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Campus Life

Campus Life Overview

Campus Life

Campus Life Overview


Campus Life Overview

During the school year, many events are planned for students, including graduations, field trips, guest speakers, volunteerism and many program-related experiences. We encourage all students to participate and contribute to a well-rounded college education. 

A sample of recent campus events can be found below:


ABE, On The Spot

The Academy Canada Adult Basic Education classes across the province produce a monthly newsletter called “ABE, On The Spot”.

To view an "ABE, On The Spot" newsletter for a particular month, please click a newsletter link below:

March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
January 2016
February 2016
April 2016
May 2016
July 2016
September 2016
December 2016
February 2017


Convocation 2016 Speeches

To view Convocation 2016 speeches, please click a link below:

Corner Brook Campus - Danielle Pond


Convocation 2015 Speeches

To view Convocation 2015 speeches, please click a link below:

St. John's Campuses - Jennifer Williams
Corner Brook Campus - Devon Brake


Special Thank You to Mary Brown's

Posted March 27, 2017

A special thank you to Lisa Crowley and our friends at Mary Brown's - Torbay for including us at their Local Community Marketing Campaign.

They generously donated an amazing lunch on March 16, 2017 when tour groups from Labrador (MIFN and NCC) had a St. John's campuses familiarization tour.

We really appreciate your support and commitment to the community.

You rock!!



Mary Brown's, Torbay location, graciously donated an amazing lunch for our tour groups from Labrador.


Academy Canada Cooking Students To Be Featured On "NTV - Made Right Here"

Posted March 24, 2017, Updated March 27, 2017

On March 24, 2017, NTV Host, Danielle Butt, profiled Academy Canada's Harding Road Cooking students and their instructor, Bernie-Ann Ezekiel, for their upcoming "Made Right Here" episode to be aired on March 27, 2017, during the "NTV Evening News Hour".

Academy Canada are looking forward to seeing our segment on "Made Right Here" on March 27, 2017.



NTV "Made Right Here" Host, Danielle Butt, alongside our Cooking students.


"The Head Room" - Models

Posted March 17, 2017

The Head Room in Paradise is looking for models for a hair show! Call Laura or Kathryn at 782-2249. The winner gets a free trip to L.A.

If selected, you will need to visit "The Head Room" some evening on the week of March 19-25 for full details.

Preparations will be taking place March 26, 2017 and the show is March 27, 2017, no exceptions.

Please note that you must be adventurous and let them style you as they please, but will provide free colours until hair is back to its usually colour.

What a fun opportunity!


Thank You To Newfoundland Power and Nalcor

Posted March 13, 2017

On March 11, 2017, Newfoundland and Labrador's Avalon Peninsula area was hit with a major windstorm which caused considerable damage to buildings, power lines, and other structures.

Immediately after the windstorm, Nalcor and Newfoundland Power worked diligently to get our power back and quickly as possible.

On Academy Canada's behalf, a big thank you to Nalcor and Newfoundland Power for helping to bring life back to normal on the Avalon Peninsula.


Enjoy the Big Apple

Posted March 9, 2017

We wanted to wish our Kenmount Road Campus Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis class and their instructor, Denise Etheridge, good luck on March 10, 2017 as they fly off to New York City for The International Esthetics Conference.

Thank you to everyone who has supported them over the past year with their fundraising efforts. Safe travels!!!!


Adult Basic Education "Teacher Appreciation Week"

Posted February 28, 2017

From February 12-18, 2017, Academy Canada celebrated the Adult Basic Education program stars, our teachers.

A big thank you to every one of you.

Your dedication to the ABE program students can be measured in our student success, something that makes Academy Canada proud.

Thank you for everything you do, every day.



Academy Canada thanks our Adult Basic Education instructors for making our program a success.


"St. John Ambulance" Volunteering Opportunities - Corner Brook

Posted February 27, 2017

Check out St. John Ambulance - an excellent community organization. Build great skills ... and your resume!


Student Survey Contest Winners

Posted January 30, 2017

Thank you to everyone who recently completed our Campus Survey. It will help us understand our student body more so we can adjust programming to your needs.

As promised, we entered everyone's names into a draw for $50 Gift Cards.

