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NCSAC President, Shane Malcolm, Elected To Represent 110,000 Students Provincially

Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) President, Shane Malcolm, has a very busy year ahead of him. The recently re-elected Malcolm ...

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NCSAC Night of Excellence Winners

The Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) celebrated scholarship winners, Educators of the Year and NCSAC Clubs and Volunteers at ...

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Spring/Summer 2015 Transit Schedules

STARTING MONDAY, APRIL 27th: St. Catharines Transit will start running the summer service (Shuttles from Niagara Falls and St. Catharines) ...

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A stern reminder to all students:

A student must not make fraudulent use of a U-Pass, which includes, but is not limited to:

i. Allowing either directly or indirectly, another individual to use his or her U-Pass regardless of whether or not the individual is a student and entitled to a U-Pass.
ii. Failing to present his/her Niagara College ID card and U-Pass to bus driver concurrently or obstructing manner.
iii. Altering his/her U-Pass or Niagara College ID card for the purpose of fraudulent access to the transit services.
iv. Possessing or using an unauthorized U-Pass.

Any student that is violating the terms of the U-Pass will automatically lose any further privileges of the service and may lead to further disciplinary action.

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NCSAC President, Shane Malcolm, Elected To Represent 110,000 Students Provincially

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NCSAC President, Shane Malcolm (pictured left), was recently elected as a Director for the College Student Alliance (CSA) Board of Directors for the 2015-16 school year.


Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) President, Shane Malcolm, has a very busy year ahead of him.

The recently re-elected Malcolm has just been elected as a Director for the College Student Alliance (CSA) Board of Directors for the 2015-16 school year.

The CSA is an advocacy organization, which has been serving Ontario’s college students since 1975. The CSA currently represents approximately 110,000 full-time college students across the province. In the past the CSA has advocated for tuition freezes, limits on annual increases and have contributed to improvements in financial aid and OSAP in Ontario.

Malcolm, who was elected during the CSA May conference in Windsor this past weekend, was also the recipient of the CSA Leadership Award for the Southwest Region.

“I’m honoured and excited to be a part of the CSA Board of Directors this coming year,” said Shane Malcolm, President, NCSAC. “I look forward to bringing my regional student advocacy experience in Niagara and applying it provincially alongside a great group of student leaders.”

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Update: Bus Service For This Week

Please note that there were some schedules listed under our “Reduced Service Bus Schedules” page at http://ncsac.ca/busschedulesreduced/ that indicated those schedules would be running this week. These schedules have since been replaced by the Spring/Summer 2015 Transit Schedules which can be viewed at http://ncsac.ca/summer-2015-transit-schedules/

We apologize for not catching this earlier.

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Ontario College Students Applaud Modernization of OSAP in 2015 Budget

College students are pleased the Ontario government’s 2015 budget includes the adoption of a key recommendation put forward by the Niagara College Student Administrative Council Inc. (NCSAC) through the College Student Alliance (CSA) on student support.

The government will be removing the student-owned vehicle asset exemption from OSAP’s needs assessment process. This means a student won’t face cuts in OSAP funding if the student owns a vehicle, as was previously the case. The recommendation to remove this exemption was in CSA’s 2015 pre-budget submission, “Strengthening Ontario’s College System for Students.”

“We’re very pleased that the voices of college students across Ontario have been heard and are helping to provide direction in the government’s strategy going forward to ensure access to a quality post-secondary education,” says Shane Malcolm, President of the NCSAC. “The adoption of CSA’s recommendation of eliminating the student-owned vehicle asset exemption from OSAP’s needs assessment process has the potential to benefit 356 Niagara College students. Prior to the 2015 Budget, these students would have been negatively affected due to the value of their vehicles.”

Currently, post-secondary students who own a vehicle receive less funding if the cost of their vehicle is over the allowed limit. By eliminating this process from OSAP, the Ontario Government is providing additional aid to over 7,300 college students.

An example cited in CSA’s pre-budget submission highlights a Sudbury student who had his OSAP funding reduced by $600 for every $1,000 that his vehicle was higher than the vehicle asset exemption threshold. The removal of the student-owned vehicle asset exemption will particularly benefit students living in Northern, rural and suburban areas as public transit is not an option in many of those communities.

“This year’s budget serves to improve the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Ontario. Quality education clearly remains a funding priority and we’re happy the government is investing in Ontario’s college students,” says Matt Caron, Director of Advocacy, CSA. “The inclusion of CSA’s recommendation of eliminating the requirement for students to report their vehicle as an asset will create opportunities for current and potential college students, making post-secondary education more accessible.”

