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Northwest Community College
Northwest BC
Together with industry, education, community and government partners, Northwest Community College transforms students into highly skilled, future-ready graduates.
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Junior Skills Category Spaghetti Bridge — Students from Mount Elizabeth Middle School in Kitimat BC came away with the top prizes with Jared’s team taking first place. Congratulations to all participants, who learned today that spaghetti is not a great building material. Secondary Skills Category Automotive 1st place: Scott Beertema,... Continue reading
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“I’ve always been interested in art. In high school I used to make small wood sculptures and a little bit of jewelry. Art was one of my favourite subjects,” says Angelo Cavagnaro, 20 and a second-year student at NWCC’s Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art. “I didn’t really know... Continue reading
Thanks for getting in touch. I am away from the office until January 7, 2013 when I will be back during regular business hours. In case of emergency, please call 250.631.7654 and leave a message if I am unavailable. I will be best reached from January 2 onward, but only in cases of emergency until my return on January 7. Members of the working media are encouraged to call me at any time during this period without hesitation, especially in cases of emergency or if working to a tight deadline. Please leave a message with your request and the date and time of your deadline. I will do my best to respond your query in a timely manner. I will respond to e-mails from January 2 onward to the best of my ability. Thanks again for getting in touch and happy holidays to you and yours. Phil Saunders MA (Journalism) Director of Communications and Public Relations Northwest Community College 250.638.5470 (office) 250.631.7654 (mobile) psaunders@nwcc.bc.ca
January 12, 2012 Dear students and community members, NWCC is currently operating in a deficit situation which at this time is estimated to be $1.7 million dollars. We were allowed to run a deficit last year so that we could carry out the important work of Priority Planning, but our... Continue reading
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Santa made a quick pitstop to NWCC's annual holiday dinner last Thursday night. While NWCC employees and their families dined on delicious steak and seafood dishes prepared by the culinary arts students, Santa handed out presents to the kids in attendance. "I know folks at NWCC work hard all year... Continue reading
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SMITHERS –A proud member of the Lake Babine Nation is the recipient of a $3,000 Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA) bursary. Richie Dominic Jr., grandson of Kathy Dominic and son of Richard Dominic Sr., will use the bursary to complete his Associate of Arts degree specializing in Archeology and Cultural... Continue reading
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Since its inception, NWCC's School of Exploration and Mining (SEM) has trained several women that have gone on to have successful careers in the mining industry. SEM staff understand that networking is a large part of career building and has hosted the last two Women in Mining Northern BC branch... Continue reading
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It's Halloween and there's all kinds of spookiness happening at NWCC! A witch with a talking broom has taken over the bookstore, a woman who's lost her puppy has been wandering around the registration desk, Ronald McDonald has been running amok on campus and there have been sightings of a... Continue reading
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Stan Bevan, a full-time instructor at NWCC’s Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art, is among five recipients of the 2011 BC Creative Achievement Award for First Nations' Art. Presented annually by the BC Creative Achievement Foundation, the award is based on a juried competition celebrating artistic excellence in traditional,... Continue reading
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We had a fantastic Priority Planning session in Prince Rupert yesterday. I'm so appreciative that people are making the time to attend these sessions and give us feedback as to what the post-secondary educational needs are for their communities. The Charrette process is very interactive and a lot of fun... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at President's Blog
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TERRACE – Northwest Community College (NWCC) has hired Seth Downs to oversee its events and conference planning and to ensure it aligns with the overall strategic goals and directions of the College. Downs, who has been with NWCC since 2010 and served most recently as a Marketing Communications Officer, began... Continue reading
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NWCC is currently in the process of priority planning for 2012-2017. Since starting the process, I've been getting a lot of questions about how it works, so we've created this FAQ which hopefully answers all your questions. What’s the difference between priority planning and strategic planning? Strategic planning is primarily... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at President's Blog
I apologize that I have not started discussions on the President's Blog. The life of a president is busy and at times hectic in trying to be there for all the stakeholders. NWCC has definitely embarked upon our priority planning and have visited with two communities. We are visiting two... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2011 at President's Blog
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SMITHERS - Some educational programs are hyped as being life-changing learning experiences, however few actually ever deliver on that promise. Yet the students at Northwest Community College's (NWCC) School of Exploration & Mining (SEM) enrolled in this summer's Workforce Exploration Skills Training (WEST) program are saying that is exactly what... Continue reading
The NWCC Connections Blog will be featuring works by authors taking part in the NorthWords Writing Camp that runs from August 2-5, 2011. Workshops will take place from 6-8:30PM at NWCC's library (Spruce Building) and will include writing exercises, discussion and networking opportunities. Be sure to check back frequently to... Continue reading
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The following is an update from Tony Harris, NWCC's Employment Advisor & Industry Liasion in the School of Exploration and Mining program. Here are the students in the Northwest Community College's Workforce Exploration Skills Training (WEST) who are now into the third week of their first session and have many... Continue reading
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Premier Clark and Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation, visited Terrace on July 7 and held a town hall meeting. The following is Dr. Henning's question to Premier Clark, followed by an audio clip of the Premier's and Minister Bell's answer. Thank you very much, Premier Clark and... Continue reading
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The following is the speech Dr. Henning delivered during the celebration of Aboriginal Day on June 25, 2011 in Terrace, BC. Courage to Believe in yourself I want to honour territory of the Tsimshian people of Kitsumkalum, especially the Laxgibuu Clan on whose traditional territory I stand today, thank you... Continue reading
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Are you entering grade 11 or grade 12 and wondering what it would be like to attend NWCC? Well, here's your chance! We're excited to announce our new Test Drive event taking place on July 12-14. Test Drive NWCC allows students from Terrace and the surrounding areas to experience campus... Continue reading
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PRINCE RUPERT – After acing her citizenship test, Northwest Community College (NWCC) President, Dr. Denise Henning and her husband John were officially sworn in as Canadian citizens today. Twenty-four new Canadians were sworn in at a citizenship ceremony presided over by Judge George Springate at NWCC’s Prince Rupert campus. "My... Continue reading
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Last Tuesday, President Henning and I travelled to the new Smithers campus for a smoke feast. This feast was held to discuss the business of the totem pole that is currently being carved by Ron Austin and to ensure protocol is being followed. When we arrived, Campus Principal Regina Saimoto... Continue reading
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NWCC Culinary Arts students served over 875 people at Caledonia High School's graduation last Saturday night in Terrace. Every available Culinary Arts student worked in the preparation and serving of the food and gained valuable work based training hours as well as being paid as a college employee. Kerry Clarke,... Continue reading
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What could be more Chinese than dumplings! And, who would want to just eat dumplings if you could make your own... Take 8 Canadians with ‘two left hands’, add 8 Chinese students and combine with a generous helping of QTC management team who took the time from their busy schedules... Continue reading
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First day : I attended my first day of my practicum today with the Abbotsford police. My sponser showed me around the station and introduced me to some of the major coordinators and officers that work out of that building. We then filled out some paper work and did the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at NWCC Criminology Blog
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NWCC Business Administration Coordinator and Instructor, Dr. David Try, is guiding a group of seven NWCC students on a scholastic exchange to Qingdao Technical College (QTC), sister college to NWCC in Qingdao, China. Beijing China - I feel like I'm in a movie set! You're probably thinking “The Last Emperor”... Continue reading