Moving Forward Together...
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- Student Supports & Selkirk Experience: Get help here. Find our services still available to students. Campus life is different but happening!
- Confidence in Health & Safety: Know what we are doing to make our campuses safe.
- Our Programs: How will delivery of programs look? Get our overview and stay tuned for more updated September 2021 info...
- International Students: We can help understand new rules and regulations.
Selkirk College instructors and staff are preparing for spring, summer and fall 2021 programming. Throughout the pandemic, we have learned a lot about our students and their learning needs, about teaching online and remotely, and about the importance of in-person learning opportunities. We continue to plan for the best way to ensure program access, flexibility and student success.
Spring and Summer 2021
For new and returning students, courses offered this spring and summer in the Schools of University Arts & Science, Business, and Academic Upgrading & Development will continue to be offered online and remotely. Science courses through the School of Upgrading & Development will be offered through a hybrid model, with theory and labs delivered online/remotely and one-to-one instructional support offered in-person at the Silver King Campus.
For new students starting programs in the School of Hospitality & Tourism, theory will be delivered online and remotely.
For returning students in programs already in progress, including the School of the Arts (Kootenay Studio Arts programs), Industry & Trades Training, Health & Human Services and Environment & Geomatics, can expect a continuation of in-person applied learning (labs, shops, studio, practicum, preceptorship) with some theory delivered online/remotely.
International students currently enrolled in the Schools of Hospitality & Tourism who have worked online this past year will not be continuing online for the summer.
School of the Arts
The Digital Arts and Contemporary Music & Technology programs will return to in-person instruction where possible and continue with online delivery where necessary. Students should plan to study at the Tenth Street Campus in Nelson.
The Digital Fabrication & Design program will continue with in-person instruction and applied learning. Hybrid delivery may continue where necessary. Students should plan to study on-campus in Trail.
The Textiles, Ceramics and Sculptural Metal programs will continue to be delivered with in-person instruction. Students should plan to study at the Victoria Street Campus in Nelson.
The Web Development Program will continue to be delivered online with some in-person lab and workshop options. Students are not required to study in Nelson. Those who chose to study in Nelson will have limited, but scheduled access to on-campus computer labs. Students continue to be required to purchase a suitable personal computer.
School of Business
Expect an increase to in-person course delivery with some remote, online and hybrid course options available to provide greater access and flexibility for students.
Additional information specific to International students will be updated soon.
School of Environment & Geomatics
Expect more in-person delivery of theory courses and applied learning in-person (including labs, field school, ADGIS and BGIS programming), with the possibility of some hybrid delivery.
School of Health & Human Services
Health programs including; Health Care Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, and Nursing Unit Clerk will continue to offer theory online/remotely and applied learning in-person (lab, clinical, practicum).
The Nursing Program and the International Gerontological Nursing Program will have theory-based courses in-person and may include some online/remote delivery. Applied learning will continue to be offered in-person (labs, clinical, practicum).
Human Service programs including Early Childhood Care & Education, Social Service Worker, Education Assistant & Community Support Worker and the diploma programs will offer a mix of in-person, online and remote theory courses with applied learning in-person (clinical, practicum).
School of Hospitality & Tourism
Expect an increase to in-person course delivery (including lab, kitchens, field, practicum) with some remote, online and hybrid course options available to provide greater access and flexibility for students.
Additional information specific to International students will be updated soon.
School of Industry & Trades
Shop time has remained in-person and this will continue. Expect increasing in-person instruction for theory as well. We are examining shop capacity to return to full section sizes and will make this determination in the spring or summer.
School of University Arts & Sciences
Expect a return to in-person learning with some remote/online offerings. Selkirk College is planning an increase in-person course delivery, along with some remote/online course options in Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Rural Pre-Medicine, Law & Justice, Peace & Justice Studies and Engineering. Science courses will continue to have in-person applied learning (labs).
School of Academic Upgrading & Development
Expect a return to in-person course delivery with some remote/online and blended course options available to provide greater access and flexibility for students across the region and beyond. In addition to classes delivered in-person and online, the Upgrading Room will be open at all six centres for one-to-one and small-group instruction for upgrading courses.
SOAR (Steps to Opportunities, Academics, & Readiness)
Expect a return to in-person learning with some remote/online offerings. The SOAR program will delivery courses in-person at the Castlegar, Grand Forks, Silver King, and Trail campuses and continue to include some remote/online course options to connect students across the region.
