Selkirk College, Attn: Darcy Ingram
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
I work on a lot of stuff. Over the past few years I’ve taught history, political science, and sociology at a number of Canadian universities. I’ve also published a variety of books and articles on issues including wildlife conservation, environmentalism, war resistance, cycling politics, and animal rights. Through all of that, I’ve maintained a strong interest in helping students develop the skills they need to succeed in their various pursuits. And it’s tough to find a better match for such work than Selkirk, with its small classes, its sense of community, and the fantastic people and environment that define the College’s West Kootenay location.
Those observations stem from my own experience. I first stumbled onto Selkirk College more than twenty years ago while on a treeplanting contract one summer. “You mean I can live here AND study?” That pretty much sealed things for me. When I finished up at Selkirk I was able to transfer two full years of credits to McGill University, earned in an environment entirely different from that of my new university peers who had slogged their way anonymously and with varying degrees of success through introductory courses comprised of 200 students or more. It was only then, as I slipped into my third and fourth year courses, that I realized how lucky I’d been to complete those first two years at Selkirk, and how well the College’s instructors had prepared me for what was to follow.
I’ve studied and worked in a lot of places since then, but the Kootenays has remained a constant, and I’m thrilled to be a part of Selkirk again.
For more details on my teaching and research visit my website. If you want to know more about my work on the West Kootenay region, see the following article:
Kathleen Rodgers and Darcy Ingram, “Ideological Migration and War Resistance in British Columbia’s West Kootenays: An Analysis of Counterculture Politics and Community Networks among Doukhobor, Quaker, and American Migrants during the Vietnam Era,” American Review of Canadian Studies 44 1 (2014): 96-117.