Operational Updates

Migration to Microsoft Teams is Complete
The college-wide implementation of Microsoft Teams is complete, and it is now fully available to all Selkirk College employees and departments.—October 12, 2023
Student Housing Construction Project Update
It’s truly exciting to witness the incredible progress taking place with the construction of the new student housing buildings at the Castlegar Campus and the Silver King Campus in Nelson—September 28, 2023
Tyler Ballam Named Education Developer
Tyler brings years of experience as an educator and education developer. Tyler is also the Chair of our Policy Review committee, Work Integrated Learning lead and a standing member of Education Council to name just a few roles he's held over the years.—August 9, 2023
Andrea Maxie Named Chair of School of Academic Upgrading & Development
Building on her experience supporting students at Selkirk and at Trent University, Andrea will bring a calm, creative and forward-thinking lens to the work we do together.—August 9, 2023
Summer First Aid Availability
With summer holidays approaching and minimal staff on campus for July to mid-August, please be aware that we do have Level 1 and 3 first aid available, please refer to the new updated spreadsheet.—July 6, 2023
Aanyta Fahrenbruch Named Department Head, Teaching & Learning Centre
Aanyta has been an educational developer for the Teaching & Learning Centre for the last 2.5 years and has done an exemplary job supporting individual instructors and programs in a number of capacities.—July 5, 2023
Convocation Moving to May in 2024
Continuing with ongoing efforts to make convocation special for our amazing grads, Selkirk College is trying something new for 2024. After collecting feedback and reviewing historical data, the college will be saving two convocation dates in the upcoming year in hopes of pursuing convocation in both Castlegar and Nelson. —June 28, 2023
Change to Unit 4 Log In
Less passwords needed for navigating your work day! As of June 26, Selkirk College employees now have single sign-on access to Unit4. This means that you will no longer need to have a separate password for Unit4. —June 26, 2023
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
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
NISOD Nominations Are Open
It is the time of year to consider nominees for the National Institute for Staff Organizational Development (NISOD) Awards. All college staff, instructors and administrators in all employee groups are eligible to be nominated. The deadline to forward a nomination to your dean or director is Tuesday, December 20, 2022.—December 5, 2022
Employee Welcomes & Role Changes
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
Jeanne Kim named Chair of School of Business
Jeanne has been teaching in the School of Business since 2009 and also has taught in the School of Environment & Geomatics. While teaching, Jeanne also worked as the senior project manager at Kootenay Savings Credit Union, as well as run her own project management consulting and training firm.—June 20, 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
Summer Cleaning Notice
As you may have already observed, our campus summer cleaning has begun and we'd like to remind you of a few important tips.—June 28, 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
Marissa Carrasco Named Director, Student Engagement & Wellness
Marissa comes to the Student Success team from the School of Academic Upgrading and Development where she provided multi-campus leadership and support to a team of over 30 faculty and staff. —May 31, 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
Call for Homestay Families
Are you interested in hosting a student from Quebec this summer? Apply today!—March 23, 2023
Go Paper Free with Your Pension
If you want to receive a digital notification when your next Member’s Benefit Statement (MBS) and Report to Members are ready, you need to opt in to receiving paper-free communications before April 20, 2023.—April 13, 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
James Heth Named Registrar
James comes from the Village of Salmo where he has been in the role of Chief Administrative Officer. He comes to Selkirk College with a wealth of post-secondary experience, an excellent understanding of public sector governance/policy and a history of leadership in his previous positions.—May 31, 2023