Teck Serv 2015
2015’s TeckServ internship allowed Spencer Paolone, a student in Selkirk College’s Rural Pre-Med Program, to work with the Kootenay Boundary Community Services Co-operative to better understand the region’s early childcare sector. Activities focused on updating the ‘Understanding the Early Years (2007-2009) report, including updating resource inventories and the compiling socio-economic statistics.
Teck Serv 2014
2014’s TeckServ internship allowed Dana Burgess, a student in Selkirk College’s Social Service Worker program, to work with the Nelson CARES Society and its Age Friendly Community initiative. The project researched isolation in rural seniors and uncovered issues related to mobility, socialization, transportation, and access to health and information services. “In addition to sharpening her applied research skills, Dana was able to work one on one with vulnerable seniors and community organizations,” says Dr. Terri MacDonald, Regional Innovation Chair at the RDI. “Dana has subsequently secured employment with the sponsoring agency which is an added bonus.”
Teck Serv 2013
The aim of the 2012 research project, led by Yasodhara Ashram, was to address the issue of energy resilience on the East Shore of Kootenay Lake by looking at both community and household level options for distributed generation. The focus was on alternative and renewable sources of energy. Suitable solutions were identified through a combination of research and community engagement including meetings and tours. In addition to the final report entitled, Rural Alternative Energy & Resiliency, an informational booklet was published for use by local households and communities. Learn more about the 2013 TeckServ recipient.
Teck Serv 2012
The 2012 research project focused on better understanding housing need and demand in Castlegar and was led by New Vision Housing Society. New Vision Housing Society works to increase the housing inventory within Castlegar and the region to support those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and to move them towards stable and secure housing. Learn more about the 2012 TeckServ recipient and the Castlegar & Area Housing Need and Demand Study.
Teck Serv 2011
In 2011, the Trail Family and Individual Resource Centre Society (FAIR) received funding from TeckServ to implement The Boys Connection Project. View Executive Summary.