Petition Closed
Petitioning Minister of Advanced Education The Honorable Naomi Yamamoto

Reject proposed course suspensions; address funding needs of rural colleges

Last year was the year of Science. This year, Selkirk College, after receiving a request from your Ministry asking the College to identify $600,000 in administrative cuts, chose to suspend its second year courses in Science, Mathematics and its Engineering program. Selkirk College serves a rural region with limited access to Universities. Each year, our Science and Engineering programs serve a small but talented and ambitious cohort of young people who plan to become Doctors, engineers and scientists. A highly trained and dedicated group of Faculty work hard to promote science and engineering in our region and to give our students opportunities to channel their abilities and provide a real service to society and BC’s economy.


Selkirk College is vital to our community both in the education and the employment opportunities it provides to this region. These drastic cuts are the symptom of a larger problem facing post-secondary institutions in BC, especially colleges located in rural areas who face significantly different challenges than those faced by urban universities. These cuts are merely the beginning of the end. Support Selkirk College, support your region, and protect the opportunities of future generations!

Letter to
Minister of Advanced Education The Honorable Naomi Yamamoto
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Honorable Naomi Yamamoto, Minister of Advanced Education.

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Reject proposed course suspensions; address funding needs of rural colleges

Last year was the year of Science. This year, Selkirk College, after receiving a request from your Ministry asking the College to identify $600,000 in administrative cuts, chose to suspend its second year courses in Science, Mathematics and its Engineering program. Selkirk College serves a rural region with limited access to Universities. Each year, our Science and Engineering programs serve a small but talented and ambitious cohort of young people who plan to become Doctors, engineers and scientists. A highly trained and dedicated group of Faculty work hard to promote science and engineering in our region and to give our students opportunities to channel their abilities and provide a real service to society and BC’s economy.
Selkirk College is vital to our community both in the education and the employment opportunities it provides to this region. These drastic cuts are the symptom of a larger problem facing post-secondary institutions in BC, especially colleges located in rural areas who face significantly different challenges than those faced by urban universities. These cuts are merely the beginning of the end. Support Selkirk College, support your region, and protect the opportunities of future generations!
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Sincerely,