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

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

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 Services 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