Entries by Chantelle Spicer

Student Union Directors Discuss Troubling Rumors

| Chantelle Spicer | At its January 8 Executive Committee meeting of the Selkirk College Students’ Union, directors discussed potential attempts to undermine its work by outside organisations who oppose to its current tuition fee freeze campaign and its stance on the Canadian Federation of Students. This includes spreading misinformation about elected directors and staff […]


Thousands Stand in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders

Today marked an international day of action and solidarity with the Unist’ot’en Camp and Gidimt’en Checkpoint. Over 67 international events from Vancouver to London took place on January 8 with more scheduled for the rest of the week, including Seattle’s event on the January 11.  Big crowd in Vancouver in solidarity with #Unistoten #WetsuwetenStrong who are […]

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Words on Work

A Fresh Start and a Look Back | Chantelle Spicer | Welcome to Words on Work! Through this column, I invite our readership to consider the workforce and ourselves as workers in new ways. There have been significant changes in the workforce within the last year, 10 years, 40 years at both Canadian and global […]


Poetry as Revolution

“Poetry is the lifeblood of rebellion, revolution, and the raising of consciousness.” ~Alice Walker A major challenge in starting and maintaining social movements—political, environmental, humanitarian, or any combination thereof—is engaging people to get involved, as well as staying motivated. Successful social activism rests on the ability to provoke people’s perceptions, thoughts, and actions in positive […]

Tuition Waiver Program

Though the program continues to benefit former youth-in-care greater supports are needed to ensure student success Since the announcement in 2017 that tuition for former youth in care would be waived at all 25 public post-secondary institutions of BC, many youth have become a part of our college and university communities. This was part of […]

BC Awaits Proportional Representation Results

Santanna Hernandez, Chairperson of Selkirk College Students’ Union, along with thousands of young voters, returns her referendum ballot at a local Service BC Location | Chantelle Spicer | With the deadline to submit all mail-in ballots on the proportional representation referendum having come and gone, British Columbians now wait to see how our democracy will […]