On Friday, December 6, student brewers from Niagara College’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program will serve up their top-secret recipes – unique beers infused with ‘killer flavours’ at Project Brew: License to Brew. Nineteen student brewers will be at Market Square in St. Catharines for the College's celebrated student-run craft beer festival. The event, held each semester, features highly innovative and thirst-quenching beers crafted by NC students, and is a chance for beer lovers in the community to sample their small-batch creations.
The career and accomplishments of Niagara College President Dan Patterson will be celebrated at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in St. Catharines on the evening of Friday, November 22. In May 2019, Patterson announced that he would be stepping down as president of the College following his current term.
Join us for Fall Open House on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses. Future students, you are our guests and we look forward to meeting you! This is your day to tour, ask questions, gather information and explore! Our faculty, staff and current students will be on campus to support you so please make yourselves feel at home and let yourself experience what makes NC unique.
The Canadian Food & Wine Institute Innovation Centre will host the Niagara Food & Beverage Summit on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus. The event will discuss previous, current, and future trends in the food and beverage industry and make educated conclusions with industry experts.
On June 10 and 11, world-famous hacker Kevin Mitnick, and former White House CIO and star of the CBS TV series Hunted , Theresa Payton, will speak at the 9th annual OCCCIO (Ontario College Council of Chief Information Officers) Conference hosted by Niagara College.
If you have ever wanted to improve your speaking skills, become a better communicator and develop your leadership skills, this is the time and place for you! Toastmasters is proud to announce that we are starting a new club in Niagara On The Lake.
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. However, volunteering is a two-way street, and it can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding.
Navigating the world of nutrition, exercise and healthful living can be difficult with the overwhelming amount of information being thrown at us. This talk will touch on some popular current diets such as the ketogenic, intermittent fasting, paleo and gluten-free. Danielle will also explore metabolism changes with age and how to navigate prevention of diet-related illnesses: keeping the heart, mind, and body healthy into the golden years!
Susan Jurbala is currently a Sport for Life Project Manager for the Physical Literacy for Older Adults initiative. She has a long career working in sport and physical activity and has worked extensively developing physical literacy in communities across Ontario.
Future students, you are our guests and we look forward to meeting you! This is your day to tour, ask questions, gather information and explore! Our faculty, staff and current students will be on campus to support you so please make yourselves feel at home and let yourself experience what makes NC unique.
Niagara College is preparing to welcome a record number of employers to its campuses as part of its largest-ever three-day career fair. Hosted by the college’s Student Services division, the event will bring exhibitors from companies in the Niagara region and across Canada to the Niagara-on-he-Lake and Welland Campuses who are recruiting for full-, part-time, co-op and seasonal positions. Students and alumni have the opportunity to explore opportunities, hand out resumes, network and meet with potential employers from a variety of industries.
Mental health awareness will be served up at Niagara College on January 30. The NC Let’s Talk volleyball matches will be held in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day on Jan. 30 to honour and promote the nationwide awareness campaign around mental health and fighting stigma. The NC Knights volleyball programs will face off against the Mohawk Mountaineers, with the women’s match beginning at 6 p.m. and men’s at 8 p.m. The games are free for students and $5 for public admission. All ages are welcome.
Niagara College is helping students suit up to make a positive impression on potential employers. Dress to Impress, a free business clothing and accessories giveaway for students, will be held at the College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus on January 29 and at the Welland Campus on January 30.
With classes wrapping up and students preparing to take their final exams, early December can be a tense time at post-secondary institutions across Canada. But Niagara College is hoping to help students cope with the stress be encouraging healthy study habits through a unique event on Dec. 4 and 6. In addition to free coffee, tea and “brain food” snacks, the evening will also see a visit from Niagara-based non-profit dog therapy program Therapy Tails , a meditation room, and free hand massages from students in the College’s Esthetician program. Students who participate will also be able to enter a draw for a tablet.
