Leeza Perehudoff graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Selkirk College in her hometown of Castlegar in 2020. A graduate of Selkirk's Recreation Fish and Wildlife Program, she also participated in several Co-op Education experiences.
Why choose Selkirk?
I chose to study at Selkirk College because of the exceptional programs and world class education offered here at home in the Kootenays as well as the opportunity to get hands-on learning about the natural environment IN THE natural Kootenay environment.
Selkirk College is the best choice for a Kootenay local considering post-secondary studies.
What is the best part about studying at Selkirk College?
When you study at Selkirk College, you become a part of a warm and welcoming community.
The faculty in the School of Environment and Geomatics at Selkirk College are leading industry experts with extensive knowledge and first hand experience of what is taught in the curriculum.
My experience in the Recreation, Fish and Wildlife diploma developed my professional skills in conducting independent research projects, primary data collection, tabular data analysis, and report writing. Participating in the annual School of Environment and Geomatics Student Conference helped elevate my communication skills.
The Bachelor Degree in Geographic Information Systems program at Selkirk College provided me with theoretical knowledge of geospatial science, and hands-on experience with relevant applications and technologies to jump-start my career in research and analytics.
Landing a dream job!
Selkirk College changed my life for the better. Studying at Selkirk College gave me the confidence to be the best version of myself.
My education in the School of Environment and Geomatics at Selkirk College provided me with the knowledge and skills to help me land my dream job.
I am currently supporting local, community based research at Selkirk Innovates at the college's Applied Research and Innovation Centre. I seriously encourage students at Selkirk College to explore the different streams of research being undertaken at the Selkirk Technology Access Centre and Applied Research and Innovation Centre.
“My education with the School of Environment and Geomatics at Selkirk College lead to a co-op internship with Selkirk Innovates. This internship gave me the opportunity to apply my knowledge and skills while gaining hands-on experience in academic research, advancing my career development and motivating me to further my education.”