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Harding Road and Kenmount Road Campus Convocation 2013
Posted May 23, 2013
On May 16, 2013, Kenmount and Harding Road campuses students and staff attended Academy Canada’s Annual Convocation Ceremony at the Arts and Culture Centre in St. John’s. The auditorium was full with family, friends, guests, and 246 graduating students.
Ms. Anita Abbott, Kenmount Road Campus Principal, and Mr. Steve Browne, Harding Road Campus Principal, began with opening remarks and introduced several speakers including Ms. Pauline Maxwell, Head Office Representative, Mr. Albert Penney, graduate guest speaker from the Occupational Health and Safety Program, and Ms. Kimberley Harris, School Valedictorian.
Thank you for your inspiring and motivating words.
The President’s Award is Academy Canada’s highest honour awarded to one student from each campus reflecting the ideals we strive to instil in our graduates including leadership, professionalism, positive attitude, good overall average, and a willingness to participate in school and extra-curricular activities.
Staff members provide recommendations to Academy Canada President, Mr. Mike Barrett, who selects a recipient. A difficult decision to make as several students deserved this award.
Mr. Steve Browne presented this award to Ms. Ashley Challinor, Harding Road Campus Occupational Health and Safety Student, and Ms. Anita Abbott presented the award to Ms. Nadine Power, Kenmount Road Campus Criminology Student.
Congratulations to both recipients.
Ms. Anita Abbott presented the following Program Awards:
Memorial Program Awards and Diploma Presentations
Mr. Steve Browne presented the Memorial Program Awards.
Following the program awards, Ms. Judy Shields and Ms. Heather Nugent, Kenmount and Harding Road Campus Registrars respectively, presented diplomas to our graduating students.
Outstanding Instructor Awards
Neil Bolt, Kenmount Road Campus, Vice Principal, and Gayle Elliott, Harding Road Campus Vice Principal, presented the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award.
This honour is awarded to an instructor exemplifying leadership, compassion, student and school involvement, and extra-curricular commitment.
An instructor from each campus is presenting this award based on student recommendations.
Anna Janes, Office Administration Technology Instructor, and Erin Hogan, Occupational Health and Safety Instructor, are the Kenmount Road and Harding Road Campus "Outstanding Instructor" award winners respectfully.
"Year In Review" Presentation
Following the awards presentation, our audience enjoyed a “Year in Review” picture presentation featuring students and staff pictures from both campuses during various events at the Kenmount and Harding Road Campuses throughout the year.
Thank you to Judy Shields for putting together this excellent slideshow which everyone appreciated.
Congratulations to our 2013 Graduates. You did it!
Harding Road Campus Cooking Instructor Presides As Judge At "Hot Soup Cool Jazz"
Posted May 21, 2013
On April 23, 2013, Harding Road Campus "Cooking Instructor" presided as one of the judges during "Hot Soup Cool Jazz" night.
Bernie-Ann Ezekiel along with St. John's most well known chefs, Gordon Chalker, Patricia Dooley, and Robert Piercey, were the judges responsible for determining best hot soup dishes.
Congratulations to Bernie-Ann for representing Academy Canada well during this event.
About "Hot Soup Cool Jazz" Fundraiser
Poverty and homelessness affects hundreds of people in our community, including youth. This community and societal issue requires everyone to be involved to bringing innovative solutions and positive change.
"Hot Soup Cool Jazz" is about celebrating this positive change and community involvement. This event is about bringing the community together including musicians, community service providers, business people, ‘everyday’ people, and people dealing with poverty related issues.
Harding Road Campus Students Win NLOHSA Scholarships
Posted May 9, 2013
To encourage and promote Occupational Health and Safety education and advancement throughout the province, the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Association (NLOHSA) will offer its “Annual Scholarship Award ”.
This prestigious award is designed to support post-secondary students who have chosen the Occupational Health and Safety discipline as their future career path.
Harding Road Campus Occupational Health and Safety students, Keith Moore and Violet Cheeseman, won the scholarship this year and were asked to attend the NLOHSA Annual Spring Conference from May 1-3, 2013.
To view Keith Moore and Violet Cheeseman's award winning NLOHSA Scholarship video, please click the screen below:
Corner Brook Campus Receives Government Recognition For "Spread The Net" Fundraising Efforts
Posted May 7, 2013
Academy Canada are pleased to announce that the Corner Brook Campus has received Newfoundland and Labrador Government recognition for their "Spread The Net" fundraising efforts.
