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Niagara College is welcoming its largest ever intake of first-year and international students for the fall term, with a full slate of Orientation activities at its Welland and Niagara-on the-Lake Campuses, from September 5 to 8.

With more than 5,000 first-year students arriving at the College in September, including 1,500 postsecondary and ESL international students, its total enrolment is projected to exceed 10,000 this fall.

You don’t need to be a full-time student to rekindle a passion for learning this fall. Niagara College Part-Time Studies is offering more than 300 continuing education study options, both in-class and online – from career-based and academic upgrading courses, to professional development seminars, personal interest classes and enjoyable leisure activities.                  

Calling all Niagara-based charitable organizations: Need a small upgrade to your facility or programming? Applications are currently being accepted for Niagara College’s next Many Hands Project.

Award-winning journalist Murray Brewster returns to alma mater for Spring Convocation. "I envy you. Because you are at the beginning of the adventure." Those were the words of award-winning journalist Murray Brewster as he addressed more than 900 new graduates from Niagara College's schools of Media, Trades and Technology on June 23.

The Ontario Paper Thorold Foundation, a strong supporter of Niagara College (NC), has announced a gift of $100,000, the latest in a history of support for student initiatives at the College.

This gift will support the purchase of instructional equipment to help ensure NC graduates have the critical skills they need to meet employer expectations and ever-evolving industry needs.

Niagara College is launching a brand new program sure to lift ‘spirits’ in Canada’s growing craft distillery scene. The innovative college – which is already home to Canada’s first commercial teaching winery and teaching brewery at its trailblazing Canadian Food and Wine Institute – is now barrelling out Canada’s first college distilling program, Artisan Distilling. Scheduled to begin fall 2017, the one-year graduate certificate program will offer hands-on training and classroom work in practical distilling, distilling science, quantitative spirit analysis, and distillation management. The program will be supported by a new on-campus teaching distillery – also the first of its kind in Canada.

FirstOntario Credit Union has joined forces with the Research & Innovation division of Niagara College, along with several other Niagara community partners for the first annual 1Awards competition. Eligible candidates must apply before Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

 

 

Students from the College’s Fitness and Health Promotion program are ready to help up to 100 new clients achieve their fitness goals this year.​

It’s an Olympic year for national culinary teams around the world, and Niagara College is kick-starting 2016 in a special way; by welcoming its closest rivals to the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus.​

When he left for Ecuador, he was a young culinary graduate representing his college and his country; by the time he returned, he was an international medalist. Justin Beaulne, 21, has won the bronze medal at the Hans Bueschkens Young Chefs Challenge, held in Quito, Ecuador at the end of October. Part of the Global Chefs Challenge which draws the best chefs in the world to compete, the Young Chefs Challenge is a category for age 25 and younger.

When it comes to patient care, a Niagara College Practical Nursing student is not only reaching for stars – she’s becoming one.

President of the Niagara Health System Dr. Suzanne Johnston shared this simple but significant equation with Niagara College’s Class of 2015 as they gathered for fall convocation on Oct. 30.

It’s a vintage year for Niagara College’s teaching restaurant. Benchmark Restaurant, located within the College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute, has been announced the winner of a 2015 Licensee of the Year Award at the Niagara Wine Festival. The award was presented to CFWI staff on Sept. 18 as part of the festival’s annual RBC Ontario Awards which honour supporters of Ontario’s grape and wine industry.

Speed-friending, bubble soccer, concerts, campus tours and information sessions are just a few activities on the agenda for next week when thousands of new students get their first taste of college life.

The importance of personal care and service were in the spotlight on June 19 as Niagara College welcomed 815 more students into its alumni community. During the morning convocation ceremony, Supt. Rose DiMarco, director of operations, Ontario Provincial Police, Central Region addressed 340 new graduates from the School of Justice Studies.

More than 800 students became alumni on June 18 as the college marked day three of its Spring Convocation Ceremonies. The College welcomed back two members its alumni community as convocation speakers who were also honoured with Distinguished Alumni Awards during the ceremonies – Chris Sinclair, vice president and co-founder of Brand Blvd. Inc., and Andrew Miele, director of development, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

On June 3, Niagara College staff, students and the community celebrated the grand opening of its Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus Aboriginal Student Resource Centre. The event marked the opening of the first resource centre for Indigenous students at the College’s NOTL Campus, following in the footsteps of a centre that has been open at the Welland Campus since 1992.

 

The Niagara College Greenhouse is in full bloom, with two successful plant-sale weekends already in the books and lots of great deals to be had.

Another sale is already underway for the May 23-24 weekend with great deals on student-grown plants: