NC program wins award at ACCC conference in Halifax


Pictured from left: Vivian Kinnaird (dean, Business, Hospitality and Tourism), Dawit Eshetu (professor and coordinator of the Bachelor of Applied Business: International Commerce and Global Development program), Dan Patterson (College president), Teresa Quinlin (vice-president Corporate Services), and Steve Hudson (acting vice-president), receive a Silver Program Excellence Award at the ACCC conference.

The following announcement is from Vivian Kinnaird, NC’s dean of Business, Hospitality and Tourism:

On May 29, Niagara College’s Bachelor of Applied Business: International Commerce & Global Development program was honoured with the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) 2011-2012 Silver Program Excellence Award at the Annual ACCC conference at a ceremony in Halifax.

The program was recognized for its unique and highly relevant curriculum which brings a forward-looking curriculum in a truly engaging and international environment. In addition to the curriculum, creative, engaging and effective teaching methods used in the program were recognized. The program was also noted for its incorporation of internationalization through curriculum and numerous international opportunities into the program. The study exchange and overseas opportunities in difference parts of the world have created a truly international learning environment for the students.

All of these are the result of a joint effort of faculty, staff and management in the program, the division and the college. The contribution of the International Education Office in particular in this has been notable.


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