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Trades training benefits students and coastal community -

KITAMAAT VILLAGE A group of students from Kitamaat Village are gaining valuable skills and contributing to the infrastructure of their community thanks to a partnership between Kitamaat Village Band Council, Northwest Community College (NWCC) and the Kitimat Valley Institute Corporation. The 17 students are enrolled in a hybrid trades course combining two standalone trades offeringsResidential Building Maintenance Worker Level One and...

First Nations Studies course ends on a high note -

PRINCE RUPERT With the help of Coast Tsimshian Elders and Order of Canada recipient and ethnobotanist Dr. Nancy Turner, students enrolled in an ethnobotany course put their new knowledge into practice in a moving cultural exhibit earlier this month. The group took part in what is known as pit cooking, a form of subterranean slow cooking used for centuries by First Nations. Using a fresh pit carved in the ground on the Prince Rupert Campus,...

Student dorm gets a facelift at Terrace Campus -

TERRACE The Terrace Campus of Northwest Community College (NWCC) will offer improved accommodations to students thanks to work being done this summer on the Kalum Lake Dormitory. The dorm, originally built in 1968, is undergoing a facelift and renovation this summer. The project involves replacing the buildings envelope and washroom/shower wing. The end result will see newer washrooms, new siding and re-insulation. The $500,000-renovation is...

NWCC home of new emergency training centre -

From the Terrace Standard July 22 edition By Kat Lee Theres a new game being played on Northwest Community Colleges ball field. Over the last couple of months, welders and firefighters have been joining together steel shipping containers on the college grounds, cutting out doors and windows and adding railings to certain places. Last week, the containers were finally pieced together to roughly resemble a four-storey building, the heart of the...

NWCCs Challenging the Paradigm 2009 Gathering a success -

TERRACE Building on the original Challenging the Paradigm conference in late 2007, Northwest Community College (NWCC) wrapped up five days of invaluable, cultural and academic workshops, dialogue and discussion that drew praise from invited guests, speakers and participants. Over 130 people took part in this years Gathering that kicked off in grand fashion Sunday, June 21 with an opening address from His Honour, Lt. Governor Steven Point. His...

Smithers and Houston campuses get new principal -

SMITHERS Northwest Community College (NWCC) has chosen a long-serving employee to take over as campus principal for its two easternmost campuses in Smithers and Houston. Regina Saimoto has worked in a variety of roles over the past 14 years at NWCC, primarily at the eastern campuses. With a Master of Science (Zoology) and a Bachelor of Science (Biology), Saimoto has brought a wealth of knowledge and expertise to many programs including:...

NWCC carpentry students help to better campus -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) carpentry instructors and students are helping to solve a traffic trouble spot on the campuss northeast corner. Thats the site of a parking lot that serves the campus daycare centre. Trouble is, it has long been used by drivers as a thoroughfare with no impediment to cars speeding diagonally across the lot towards the trades building, or Waap Amgam. We wanted to implement a long-term solution to the traffic...

Great Blue Heron Project broadcasts chick hatching live on the web -

PRINCE RUPERT - Northwest Community College (NWCC) students enrolled in the Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) program celebrate the successful hatching of a great blue heron chick yesterday morning, an event captured on video in real time on the College website. The hatching was of particular interest to ACE instructors Pouyan Mahboubi and Erfan Zahrai, who were upgrading the broadcasting system on campus at the time. We noticed a crack in the...

NWCC to Host Second Annual Challenging the Paradigm Conference -

This June, Northwest Community College (NWCC) continues on its transformative journey to indigenize the culture and practice of post-secondary education as it hosts the second annual Challenging the Paradigm conference. In October 2007, the College organized the inaugural Challenging the Paradigm conference to examine how Aboriginal and mainstream teaching practices could be enhanced to heighten learner access and success. The hope for the...

NWCC Prince Rupert Honours its Health Challenge -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) staff and students in Prince Rupert participating in a government-sponsored yearly event are still raving about an initiative to get more physically active outside the classroom. For several years now, Aboriginal organizations and communities in B.C. have been participating in the Honour Your Health Challenge (HYHC) program, sponsored by the Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport. HYHC promotes positive...

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