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Vocational school officially opened 40 years ago -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) staff gathered today for a celebration marking the 40th anniversary of the official opening of the British Columbia Vocational School (BCVS), the forerunner to what would later become Northwest Community College. The BCVS in Terrace opened in September 1968 and had 259 students come through its doors in the first year of operation. However, the schools official opening wouldn't happen until Aug. 11,...

Culturally rich Haida Gwaii an ideal field school location -

HAIDA GWAII Field studies have wrapped up for another year and assignment due dates are pending for another successful Haida Gwaii Field School offering from Northwest Community College (NWCC). The field school, which this year included a first-year anthropology course ANTH 112: First Nations of BC and a second-year geography course GEOG 227: Ethnogeography, was offered in spectacular Haida Gwaii from July 14 through 23. Taught by Terrace-...

Program promotes a new kind of tourism for the Northwest -

TERRACE As northwestern BC continues to adapt to what was once a thriving resource-based economy, one sector seen to have untapped potential is tourism. Northwest Community College (NWCC) has previously reacted to this potential with the creation of its Coastal Eco-Adventure Tourism program and now has added a second related program to begin this September. The new Sustainable Tourism Certificate program provides valuable education and...

School of Exploration & Mining student earns award and praise -

SMITHERS Northwest Community College (NWCC) student John MacIntyre, a graduate of the Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP) is the 2010 recipient of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Award. The $500-award recognizes students with a combination of high academic standing, leadership, service and best all-round performance, as selected by the EMAP faculty. Andrea Kosalko, Manager of NWCCs School of Exploration &...

Gov. Gen. witnesses locally-carved totem pole unveiling -

TERRACE A totem pole designed and carved by instructors and graduates of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art was unveiled Sunday, July 4 in Chengdu, China in a ceremony presided over by a Canadian delegation that included Her Excellency the Right Honourable Gov. Gen. Michalle Jean and Grand Chief Edward John of the First Nations Summit. Representing Northwest Community College (NWCC) and the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast...

New mental health worker program celebrates first graduates -

SMITHERS The inaugural session of the Aboriginal Community Mental Health Worker (ACMHW) program at Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Smithers Campus will see a happy ending for students from Moricetown and Smithers who graduate this Friday. The six-month ACMHW program is a unique combination of First Nations health studies and community mental health courses, along with health access English upgrading and LPAT 100 Student Success classes....

NWCC President accepts job offer in Manitoba -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) President Stephanie Forsyth announced today that she has accepted the position of President at Red River College of Applied Arts, Science & Technology in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Forsyth will assume her new position on September 27, 2010. Forsyth has been NWCC President since September 2000 and, under her leadership, the College has transformed the way post-secondary education is conceived and...

NWCC Mining Program Wins Premiers Award -

SMITHERS BCs Premier has joined the list of people to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of Northwest Community Colleges School of Exploration & Mining (SEM). On May 26, Gordon Campbell declared SEMs Reclamation and Prospecting Program (RAP) winner of the Partnership category of the 2009/2010 Premiers Innovation and Excellence Awards. Tonight's ceremony recognizes public service employees whose contributions and accomplishments...

CFNR broadcasts live from NWCC mining camp -

SMITHERS On Friday, May 21, between 11 am and 2 pm, CFNR Classic Rock Radio will broadcast live from one of Northwest Community Colleges School of Exploration & Mining camps. Tune in to hear students at Ganokwa camp near Smithers talk about their training experiences and how it is helping them find jobs. Learn about mining programs being offered this summer including the Environmental Monitor Assistant Program (EMAP) and the Minerals...

Waap Galtsap a hit with big crowd at official opening -

TERRACE Hundreds came out today to Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Terrace campus to witness the historic and long anticipated opening of Waap Galtsap, the spectacular longhouse that is the first of its kind to be built on a Canadian college campus. To commemorate the event, NWCC invited the public, chiefs, matriarchs, elders and special guests and dignitaries to an afternoon of celebration that kicked off with the ceremonial raising of...

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