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Wet'suwet'en Chief Nam’ox addresses WEST graduating class at the June 19 Celebration of Learning at Ganokwa camp. SMITHERS – With the the Babine Mountains and dense forest surrounding camp providing a striking backdrop, Northwest Community College School of Exploration & Mining celebrated a fresh group of graduates primed to join... Continue reading
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Criminology students from Northwest Community College (NWCC) campuses in Terrace, Smithers, and Prince Rupert have landed work experience practicums this spring and early summer across the province, and as far away as Ontario as part of the Community, Crime & Social Justice (CCSJ) curriculum. "On-the-job experience is what employers are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2012 at NWCC Criminology Blog
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Ready to roll: NWCC Facilities and Maintenance Foreman Brian Coverdale with the newest addition to NWCC's vehicle fleet, the Emergency Transport Vehicle. The van, purchased with the donation from Callinex Mines, will support programming from the College's School of Exploration & Mining based out of Smithers. TERRACE – Northwest Community... Continue reading
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TERRACE – High schoo l seniors, here's your chance to take your future for a spin with Test Drive 2012! Northwest Community College's (NWCC) second annual event allows high school students in grades 11 and 12 to get a sneak peek at what college and campus life might be like.... Continue reading
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Stephen Lockwood, vice-principal with the BV Learning Centre and Regina Saimoto, principal of the NWCC Smithers Campus are hopeful having the learning centre at the NWCC campus is win-win collaboration. —From the Interior News June 13 edition By Percy Hebert The Bulkley Valley Learning Centre is moving into new digs.... Continue reading
—News release courtesy SNCIRE, with files from NWCC TERRACE – Northwest BC artisans who work with natural materials will gather in Terrace at the end of this month to learn from industry experts how to succeed in the art world. Beyond Lumber - Art from Nature conference and art show... Continue reading
TERRACE – The results have rolled in and Northwest Community College (NWCC) put in a strong showing for the 2012 version of Bike to Work Week, a provincial initiative from Bike to Work BC. NWCC was one of 32 teams to register in Terrace for the May 28 to June... Continue reading
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NEW AIYANSH – You just never know when a Northwest Community College (NWCC) graduate will really come in handy. That's exactly what happened to a group of visitors to the Nass Valley from NWCC for the recent Challenging the Paradigm 2012 gathering. The group took in an enriching day trip... Continue reading
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TERRACE – A half dozen Northwest Community College (NWCC) students have been awarded 2011-12 scholarships from Indspire, a national charitable organization formerly known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF). The deserving winners from NWCC are: Evelyne Fowler, Terrace – $1,500 to complete a one-year Applied Business Technology program at... Continue reading
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News release courtesy Western Economic Diversification Terrace, B.C. - Today, the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification (WD), announced federal funding for Northwest Community College (NWCC) to expand heavy equipment operator training across the region. “Today’s announcement is an excellent example of how our Government is... Continue reading
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The mining and exploration field is full of opportunities for young people in the Northwest. SMITHERS – As part of BC Mining Week, Northwest Community College (NWCC) will host the first annual Exploration & Mining Community Expo on Thursday, May 17 at the Smithers Campus. Danielle Smyth, Project Administrator with... Continue reading
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NWCC students enrolled in the WEST program in 2011 listen intently to instructor Michael Nelligan during a Mining Exploration Field Assistant course. SMITHERS – Northwest Community College's (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) is unveiling major and exciting changes to its most popular mining program this summer. Expansion is... Continue reading
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Pictured, an experienced driller from Blackhawk Drilling provides instruction to the Surface Diamond Driller Helper students on how to retrieve samples from the drill core tube. SMITHERS – Northwest Community College's (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining (SEM), in partnership with Blackhawk Drilling and the Smithers Exploration Group, recently wrapped... Continue reading
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Marie-Eve Drouin-Gagne, a PhD student at Montreal's Concordia University, leads a discussion on The Evolutionist Explanation, and the Challenge of Indigenous Higher Education. Her presentation was at NWCC Terrace Campus Waap Galts'ap during the first day of Challenging the Paradigm 2012. TERRACE – Challenging the Paradigm 2012 is in full... Continue reading
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The 2011 group that made up the Stewart/Telegraph Creek Field School class visits awe-inspiring Salmon Glacier near Stewart and Hyder, Alaska. TERRACE – Northwest Community College's (NWCC) Spring/Summer semester has kicked into gear with a variety of courses to choose from, including the flexibility of online options. A highlight of... Continue reading
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Marine classroom: NWCC biology students, standing from left to right, are Joe Daniels, Jason Daniels, Amarilys Ducharme and Dustin Woodman, with instructor Reto Riesen. In front is student Casey Braam. PRINCE RUPERT – Northwest Community College (NWCC) students in an Ichthyology class, studying the biology of fish, took advantage of... Continue reading
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HOUSTON – Two Northwest Community College (NWCC) employees, both tireless champions of learning and literacy in the Bulkley Valley and beyond, have been instrumental in creating a new tool for literacy practitioners. Houston-based Sandi Lavallie, Career & College Prep Instructor and Coordinator, and Dee McRae, Regional Literacy Coordinator, teamed with... Continue reading
TERRACE – Students with disabilities at Northwest Community College (NWCC) have benefitted directly by a generous donation of refurbished laptops, thanks to the Computers for Schools BC (CFS-BC) initiative. The laptops are proving to be invaluable for enhancing NWCC's Student Services Team, in particular the Accessibility Services Coordinators, who work... Continue reading
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As the winter semester comes to an end and attention at Northwest Community College (NWCC) switches to the start of spring/summer semester offerings, nursing student Kim Latimer says students should really look at the unique series of field schools offered between now and September. Latimer, who is finishing her second... Continue reading
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NWCC's Waap Haawk cafeteria was full today for a colourful and lively Vaisakhi celebration at the Terrace Campus. Students in the Northwest School of Culinary Arts put on an a delicious East Indian Buffet to celebrate the New Year in the Punjab, and with the help of Skeena Diversity, the... Continue reading
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Come check out the beautiful art work from the talented students at Northwest Community College's Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art this Friday and Saturday. This is the 6th annual Freda Diesing student exhibit held at the Waap Galts 'ap Terrace Campus. A variety of carvings, paintings and more... Continue reading
TERRACE – Northwest Community College (NWCC) students enrolled in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) program got the chance to meet recently with their peers for a spirited weekend of learning, sharing and culture. The ECE program is offered in a distance format consisting of audio teleconference, weekend seminars, practical field... Continue reading
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TERRACE – An agreement has been reached between Northwest Community College (NWCC) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) related to a Labour Relations Board application made by CUPE. The agreement was reached in a settlement meeting chaired by mediator Ken Saunders, March 27 and 28. "We are pleased... Continue reading
From the Terrace Standard March 21, 2012 edition NORTHWEST COMMUNITY College is looking for nearly $1.5 million to better train people for jobs at major projects in the region. The money, in the form of grants from the federal government’s Western Economic Diversification Canada program and from Northern Development Initiative... Continue reading
From the Terrace Standard March 21, 2012 edition THE PROVINCE is spending more than $500,000 on the start of a plan to train people to work on industrial projects in the region. Provincial jobs minister Pat Bell said his ministry is spending $540,000 on determining what kind of employees companies... Continue reading