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BC Budget Consultation Report Released

On August 7, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services related their report compiled from the Budget 2020 consultation process. This consultation presents a unique opportunity for British Columbians to directly engage…

International Students Fees for BC MSP on the Rise

On August 1, the BC Government announced that, despite MSP premiums being eliminated as of Jan. 1, 2020, international students will continue to contribute to BC health care coverage. Under the updated system, effective Sept. 1, 2019, all…
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BC Ministry Forum on Sexualized Violence Policies

a student reflection | Rebekkah Ankenmann, Contributor | From June 4th to 5th the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training hosted a forum with administration and students from all across British Columbia to address the vast issue…
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Release of the 11th Annual Report Card on Homelessness for Nelson, BC

The Nelson Committee on Homelessness’s (NCOH’s) Annual Report Card tracks community indicators and trends impacting homelessness and poverty and the work being done in the community to address these issues.  These will be reported,…
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Six Months Later: No Access Without Consent

Six months Later: Wet'sewet'en and Unist'ot'en Check-in Six months ago, allies and Indigenous communities around the world raised up the voices and actions of the Wet'sewet'en National as they defended their sovereignty and traditional…
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Columbia River Treaty Negotiations: Communities, Observer Status, & Meaningful Consultation?

The contemporary history of the Kootenay region has been defined and transformed by development - both on the rivers and along side them. Though the dams are highly visible infrastructures on our landscapes, the stories of the people are less…
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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…

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…
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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…

2019 Federal Budget Provides More Funding for Indigenous Students

Following the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls for action, post-secondary institutions across the country sought to increase the number of Indigenous students on campus, as well as support events focused on reconciliation. Many institutions,…

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