Following in her mother’s footsteps: NBCC student earns Alumni Family Scholarship

Jessica Wheaton is a second-generation NBCC student and the proud recipient of a 2024 Alumni Family Scholarship, an annual award that supports and encourages future generations of NBCC alumni, generously sponsored by TD Insurance.    In her scholarship application, Jessica Wheaton described her mother, Tanya Wheaton, as a total superhero.   When Tanya Wheaton first embarked on … Read more

From Brushes to Business: NBCC Alumni Family Scholarship fuels student’s entrepreneurial journey

Kori Daminato is a second-generation NBCC student and the proud recipient of a 2024 Alumni Family Scholarship, an annual award that supports and encourages future generations of NBCC alumni, generously sponsored by TD Insurance.   Kori Daminato knew NBCC was the right choice for her, thanks in large part to her mother’s personal experience with the … Read more

Transforming New Brunswick – One Volunteer At A Time

Passion for service, community connection, and desire to create positive change are what drive NBCC volunteers Joshua Paul, Meghan Morrison, and Valeria Evans.  Joshua Paul’s volunteer journey began at a young age, but it was the loss of his brother that ignited his passion for service. Since 2014, Joshua has raised nearly $100,000 in support … Read more

Celebrating Indigenous Culture: NBCC hosts Ribbon Skirt Making Workshop

In a colourful display of cultural celebration, New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) recently hosted a Ribbon Skirt Making Workshop at its Miramichi Campus. The workshop took place over two evenings in November, bringing together students and staff to learn the art of creating traditional Indigenous garments.  “Ribbon Skirts are a unique and beautiful expression of … Read more

Bridging Cultures: NBCC students embrace experiential learning in Denmark

When Gabrielle “Gabby” Yazbek and Andrew Carter chose to enroll at NBCC, they never imagined their decision to study at home in New Brunswick would take them more than 5,000 kilometres across the Atlantic to Randers, Denmark.   Gabby, a second-year Building Engineering Technology student, and Andrew, a recent Carpentry graduate, were among four NBCC students … Read more

Mobile Training Centre meets learners where they are

Until June 7, 2023, it was the worst-kept secret in Fredericton…..a 53 foot-long trailer with a nearly four-foot high NBCC logo its side, parked at the corner of Cliffe and Union Streets on Fredericton’s north side. Inside, it’s equipped with wifi, a Surface Hub, tools, fume extractors, and depending on the day, maybe even a … Read more

Special delivery: Lunch to go for those keeping the community safe

The ties that bind NBCC to the communities it serves are strong, particularly in times of crisis. The full strength of NBCC’s commitment to community was demonstrated this week as the St. Andrews region faced an out-of-control forest fire that forced families from their homes while firefighters worked around the clock to keep their property … Read more

Commentary: Newcomer underemployment costs us all. Here’s what we can do about it.

By Mary Butler and Patrick MacKenzie A recent report by economist Richard Saillant for the Housing Hub of New Brunswick contends that New Brunswick housing costs will continue their alarming run-up unless we make meaningful additions to the supply of skilled tradespeople who can build more housing. In an interview, he recommended making the most … Read more

Bursary support fuels an impactful, fulfilling career

Not everyone remembers the exact date they were accepted into college. Tina Franca does.  It was Dec. 8, 2014, a holiday in her native Brazil. Tina started classes Sept. 8, 2015, dove passionately into the material, and graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at NBCC Fredericton Campus on June 22, 2016. These dates changed … Read more

Volunteering with Victoria

A passion for helping animals in need and a strong desire to live NBCC’s values are what drive Victoria Scott, the College’s Lead, Academic Coaching and Learning Services, in her volunteerism. “My belief is that your volunteerism should follow your passion,” said Victoria. “My passion is animal rescue and animal welfare, so I became involved … Read more

NBCC supports more than 660 students with bursaries

NBCC awarded $764,830 in bursaries to 669 students across its six campuses in 2022-23 on the strength of its Going Beyond campaign. Donations to Going Beyond increased bursary support by more than $100,000 over last year, easing financial pressures for learners so they can focus on their studies.  Evan Davenport is studying Electrical: Construction at … Read more