For more information on the NCSAC or to view the CSA’s 2015 Pre-Budget submission, visit: www.collegestudentalliance.ca.

 

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Contact
Name: Shane Malcolm
President – NCSAC
Phone : 905-735-2211 ext. 4226/7256
Email: sacpres@niagaracollege.ca

Veronica Barahona
Communications Manager – CSA
416-346-9951
communications@collegestudentalliance.

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Change to Brock Schedule #23 St. Catharines – Brock Run

Students, please take note that effective Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 the Brock run #23 (West – Brock –  Commuter) is no longer running as classes have wrapped up at Brock University for the term. This may have an impact on Niagara College students’ ability to get to classes, so please be aware of these changes and plan to make alternative arrangements if this is a route you rely upon.

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Apply Now For Programming Assistant Positions

The Niagara College STUDENT ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL INC. (NCSAC) is hiring two (2) permanent part-time Programming Assistants (1 position at Niagara-on-the-Lake and 1 position at Welland). The Programming Assistant will focus on activities set out by the Office Manager and Executive Vice President at each respective campus through direction from the Board of Directors. The Programming Assistant will have a unique schedule working during daytime and evening activities on a flex schedule. Hours of work will range from 24 – 35 hours per week dependent on events taking place in a given week.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.jobgym.com/jobboard/jobs/programming-assistant-2-positions/

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We Made A Motion To Party!

The 2014-15 NCSAC Board of Directors made a motion to PARTY and put together an awesome rendition of Uptown Funk to welcome our guests to the Night of Excellence on Friday, April 17th.

Now we get to share it with everyone!

Check it out on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheNCSAC/videos

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NCSAC Night of Excellence Winners

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The Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) celebrated scholarship winners, Educators of the Year and NCSAC Clubs and Volunteers at the first annual Night of Excellence on Friday, April 17th at Club Roma in St. Catharines.

Nominated by the students, the criteria for the Educator of the Year nominees include their ability to have positively changed, impacted or contributed to the success of a single student’s life.

Hailed as “the glue that holds the Human Resources Management program together”, Co-ordinator of Niagara College’s Human Resources programs, Dr. Holly Catalfamo, was chosen as the 2014-15 full-time Educator of the Year.

The part-time Educator of the Year award went to Susan English for her work in Accounting in the Business, Hospitality and Environmental Studies department.

“The Night of Excellence is an opportunity for NCSAC to celebrate student success, leadership and volunteerism while also recognizing the impact of the Niagara College faculty on our students,” said NCSAC President, Shane Malcolm. “Each professor has an important role to play in enriching lives and fulfilling the dreams of our students, and we want to continue to provide an opportunity for our students to share those stories,” continued Malcolm.

Full list of winners

Full-time Educator of the Year: Holly Catalfamo

Part-time Educator of the Year: Susan English

President’s Scholarship: Omer Ali

Executive Vice President’s Scholarship: Kaitlyn Lapierre

NCSAC Health and Wellness Scholarship: John McAthey

NCSAC Community Events Scholarship: Myelle Schwarz-Frederickson

NCSAC Communications/Promotions Scholarship: Turrell Kalloo

NCSAC Student Life Scholarship: Miranda Ross

Niagara College Student Memorial Scholarship (NOTL): Sophia Kapellas

Niagara College Student Memorial Scholarship (Welland): Rebecca Eaton

NCSAC Club of the Year (NOTL): NCSAC Office Administration

NCSAC Club of the Year (Welland): NCSAC Nerds and Geeks

NCSAC Volunteer of the Year (NOTL): Adrienne Tse

NCSAC Volunteer of the Year (Welland): Morgan Yeates

CSA Scholarship: Monica MacNeil

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Breakfast program Extended One Week

The Rise and Shine breakfast program will be extended to next week on Tuesday, April 21st and Thursday, April 23rd at all three campuses!

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Student Centre Update

Effective Monday, April 20th, The Armoury will be closed for the summer as we assess the look, feel and menu with plans to re-launch in September, 2015. The last day for services in The Armoury will be Friday, April 17th.

In Welland, The Core will operate regular hours until Friday, April 24th before moving to summer hours (11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.) effective Monday, April 27th.

We’re committed to providing you with the Student Centres you deserve, and promise to return stronger than ever in September.

Thank you for your patronage.

With thanks,
Niagara College Student Administrative Council Inc.

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