industry.—February 13, 2018
New VPs Committed to Student-First Philosophy
Selkirk College’s leadership team has welcomed a two new vice presidents who are both relishing the opportunity to help guide the region’s post-secondary into the future. Kerry Clarke and John Kincaid arrived to their new Selkirk College posts in November leading two-thirds of all departments at the college. —January 2, 2018
50th Anniversary Creates Legacy for Students
The target of raising $50,000 for future student scholarships and bursaries has been reached with the creation of the 50th Anniversary Legacy Award that will assist learners in perpetuity. The goal was reached after community support at Gala 2017 provided the final touch.—January 4, 2018
Have Your Say on the Strategic Plan
Selkirk College is starting an exciting review of our strategic plan and the greater community is invited to play a role in helping shape the future. Together with Rossland-based Thoughtexchange, those who care about post-secondary in the region are being asked to join an interactive online discussion.—April 18, 2018
Valedictorian Lauds Class of 2018
Selkirk College is set to celebrate Grad 2018 at the Castlegar Campus with students, families and friends. As we prepare for the big day, meet Integrated Environmental Planning Program student Chris Black who has been chosen as the Class of 2018's valedictorian.—April 17, 2018
Flooding in Grand Forks and Boundary: College Response
The devastation Mother Nature has brought to Grand Forks and the Boundary is historic and this volatile flooding situation continues to be a major concern. The Boundary region and our Grand Forks Campus are vital to the Selkirk College family and support for those impacted continues.—May 17, 2018
Diverse Employment Practices Focus of Conference
On May 28, the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus will host the Talent, Passion, Participation - Employment Conference, bringing together employees, employers and service providers for a day of exploring ways to build a stronger regional workforce.—April 11, 2018
Talk on Trends in Higher Ed
The Selkirk College Leadership Team is pleased to be bringing in renowned Canadian post-secondary strategist Ken Steele for a 90-minute presentation on Wednesday, May 30. An entertaining and insightful speaker, Steele’s talk will take place at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall.—May 16, 2018
Cathy Lafortune Receives Honourary Diploma
Cathy Lafortune regularly attends classes in the Education Assistant & Community Support Worker (EACSW) Program at Selkirk College enhancing the learning experience of students striving to work with people with differing abilities with her wealth of knowledge from lived life experience.—May 10, 2018
Travel Delays Between Nelson and Castlegar
Annual spring/summer highway maintenance has started and as usual this will cause delays between our campuses. The Shoreacres Bridge on Highway 3A just west of the Highway 6 turnoff will be undergoing deck resurfacing, joint replacements and modifications. This work will take place from April 10 until the end of June.—April 9, 2018
Distinguished Educator Changes Lives in Upgrading
A Selkirk College tradition will continue at the Grad 2018 Ceremony when the Honourary Board Awards are handed out to three outstanding contributors to the success of post-secondary in the region. The recipient of the Distinguished Educator honour is retired ABE instructor Wendy Tagami.—April 24, 2018
Province’s Agenda for Child Care Welcomed
The Early Childhood Care & Education Program is a valued contributor to a sector which has recently received plenty of attention from government who are looking for solutions to a more accessible system that will benefit both families and those choose a career in this vital field.—March 1, 2018
Turning down the Heat on Sweater Day
This winter, the heat at the Castlegar, Silver King and Tenth Street campuses was turned down by two degrees to conserve energy and show Selkirk College’s commitment to lowering our carbon footprint. Students and staff were encouraged to wear a sweater to show their support for energy conservation.—May 10, 2018
Tracey Harvey Begins PhD Research on Cannabis
School of Environment & Geomatics instructor Tracey Harvey is undertaking work on her PhD that looks into the social and economic impact the legalization of recreational cannabis will have on rural BC. Harvey is asking for participation into her research by college staff who have an interest, opinion or insight into this subject area.—June 26, 2018
Student Fights for International Justice in The Hague
After landing a dream internship in the Netherlands, Geographic Information Systems Program student Karen Godbout is now using her education and skills to help the fight against the worst international crimes and help bring justice to the victims.—March 6, 2018
Celebrating Canada Through Fresh Eyes
As we get set for Canada Day 2018, it’s a great time to celebrate with family, friends and the community. It’s also a moment in the year when we reflect on what it means to live in this amazing country. Selkirk College's Accounting Coordinator Tarunjit Jassar is taking it a step further and celebrating his new life in Canada through a poem.—June 26, 2018
Selkirk College Lands Tech Funding
Efforts to better prepare the West Kootenay and Boundary region for emerging opportunities in the tech sector has received a boost with Selkirk College’s plan to introduce two new programs that will provide learners with the education and skills required for future business and employment needs.—April 20, 2018
A Celebration of Employee Dedication at Selkirk College
Selkirk College recently celebrated the milestones and achievements of the dedicated employees who enrich our place of work every day. Hosted by the Selkirk College Human Resources Department, this year’s annual dinner on May 24 at the Staff Lounge on the Castlegar Campus was one of the largest in recent memory.—June 5, 2018