The winners are Cavell Bigelow (Kenmount Rd), Connie Newell (Harding Rd), Ruby Coombs (Corner Brook), and Francis Randall (St. Anthony ABE Site). Congratulations! Your campus Principal has your prize.


Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Commission - Private Training Corporation Board Member "Student Representative"

Posted January 11, 2017

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to a new merit-based appointment process for agencies, boards, and commissions or ABCs for short - one that is open to all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

This process will ensure that positions are filled by the most qualified individuals and reflect the diversity of the population served.

Newfoundland and Labrador Public Service Commission is currently seeking expressions of interest for the Private Training Corporation, more specifically the student representative position which is currently vacant.

Current students attending private training institutions who are interested in this opportunity, or interested in consideration for future opportunities on other provincial ABCs are encouraged to visit the ABC appointments website and apply online at http://www.psc.gov.nl.ca/psc/abc.

For more info: http://www.exec-abc.gov.nl.ca/public/agency/detail/?id=545.


Important Reminder About Reporting "Academy Canada Website" Errors

Posted November 18, 2016

The Academy Canada Webmaster makes a diligent effort to ensure that our website's pages and forms are accurate and in working order.

Even with our best efforts, the website may contain pages with inaccurate or incorrect information, web forms and social media feeds that are not in working order, and hyperlinks and phone numbers that are not up to date.

Anytime an error is reported to the Academy Canada Webmaster, he/she investigates the problem pages, forms, hyperlinks, photo feeds, and social media feeds, and then corrects them as soon as possible.

Recently, not only did some people report an error without specifying the problem pages on the Academy Canada Website, but these errors turn out to be false after proper investigations were made.

Here are the guidelines for reporting Academy Canada Website errors.

Reporting "Academy Canada Website" Errors

If you find an error or inaccuracy on the Academy Canada Website, you must provide the following information to the Webmaster:

1. A description of the error.

2. Specify the Academy Canada Website page where its located. This will make error location, investigation, and correction easier.

If you claim there's an error on the Academy Canada Website, but don't specify which page is located, the Webmaster reserves a right to reject this request.


Wellness Awareness at Corner Brook Campus

Posted November 17, 2016

On November 15, 2016, Corner Brook campus welcomed 4th year Bachelor of Nursing students, Melanie Smith and Melissa Kennedy, to host a Wellness Information booth.

They shared information and strategies for stress management, mental health, nutrition on a budget, exercise planning and the importance of sleep, all topics that arose from a health needs survey with our student population they conducted as part of their Community Health Nursing course.

Thank you for sharing such valuable information with our campus community, Melanie and Melissa!



Memorial University Nursing students, Melanie Smith and Melissa Kennedy, hosted a Wellness Information booth at the Corner Brook Campus.


YOU ROCK!

Posted August 2, 2016

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Kenmount Road Campus "Students Helping Students Food Bank". Our campus food drive program challenge was a huge success. The most generous program is … Massage Therapy!!! Students and instructors will enjoy a pizza party when they return in September – nice way to start the new academic year!

Our fundraisers were also extremely successful as we raised $444.00; Head Office will match this contribution!! Thank you to the Multimedia Graphic Design students and instructor, Lenny Vineham, for the Summer Photos fundraiser. Oodles of appreciation to the Criminology students who hosted the Ice Bucket Challenge, raising $232.00 to our food bank!


Academy Canada Student Passes "Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals" Exam

Posted July 19, 2016

A big congratulations to former Occupational Health and Safety student, Laura Synyard, for passing the "Canadian Registered Safety Professionals" exam.

The CSRP exam tests an Occupational Health and Safety practitioner's ability to promote high standards, show competency, meet the society's strict national standards, and preparation for practicing Occupational Health and Safety without the risk to public and environment.

Source: "Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals" "CRSP® Examination", http://bcrsp.ca/prospective-certificants/crsp-Examination.


Corner Brook Campus "Convocation 2016"

Posted June 29, 2016

On June 24, 2016, the Corner Brook campus held it’s Convocation Ceremony at the Corner Brook Civic Centre Studio. The room was full with family, friends, guests and 101 very excited, graduating students.

The day began with a warm welcome and staff introductions from Master of Ceremonies, Jennifer Waye, Admissions Officer at the campus. Mr. Colin Burridge, Campus Principal, followed with opening remarks. Other speakers including, Mr. Michael Gaultois, past graduate Guest Speaker, Mrs. Jackie White, Head Office Representative, and School Valedictorian, Ms. Danielle Pond, graduating Occupational Health and Safety student.

