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.
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.
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.
Buses from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Niagara Falls and St. Catharines have been extended to 10:30 p.m. from Monday to Friday effective Monday, January 26th.
The last trip on the campus-to-campus shuttle (Monday – Friday) leaves the Welland campus at 10 p.m. and departs Niagara-on-the-Lake campus at 10:40 p.m. to arrive back to Welland for 11:13 p.m.
Beginning on Monday, January 26, students can take a direct shuttle from the Welland campus to the Niagara Falls campus three times per day. Students wishing to access resources at the Niagara-on-the-Lake campus can access the direct shuttle from the Welland campus.
All students accessing Niagara Falls Transit buses must visit the SAC office during the week of February 2-6. Please see further information listed on the Niagara Falls Chip Stickers FAQ
If students are experiencing any specific difficulties in reaching their classes on time or arriving home from campus after their evening class, please contact the SAC office at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. All complaints are marked in our transit complaint log daily and addressed individually.
Please share this information with students to ensure they are aware of the increased service to the U-Pass for Winter 2015.
This year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday, January 29th at 5:30 p.m. in The Core – Welland Campus. All students are welcomed and encouraged to come out and have their voices heard!
We’re excited to be back in the offices! We hope everyone had a super safe and awesome holiday break – whatever that may have involved!
Now to some business: please be advised that we’re still on limited bus service, however, full service will start up again on Monday, January 12th. For more information please visit ncsac.ca
Also, for January start students please be advised that the grace period to ride the buses without a U-Pass sticker on your student ID card will go until Friday, January 16th. After that date you will need a U-Pass sticker on your student ID card. You can grab your U-Pass sticker at the SAC office!