The Niagara News is the community newspaper of Niagara College located in Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. It is created and produced by the students of the Niagara College Journalism program.
By JUHYUNG PARK Staff Writer It was a welcoming Niagara College that told prospective students “Come on in” to help them decide if it’s the place for them to continue their studies. The Doors Open event was held Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1p.m., giving the public an opportunity to see the college’s Welland and Niagara-on-the-Lake campuses. A free shuttle bus provided transport between campuses for those who wanted to see programs at both. “This is the first time we are hosting the event on a weekend and the fall season,” said Caitlin Franck, on campus recruitment and events co-ordinator. “Students from across the province can come in and they can really see what we have to offer as a college. They can actually go into our lab spaces. It’s giving a visual and hands-on and talking to co-ordinators and the students. It will be totally different event.” Various programs such as Environmental and Horticultural Studies, Food and Wine Studies, Academic and Liberal Studies, Business and Management, and Hospitality, Tourism and Sport Studies were open around the campus. Timetables outlined tour times for the campus, residence, brewery and winery. In addition, a timed schedule offered tours of areas providing basic information such as services, financial aid and student activities. Matt Soos, a Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management student, said, “It is great way for a people come on campus and see someone like me and interact. I can share my experiences with them and kind of direct them, see if they want get into the program.”