We would like to thank everyone for all the inspiring and motivating words and all the student volunteers that helped make this day special for all!



This year's Corner Brook Campus "Convocation 2016" Valedictorian, Danielle Pond.

President's Award

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.

This year's President's Award winner is Office Administration Technology Graduate, Beverly Bennett.

Congratulations Beverly.



Corner Brook Campus President's Award Winner, Beverly Bennett.

Program Winners

Here are the "Convocation 2016" Program Award winners:

CONVOCATION 2016 PROGRAM WINNERS
Program Recipient
Adult Basic Education Sharon Jesso
Animal Grooming Professional Terrance Louvelle
Business Administration (Marketing, Human Resources, and Accounting) Michelle LeBoubon
Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Wendy O'Quinn
Hairstylist Kimberly Hunt
Occupational Health and Safety Cathy Allen
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Alicia Park
Welder Lynette Payne



Corner Brook Campus "Convocation 2016" Program Award Winners proudly showing their hardware.

Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Awards

Mindy Finlay, Corner Brook Campus Vice Principal, presented the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award.

This 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.

This year's Graham Blundon Best Instructor award winner is ABE Instructor, Steve LeDrew.



Corner Brook Campus Vice Principal, Mindy Finlay (left), presents the "Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Award" to Adult Basic Education Instructor, Steve LeDrew (right).

"Year In Review" Presentation

Following the awards presentation, our audience enjoyed a “Year in Review” picture presentation featuring students and staff pictures from the Corner Brook Campus throughout the year.

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates. You did it!


Kenmount Road and Harding Road Campus "Convocation 2016"

Posted May 24, 2016

On May 19, 2016, 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 232 graduating students.

Ms. Anita Fisher, Kenmount Road Campus Principal, and Mr. Steve Browne, Harding Road Campus Principal, began with opening remarks and introduced several speakers including Ms. Jackie White, Head Office Representative and Ms. Crystal Crews, graduate guest speaker from the Office Administration Technology Program.

Thank you for your inspiring and motivating words.

President's Award

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 Mr. Simon Lovelady, Harding Road Campus Construction/Industrial Electrician Student, and Ms. Anita Fisher presented the award to Ms. Terralyn Dove, Kenmount Road Campus Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Student.

Congratulations to both recipients.



Kenmount Road Campus President's Award Winner, Terralyn Dove (right), and fellow Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Graduate, Nadine Young (left).



Harding Road Campus Principal, Steve Browne (left), presents the President's Award to Construction/Industrial Electrician Graduate, Simon Lovelady (right).

Program Winners

Ms. Anita Fisher presented the following Program Awards:

CONVOCATION 2016 PROGRAM WINNERS
Program Recipient
Adult Basic Education James Putt
Animal Grooming Professional Terrance Louvelle
Business Administration (Marketing, Human Resources, and Accounting) Carl McIntyre
Carpenter Jonathan Dowden
Cook Soren Sigurdsson
Criminology Anthony Tizzard
Developmental Support Worker Amy Pearce
Esthetics and Spa Management Andrea Thistle
Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Cassandra Tucker
Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant Marianne Stewart
Interior Decorating Vanessa Lee
Massage Therapy Kelly Mercer
Multimedia Graphic Design Cameron Ellsworth
Music and Recording Arts Donovan Mackey
Natural Resources Victoria Boland
Occupational Health and Safety Jennifer DeMelo
Office Administration (General Studies) Aileen Nixon
Photographic Studies Melissa Thistle
Physiotherapy Assistant Vicki Burden
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Paul Fifield
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Alyx King
Welder Nikita Winsor

Memorial Program Awards and Diploma Presentations

Mr. Steve Browne presented the Memorial Program Awards:

CONVOCATION 2016 MEMORIAL PROGRAM WINNERS
Program Memorial Award Recipient
Academic Courses Beverly Anne Whalen Nathan Collins
Automotive Service Technician Justin Ingram Joshua Bradbury Walker
Computer Aided Drafting Norman Dawe Joshua Paul
Construction/Industrial Electrician Mike Purdy James Field
Hairstylist Marilyn Jarvis Meghan Gosse
Insulator (Heat and Frost) Robert Stone Amanda Avery
Office Administration Technology (Medal, Dental, Legal, Engineering, Records Management) Melissa Glynn Lucilla Siromani
Paralegal Studies Josephine Harris Danielle Winter
Plumbing Trygve Husebye Jarrod Roberts
Therapeutic Recreation Jeremy Cross Josephine Vasanthan

Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Awards

Elizabeth Campbell, Kenmount Road Campus, Vice Principal, and Natalie Whalen, Harding Road Campus Vice Principal, presented the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award.

