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First Nations Fine Arts Students Honoured for Excellence -

TERRACE A repeat winner and a double winner highlight a trio of students recognized for excellence in the First Nations Fine Arts Program at Northwest Community College (NWCC). The awards were presented in late April as part of the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art 2009 student art exhibition, which featured works from the Schools graduating first- and second-year students. Three students earned the prestigious YVR Art Foundation...

$16.7M Granted to NWCC to Expand and Upgrade Smithers Campus -

Infrastructure monies from the federal and provincial governments have been awarded to Northwest Community College (NWCC) for the renewal and expansion of its Smithers Campus. The Smithers Campus main building will be upgraded and expanded to accommodate additional mining and mineral exploration programs including geo-science technician and environmental monitoring assistant, as well as Adult Special Education, Home Support and Long Term Care...

NWCC to Celebrate Graduates at Convocation Ceremony -

TERRACE - Northwest Community College (NWCC) will honour its graduating classes from its Terrace, Kitimat and Prince Rupert campuses and community-based programs at a convocation ceremony this Friday, May 8 at the R.E.M. Lee Theatre at 2 p.m. The event marks the 21st annual convocation ceremony and it will be hosted by NWCC President Stephanie Forsyth, with several guest speakers invited to address the class of 2009. Throughout NWCC,...

NWCC health students put grant money to use -

Once a person has quit smoking, how long does it take for that persons blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature to return to normal Twenty minutes, eight hours, one week, or one month Northwest Community College (NWCC) students from both the Practical Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at the Terrace campus will tell you the correct answer is 20 minutes. That and other non-smoking and sexual health related information...

Student project enables public to watch Blue Herons nest and hatch on NWCC web cam -

Students enrolled in the Applied Coastal Ecology (ACE) program at Northwest Community College (NWCC) in Prince Rupert are trying to answer a question that has bird experts throughout the province perplexed: Why has the survival rate of the iconic Great Blue Heron suddenly declined by 50 per cent in southern B.C. While helping the overall search to find answers, NWCC students are also trying to find out whether the same thing is happening to...

NWCC program aims to prevent diabetes in Aboriginal communities -

With the hopes of preventing and helping manage diabetes in Northwest BCs Aboriginal communities, where the disease is almost epidemic, Northwest Community College (NWCC) is hosting a Community Diabetes Prevention Worker pilot program sponsored by Health Canada. Focused on prevention, the training provides health workers with the knowledge and practical skills to assist in developing and delivering diabetes services relevant to their...

NWCC Longhouse project gets Elder blessing -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) this week celebrated a crucial step in the development of its Longhouse project to be built at its Terrace Campus. About 75 witnesses braved chilly temperatures March 11 at a ceremonial blessing of the Longhouse delivered by Kitsumkalum Elder Mildred Roberts and Laxgibuu Clan Matriarch Vera Dudoward. The Longhouse site is on the hereditary estates of the Laxgibuu Clan. NWCC president Stephanie Forsyth, who...

NWCC representatives attend biggest mining convention in world -

Six delegates from Northwest Community Colleges Reclamation and Prospecting Program (RAP), which is offered through the School of Exploration & Mining, attended the largest mining conference in the world March 1 to 4, 2009. Two RAP students, two program team leaders, the courses lead instructor and a RAP Elder-in-Residence went to the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show and...

NWCC seeks support for longhouse project -

Northwest Community College (NWCC) has set September 2009 as its target date for completing the first longhouse ever to be built on college grounds, and the first longhouse within the Terrace city limits. This project is so much more than a building. The longhouse will be an acknowledgement of the First People who live in this region, their culture and their traditions. Built in the traditional style of the Tsimshian people, it will be a...

NWCC student wins national writing contest -

A Northwest Community College (NWCC) student from Kitimat has won a nationwide writing contest for a piece she produced in her English 040 Career and College Preparation (CCP) course. The student, Dina Brown, found out late last week the essay she submitted, titled The Loss of my Father had been tabbed as a winner in the McGraw-Hill Ryersons The Power of Words competition. For her selection, Browns work will be published January 2010 in a...

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