Shane Malcolm, NCSAC President.
Shane Malcolm, current Niagara College Student Administrative Council (NCSAC) President, has been re-elected by the current NCSAC board of directors to remain in office for the 2015-16 school year.
Before being elected NCSAC President for his first term in 2014, Shane previously served the Niagara-on-the-Lake executive team as Director of Clubs and Volunteers and Executive Vice President.
In total, Shane has been involved with the organization for the last 3 years and he is excited to be back for his fourth. “I am really honored to be back for another year. NCSAC has had a terrific year around student advocacy on all levels- institutionally, regionally and provincially and I look forward to embracing that drive in year two as well,” said Malcolm.
In his first year as President, Malcolm has been heavily involved in providing advocacy for Niagara College students, most recently for a seamless transit system in Niagara. It is one of the many actions he hopes to continue in his second year. “I am very proud of all the events, programs and initiatives that we were able to provide this year and I only see a bigger, better and more impactful NCSAC presence on campus and in the community next year,” continued Malcolm.
Congratulations to our 2016-16 Board of Directors!
Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus Executive:
Executive Vice President – Matt Cowell
Director of Student and Community Relations – Fred Donker
Director of Social Programming – Brittany Lightheart
Director of Goodwill – Marcus Herrod
Director of Communications – Nimisha Sumathi
Director of Clubs – Matthew Burnip
Welland Campus Executive:
Executive Vice President – Alice Mary Nakiwala
Director of Student and Community Relations – Morgan Yeates
Director of Social Programming – Ryan Huckla
Director of Goodwill – Samantha Cianchino
Director of Communications – Alex Sobschak
Director of Clubs – Jamie-Lynn Gillingham
An opening is available for the student representative to be elected to the Niagara College Board of Governors for the following term:
September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016
Pursuant to By-law #4, any full-time or part-time student enrolled in a Niagara College Program of Instruction for the 2015-2016 academic year is eligible to run for this position.
As Secretary to the Board, in accordance with Board By-law #4, I hereby delegate the duties of Chief Returning Officer (CRO) to Rob Walters. The CRO is charged with determining and coordinating additional resources to complete the election in accordance with the by-laws.
Nominations will be received from March 10, 2015 to March 23, 2015 at 12 noon. Nomination forms, together with the meeting schedule and information on the role and responsibilities of Governors, will be available at the Welland, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls Campus Student Administrative Council (SAC) offices. Each nomination requires two seconders who are full-time or part-time students. Candidates will be announced March 24, 2015. Campaigning will take place from March 24 to April 6, 2015, closing at 4 p.m. Candidates must review and agree to Board By-law no. 4 and the Student Representative Election Rules and Regulations.
Balloting will take place online starting at 8am on April 7, 2015, until 4 p.m. on April 10, 2015. Ballots will be tabulated electronically and the results will be announced.
Strict confidentiality will be maintained at all times during the electronic balloting process and results will be destroyed once the 10-day time limit for filing an appeal has lapsed or after the resolution of any appeal filed.
NC Battle of the Bands will take place on Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00 p.m. in The Core – Welland campus.
The winning band will take home $500 and get an opportunity to play a show in The Core next year!
A few important notices before everyone takes off for reading week!
1. Please be advised that refunds for January student health benefits opt-out of $160 has been credited to accounts, and if you opted out and have no outstanding fees owing you will be able to get a debit refund of $160. Please note that refunds are ONLY available via debit.
2. The T2202A & U-Pass tax forms are now on blackboard for students to log into their account and print off.
This week you will have the opportunity to meet your 2015/16 NCSAC candidates, ask them a question and learn more about what they plan to bring to NCSAC if elected.
On Wednesday, February 25th there will be a debate and elections fair in Welland (The Core):
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – DEBATE
2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. – ELECTIONS FAIR
On Thursday, February 26th there will be a debate and elections fair in NOTL (The Armoury):
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – DEBATE
2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. – ELECTIONS FAIR
Where are our Big Brother fans!?
Entrepreneur, author, coach and winner of the CBS Reality TV show Big Brother, Dan Gheesling, will be visiting Niagara College on Thursday, March 26th!
Come listen to Dan speak about the importance of action-based leadership and motivation. Afterwards, you will have a chance to meet Dan!
Dan’s lecture will take place at 7 p.m. in AH 141 (Welland Campus), followed by the reception and meet and greet in The Core beginning at 8:15 p.m.
The earlier you purchase your tickets, the earlier your meet and greet time will be.
Get your tickets at either campus SAC office or Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership for only $5! Tickets will go fast and are sold on a first come, first-served basis!
As of now tickets are reserved exclusively for Niagara College staff and students. If a block of tickets becomes open to the public, we will post it on our social media channels and website. Niagara College students will be allowed to purchase tickets for guests who do not currently attend the school.
On Tuesday, February 10th get ready to Rock ‘N’ Bowl!
Niagara College Bowls is BBBS’ newest student-run fundraiser that supports the Big Brother, Big Sister and In-School Mentoring programs at the agency. The Niagara College community is invited to bowl at the Parkway Lanes in St. Catharines from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and raise a minimum of $40 in pledges (per person) online to help the agency reach its fundraising goal of $7,000.
Niagara College Bowls is a perfect opportunity for Niagara College students, staff and faculty to give back to their community, all while having fun in their best 80’s rock ‘n’ roll attire. Staff and students can sign up their team of four to six people from the event website (niagaracollegebowls.kintera.org) and do all of their fundraising online.
All the money raised at Niagara College Bowls goes towards the agency’s larger Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake campaign which is the agency’s largest fundraiser of the year. In order to maintain and grow the level of mentorship at the agency, a grand total of $150,000 must be raised.
Students who wish to take advantage of free transportation, sponsored by Attridge Transportation, can RSVP at the Niagara-on-the-Lake SAC office by Thursday, February 5th.
Top fundraiser will win a $1000 airline voucher!
For more information on this event, visit niagaracollegebowls.kintera.org.
Kevin Rempel is a world-class sledge hockey player on Team Canada that won Gold in the 2013 World Championships and Bronze at the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia. Once bound to a wheelchair, Kevin has demonstrated insurmountable determination not only learning how to walk again, but by becoming one of Canada’s best athletes. His dream of becoming a professional motocross rider ended in an accident in 2006 and Kevin simply took that as an opportunity to reinvent himself.
Now a motivational speaker, Kevin shares his personal story inspiring youth and corporate clients to achieve greatness in any situation. Born and raised in Niagara, Kevin graduated from Niagara College with a diploma in B.A. Marketing and currently resides in Toronto, ON. Dinner – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. / Kevin’s Story – 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. / Meet and Greet with Kevin – 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. $5 – Includes show and all-you-can-eat pasta, salad and fountain pop.
Tickets for the Blue Mountain Ski Excursion are now on sale in the SAC office. 27 spots open per campus.
Saturday, February 21st / $25 for lift ticket and bus there / Bus picks up students at the NOTL campus at 7:30 a.m. and Welland campus at 8:00 a.m. / Leaves Blue Mountain at 5:00 p.m.
Run, run, run! This one’s gonna sell out.