While NC staff and students are away on Christmas break, there will be plenty of activity at Niagara College.
Several renovation projects are underway or scheduled to be in progress over the holidays.
International is on the move.
The move impacts the entire department on the Welland Campus including its ESL faculty, administration, student services, admissions, contract training and recruitment staff.
The east half of the ground floor of the Simcoe wing will be closed for construction until March 31, 2013.
Note that the stairwell in this location will also be closed at all three floors.
During this time, the International front-line staff (International student services and admissions) will be relocated to the quiet study area SE170. The quiet study area will be relocated to seminar room AH266 in the Applied Health Institute.
The Centre for Educational and Professional Development will be relocated to W115 at Niagara-on-the-lake, and the Test Centre will be relocated to S207 on the 2nd floor of the Simcoe wing. The remaining International staff (including ESL. faculty, administration, support, recruitment, contract training, and International director Sean Coote) will be relocated to the Mackenzie gymnasium.
“International is expanding. We have had unprecedented growth in international students, ESL programs, contract training and study/work aboard over the past three years,” said Coote. “We currently have over 1,600 international students at NC, up from 700, three years ago. This expansion will help us to better serve students and accommodate our growing staff.”
Renovations to International’s space in Simcoe will be underway for the next several months. International is scheduled to move back to its area (including the test centre and CEPD) May 2013.
Classroom AH228 and seminar room AH231a will be converted into a 10-bed nursing lab. The construction is scheduled to be complete on January 11, 2013.
Laser lab renovations
The laboratories V13 and V14 will undergo renovations scheduled to be complete by December 28, 2012.
CFWI food research labs
Classrooms HT001 and HT002 on the lower level of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute will be converted into four food research sciences Labs. Construction is scheduled to be complete by March 31, 2013.
Grease Trap replacement
The Armoury kitchen and the cafeteria kitchen, both on the lower level of the main campus building, will be closed for grease trap replacement until December 28, 2012.