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May 2017

Stay Connected - Alumni Newsletter

The 50th Selkirk College graduating class celebrated their achievements at a historic ceremony held on the Castlegar Campus. And as the proud students crossed the stage and into the next chapter of their lives, a book marking Selkirk College's anniversary year is hot off the presses. Journeys Taken chronicles the rich history of the college and all funds from its sale go toward the Student Legacy Award helping future students fullfill their dream of becoming Selkirk College graduates one day.

Selkirk College Releases 50th Anniversary Commemorative Book

Selkirk College Releases 50th Anniversary Book

The commemorative coffee table book Journeys Taken traces the tremendous post-secondary legacy that has been built by students, staff and community at Selkirk College. Packed with history, individual stories and photographs from through the years, it is a beautifully designed volume that will be a cherished keepsake in your home. Your purchase also has the added bonus of supporting future students. Learn more...

Valedictorians Define Rural Post-Secondary Education

Selkirk College was established in 1966 to bring inspiring post-secondary opportunities to rural British Columbia, so it's fitting that the valedictorians for the 50th graduating class are both raised in the West Kootenay. Brenna Mackay and Clara Graves are outstanding students who have made the most of their time at Selkirk College. Read their story...

Pancake Breakfast filled bellies and warmed hearts.

Distinguished Alumna is Courageous and Compassionate Nurse

Courageous and Compassionate Nurse Honoured

Selkirk College recently awarded family nurse practitioner Patrice Gordon with the Distinguished Alumna honour. The earnest professional provides compassionate care to isolated First Nations communities in British Columbia’s Chilcotin region while responding to crises world-wide as part of the Canadian Red Cross Emergency Response Unit. Learn more...

Distinguished Alumnus Rises to Peak of Ski Industry

One of Canada’s ski industry leaders was honoured as a Distinguished Alumnus at the Selkirk College Graduation 2017 ceremony. Steve Paccagnan graduated top of the class from Selkirk College’s Ski Resort Operations & Management Program (SROAM) in 1988 and for the last three decades has made a significant impact in outdoor recreation across North America. Read on...

Distinguished Alumnus Rises to Peak of the Ski Industry

Upcoming events

May 11 - Journeys Taken - A Book Launch Party, Nelson

May 17 - Journeys Taken - A Book Launch Party, Castlegar

May 17 - Experience Selkirk Day

May 18 - Silver King Student Pizza Lunch

May 23 - Supporting Learners with Complex Needs

May 25 - Community Meeting for Mental Health Professionals

May 25-26 - Creating Caring Communities Explores Addiction

May 26 -28 - Fine Woodworking Year-End Show

June 4 - Permanculture Design Course

June 16 - Economic Development Workshop for Elected Officials

June 19 - Reconciliation & Indigenous Education Learning Symposium

June 19 - Building a 21st Century Workforce

June 20 - Economic Development for Economic Development Practioners

June 21 - Strategic Doing 301 Training

Stay Connected, Share the Memories

Stay Connected, Share the Memories

Selkirk Collge is keeping the memories alive as our history continues to be made every day. Follow us on Facebook to see photos from Graduation 2017. Students, their family and friends have been sharing, liking and commenting on photos using the hastags #SelkirkCollege, #SelkirkGrad and #Selkirk50.

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Student Legacy Award

Help us meet our goal of helping future students with your support of the Selkirk College 50th Anniversary Student Legacy Award.  We aim to raise $50,000 for student scholarships and bursaries.

Watch 50th Grad Video

It was a golden celebration at the Selkirk College Castlegar Campus on April 28 as Graduation 2017 was in the spotlight. The 50th graduation ceremony in the college's history was a huge moment.

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