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by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 15 2018

The challenges post-secondary students face as they work toward a desired education are varied and relative. Some hurdles are greater than others, but those who embark on a journey at Selkirk College have the option of seeking financial relief through bursaries that help ease the strain.

When she enroled in the Education Assistant & Community Support Worker Program (EACSW) on the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

Want to win cash for post secondary tuition?

Community Future’s Junior Dragons Den is inviting submissions for its fourth annual business pitch competition.

Modelled after CBC’s “The Dragons’ Den,” students in Grades 7 to University will pitch their business idea to a panel of local judges, in front of a live theatre audience, for a chance to win up to $1,500.

“To...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Jan 07 2018

Selkirk College’s leadership team has welcomed two new vice presidents who are both relishing the opportunity to help guide the region’s post-secondary into the future.

Vice President of College Services Kerry Clarke and Vice President of Students & Advancement John Kincaid arrived to Selkirk College in November. The new additions help lead two-thirds of all departments at the...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Jan 04 2018

Reminiscing and reflecting on 50 inspiring years of post-secondary education at Selkirk College has resulted in a gift for future generations of learners.

Selkirk College officially wrapped up its golden anniversary celebrations in November at Gala 2017 where the 50th Anniversary Legacy Award reached the target of creating a $50,000 endowment for future scholarships and...

by Wayne Holmes on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Local Astronomer Wayne Holmes has had an interest in astronomy since receiving his first telescope and began reading about the objects in the sky at a young age. As the coordinator of the Starry Nights program at Taghum Hall as well as multi session astronomy classes as part of the Learning in Retirement program and astronomy programs for schools, Holmes has always...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Dec 27 2017

Two of the region’s most well known voices have come together to bring to life the beauty of choral music in an otherworldly album titled breaTH.

In the works for five years, Selkirk College Contemporary Music & Technology Program instructor Don Macdonald and his wife Allison Girvan provide all the vocals on the 10-track album that transports the listener to a full choir...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

Autism touches many people and families. With this comes an increasing need for awareness and understanding of practical resources and approaches for supporting situations in many contexts—schools, homes, community.

In January, Selkirk College is launching SPECTRUM: Lifespan Autism Resources & Training, an exciting, innovative online course, developed collaboratively with...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Dec 07 2017

As Selkirk College strives for sustainability, members of the Selkirk College Sustainability Committee and the Environment Club recently sorted through garbage and recycling bins on campus to determine how students and employees could be doing a better job at waste reduction.

“We wanted to determine whether recyclable or compostable materials were being put in the garbage,” says...

by Contributor on Sunday Dec 03 2017

Ever since Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced plans to de-criminalize marijuana, there's been a buzz around the country - pardon the pun - about safety concerns surrounding the announcement. Enforcement is a key prong of safety, and roadside testing is one of the most critical challenges facing police services nationwide.

This year's National Safe Driving Week,...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Dec 03 2017

Students in Selkirk College’s Carpentry Foundation Program are earning an assist with an outdoor rink project that will bring a fittingly Canadian recreational outlet to residents in the Blewett region.

Supported by the Blewett Conservation Society (BCS) and Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), a pair of outdoor skating rinks will be constructed at the Morning Mountain...

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