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Art access students learn and give back to community -

HAIDA GWAII Northwest Community College (NWCC) students enrolled in the First Nations Art Access pilot program in Old Massett in 2009 learned to carve on totem poles that were raised at both new and existing community buildings. In total, 13 students from the Art Access Program were able to work on three poles planned for the community. Students worked under the guidance of Christian White, Jaalen Edenshaw and Donnie Edenshaw. Fraser Earl was...

Culinary arts students vie for burger bragging rights -

TERRACE Second year culinary arts students at Northwest Community College (NWCC) compete today from 5-7 p.m. in hopes of having their creation chosen as the cafeterias new signature burger. About 20 students have taken up the challenge for what is being called the Signature Burger Contest, says Kerry Clarke, NWCCs new Director of Food Services and Special Events. Its created a lot of excitement, said Clarke. Its good for the cafeteria and the...

NWCC helps unemployed workers access training -

By easing access to post-secondary training, a new program at Northwest Community College (NWCC), the Employment Skills Access (ESA) program, aims to help unemployed individuals enter or return to the workforce. The program will provide tuition for eligible participants to take any course or program at NWCC that begins before March 31, 2010 and finishes by August 31, 2010. Examples include pre-requisite courses needed for other programs;...

BC Colleges launches new website -

VICTORIA BC Colleges is launching a new website that will be a central access point for information about BCs 11 community colleges. The newly launched, BCColleges.ca is designed to provide current information about the activities of the 11 member institutions as well as initiatives undertaken by BC Colleges as a whole. A key part of the site is a monthly newsletter that will be sent to subscribers informing them about What's new at BC...

Haida Gwaii students part of Olympic Torch Relay -

HAIDA GWAII Three Northwest Community College (NWCC) students shared in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in November as they were part of a unique leg of the Olympic Torch Relay off of Haida Gwaii. On the relays fifth day, the Olympic torch was brought to Haida Gwaii and the Haida Heritage Centre at Kaay Llnagaay in Skidegate, home to one of three NWCC campuses on the islands. The torch arrived by water, carried by Elder Percy Williams in the...

First Nations Fine Art graduates art part of 2010 Olympics -

TERRACE Northwest Community College (NWCC) and Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art alumnus Dean Heron and his artwork are featured in a newly-published book of Aboriginal art inspired by the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver. O Siyam is the official volume showcasing artworks by First Nations, Metis and Inuit artists that will be displayed at official Olympic venues some for the duration of the Games, others...

Freda Diesing School honoured for its work -

TERRACE The Terrace & District Chamber of Commerce presented its annual Business Excellence Awards Nov. 21 and Northwest Community Colleges (NWCC) Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art was chosen the 2009 Contributor to the Arts Award winner. The honour caps a busy and rewarding year for the School, its students and instructors. Program coordinator and instructor Stan Bevan says being recognized by the business community shows the...

NWCC pitches in to pitch resource management -

SMITHERS Every fall, the Council of Forest Industries (COFI) puts on a Natural Resource Management Career Awareness Camp to encourage students in Grades 10-12 to consider forestry related careers. This September, Northwest Community College (NWCC) University Credit instructor Rick Budhwa and Regina Saimoto, Smithers and Houston campus principal, provided workshops in the Bulkley Valley related to fisheries and archaeology to 42 high school...

Northwest Community College celebrates student award winners -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) awarded approximately $83,000 in internal and external awards to a total of 102 students from across the College region this fall. The awards and recipients include: Skidegate's James Crawford, now in second year of the First Nations Fine Arts Diploma program, won the Brian Loptson Bursary. Prince Rupert University Credit student Kaeleen Foote won two awards: the Irving K. Barber Transfer Scholarship and the...

NWCC counts four BC Aboriginal Student Award winners -

TERRACE Four second-year NWCC students are winners of the 2009 BC Aboriginal Student Award, given annually to Aboriginal students pursuing post-secondary education in B.C. Marlene Jail (Prince Rupert Campus, Business Administration), Michael Davis (Terrace Campus, Social Service Worker), Samantha Louie (Terrace Campus, University Credit) and Vanessa Shirey (Terrace Campus, Business Administration) are among 94 Aboriginal students across the...

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