The English Language Program looks to move back to a primarily in-person course delivery with some online/remote course options as well for certain levels.
Do you have questions or need more information about studying as an international student at Selkirk College during the pandemic. Please check here...
Community Education & Workplace Training
Increasingly, CEWT and training activities will be offered in-person wherever feasible. Online and remote activities could be scheduled to improve student access opportunities.
Our priorities at Selkirk College are:
- Developing innovative ways to orient and keep you supported
- Inspiring your learning, wherever it takes place
- Access, inclusion and equity - our students are diverse and welcome
Mental Health Supports
During these challenging times, Selkirk College recognizes the importance of mental health support for staff and students. Please do not forget that you are not alone. We are in this together and Selkirk College is here for you.
Connect with Selkirk Student Ambassadors
The student ambassador program is a student-led organization that promotes health, safety and wellness at Selkirk College along with guiding students to resources available on our campus.
Join Global Connections!
Engage and connect with one another as you do healthy activities. Each time you go on a hike or walk, participate in an art gallery viewing, anything that gets you up and engaged outside your home and off the computer, please share!
Post an image of yourself on social media and tag @selkirkcollege and use the hashtag #selkirkglobal.
- Join any time from November 2020 to April 2021
- Prize draws for posts!
Campus Life - Community Online & In Person
(Due to COVID-19, some events may be affected as we follow the recommended protocols.)
Meet people on an excursion, book time in the gym, join a yoga class or connect virtually. Organized and not so organized activites are planned all the time. Check out what's happening!
Gain support in eating well and getting moving when you’re busy studying, and on a budget! Healthy Living!
Follow us on social media! - A great way to stay on top of what's happening with Selkirk College, on campus and in our community is to like our pages: Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. We also have great special interest pages. Get the complete list...
Find out everything that's happening on campus in our events calendar!
Everyone is welcome to attend an event on campus.
Celebrate and connect with our ways of being and sharing with Elders and staff. Ask and learn. Find out more...
Our events are at our online calendar. Use the Indigenous filter...
Trying to figure out your courses, funding and need some support? Please reach out and contact Leah Lychowyd, Indigenous Services Counsellor. Book an appointment through the Welcome Centre or directly with Leah.
Support for student learning, such as the Writing Centre tutors, math and science tutors, and academic accommodations through Accessibility Services will continue to identify how to best serve a wide range of student needs and access modes, possibly including both remote and in-person support.
Counselling - Personal and Academic
Our team aims to create a safe and supportive environment for students to explore Academic, Personal, and Career issues. Now taking online and in-person appointments. Get connected...
Get Selkirk College's complete plan based on the most up-to-date information from B.C. Provincial Health Officer, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, and Interior Health.
Get employee information: It is essential that as we return to work, we all protect the campus community by doing our part to reduce the risk of infection and transmission.
Eight Ways Campus is Different
- Masks are mandatory: Non-medical face masks must be worn in all indoor common areas. Masks are a necessary, recognized, practicable and effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19. Get the full policy here...
- Traffic flow markers: In an effort to ensure we are all safe, flow of traffic is encouraged throughout campus, you will see floor markings and decals to help navigate through spaces, and floor marked waiting zones to help maintain physical distancing. Some narrow corridors may have yield signage so watch for the cues.
- Hand sanitizer stations: There will be hand sanitizer available at high-touch points, building entrances, exits, hallways, classrooms and common areas.
- Washrooms: Washrooms on campus are open. Extra control measures you’ll find include maximum capacity signs at entrances, locking off sink use where sinks are placed too close together, and reducing stall counts.
- No-loiter zones outside classrooms and lecture halls: A number of spots on campus will have signage reminders asking people not to gather in groups. To help with this, some furniture on campus has been removed and signage will reinforce walking patterns.
- Elevators: Minimize the use of elevators wherever possible, and use the stairs. Unless there is sufficient space for two people to stand diagonally, no more than one person may use the elevator at any time.
- Water fountains: Bring your own reusable water bottle (or two) filled with H2O. Fountains with bottle fillers will still have bottle filling capabilities.
- Eating: Office kitchens and appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, coffee brewing equipment, kettles or shared utensils or dishware can be used and should be disinfected before and after use. Kitchen sinks may be used for drinking water, and faucets should be disinfected before and after use.