Selkirk College promotes and integrates health and wellness into day-to-day operations, practices, services and educational programming. This includes physical health and wellness, mental health, safety, compassion, acceptance, social justice and belonging.
At Selkirk College we consider the whole person in the learning environment, infusing health into everyday operations from business practices to academic mandates. By doing this we create a web of caring, a culture of compassion, wellness, equality and social justice which enhances the success of our students.
We recognize the critical importance of education as a key social determinant of health. Selkirk College is a proud signatory of the Okanagan Charter, 2015.
Read our Vision & Call-To-Action for Mental Health & Wellness
Connecting with a Healthy Campus:
Counselling Services - Looking to change your career or determine your next steps? Need help with decision making or course planning? Struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or relationship issues? Having trouble coping with stress?
Options Clinic for Sexual Health - The Selkirk College Options for Sexual Health Clinic serves Selkirk students as an on-campus, confidential and free drop-in clinic run by Registered Nurses and Nursing Program students.
Wellness Centre - This service will not operate during the 2020-2021 academic year due to COVID-19.
On Campus Activities - From coffee house evenings to walking groups and sustainability events, Selkirk College has a robust campus life. Find activities you want to take part in at our events calendar.
Selkirk Saints Hockey - Camaraderie naturally builds around sports teams. Come cheer on yours. The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program first made headlines for capturing B.C. college hockey titles over 40 years ago. Today, the tradition continues as the Selkirk College Saints play the highly competitive B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League.
Campus Recreation - Modern fitness facilities, dance classes, yoga, guided hikes, indoor rock climbing, outdoor fires, fishing, board game nights, and virtual activities are just a few options for maintaining work-life balance! With full-sized gymnasiums, weight and cardio rooms, squash/racquetball courts and a bouldering wall you can achieve your fitness goals and have some fun.
Student Clubs - Get more out of your college experience - join together with people who share your interests. Make new friends, host events, and learn something new! Start your own official Selkirk College student club and access money for equipment and activities through the Student Experience Team (SET).
Off-Campus Culture - Selkirk College is in a region known for its outdoor recreation, progressive attitudes and abundance of art, music and wellness activities. Take advantage!
Youth in Care Financial Assistance Program
Together with Selkirk College Financial Aid, Selkirk College aims to support students who have overcome early lifetime challenges to achieve their goals.
Current and former youth in care who have aged out of the foster care system and are entering into post-secondary education may be eligible for tuition waiver, other financial supports along with individualized and peer support at Selkirk College.
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