Convocation 2023

Convocation is a time to formally acknowledge and celebrate your educational successes with your family, friends, classmates and the Selkirk College community.

This year's celebration took place on Friday, April 28, 2023, on the Castlegar Campus!

Read the program.

Convocation 2023 Program

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Convocation 2023 Ceremony

Congratulations, Graduates!

More than 1,050 students now embark on the next chapter of their lives with a certificate, diploma or degree.

Leading the Ceremony: Sturgeon Scale Paddle

An image of the Sturgeon Scale Paddle by the confluence of the rivers

The ceremony was led by a Sturgeon Scale Paddle made by artist and scholar Shawn Brigman, PhD. Dr. Brigman is an enrolled member of the Spokane Tribe and a descendant of the Columbia Plateau First Nations: snʕáyckst (Sinixt), sənpʕʷilx (San Poil) and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc (Shuswap).

Using materials from the land, the artist has beautifully captured the relationship between people, the land, and the rivers, lakes and mountains of the traditional territories on which Selkirk College is so honoured to operate. The seven sturgeon scales inscribed on the paddle signify the seven life teachings of humility, courage, honesty, wisdom, truth, respect and love.

Class of 2023 Valedictorians
This year's valedictorians, Shelby Bell and Kiel Harvey, offer a message of hope for graduates.