The Newfoundland and Labrador Government congratulates the Corner Brook Campus students and staff for their tremendous contribution to the fight against tropical diseases such as malaria.
According to the Newfoundland and Labrador Government's Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement, Keith Hutchings, "initiatives such as this demonstrate the possibilities and potential when individuals come together and unite for a common cause. I commend all those who articipated in this event and those who inspired and encouraged others to do so".
To view Academy Canada Corner Brook Campus' congratulatory letter from the Newfoundland and Labrador Government, please click here.
Kenmount Road Campus Business Administration Students Hold Silent Auction for Easter Seals
Posted April 25, 2013
On April 18, 2013, Kenmount Road Campus Business Administration Students taking their "Meeting and Special Event Planning" course held a silent auction to raise money for Easter Seals.
This silent auction was held at the new Easter Seals building on Mount Scio Road in St. John's.
Business Administration students raised over $3000.00 during the silent auction event.
Harding Road Campus Cooking Instructor, Bernie-Ann Ezekiel, Gives Cooking Demonstration at "Downhome Expo"
Posted April 23, 2013
From April 12, 2013 - April 14, 2013, Downhome Magazine hosted their "Downhome Expo" at Mount Pearl Glacier Arena.
The "Downhome Expo" is one Newfoundland and Labrador's largest consumer exhibitions featuring cooking demonstrations, local entertainment, stage acts, lifestyle events, and product and service exhibits.
Harding Road Campus Cooking Instructor, Bernie-Ann Ezekiel, was one of the participants on the main stage, known as the "HomeStyle Kitchen Events", demonstrating how to prepare "Mini Raspberry Tarts With Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream".
The "HomeStyle Kitchen Events" setting at the "Downhome Expo" was similar to popular cooking shows so people can see and hear what Bernie-Ann is doing while making the tarts.
Once the tarts are finished, guest had an opportunity to taste it.
Building Community Capacity
Posted April 5, 2013
On February 12, 2013, the Corner Brook Community Coalition on Housing and Homelessness, also known as CCHH, got a great boost on Pancake Day from Corner Brook Campus students and staff.
Academy Canada approached the Pancake Committee as the college knows that low vacancy rates and housing options are impacting our students. To show our community support, Pancake Day was the perfect event.
Throughout the day, our culinary students and staff whipped up delicious pancake batches to help support the cause. Approximately $400 was raised.
The CCHH is proud to have a representative from Academy Canada on our Board, and we look forward to future successful events such as Pancake Day. Talk about building community capacity, one pancake at a time.
This is a great partnership, and we look forward to having Academy Canada participate again in 2014.
Federal MP Visits Academy Canada
Posted April 4, 2013
Academy Canada was pleased to host Member of Parliament and HRSDC Parliamentary Secretary, Dr. Kelli Leitch, on April 4, 2013.
Dr. Leitch spoke about the recent federal budget (Action Plan 2013) and how it will positively impact tomorrow's workforce.
She addressed a large group of students, staff, and media. She also took part in a Welding Demonstration, and seemed thrilled to learn more about the skilled trades.
Occupational Health and Safety Students Win 'Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals" (BCRSP) Scholarships
Posted March 21, 2013, Updated March 27, 2013
Academy Canada are pleased to announce that five Occupational Health and Safety students won a scholarship with the "Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals" or BCRSP for short.
Ryan Short, Daniel Taveras Liriano, Bill Rogers, and Vikki Noftall from the Harding Road Campus, and Eric Pike from the Corner Brook Campus, are this year's BCRSP scholarship recipients.
The BCRSP scholarships are awarded to students with at least an 80% overall average heading into their final program year, and be a full-time or part-time Occupational Health and Safety Studies student.
For more information about the BCRSP scholarship, please visit their "Guidelines for BCRSP Scholarship Program" page at http://www.bcrsp.ca/scholarship.html.
Academy Canada Director Meets Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) Minister Diane Finley
Posted March 18, 2013
From March 14, 2013 to March 17, 2013, Academy Canada Director, James Loder, attended the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) meetings in Ottawa.
James currently serves as NACC's President. This organization represents the interests of student, faculty, and staff from over 500 colleges from every province.
While in Ottawa, James had the opportunity to meet with HRSDC Minister, Diane Finley, as well as representatives from Treasury Board, Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, Student Aid, Canadian Bureau for International Education, and even an Ambassador from the United Arab Emirates.
James was pleased to speak about the role of career colleges in Canada as well as their importance in the national education system. During our meetings, we lobbied particularly hard for greater access to Student Aid grants as well as more federal government sponsorship funding availability.