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By EUN JO
They’re the voices telling Niagara College’s stories.
Radio program students in the Broadcasting – Radio, Television and Film (BRTF) program, cover events and entertainment locally and on campus, play the music and tell stories over the airwaves and via digital transmissions of CRNC radio station from the Welland campus.
To make the show, they get story ideas through the websites of newspapers in Welland and St. Catharines as well as scouring social media, such as Facebook of Twitter.
They are experiencing real radio industry demands during the regular academic term.
Andre Gervais, program director, supervises all aspects of the radio production, making sure everything is going to run well.
“I hire the different shows and make sure all programs run on the weekends. I have meetings with people to talk about their shows and how they can make those better.”
Sales promotion is an also important part. Rudy Kadlec, sales promotion director, says...
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By UTSAV GUPTA
As part of the Collaboration Mission 2015, delegates from the Emerging Leaders in the Americas program visited Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) campus to learn about the teaching practices and Study Abroad Program last Saturday.
“I loved the hands-on experience planned for the students,” says Marcelo Villafani, regional president at the Catholic University of Bolivia.
“It’s not what they say ‘chalk and talk,’ but really, they engage in the processes and they learn how to do the things with practice.”
Veronica Castro, academic director at Latino American University of Science and Technology in Costa Rica, says, “One of the greatest trends I identified is the teaching learning methodology, which is what students need right now. The hands-on teaching and experiential learning methods impressed me a lot.”
“As a professor, I love student-teacher interaction,” adds Castro. “Seeing students around doing different things and getting involved made my day more significant. That’s what...
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By SARAH PIERCEY
Niagara College is No. 10 in the ranking of Canada’s Top 50 research schools.
The college moved up three spots since the inaugural report in 2013. Niagara improved its spot by being ranked third among Ontario’s five leading colleges for the second year in a row.
Using numbers from the previous two years, Niagara College’s research funding shot up by more than 32 per cent between 2013 and 2014, and up to $5.34 million in 2014 from $4.036 million in 2013. It has also made a jump in co-operative projects, hiking from No. 8 to No. 5 among large colleges for the number of formal partnerships held, and from No. 5 to No. 4 in terms of successfully completed projects.
Marc Nantel, associate vice-president of Research and Innovation here, says, “We are encouraged by our division’s progress, and expect to see that ranking climb even higher as we add...
- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:35
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By NIKITA GRISE
“The training was rigorous: hours spent watching jeopardy re-runs, training on various trivia phone apps, and watching a lot of Coronation Street.”
Matthew Sajn, a professor of communications here, comments on his preparation for the return of The World Trivia Federation (WTF) trivia night Nov. 4. The event, now in its third year, supports NC Cares in a United Way campaign toward reaching the college’s goal of $40,000. The event raised $2,800, the most raised in its history.
There were four rounds of 12 questions each and about 100 people spread out among 16 tables from various divisions of the college, all vying for the WTF championship belt.
The questions asked all involved the college in one way or another.
“They weren’t necessarily about the college but they were in the category of,” explains Marc Nantel, associate vice-president of research and innovation, and the night’s emcee.
“For the Canadian Food and...
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By CHRIS GERICS
It was a lesson in winning awards as the Niagara College Teaching Winery won four medals at the 2015 InterVin International Wine Awards, a worldwide competition pitting the best wines from across the globe in a battle for supremacy.
Judged by a group of esteemed Canadian sommeliers, winemakers and educators, the award-winning wines were the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc for silver, and 2014 College Rose, 2012 Dean’s List Merlot and 2013 Balance Pinot Noir, all bronze.
These were prior winners with the Dean’s List winning Best in Show at the Royal Wine Fair in September, the 2013 Balance Pinot Noir collected a gold medal at the National Wine Awards of Canada in August, the 2014 College Rose won a silver medal and a bronze medal at the Royal Wine Fair and the National Wine Awards of Canada respectively, and the 2013 Sauvignon Blanc earned a silver medal at the...
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By KEIOSHA SPARKS
Welcome to our house!
Despite cold, drizzly Saturday weather, students interested in coming to the college to get a first-hand look at what their post-secondary education would be like, and their parents, filled training facilities at both campuses.
All 120 programs, at the Welland campus, set up booths throughout the Learning Commons for the annual four-hour event.
“Today is a chance for people to see what Niagara College offers,” said Dorita Pentesco, the director of marketing and recruitment.
All labs and classrooms were open for people to tour as faculty and staff manned information tables and their program specialty areas. Pentesco said that about 2,000 to 4,000 visitors had attended the open house in the past “so the number for this year should be about the same.”
Across the Welland campus, student volunteers were stationed to assist people needing information on college programs and services areas such as finance, registration,...
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By UTSAV GUPTA
It’s not just our Irish Bitter they love, they also love our teaching.
That brought a delegation from Ireland to Niagara College to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) recently.
Thomas Stone, president of Institute of Technology Tallaght (ITT), and Dan Patterson, Niagara College president, signed the MOU to establish a co-operative relationship between the two institutions.
“One of the things that we’re kind of interested in is Ontario Grant,” says Stone.
“What we do as an institute besides our area of work is develop partnerships and relationships with other colleges. We like to come and look up opportunities to do other things than just student transfers.
“We look for research opportunities and then build up from there.”
“We’re somewhat similar to Niagara College in our approach towards applied research. It’s always easier to work with when we find institutions like yours.”
The MOU is a standard agreement to facilitate academic relations, which...