A new look for NBCC graduates

NBCC graduation ceremonies will have a fresh look and feel this year with the introduction of new graduate gowns and v-stoles. The Class of 2023 will be the first graduating class to don black gowns, with three new v-stoles representing the different program certifications that will be awarded at NBCC’s yearly graduation ceremonies. Certificate program … Read more

Meeting learners where they are in life

At NBCC, every learner has a backstory, a chronicle of what has brought them to post-secondary education at this point in their lives. It’s up to the compassionate and caring members of the Student Development Team to learn their stories and determine what supports and services they need to achieve success at NBCC. “Every learner … Read more

Taking PRIDE in our culture of belonging

On a hot Sunday in August, a group of NBCC staff, students, and alumni showed up loud and proud for Fredericton’s annual Pride parade. With bright green t-shirts, oversized sunglasses, rainbow fans, and sequins galore, they marched, danced, and revelled in the celebrations. They also sent an important message: at NBCC, everyone is extraordinary, and … Read more

Tapping into the power of education to change lives

In 37 years at NBCC, Heather Hatheway has been witness to a lot of change: staff, technology, academic delivery methods, and, of course, students, have all shifted over nearly four decades. But the one thing that hasn’t changed is NBCC’s commitment to identifying the barriers that keep people out of post-secondary education, and finding ways … Read more

Growing New Brunswick’s engineering technology workforce

Canada’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) sector is expanding faster than its workforce, and that means opportunity for those who choose a career in one of the many related industries. At NBCC, the School of Engineering Technologies provides a number of post-secondary pathways to exciting careers in this ever-changing field. “Through workplace entry, exit, … Read more

Student-led COPD clinics combine treatment and experiential learning

NBCC is proud to celebrate National Respiratory Therapy Week, October 22-28, an opportunity to celebrate the respiratory therapy profession and the outstanding dedication and passion of respiratory therapists. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is one of the leading causes of acute care hospitalizations in our province. Students enrolled in NBCC’s Respiratory Therapy program are working … Read more

Dima makes it to Canada, thanks to Ukrainian Student Bursary

When NBCC established a new bursary program in June 2022, the plan was bold yet simple – to support students impacted by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. For bursary recipient Dima Tsybulia, finding out he was eligible for this support from NBCC helped ease the financial burden of his Canadian dream. “I remember getting the … Read more

“We can do that!”: History meets technology in applied research project

A wealth of Fredericton history that was until now locked in handwritten documents is now accessible to all, thanks to an applied research partnership between the Information Technology programs at NBCC Fredericton Campus and the Fredericton Region Museum. A chance meeting during NBCC’s Service Day activities, where staff and students volunteer their time to community … Read more

Cancer couldn’t stop Killian from achieving his dream

At age 16, Killian Gouvernel’s life changed forever when he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the body’s lymphatic system. Despite his diagnosis and the years of testing, treatments, forced breaks from school, and frequent hospital stays leaving him feeling depleted, Killian discovered a new sense of self-determination that has … Read more

The opportunity of a lifetime at NBCC

A cross-continental journey, a new culture, and enrolling in a full-time post-secondary program while working and raising a family is enough to overwhelm anyone … but for Kat Mesones, it was also the opportunity of a lifetime. Originally from Peru, Kat moved to Moncton with her husband and son in January 2021 to attend NBCC … Read more

NBCC grad draws inspiration from daughter

Samantha Connors-Lebreton has always had a passion for working with children and youth, but her biggest source of inspiration throughout her NBCC journey has been her daughter. “What motivated me most during my studies was my daughter,” said Samantha. “Knowing that she was watching me and seeing everything I was doing made me want to … Read more

NBCC grad proves it’s never too late

Russ Brown never predicted he would be back in the classroom after more than 23 years in the workforce, but when the COVID-19 pandemic impacted his job in the travel industry, he seized the opportunity to forge a new path. “I think COVID allowed a lot of people, including myself, to take a step back … Read more