Seven Summits Centre for Learning students improving ecosystem health near Waneta

Grade 10 Students from Seven Summits Centre for Learning plant native vegetation to help species at risk. to help

Students from Seven Summits Centre for Learning are doing their part to increase ecosystem health in the Kootenays.

Selkirk College Alumnus Graduates Top of the Class at University of Victoria

: Peter Kremler—pictured here with his wife Jenny, daughter Ruby and daughter Myra—graduated at the top of his University of Victoria Electrical Engineering class of 89 students. He transferred to UVic after getting a strong start at Selkirk College.

Peter Kremler credits the strong foundation he secured during his time at Selkirk College as a springboard to graduating at the top of his Faculty of Engineering class at the University of Victoria.

Kremler took first-year courses at Selkirk College before transferring to UVic where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering this past Spring. The strong student was honoured with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Victoria Section Gold Medal for top marks in Electrical Engineering.

Food security = important for humans and other animals too

Fresh vegetables are too costly for many in Canada

As leaves change colour and drop from trees, and a chill in the air signals the approach of winter, many of us are thinking of the fall harvest and hearty soups and dishes that will soon warm our bellies.

RSS, Wildsight and FORRS working together

RSS students learning things at Strawberry Pass on October 5, 2016.

It's common knowledge:  spending time in the outdoors is good for our health and our brains.  People learn best from experience, and we also learn best when we're young; hence the growing interest in outdoor education and experiential learning.  Early in October, a crew of young people from Rossland Summit School (RSS)  were out in the fresh air at Strawberry Pass, experiencing a bit of what that area has to offer. 

OP/ED: CUPE BC condemns Province's firing of Vancouver school board

OP/ED: CUPE BC condemns Province's firing of Vancouver school board

Today's news that Premier Christy Clark has fired the democratically elected Vancouver School Board shows that her education agenda is more about closing schools than providing quality public education, CUPE BC President Paul Faoro said today.

Education Minister replaces Vancouver school board with official trustee

BC Education Minister Mike Bernier, seen here during a visit through Nelson's Trafalgar Middle School earlier this year, replaced the Vancouver trustess Monday for failing to comply  with the School Act. — The Nelson Daily file photo

BC Education Minister Mike Bernier fired the entire board of the Vancouver School District Monday, saying the elected members failed to comply with the School Act.

"The Vancouver school board has been dismissed for failing to comply with the School Act which required the board to adopt a balanced budget by June 30, 2016,” Bernier said in a media release Monday.

“Dianne Turner has been appointed as official trustee for the district.”

West Kootenay Transit on Board with Selkirk College to Boost Adventure by Bus

Digital Arts & New Media Program student James Tucker took on the task of creating a video for BC Transit that captures the feeling of hitting the road by bus.

A new video starring Selkirk College students shows off the benefits of jumping on board West Kootenay Transit.

Produced by Digital Arts & New Media Program student James Tucker, the partnership between the college and BC Transit aims to change how the community thinks about transportation.

Selkirk College Recognizes Teaching Excellence

The annual Selkirk College SCOPE Awards were presented to five faculty members earlier this month. This year’s recipients include (L-R): Kay Armstrong, Gail Potter, Mike Konkin, Duff Sutherland and Doris Hausleitner.

Five outstanding Selkirk College faculty members have been recognized for their commitment to learning and exceptional performance in the classroom.

The Selkirk College Faculty Association hosted a special evening at the Castlegar Campus earlier this month where they presented their annual SCOPE Awards (Standing Committee On Professional Excellence). This year’s recipients included Gail Potter, Kay Armstrong, Mike Konkin, Duff Sutherland and Doris Hausleitner.

Selkirk College and FortisBC Help Build Rural Economy

The FortisBC office in Trail employs more than 70 Selkirk College graduates who use their education and training to ensure the energy needs of the region are met. Some of those employees gathered for a group shot outside the Trail office earlier this month. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Selkirk College’s rural advantage helps learners garner the education required to grow the economy in the region and FortisBC is one of the recipients of decades of alumni who have made a difference.

One of British Columbia’s vital utility companies, FortisBC employs more than 70 Selkirk College graduates at its Trail operation. Working in a variety of departments, these alumni are key to ensuring the proper supply of electricity and natural gas.

RSEA Taking a More Active Role; Come to the AGM on Tuesday, October 25

The new bridge at the Jubilee Wetland was a recent project of the Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA). Many animals and plants have inhabited this newly restored wetland creating a thriving ecosystem that also serves as an outdoor classroom for students and teachers.

Are you interested to learn about environmental activities and projects happening in Rossland and how you can get involved?  Come to the Annual General Meeting for the Rossland Society for Environmental Action (RSEA) on Tuesday, October 25, to hear about RSEA’s recent successes,  plans for the future and to provide input on what you think are important environmental issues in our region.

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