Engagement Projects

Arbor Day 2015

Niagara College’s inaugural Earth Arbor Day celebration proved to be a great success! Along with sunshine and perfect weather, the Earth Day event hosted by Niagara College’s Office of Sustainability was well-attended by Niagara College students and staff, in addition to members of the local community. Niagara Community Foundation generously donated funding through their 2014 […]

Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Niagara College joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in July 2011. AASHE is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. Through creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as […]

Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup

Every year, Sustainability Ambassadors participate in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. This initiative is presented by Loblaw Companies Limited, and a conservation and cleanup initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), and is one of the largest environmental community engagement programs in Canada. Community members are encouraged to get involved with water quality […]

Green Day

8th annual Green Day Event, “Living Local,” September 24th, 2014 Niagara College’s student-led Niagara Environmental Corps (NEC) in partnership with the Sustainability Committee hosted its eighth annual Green Day event date at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. This event is important to the college, as it gives all students a chance to participate and engage with local […]

LEAD Sustainability Stream

Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD) is a Co-Curricular Record program hosted by the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership (CSEL), designed to offer students from any academic area the opportunity to explore and develop leadership in four key areas: iLEAD Myself (personal growth), iLEAD My Team (group development), iLEAD My Community (community values), and iLEAD […]

Niagara Volunteer and Leadership Awards

The Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership (CSEL) hosted the first annual Niagara College Volunteer and Leadership awards (NCVLAs) on Friday March 20th 2015. The goal of the night was to highlight the importance of engagement and leadership by rewaring student leaders who have dedicated their time and efforts in being involed with on campus […]

Ontario Biodiversity Summit – Youth Parallel Event

As part of the Ontario Biodiversity Summit 2015 held in Niagara Falls May 19-22, Niagara College hosted a Youth Parallel event on Friday, May 22 – the International Day of Biological Diversity. The event included 50 young delegates to the College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus from where they experienced a variety of biodiversity concepts with hands-on activities in […]

Outdoor Classroom

A best kept secret of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, is the outdoor classroom, located at the lagoons facing the Escarpment. The classroom consists of flat limestone rocks, set in a semi-circular shape, with several rows. The instructor is able to face the students, and there is plenty of space for large classrooms. Students are able to use the natural […]

Sustainability Signs

Niagara College has installed educational signs showcasing sustainability projects at the Welland Campus. The signs are located both inside and outside with information about the initiative and how it relates to sustainability. The signs and their locations are as follows… Welland Campus

World Water Monitoring Challenge

The World Water Monitoring Challenge is an International program developed to engage with nations and their communities about water awareness, and encourage them to participate in taking local water quality samples. Just over sixty-five countries participated in this international program during 2012, sampling over 250, 000 individual water bodies. This year, Niagara College registered several […]