Selkirk College promotes and integrates health and wellness into day-to-day operations, practices, services and educational programming. This includes physical health and wellness, mental health, safety, compassion, acceptance, social justice and belonging.
At Selkirk College we consider the whole person in the learning environment, infusing health into everyday operations from business practices to academic mandates. By doing this we create a web of caring, a culture of compassion, wellbeing, equality and social justice which enhances the success of our students.
We recognize the critical importance of education as a key social determinant of health. Selkirk College is a proud signatory of the Okanagan Charter, 2015.
Read our Vision & Call-To-Action for Mental Health & Wellbeing
Connecting with your Healthy Campus:
Counselling Services - Looking to change your career or determine your next steps? Need help with decision making or course planning? Struggling with depression, anxiety, grief or relationship issues? Having trouble coping with stress?
Options Clinic for Sexual Health - The Selkirk College Options for Sexual Health Clinic serves Selkirk students as an on-campus, confidential and free drop-in clinic run by Registered Nurses and Nursing Program students.
Wellness Centre - Selkirk College is piloting a Wellness Centre run by a Nurse Practitioner providing service for students. Nurse Practitioners improve timely access to high-quality, cost-effective care.
On Campus Activities - From Coffee House evenings to walking groups and sustainability events, Selkirk College has a robust campus life. Find activities you want to take part in at our events calendar.
Selkirk Saints Hockey - Commeraderie naturally builds around sports teams. Come cheer on yours. The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program first made headlines for capturing B.C. college hockey titles over 40 years ago. Today, the tradition continues as the Selkirk College Saints play the highly competitive B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League.
Campus Recreation - Campus Recreation offers students, staff and the community modern fitness facilities, dance classes, yoga, archery, basketball, volleyball, martial arts, just to name a few. With full-sized gymnasiums, fitness centres, squash courts and bouldering wall you can achieve your fitness goals and have some fun.
Student Clubs - Get more out of your college experience - join together with people who share your interests. Make new friends and host events. Learn something new and keep busy outside the classroom... Start your own official Selkirk College student club and access money for equipment and activities.
Off Campus Culture - Selkirk College is in a region known for its outdoor recreation, progressive attitudes and abundance of art, music and wellness activities. Take advantage!
Youth in Care Financial Assistance Program
Together with Selkirk College Financial Aid, Selkirk College aims to support students who have overcome early lifetime challenges to achieve their goals.
Current and former youth in care who have aged out of the foster care system and are entering into post-secondary education may be eligible for tuition waiver, other financial supports along with individualized and peer support at Selkirk College.
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