Operational Updates


A Reminder About Selkirk's Scent Free Initiative

Instructors Asked to Inform Students About Policy


The Human Resources Department is sending out a reminder of the Selkirk College policy of providing a scent-free campus. There have been some complaints received recently and it would be great if instructors could pass it along to students.

The policy states: “Exposure to scented products can adversely affect a person’s health. In sufficient concentrations scented products may trigger responses to those with allergies or chemical sensitivities. Allergic and asthmatic people, as well as those with other conditions, report that exposure to scented products, even in the smallest amounts, can trigger response. Reported symptoms range from headaches, migraines and confusion to anxiety, upper respiratory issues and skin irritation.”

You can find out more details about the policy here.

Here you will also find a pdf of the poster which you can print out and post in your classrooms.

Scent Free poster 

Selkirk College Health & Safety Coordinator Ruby Chambers is also available to stop by your classroom and make an announcement. Give her a call at 250.365.1217 to arrange an appointment.


Any further questions can be directed to Ruby Chambers via email.