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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.

Niagara-based charities in need of renovation now have until the end of August to apply to become the recipient of Niagara College’s next Many Hands Project.
The application deadline has been extended to August 31 for the 2016-2017 Many Hands Project – an annual renovation project that enhances, improves and renovates the facilities of a local charitable organization. All aspects of the project are planned, managed and completed by students from NC’s Event Management (post-graduate) and construction studies programs.

Attention all Niagara-based charitable organizations in need of renovation: Niagara College wants to lend you a hand – or, more specifically, Many Hands! The College is now accepting applications for its 2016-2017 Many Hands Project. The annual renovation project enhances, improves and renovates the facilities of a local charitable organization. All aspects of the project are planned, managed and completed by students from NC’s Event Management (post-graduate) and construction studies programs.

The wine industry is raising a glass to Niagara College chef professor Peter Blakeman. Blakeman will be honoured with a Vitners Quality Alliance (VQA) Promoters Award, which acknowledges those who celebrate the Ontario VQA wine industry with enthusiasm, constructive input and unsolicited promotion. He was recently announced as the winner, and will be presented with the award on Friday, May 6 at the annual Experts Tasting, managed by the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute at Brock University.

 

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 7, 2016.

St. Catharines resident Leanna Heida is one step closer to achieving her dreams, as the winner of a $3,000 credit towards her first year’s tuition at Niagara College. The future student, who is enrolled in the College’s Hairstyling diploma program for September, became eligible to win the tuition credit after attending the College’s 2016 Spring Open House. The prize was open to any future student who attended the College’s Spring Open House on April 2 and the winner was randomly drawn among registrants following the event.

A Niagara College Hairstyling student proved she was a cut above the rest at the Toronto Allied Beauty Association Competition in Toronto. The trade show and competition was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Feb. 28-29.

They may be heading to warmer climates for their Reading Week break, but several of Niagara College students have helping others on their itinerary. One group bound for Honduras will have soccer balls, jerseys and other recreation equipment in tow, to bring to poverty stricken children in Honduras. Another is preparing to roll up their sleeves and work on a community build project as part of a Me to We volunteer trip to Nicaragua.

Niagara College’s 19th annual Many Hands project officially kicked off today at the Hope Centre in Welland. Over the next three months, students from Niagara College’s Event Management (Graduate Certificate) and Renovation Technician programs will execute and support a series of renovations at the Hope Centre – a non-profit agency that provides services and support to individuals and families who are struggling with poverty-related issues.

There's a brand new beverage on the shelves at Niagara College’s Wine Visitor + Education Centre. The Niagara College Teaching Winery has launched its first cider. Named Cider 101 – it's a cider lesson in a can at the teaching winery – the new addition marks a first for the college's trailblazing Canadian Food and Wine Institute, which is also home of the first commercial teaching winery and teaching brewery in Canada.

With the theme of Hope, Heart and Hands, Niagara College’s Many Hands committee has selected The Hope Centre in Welland as the recipient of the 19th annual Many Hands Project. The community-based agency is committed to creating positive opportunities for vulnerable people in the community.

 

Almost 800 graduates will receive diplomas during Niagara College’s Fall Convocation ceremony, October 30 at the Welland Campus. The ceremony will honour graduates from the schools of Academic and Liberal Studies; Allied Health Studies; Business and Management Studies; Continuing Education; English Language Studies; Environmental and Horticultural Studies; Food and Wine Sciences; Hospitality, Tourism and Sport; Justice and Fitness Studies; Nursing and Personal Support Worker Studies; and Trades.

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. Niagara College will host fall 2015 Orientation from Tuesday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 13 with a full roster of activities and events designed to introduce new students to the college experience.

International success is brewing at the Niagara College Teaching Brewery. On July 4, the NC Teaching Brewery – the first of its kind in Canada based at the College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus – was announced as the winner of three medals at the 2015 United States Open Beer Championship. More than 4,000 beers and ciders from professional breweries and award-winning home brewers from more than 20 countries were entered into this year’s competition, based in Oxford, Ohio and Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

Two prominent members of Niagara College’s alumni community returned to their alma mater on June 17 to pass on words of advice to the Class of 2015.

Graduates from Canada’s first Teaching Winery had reason to cheer at the 2015 Ontario Wine Awards. Niagara College not only won an award but celebrated the success of many of its graduates currently working as winemakers in the Ontario wine industry.

Imagine being an archer in flight, controlling your arrows through a magical medieval setting; or fending off waves of enemies in a trapped western city of Copper Canyon.​  These are just two original student-created games that will be on display at Niagara College’s second annual Game Development Launch April 16.

Nine teams of Ontario’s top culinary students ran King Cole Ducks Ltd.’s Great Amazing Duck Race, with Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute team capturing first place.

Entrepreneurship is ready for takeoff at Niagara College. February 4 marked the official launch of ncTakeOff, a new initiative that will expand the college’s entrepreneurship activities across all of its programs; while increasing student access to experts, mentors, events, and opportunities on campus and in the community

A gingerbread village, 1,000 truffles, and a chocolate sculpture … world-class chef professors at Niagara College’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute are making their lists and checking them twice – with help  from the college’s culinary students – in preparation for a holiday dinner party to remember.