Marketing students give MWBA an assist

Marketing students eager for real world experience meet a fledgling sports league getting ready to launch its first season – it’s a slam dunk of a collaboration. A group of Business Administration: Marketing students at NBCC Moncton Campus are creating a marketing plan for the newly-formed Maritime Women’s Basketball Association (MWBA). It’s a partnership that … Read more

A critical moment for New Brunswick

Mary Butler, President and CEO, New Brunswick Community College   As New Brunswick shakes off the economic and social repercussions of the past year and begins the business of plotting its recovery, we stand at a critical moment. We have an aging workforce and, by 2027, an estimated 120,000 New Brunswickers will retire, leaving more … Read more

Virtual fundraiser with NBCC a success for literacy group

The COVID-19 pandemic forced Laubach Literacy NB (LLNB), like so many community organizations, to rethink its engagement strategy in light of COVID-19. In a typical year, the adult literacy program would plan a variety of fundraising events throughout the province. Physical distancing guidelines prevented that this year, so when Executive Director Carol Cottrill sat down to plan LLNB’s biggest fundraiser of the year, its annual gala, … Read more

Collaborating on the future of health care

One college. Two universities. A health care authority. All working together to improve health care in New Brunswick. When the learners from NBCC’s Gerald S. Merrithew Allied Health Centre sit down with Bachelor of Nursing students from UNB Saint John, and medical students from Dalhousie Medicine NB, it’s difficult to tell which students come from … Read more

An Indigenous learner’s journey

Jonah Simon’s NBCC experience started more than a decade ago. He enrolled in the Criminal Justice: Police Foundations program at the Miramichi Campus but quickly realized he needed more time to assess his options and determine his career path. It took several years, but Simon re-enrolled in Police Foundations in 2018 and, in June 2020, … Read more

Beaches, Ballet and the French Gourmet

It’s a fine day in July and Chef Emmanuel Charretier is standing on a beach in Grand-Digue, surrounded by sun, sand, sea…and ballet dancers. He’s lending his cooking skills to a unique fundraiser for local dance company, Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada. The visually stunning outdoor performance, paired with the culinary stylings of Charettier is, in … Read more

Bursary support helps elite athlete hit her professional stride

When an athletic scholarship to play softball in the States fell through at the last minute, Jesse Williams suddenly found herself looking for a new game plan. With her sports career benched, Williams needed new goals, and a new focus for her drive, energy, and ambition. The business administration program at NBCC St. Andrews Campus … Read more

Training Wheels: A big rig donation

David Lockhart, owner and president of East Coast International Trucks (ECI), knows exactly how much is riding on NBCC’s Truck and Transport Service Technician Program. The College is a key source of trained workers with the specialized skillsets that ECI needs to keep business rolling – literally. “The NBCC programs provide a foundation for future … Read more

Inspired by the Past, Looking Forward to the Future: Jayne Holyoke

Jayne Holyoke is a second-generation NBCC student and the proud recipient of this year’s NBCC Alumni Family Scholarship, an annual award that supports and encourages future generations of NBCC alumni, generously sponsored by TD Insurance. Embarking on a new career path as a mature learner takes both courage and determination, two characteristics that Jayne Holyoke … Read more

Inspired by the Past, Looking Forward to the Future: Amanda O’Blenis

Amanda O’Blenis is a second-generation NBCC student and the proud recipient of this year’s NBCC Alumni Family Scholarship, an annual award that supports and encourages future generations of NBCC alumni, generously sponsored by TD Insurance. Intent on making a difference for both her family and her community, Amanda O’Blenis is following in the footsteps of … Read more

Dude, where’s my classroom?

Editor’s Note: The 2019-2020 academic year was unlike any other in NBCC’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic brought changes to every aspect of our lives, including the way we learn. Respiratory Therapy student Connor Moore was one of the thousands of NBCC learners who finished their academic year in a virtual learning environment, and instructor John … Read more

New skills for a changing workforce

“How have I never thought about this before?” That’s the first thing that ran through Allison Fox’s head when she overheard one of her child care colleagues talking about a welding program exclusively for women. Until that moment, Fox hadn’t been aware that welding was even something in which she had an interest. As one … Read more