Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 4.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

A partnership between Teck Trail Operations and Selkirk has created an annual fund to provide support for Selkirk College students to undertake a community-based research project in the West Kootenay Boundary Region.
Up to $10,000 in student internship funding is available to conduct an applied research project that will support rural development at the community or regional level.
The Teck Serv Student Research Internship provides students the opportunity to engage in applied research and service learning designed to build confidence, capabilities, and capacity while attaining valuable work experience. It benefits community organizations by providing the expertise of Selkirk students to help inform and advance strategic goals, and it brings real benefits to the region while enriching Selkirk students’ educational and professional development experience.

Examples of past projects include:
2017: A Selkirk student took on a research project to support the Economic Development Commission of the East Shore of Kootenay Lake during the initial stage of their Asset Based Community Development project. The student designed data models and a data collection framework which lead to the launch of an asset inventory project focusing on organizations and businesses on the East shore of Kootenay Lake.
2016: A Selkirk student worked with the Skills Centre to increase understanding of poverty in the Lower Columbia Region. The project compiled research to assist in the development of a poverty reduction strategy.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
No

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
No

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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