Entries by Chantelle Spicer

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Looking at Legislation

The past month has seen labour issues present in the news cycle in ways many haven’t observed in decades as BC puts forward revisions to the Labour Code and Employment Standards Act. From raising the minimum working age to 16 to protection against contract flipping the proposals promise to help restore fairness to a wide […]

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Studio Arts Students Win Right to Carry on Their Education

Acknowledging the vitality of the arts community in the Kootenays, Selkirk College offers various educational pathways in a variety of arts. This includes Kootenay Studio Arts (KSA) Certificate and Diploma programs that features pathways in Jewelry, Textiles, Ceramics or Sculptural Metal and enhancement of other creative skills with course offerings in academic, digital media and […]

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HWW: Renee Jackson-Harper

Building communities, allies, and partnerships is an important part of post-secondary and life generally. We welcome you to get to know the members of our Selkirk College community! What drove you to become a professor? I guess the quick answer is that I love the conversations about ideas that happen within classrooms. I got my […]

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Organising Together: Canroots 2019

| Chantelle Spicer | Organisers from labour, the environmental movement, tenants’ rights, and youth advocates gathered together in Vancouver on April 13 & 14 for a conference to reflect on challenges and victories over the previous year and make plans moving forward. The event, Canroots West 2019: Together We Win put on by Organize BC, […]

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A Timely Reflection

Book Review: White Fang | Chantelle Spicer | With the end of term comes the ability to read for pleasure again. There is nothing more pleasurable and comfortinf for me than returning to some of my favourite literature from childhood. First on the list this spring was White Fang by Jack London. I loved this book so much as a child for it’s great story about a wolf; […]

A More “Open” Post-Secondary Experience

| Chantelle Spicer | Advocates of open education gathered together at the Cascadia Open Education Summit in Vancouver April 17-18. Open education resources are freely available, downloadable, and shareable. In many cases, they are also reusable, adaptable learning resources that are made accessible via the internet. However, the conversation moved well beyond the resources themselves […]

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HWW: Santanna Hernandez

Building communities, allies, and partnerships is an important part of post-secondary and life generally. We welcome you to get to know the members of our Selkirk College community! Santanna Hernandez, Chairperson of Selkirk College Students’ Union, Student of Social Work with an Indigenous Specialization Why did you decide to join the students’ union? Back in […]

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The Fight Against Fees: A Look Back on a Year of Student Activism

Part One: Why We Fight | Chantelle Spicer |Following years of governmental neglect, mismanagement, and under-funding in post-secondary, students across the province are organising to fight back against ever-increasing fees. Decreased operational funding for post-secondary institutions has resulted in capitalist funding models that view students as consumers and undermines the values of a post-secondary education […]

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HWW: Muditha Heenkenda

Building communities, allies, and partnerships is an important part of post-secondary and life generally. We welcome you to get to know the members of our Selkirk College community! Muditha Heenkenda, Instructor,  Environment and Geomatics What drove you to become a professor? I would say I grew up with books – seeing my parents teaching mathematics, […]

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Student Advocates Seek Action on Sexualized Violence Policies

| Chantelle Spicer | On March 18, student advocates from across the country met in Ottawa to discuss an impending national framework to guide post-secondary institutions in their implementation of anti-violence policies. The framework will act as a comprehensive resource to guide post-secondary institutions’ actions in preventing and addressing gender-based violence on campus. This work […]