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Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 30, 2016
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Selkirk College
EN-12: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Allison Lutz
Instructor, Geography
School of Environment and Geomatics
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Number of students engaged in community service:
40

Total number of students :
629

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)?:
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed during a one-year period:
2353

Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

A brief description of the practice of including community service on transcripts, if applicable:
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Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s community service initiatives is available:
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The total number of students includes all grad and undergrad students, but not community education or distance education students.

A graduate student of the Social Service Worker program at Selkirk College carried out a "Reaching Out" internship in 2014 when she was still a student. The internship was at Nelson CARES Society, a charitable organization that works towards creating a socially just society through advocacy and programming. The project goal was to reach out to isolated rural seniors and talk with them about their concerns, challenges, and service needs. The student spent 500 hours working on this internship project.

19 students from the School of Environment and Geomatics engaged in community service work at 2 locations in 2014. At the Nelson waterfront, students applied restorative bioengineering to provide shelter for plants to establish. These plants will function to hold back bank erosion and provide fish and wildlife habitat. The students also planted native plants to provide diversity and out shade the invasive common tansy.
At the skate park, students planted bistable so as a green way to hold storm water and run off. A cumulative total of 608 hours was contributed.

In 2014, a class of 20 Fine Woodworking students helped with a facility improvement project at the Capitol Theatre in Nelson - a community theatre that focuses on presenting affordable, diverse, high quality entertainment to the community. Cumulatively, the students contributed 1245 hours to this community project.

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