Selkirk College

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Campus of Selkirk College,Castlegar
Selkirk College
MottoBest of all, inquire
TypePublic Post-Secondary Community College
PresidentAngus Graeme
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar, BC V1N 4L3
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49°18′42″N 117°39′10″W / 49.3116°N 117.6527°W / 49.3116; -117.6527 (Castlegar campus)
CampusWest Kootenay and Boundary regions in British Columbia: Castlegar, Nelson (4 campuses), Trail, Nakusp, Grand Forks, and Kaslo
Sports teamsSelkirk Saints - BCIHL Hockey and BCCAA Golf & Volleyball
Coloursgold      & Maroon     

Selkirk College is a community college in British Columbia, Canada. Founded in 1966, it was the first regional community college in British Columbia. The college offers over 60 programs. Selkirk has grown into one of the largest organizations in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions of south eastern British Columbia. Each year, the college is responsible for over $75 million in economic activity, employing over 550 full and part-time staff and providing post-secondary learning experiences for over 2400 full-time equivalent students.[1]


Selkirk College has a total of eight campuses and learning centres across the West Kootenay and Boundary regions: Castlegar and Nelson (three campuses), Trail, Nakusp, Grand Forks, and Kaslo.


Selkirk currently has 2370 full-time students in eight locations. Selkirk College offers a variety of academic, career, vocational and technical programs,[2] part-time, full-time and on-line. Programs are available through their Schools of Business and Aviation, Digital Media and Music, Health and Human Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Industry and Trades Training, Renewable Resources, University Arts and Sciences, Adult Basic Education and Transitional Training and Kootenay School of the Arts.[3] Exchange and study abroad programs are also offered through Selkirk International.

Student life[edit]

Students at Selkirk College may partake in a variety of recreational activities in the West Kootenay and Boundary regions, and can participate in one of the many student activities and events offered through the Selkirk Students' Union. The Selkirk Jazz Choir has performed in the region.[4]

Founded in 1972, the Selkirk College Students' Union, Local 2 of the British Columbia Federation of Students, is the collective voice of students attending the Castlegar and Nelson campuses of Selkirk College. It exists to provide its members (the students) with services to make their lives easier, such as a health and dental plan, and events to make student life fun.


The Selkirk College Saints men's hockey team has competed in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League since 2007. The Saints play their home games at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ College Overview and Statistics
  2. ^ Selkirk College list of programs
  3. ^ Arts BC overview
  4. ^ "Music at Community Colleges" The Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
  5. ^ "Self-styled and self-titled". Calgary Herald. Postmedia. December 30, 2008. Archived from the original on August 18, 2014. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  6. ^ Kiesza. "Kiesza". Selkir College. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  7. ^ Mitch Merrett. "Mitch Merrett". Selkirk College. Retrieved April 19, 2014.

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