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Waap Galtsap opening ceremony countdown is on -

TERRACE In just over a week, Northwest Community College (NWCC) will celebrate the opening of Waap Galtsap, a spectacular longhouse that's being built on the Colleges Terrace campus. Not only is Waap Galtsap Tsimshian for community house a first for the city of Terrace and NWCC, it is also the first longhouse to be built at a Canadian community college. Sanctioned by representatives of the Tsimshian leaders of the Kitsumkalum and Kitselas...

NWCC students build much needed off-road playground -

TERRACE Local off-road motorsport enthusiasts will soon have a brand new, state-of-the-art park near the Terrace-Kitimat Regional Airport thanks to a partnership between Northwest Community College (NWCC), the Terrace Motocross Association and the ITA (Industry Training Authority). Starting in late March and working to a scheduled completion on April 23, five NWCC students from the Heavy Equipment Operator program have been building a...

NWCC classes probe feasibility of run of the river projects -

TERRACE Flying in helicopters, going up chairlifts, snowshoeing in three feet of fresh powder, and fording through gorgeous, fast flowing streams and canyons in the middle of winter. Doesn't sound like your average school field trips, does it Those winter field trips bring findings from two Northwest Community College (NWCC) second-year geography classes that looked into the implications of developing a run of the river hydroelectric project...

Continuing Education E-learners at NWCC more than double -

TERRACE More than twice as many students wired into the internet to take courses online through Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Continuing Education & Industry Training (CEIT) department this year compared to last. Two hundred and seven CEIT students completed distance courses during the 2009-2010 fiscal year while only 93 did the same in 2008-2009. The Colleges Continuing Education & Industry Training department started...

Compost heating up following BC Winter Games -

TERRACE The Earth Tub Composter is heating up, turning waste from Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Culinary Arts program into beautiful, rich soil. The composter was purchased and installed on the NWCC Terrace Campus by a partnership of the City of Terrace, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine (RDKS), Northwest Community College and the BC Winter Games Society. The $11,000 purchase price was split among the partners. It was put into...

Mining partnership leads to innovative course curriculum -

Thanks to a recent collaboration with the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), Northwest Community College School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) is the first mining school in the country licensed to use internationally recognized guidelines and techniques for responsible exploration. PDAC created the e3 Plus Framework for Responsible Exploration a comprehensive toolkit for responsible and safe social and environmental...

Guest speakers confirmed for Challenging the Paradigm 2010 -

TERRACE Organizers of Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) annual Challenging the Paradigm summer gathering 2010 have confirmed a full slate of keynote speakers, each with a distinguished background in the area of Aboriginal education. One of the four is a returnee, while three others will attend their first Challenging the Paradigm conference. Returning to the Northwest for a second straight year is Dr. Lorna Williams, a Lil'wat from the...

NWCC Biology students play key role in stream revitalization -

TERRACE In-the-field work by Northwest Community College (NWCC) students last fall uncovered valuable information that could help to bring a sewage system and other improvements to the lower Thornhill area, just east of Terrace. On March 23, NWCC Biology 211 students will present their recommendations to the Thornhill Advisory Planning Commission; these recommendations include instituting a stream garbage cleanup, restoring fish habitat, and...

NWCC kicks in major support to BC Games -

TERRACE Its back to normal for Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Terrace campus and many of its staff, faculty and students following the busy but successful Terrace 2010 BC Winter Games March 4-7. The Terrace campus was the headquarters for feeding the over 1,700 athletes, coaches and Games officials and home to the Games first aid, media, results and accreditation centres. In the lead-up to the four-day event, the NWCC also served as the...

NWCC School of Exploration & Mining wins prestigious award -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) has done it again. The school has won its second prestigious award in two months, this time for the close partnerships it has developed and maintains with local community groups, and the resulting impacts they've had on the region. In conjunction with the Conference Board of Canada, the International Partnership Network (IPN) has awarded SEM a 2010 Global Best Award...

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