UBC has opened their new independent learning centre in the old Nelson Daily News building on Baker Street.
It will primarily host the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program which produces rural teachers in a rural setting.
But Associate Dean Of Teacher Education Wendy Carr says there’s also a creative writing course offered by UBC Okanagan in conjunction with the former Kootenay Literary Society.
And perhaps that can expand.
26 candidates are enrolled for the teaching degree while about 20 will do the creative writing course.