Niagara residents have a chance to up their entertaining game this holiday season, thanks to a roster of holiday-themed workshops offered by the College’s Part-time Studies division . Brand new this year is a Holiday Cocktails course, where participants will learn the fundamentals of what makes a great tasting cocktail, how it's prepared, and the history of the ingredients being used. Hands-on demonstrations of holiday-favourite cocktails will have participants serving up a storm this holiday season.
On Saturday, November 17, the College will swing open its doors to the public for its Fall Open House, to take place at both its Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Open House offers the public a rare inside look at the College’s programs, facilities and services, and provides prospective students with information and opportunities to speak to faculty, staff and students to help guide their journey to postsecondary education.
Niagara College’s entrepreneurship hub, ncTakeOff, will host a discussion centred on the opportunities and challenges of starting a businesses in Canada’s budding cannabis industry. Open to the public and free of charge, the session will be led by Alex Blumenstein, Co-Founder of Leaf Forward, Canada’s first and leading cannabis business accelerator.
Leaders from some of North America’s top cannabis producers and companies will gather at Niagara College’s Niagara-at-the-Lake Campus to discuss the present and future of cannabis legalization in Canada and the United States, at a special panel discussion on the evening of Sept. 10.
NC’s KickSTART offers students at both campuses a sneak peek at college life to help ease their transition and prepare themselves for the first day of class. In small group settings, they have the opportunity to gain information about their academic program, an overview of student services, and details about supports and involvement options available for them. The program also includes academic group advising sessions for each area.
The next edition of the College's popular Project Brew is coming to the St. Catharines Market Square on Aug. 10, from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Backyard Beer-BQ is set to offer a refreshing summer boost to the taste buds, with 19 brews created by fourth semester Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management students that include watermelon- peach- and plum-flavoured sour beers, hazy pale ales, session IPAs and more.
Students in grades 7-11 in Niagara will get a crash course in tackling challenges in their community this Saturday, thanks to Niagara College’s entrepreneurship hub and The Educational Research & Innovation Hub (ihub). On Saturday, May 12, Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus will host a 12-hour social empowerment hackathon, led by ncTakeOff, ihub and local teachers. The event will kick off Empowerment Matters, a movement to empower students to become active citizens who are engaged in their community.
"You, your business and your customers are evolving. WELCOME TO THE BUSINESS OF AGEING." How & where will you and your business fit in the evolution of this bigger market picture? What are the possibilities - business products, human services, education, work and community? How do you better market to segments of older adult populations, upward to age 105?
Get an inside look at your future at Niagara College this Saturday. Enjoy hours of special events and information sessions, both of NC’s cutting-edge campuses, and meet the faculty and staff that make it all possible at NC’s Spring Open House, Saturday, March 24.
The All About Options Employment and Education Expo is returning to Niagara College Jan. 24-25. Students and visitors at both the Niagara-on-the-Lake and Welland Campuses will have an opportunity to meet prospective employers, and explore opportunities in full, part-time and seasonal employment.
Niagara College’s Commercial Cannabis Production program – which made international headlines when it was announced in September as the first postsecondary credential of its kind in Canada – and the region’s emerging cannabis industry will be the topics of discussion at a special event on January 25.
Staff members from the Niagara College’s Career Services department are rolling up their sleeves to help students put their best professional image forward. The College’s second annual Dress for Success clothing giveaway for students will be held January 17 and 18, at the Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses, respectively. Students will have an opportunity to pick up donated professional clothing free of charge, and learn more about how to present themselves well for interviews and the workplace.
Niagara College will welcome over 1,700 students as Winter Orientation kicks off the Winter semester this Friday, Jan. 12. Introducing January-start students to college life, Orientation will kick off at the at the College’s Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake Campuses at 9 a.m.
The Many Hands Market is your place to buy ‘n’ DIY. Shop for handmade goods from over 50 local artisans, get crafty in quick do-it-yourself workshops and indulge in food truck flavours. The Many Hands Market is a fundraiser for the Many Hands Project, with all proceeds going to The Hope Centre and Heartland Forest.
What is it like to be an NC student? Join us and find out! Attend an academic or financial aid information session, actively tour our labe and facilities, and speak with our coordinators, faculty and staff first-hand.