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Student Housing on Silver King Campus Nears Completion

The buzz of contractors working diligently on the finishing touches at the student housing project on the Silver King Campus is only matched by the buzz of anticipation for what the new units will be bring to Selkirk College learners. Scheduled to be complete and ready for move-in starting early 2024, the 35 units on […]

Kaslo FireSmart project creates impact among the younger crowd

What is the story you want to tell local youth about our community, wildfire resilience and climate change? That’s the question that Kenya Blouin was tasked with in her summer 2023 role as the Village of Kaslo’s Youth FireSmart Coordinator. “Youth will be the ones navigating our society through climate change,” she says. “The earlier […]

Career boost for local childcare staff

Shelley-Anne Jorgensen always dreamed of being a preschool teacher. Nurturing the development of young children with compassion and patience always appealed to her. But to achieve her goals, she’d need formal training, as educating children is more than just playtime and crafts. Jorgensen graduated from the College of New Caledonia’s Early Childhood Educator (ECE) program […]

ICBC, police say pedestrian safety a serious concern this fall as visibility worsens

The Insurance Corporation of BC (ICBC) and police are launching a pedestrian safety campaign in response to the sharp increase in pedestrian injuries and fatalities on the road at this time of year. ICBC said that nearly half (43%) of crashes involving pedestrians happen between October and January as visibility and weather worsen in B.C. […]

Celebrate bats during Halloween — BC Community Bat Program

As Halloween approaches, images of scary bats become commonplace. This is the perfect time of year to counter bat myths and do something to help bats, by taking part in International Bat Week (October 24-31). Bat Week is all about appreciating these amazing animals and their benefits, which in Canada centers around eating insects, and […]

Grant Thornton Boosts Support for Selkirk College Indigenous Students

Helping Indigenous learners achieve post-secondary ambitions at Selkirk College is the aim of a $5,000 donation by Castlegar’s Grant Thornton office. Presented at the beginning of the fall semester, the local office of the national professional services firm continued its ongoing support of the Selkirk College Foundation with fresh funds targeting support for Indigenous students […]

BCGEU faculty agreements ratified under Shared Recovery Mandate

Five BC General Employees’ Union (BCGEU) faculty agreements reached at the common table under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate have been ratified by the board of the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association (PSEA). These agreements cover nearly 950 BCGEU faculty members, most of whom teach vocational programs. The PSEA and the BCGEU tentatively settled the common agreement […]

Orange Shirt Day Design Places Focus on the Guardians

A safe and supportive future for Indigenous children was the creative fuel used for second-year student Payton Maffioli’s Orange Shirt Day design that will be worn across the Selkirk College region on September 30. The chosen design for 2023 features two bear pawprints, a smaller cub’s mark inside the mother’s protective imprint is surrounded by […]

Selkirk College Appeals to Community for Housing

The buzz of learning will return to all Selkirk College campuses across the region in September, with students focused on career-ready programs and putting together the building blocks of their educational pathways. To help make the academic year a success, the regional post-secondary is reaching out to the community to help with housing. The annual […]

Students connect to region through Columbia River Field School

“This experience meant so much to me. I enjoyed so much learning from the land, guest speakers, and leaders and being able to make my own connections. I will remember how much I learned, all the new places I saw, the amazing people I met, and how much my understanding of the area developed.” CRFS […]