Issues & Ideas

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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…