A terrible tragedy more than three decades ago led to the family of Philip Malekow creating an award that provided an opportunity for high school students to discuss topics of peace. Malekow's legacy has now expanded to work being done by Selkirk College's Mir Centre for Peace and the new Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Program.
The annual show at the Shambhala Music & Performance Hall on Nelson's Tenth Street Campus will feature the Mighty Popo and students from the Nyundo School of Art & Music which is based in Rwanda. Proceeds from the concert will go towards building a new partnership between Selkirk College and the Rwandan school.
As voters prepare to go to the polls for the federal election, Selkirk College and the Nelson-West Kootenay chapter of the Citizens' Climate Change Lobby have organized a pair of all-candidates forum that will bring important issues to the surface in both Nelson and Castlegar.
Classes resume next week, but the Selkirk College Saints are back on the ice in preparation for the upcoming 2015-2016 BCIHL season where they will be gunning for their fourth straight league championship title. The exhibition season gets underway this weekend with a special two-game set against cross-league rival Trail Smoke Eaters.
It's one of the most in-demand jobs in the health care sector and Selkirk College is offering a special rural cohort out of Kaslo in order to bolster trained workers. Starting in January, the Health Care Assistant Program is adding a class at the north end of Kootenay Lake.
This fall, Selkirk College will be offering a Creative Writing Course at the KSA, Victoria Street Campus in Nelson on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 PM, starting September 8th and running until December 10th.
Selkirk College is preparing to offer the one-semester Unarmed Civilian Peacekeeping Program -- the only one of its kind in Canada -- starting in January. The program provides those interested in taking a new approach to peacekeeping the tools to make a difference in conflict zones around the world.
Selkirk College and the Greater Trail Community Skills Centre are offering a special program aimed at encouraging women to consider a career in the trades. Leading the cohort through the 14-week program will be Electrical Foundation Instructor Julie-Claire Hamilton who has a firm understanding of the challenges and opportunities that await.
Tourism industry veteran Jim Greene helped guide Red Mountain Resort in Rossland through a pivotal chapter in its history. Now the former general manager is taking on a new challenge of helping guide students through their educational journey at Selkirk College.
In September, Fraser Sutherland will head off to the University of British Columbia with bolstered confidence courtesy of Selkirk College's School of University Arts & Sciences which provided her the opportunity to fully explore her academic passions.
Selkirk College helps grow community in many ways. One of the avenues that enhances local culture is the international program that brings students from all across the world to the West Kootenay-Boundary to study and become immersed in Canadian life. With a growth in numbers, there are now more opportunities to get involved through the homestay program.
Showing a strong commitment to growing the BC's economy in the trades, the provincial government has provided a funding infusion that has allowed Selkirk College to purchase more industry-standard equipment for its shops and classrooms.
The Selkirk College Board of Governors helps provide important leadership for post-secondary education in the West Kootenay-Boundary region. Last month Bruce Morrison chaired his last meeting and now looks back on his time spent at the board table.
The public is invited to come explore the Slocan Narrows Pithouse Village this Sunday at the Archaeology Open House where two Selkirk College students will be part of the interactive guided tours of the ancient site that has revealed so much about life along the banks of the Slocan River.