At BC Colleges, we want to acknowledge the successes of our colleges, especially excellence in teaching and community building. We celebrate the many milestones, projects, collaborations and announcements from our colleges on our website, in our monthly newsletter, and throughout our social media channels.
The importance of the tech sector in rural British Columbia continues to grow with a bright future for regions like the West Kootenay. As part of an ongoing effort to support sector retention and expansion, Kootenay Association for Science & Technology has partnered with researchers at the Applied Research & Innovation Centre to present a survey aimed at taking the temperature of today's landscape.
Community Education & Workplace Training is a vital resource for lifelong learners to gain the required training and seek satisfying diversions. With health and safety as the number-one priority, there is a multitude of course offerings available throughout the fall and winter months at Selkirk College.
Is it possible to balance the principles of climate change action with responsible resource extraction in our province's forests? That question was posed to second-year Forest Technology Program students in the form of a challenge from instructor Jesper Nielsen and inspired creative answers filled with hope for the future of the industry.
The third annual Selkirk College Environmental Sustainability Awards were presented to student Emily Markholm and instructor Michelle Colley who have shown tremendous leadership on our campuses over the last academic year.
The Selkirk College Hairstylist Program has been operating at Nelson's Silver King Campus for more than five decades and has turned out generations of style experts. To help today's learners get the experience they need, the Hair Salon is now open and taking customers.
Christian Picciolini's work is focused on battling extremism and providing options for redemption to those embroiled in a life filled with hate. The featured speaker in the Selkirk College Mir Lecture Series will explore his own background as a white power leader and provide insight into why individuals go down this dark road.
Through vital partnerships in the region, Selkirk College continues to be a leader among rural post-secondary institutions in Canada. The work being done by faculty and student researchers has been enhanced through recent federal government funding aimed at applied research and innovation.