Category: Announcements

Inclement weather expected for Niagara and surrounding area

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Niagara and the surrounding area.

Heavy snowfall is in the forecast for Tuesday, March 14. Snow is expected to develop during the day today (Monday, March 13) and continue into Tuesday night. Snow will remain fairly light through the day but some areas may receive 5 cm by this evening. The heaviest snow is expected to fall through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. While total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm are expected, some areas in the Hamilton to Niagara corridor could see locally higher amounts of 30 cm.

Northeast winds gusting to 60 km/h are also expected this evening into Tuesday resulting in widespread blowing snow.

Travel conditions may become hazardous as a result of snow and blowing snow.

Staff, students and visitors should use caution when travelling and plan for extra time to reach their destination Tuesday morning.

College staff and our winter service provider will monitor the weather and salt walkways and parking lots as required.

Staff and students are reminded to drive and walk according to road, sidewalk and winter weather conditions and to wear proper footwear and dress appropriately.

As winter maintenance equipment may be operating during school hours please ensure that you stay a safe distance away where possible.

Please continue to monitor alerts issued by Niagara College and forecasts issued by Environment Canada.

Construction Alert: Major construction to begin on east side of NOTL Campus

With construction set to begin on the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and Agri-Food Research project at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, a construction zone will be created March 9 at the northeast part of the campus. As the contractor begins work, the construction zone will be enclosed by fencing in the near future and will be accessible to construction personnel only.

NOTL Campus map
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The construction zone will encompass Parking Lots B3 and part of B2, will result in the closure of the main entrance at the northeast corner of the main campus building, as well as stairway exits at the northeast corner of the building, adjacent to Yerich Auditorium (See graphic at right). During the construction period, the closest entrance to the east side of the main campus building is at the south end of the East Wing. These changes will be in effect for the duration of the construction period for the Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and Agri-Food Research project, which is scheduled to continue until summer, 2018.

To address the impact of construction projects on on-campus parking at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, additional permit parking was opened at the Niagara Corporate Business Centre (former Foster Wheeler building), adjacent to the campus on the northeast side earlier this year. Niagara College’s section of the lot, which is indicated with signage and fencing, is south of the walkway that connects to the campus. Niagara College permit parking is permitted in that section of the Niagara Corporate Business Centre lot only. This lot is fully accessible from campus roadways.

This 49,000 square-foot, four-storey expansion project includes a fitness centre/studio and gymnasium on the lower floor; five classrooms and a security office on the main floor; classrooms, student entrepreneurship space, a science lab and meeting rooms on the second floor; and industry space, student research space, food sciences and processing lab, and meeting rooms on the third floor. The project also incorporates sustainable technologies, including an electric vehicle charging stations, a green roof water retention system, high efficiency cooling system replacement, and a rainwater collection and irrigation system. The project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund (SIF) and the Ontario government. Completion is scheduled for summer, 2018.

The Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, and Agri-Food Research project is part of a $50 million campus redevelopment project at the Welland and NOTL Campuses designed to modernize learning environments, enhance students’ college experience, and expand NC’s role in research and innovation. Learn more at www.niagaracollege.ca/campusredevelopment. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during the construction period.

NC Board of Governors seeks input on executive compensation program

A reminder that the Niagara College Board of Governors is seeking input on its draft Executive Compensation program.

The draft program has been developed in keeping with the Government of Ontario’s new framework for determining executive compensation at colleges, universities, hospitals, agencies and other parts of the broader public sector.

The deadline for providing feedback is Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.  Click here for more information and to review the program.