Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.04
Liaison Laura Nessman
Submission Date May 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Selkirk College
EN-13: Community Service

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 5.00 Laura Nessman
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Management
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Number of students enrolled for credit (headcount; part-time students, continuing education, and/or graduate students may be excluded):
1456

Number of students engaged in community service (headcount):
195

Percentage of students engaged in community service:
13.39

Does the institution wish to pursue Part 2 of this credit (community service hours)? (if data not available, respond 'No'):
Yes

Total number of student community service hours contributed during the most recent one-year period:
2192

Number of annual community service hours contributed per student :
1.51

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Does the institution include community service achievements on student transcripts?:
No

Does the institution provide incentives for employees to participate in community service (on- or off-campus)? (Incentives may include voluntary leave, compensatory time, or other forms of positive recognition):
No

A brief description of the institution’s employee community service initiatives:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The number of students enrolled for credit excludes part-time and continuing education.

It is safe to assume that there are many Selkirk students engaged in community service who are not captured in these numbers.

Examples of community service initiatives include:
- Coldest Night of the Year: Third year nursing students partner with the Nelson CARES Society to host a family-friendly walking fundraiser event in Nelson and Castlegar to raise funds for and awareness of homelessness in the region.
- Members of the Selkirk Saints hockey team contribute 40 hours each per year to community service initiatives. (ex. community events, skating lessons, peer tutoring, and safe rides home).
- Students from the Environment Club volunteer for local groups, including Friends of Kootenay Lake Society, Citizens' Climate Lobby, West Kootenay EcoSociety, and West Kootenay Permaculture Coop
- Carpentry students have volunteered with the Blewett Conservation Society to build and set up an outdoor community skating rink
- Education Assistant and Community Support Worker (EACSW) Program students hosted an event to celebrate diverse ability, which drew in approximately 250 student and community members to participate
- School of Environment students participate in river clean-ups
- Forestry student-initiated AppleFest day with local Kootenay Food Coop to ensure fruit in campus heritage orchard was picked and used.

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