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

Reaping the benefits of blended learning

At NBCC, the blended academic delivery model is opening more doors to post-secondary education. In the Carpentry program at the Woodstock Campus, a devoted dad of four, a working woman, and a commuter who lives two hours away from campus all say they are only able to retrain because of the flexibility afforded by blended … Read more

Alumni Awards demonstrate NBCC’s impact on community, industry

A soldier turned health care pioneer. A family business owner expanding his leadership capacity. A rising star on the global nuclear stage. An early innovator in Cloud computing. What do they have in common? They all started their careers at NBCC, and they’re all recipients of the College’s Alumni Recognition Awards for 2020. NBCC alumni … Read more

Moncton musician pens song for NBCC

Alex Madsen

At the age of 46, Alex Madsen “had to move forward; couldn’t stay the same.” Seeking greater financial security for his family, the Moncton musician overcame all his fears and self-doubt and enrolled in the plumbing program at NBCC, proving it’s never too late for a change. Now he’s sharing his experience in a song … Read more

NBCC celebrates 2,379 graduates

Three days of celebrations across six campuses culminated in 2,379 students graduating from New Brunswick Community College (NBCC). The Class of 2020 is NBCC’s largest class since becoming a Crown Corporation in 2010. “The Class of 2020 is always going to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of everyone who makes up … Read more

NBCC instructor recognized for mentoring efforts

Experiential learning and applied research have long been at the heart of the NBCC experience, which is built on the principle that students learn best by doing. Training the next generation of doers requires instructors who are passionate about learning and skilled in mentoring. The efforts of one NBCC instructor were recently recognized by the … Read more