As well as looking back at the past 50 years worth celebrating, Selkirk College continues to forge ahead with its eyes on a strong future. Our students, our faculty, our facilities… tomorrow’s memories are on the verge of being created. This page is dedicated to the journey that continues, innovation, sustainability and of course, the students preparing for their tomorrows.
New Chemistry Labs at Selkirk College a Catalyst for Learning
The Chemistry Labs at Selkirk College stood the test of time. Dating back to the original construction of the college, they were well maintained and provided valuable experiential learning for countless students. But it was time to bring them into the modern era.
With an $875,000 upgrade, learning is enhanced and a safe, inviting environment was created by Selkirk College's own maintenance crew. This September, the chemistry labs are ready to host a new cohort of students in the growing field of study at the local institution. Learn more about the major renovation at selkirk.ca.
Selkirk College Graduate Secures Carleton University Scholarship
Selkirk College helps launch the future for students of all ages, from near and afar. Rossland Secondary School graduate Maddie Snelgrove went on to start her post-secondary education at the local college and embraced campus life with gusto.
This spring, the West Kootenay native graduated from the School of University Arts & Sciences and soon after learned she'd earned herself a $12,000 entrance scholarship for the Urbanism Program, a unique undergraduate program in Architecture at Carleton University.
Read more about Maddie's success story.
Selkirk College Leaders in Sustainability Earning Silver Star Rating
Selkirk College continues to lead in the achievement of sustainability and has recently earned a STARS silver rating for its commendable efforts. The global Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has praised the local institution for its ongoing work.
As Selkirk College enters the next 50 years, it holds sustainability as a core value reducing the institution's ecological footprint through projects, practices and curriculum.
Learn more about the STARS silver rating and environmental sustainability at Selkirk College.
Selkirk College Benefits from Federal Innovation Funding
Funding from the Federal Government will provide three Selkirk College projects with the resources required to further advance innovative collaborative research projects in partnership with community organizations and local businesses.
Of the total 35 projects approved at colleges and polytechnics across the country, Selkirk College secured three grants totaling $603,430 proving the institution can stand up to stiff competition. The funds will help prepare the 21st century workforce critical in this rural region.
Learn more about the federal funding.