However, with that individual attention, I worked far harder and had a steeper learning curve than I would have had I gone straight to university. Selkirk College taught me all of the necessary skills I needed to succeed in academia. By the time I got to University, I didn’t struggle with my courses in the least.
Recommend Selkirk? Absolutely! Selkirk College will prepare you for wherever you go with your studies. You will work hard and you will be expected to meet a high standard, but you will only benefit from this. I can confidently say that Selkirk College is the reason I was accepted into law school early, because I was taught the skills to excel in university.
“Lori Barkley, anthropology instructor, got me all fired up about justice, social justice and activism.”
“Selkirk College honed my skills – paper writing, research – all the critical building blocks you need to go onto navigate the university system.”
I worked as a Crown Counsel with the Family Law Branch of Manitoba Justice. Specifically, I represented the Maintenance Enforcement Program and assisted custodial parents in receiving the child support they are entitled to. Now, I am back in the West Kootenay.
“Rural law practice is where it’s at. People go to the big cities thinking there is so much going on. But because there is so much going on you have to focus at a very narrow level. Here you get to be a jack of all trades, there’s a variety of work and the bar in the West Kootenay is amazing.”
As I tell anyone who says that they would love to go to law school, I always reply: As a highschool dropout, if I can do it, ANYBODY can do it.
Selkirk College Alumna, 2002 University Transfer Program, Undergrad at UVic, Law School at University of Manitoba, Rural lawyer