College Motto and Shield
BEST OF ALL - INQUIRE
With their arrival to the West Kootenay and Boundary regions in the early years of the twentieth century, the Doukhobor community established a strong faith, culture and tradition based on peace and pacifism that continues to the present day. The culture of Selkirk College is rooted in a strong connection to the Doukhobor community, including the Mir Centre for Peace at Selkirk College and our Peace & Justice programming.
The motto of Selkirk College, “Best of All - Inquire,” is taken from “Be Devout”- a fundamental Doukhobor psalm that speaks to the values of curiosity and humility:
Do not believe everything you hear. Do not desire everything you see. Do not proceed to do everything you are able to. Do not proclaim everything you know, but only that which should be proclaimed. That which you do not know, do not affirm, nor deny; best of all - inquire; then wilt thou be discreet.
At Selkirk College we aspire to uphold the spirit of learning and inquiry; address challenges with creative solutions; and inspire the imagination, spirit and mind to be learners for life. Building remarkable futures. Best of all – inquire.