Discovery Day Brings College Community Together

A Wonderful Day of Learning & Connecting


On a snowy mid-February day on Nelson’s Tenth Street Campus, more than 120 Selkirk College staff took part in an enjoyable day of workshops, learning, bonding, chatting… and a delicious lunch!

Kicking off the annual Discovery Day, staff were asked to think deeper about the word “discovery” in an opening session that included Cree-Métis stand-up comedian Sasha Mark who was interviewed by School of Human Services instructor Matty Hillman. The conversation revolved around the idea of whether this should be the “last Discovery Day”… in name. We will see, but the annual gathering of staff is not going anywhere!

After the morning session, participants scattered to a number of different workshops that were conducted by both Selkirk College staff and external instructors. From the art of improv to cultural connections and everything in-between, energy was high for the sessions.

After a delicious lunch prepared and served by School of Hospitality & Tourism instructors, the afternoon sessions focused on sustainability-based workshops (including the hearty souls who braved blizzard-like conditions for the outdoor activities).

Gathering together from all different campuses and learning centres is a terrific way to build energy for the final push of the Winter Semester!

Here are a few images from the day...

Discovery Day - 1

Paul Rodrigues takes in the acrylic painting workshop with Clancy Moonbeam. Serious skills for the Facilities Team member. Everyone in the session produced awesome mountain paitnings!

Discovery Day - 2

School of University Arts & Sciences math instructor Kerri Webb put on a fun and challenging "Selkirk Sleuthing" workshop that had partcipants navigating fun puzzles.

Discovery Day - 3

Retired SEG instructor Rob Macrae (left) held a session called "Hocus Pocus" where he broke down magic in a more scienfic manner. In this image, Rob tested whether French/Spanish instructor Jose Padilla (middle) is a witch. He isn't.

Discovery Day - 4

Department head for Athletics, Recreation & Student Life Kim Verigin shared his seasoned knowledge of fly fishing for beginners in the gym.