Operational Updates

College’s Response to TikTok Concerns
Please be aware of the potential privacy risks associated with certain apps that collect and use your personal data. The recent scrutiny of the TikTok app is an important reminder of the need to be vigilant about the apps we use and the data we share.—March 15, 2023
Stesha White Named Human Resources Manager
Selkirk College welcomes Stesha White to the position of Human Resources Manager. Stesha began her studies at Selkirk College and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Camosun College and holds a CPHR designation. —March 14, 2023
Keeping Pace with Technology Infrastructure
Technology is the driver of post-secondary delivery and vital to student outcomes. Through the diligent work of the college’s IT Department, we have come a long way in recent years with both internal and external technology systems. —January 17, 2023
Employee Newsletter: Guidelines & Deadlines
Have a story, event or update you'd like to include in a future newsletter? Please follow these guidelines to help us feature your content.—November 21, 2022
Space Utilization Study Kicks Off
Cresa is launching a space utilization study across all campuses and learning centres. The study was spurred by the college’s need to achieve effective and consistent space utilization across all facilities. As space on campus continues to be at a premium, this work is imperative to the college’s future planning. —November 18, 2022
Stacey Matthews Named Executive Director of Human Resources
Stacey Matthews has assumed the role of executive director of human resources. Stacey started at Selkirk College in 2007 as the executive assistant to the VP academic, before rapidly rising to the position of human resources manager. She recently took on the role of interim executive director of human resources, where she excelled in a very complex environment. —November 17, 2022
Taya Whitehead Named Vice President, Education & Students
Taya Whitehead has assumed the role of vice president, education & students. She is a graduate of the Human Services Program and has served in numerous positions, including the dean of Health & Human Services. Her strengths as a leader, relationship builder and educator align well with the college’s strategic plan. —November 17, 2022
Leave Computers Powered Up
Selkirk College’s software management systems are constantly downloading new updates as they become available, as well as high priority security updates from Microsoft. These can only be applied to systems that are powered on. —November 17, 2022
Trail Campus Adds New Energy to College Community
From the keyboard of Kerry Clarke, Vice President of College Services & CFO.—November 8, 2022
Welcome & Felicitations
A wonderful place to work, Selkirk College is rich with talented folks who are committed to providing remarkable post-secondary education for students at all campuses and learning centres. It takes an enthusiastic and masterful team to carry out the multitude of diverse tasks that lead to success for learners. Let's meet some of the team!—July 25, 2022
Brier Albano Named Associate Vice President, Student Success
A strategic leader, Brier has worked in the post-secondary sector since 2006 where she has held positions focused on recruitment, admissions and student experience. Brier holds two undergraduate degrees from the University of Calgary and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Victoria.—March 1, 2023
Nick Howald Named Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Nick comes to us from School District 8 where he was the Director of IT. He has a strong technical background and excellent leadership skills.—March 15, 2023
Employee Climate Survey Coming in Winter 2023
To help inform decision-making and guide Selkirk College into the future, the institution is preparing to launch the 2023 Employee Climate Survey (ECS). The survey will gather information about the work environment by collecting feedback on areas employees identify as important and those that may need improvement.—January 5, 2023
Safe Destruction of Documents
Our facilities are no longer able to facilitate shredding documents, due to having no means of disposing the shredded paper. None of our current waste management or document management companies including Shred-it, Iron Mountain and Waste Management will take pre-shredded paper for disposal.—March 2, 2023
Call for Homestay Families
Are you interested in hosting a student from Quebec this summer? Apply today!—March 23, 2023
Changes to Microsoft Authenticator App Sign-In
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) helps strengthen the security of data and information at Selkirk College. To avoid accidental approvals, Microsoft is changing its MFA sign-in process for those using the authenticator app.—February 23, 2023
Joceyln Schroeder Named School Chair of Health & Human Services
Jocelyn Shroeder has accepted the role of School Chair of Health & Human Services. Jocelyn is a Selkirk College alumna, graduating from the Bachelors of Nursing Program in 2011. After gathering a wealth of experience as an RN and in leadership roles, Jocelyn began teaching in Selkirk College's Bachelor of Nursing Program in 2017. Soon after, Jocelyn took on the role of the Bachelor of Nursing Year Two Facilitator.—February 8, 2023
Have You Heard of Homeweb by Homewood Health?
Homeweb is an online platform that offers members access to personalized health and wellness tools. Selkirk College employees have free access to Homeweb and resources include but are not limited to: - mental health support and the ability to speak with a registered counsellor - legal, financial and lifestyle advice and resources - nutrition and fitness —August 9, 2022
Katie Comrie Named Healthy Campus Coordinator
Katie holds a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies and a Bachelor of Education from UBC and has a wide variety of experience that will enhance and support continued growth with our Healthy Campus initiatives.—March 15, 2023