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Smithers Campus renovation hitting full stride -

SMITHERS The renovation and revitalization of NWCCs Smithers Campus is generating buzz in the Bulkley Valley community as the project reached a major milestone recently when the concrete slab was poured. Until now, the project has been very weather dependent, and the construction crew has been fortunate to have a mild winter on its side. Now that the cement has been poured, and is curing, the progress is less dependent on the weather and will...

Social Service Worker student doubles up on awards -

TERRACE Social Service Worker Diploma student Mike Davis continues to be recognized for his achievements, both in and out of the classroom. Last year, Davis was awarded the BC Aboriginal Student Award from the Irving K. Barber Scholarship Society. This time, he has received a national award from the Assembly of First Nations. Davis was chosen winner of a Heroes of our Time scholarship, specifically, the Walter Dieter Memorial Award for his...

School of Exploration & Mining video broadcast on YouTube -

SMITHERS A new video showcasing Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining is now online on YouTube. Go to sem.nwcc.bc.ca and click on the link to watch the short film.

Freda Diesing students showcased at the Olympics! -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) students and graduates are among the many contributors to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games that kick off with opening ceremonies this Friday, Feb. 12. Games officials promised to showcase the art and culture of First Nations, Inuit and M‚tis from across Canada, and over the past few years, organizers were on a scouting mission for talented artists and performers. Sal Ferreras, organizer of...

NWCC Instructor carries Olympic Torch in Terrace -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) instructor Dr. Norma Kerby carried the Olympic Torch as part of a group of torchbearers leading the famed Olympic symbol away from the Terrace community celebration Feb. 1 before it later stopped in the communities of Kitsumkalum, New Aiyansh and Prince Rupert. Dr. Kerby, a biology and geography instructor at NWCC Terrace, said the opportunity to carry the flame briefly along Terrace's main street...

NWCC offers new foundation and apprentice trades program -

TERRACE - Northwest Community College (NWCC) now offers two new trades programs at its Terrace Campus a Road Building & Heavy Construction Foundation Program, and a Heavy Equipment Operator Apprentice Program. Both courses meet the standards of the Industry Training Authority (ITA), the provincial agency that oversees industry and trades training and certifications. The Road Building & Heavy Construction Foundation program is six...

Challenging the Paradigm dates set, coincide with longhouse opening -

TERRACE Challenging the Paradigm, Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) third annual conference on decolonizing post-secondary education, will take place this year from May 5-8 at its Terrace Campus. Challenging the Paradigm 2010 is a summer gathering of scholars and leaders coming together with educators in the post-secondary system to exchange ideas. This year, the conference focuses on what post-secondary institutions are doing to transform...

Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art unveils historic tribute pole bound for China -

TERRACE The Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Northwest Community College (NWCC) unveiled a Grizzly and Eagle totem pole to Elders, dignitaries and guests. At the Jan. 27 totem pole blessing ceremony, Elders laid their hands on the pole as Sam Lockerby and Bossy Bolton blessed the historic pole. The finished piece is destined for the Sichuan province of China and, in particular, to the indigenous Qiang people who were severely...

NWCC students part of group project to improve health literacy -

HAZELTON Two Northwest Community College (NWCC) students enrolled in a community-delivered program in the First Nations Village of Gitsegukla have finished working with a team from the Hazelton area on a project called Improving Health Literacy in Communities. Essential Skills for Work (ESWK) students Gordon Howard and Evan Brown were part of an eight-person team that included their Program Coordinator Casey Forslund, two former NWCC students...

NWCC School of Exploration & Mining recognized for social and environmental merit -

SMITHERS One of Northwest Community College (NWCC) School of Exploration & Minings (SEM) key team members was acknowledged for her excellence in social and environmental responsibility at the Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia (AME BC) annual awards dinner last night. At the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, B.C., Judi LOrsa won the Robert. R. Hedley Award for her many contributions to the success of the NWCC School of...

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