This 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.

Heather Quilty, Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Instructor, and Max Searle, Welding Instructor, are the Kenmount Road and Harding Road Campus "Outstanding Instructor" award winners respectfully.



Kenmount Road Campus Vice Principal, Elizabeth Campbell (left), presents the "Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Award" to Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Instructor, Health Quilty (right).



Harding Road Campus Vice Principal, Natalie Whalen (right), presents the "Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Award" to Welding Instructor, Max Searle (left).

"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 Neil Bolt, IT Manager for putting together this excellent slideshow which everyone appreciated.

Congratulations to our 2016 Graduates. You did it!



Harding Road and Kenmount Road Campus "Convocation 2016" graduates.



Kenmount Road and Harding Road Campus staff and instructor portrait at Convocation 2016.


Academy Canada raised $5,731 for Red Cross and their Fort McMurray Relief Effort

Posted June 16, 2016

WOW! Congratulations to our students, faculty, and staff whom recently raised money to support the Canadian Red Cross and their ongoing Fort McMurray relief efforts.

The money was presented on June 16, 2016 on your behalf.

Thank you to everyone whom participated in this worthwhile cause!

We're so proud of you and your kind hearts.


Corner Brook Campus Esthetics Graduate, Danielle Simmons, Receives NACC Pin

Posted June 14, 2016

Corner Brook Campus congratulates Danielle Simmons for becoming a newly licensed Esthetician.

Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Instructor, Cora Lee Park, presented Danielle with her NACC pin and certificate.

Congratulations Danielle and we wish you the best of luck in the future!



Corner Brook Campus Esthetics Graduate, Danielle Simmons, proudly displays her NACC Pin and Esthetics Certification.



Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Instructor, Cora-Lee Park (right), presents Danielle Simmons (left) with her NACC Pin and Esthetics Certification.


Creative Beginnings Childcare

Posted June 13, 2016

Creative Beginnings Childcare Centre located in Corner Brook has spots for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Located on 17 Montgomerie St.

For more information, please call 637-2121.


Corner Brook Campus Esthetics Students, Wendy O'Quinn, Dorothy Murphy, and Kirsten Callahan, Receives Their NACC Pins

Posted June 6, 2016

Academy Canada Corner Brook Campus congratulates Wendy O’Quinn, Dorothy Murphy, and Kirsten Callahan for becoming newly licensed Estheticians.

Wendy has completed the Esthetics Program - Honours with Distinction.

Cora Lee Park, Esthetics & Spa Management w/Electrolysis Instructor, presented Wendy, Dorothy, and Kirsten with their NACC pins and certificate.

Congratulations Wendy, Dorothy, and Kirsten and we wish you the best of luck in the future!



Corner Brook Campus Esthetics student, Wendy O'Quinn (left), proudly receives her NACC Pin from Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis instructor, Cora-Lee Park (right).



Wendy O'Quinn proudly displays her Esthetics Diploma and NACC Certification.



Corner Brook Campus Esthetics Student, Dorothy Murphy (Left), proudly receives her NACC Pin from Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Instructor, Cora-Lee Park (Right).



Corner Brook Campus Esthetics Student, Dorothy Murphy, proudly displays her NACC Certification and Esthetics Diploma.



Corner Brook Campus Esthetics Student, Kirsten Callahan (Left), proudly receives her NACC Pin from Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Instructor, Cora-Lee Park (Right).



Corner Brook Campus Esthetics Student, Dorothy Murphy, proudly displays her NACC Certification and Esthetics Diploma.


Corner Brook Campus "Fort McMurray Wildfires" Fundraiser Prize Winners

Posted May 25, 2016

Corner Brook Campus Business Administration students recently put their efforts into helping those affected from the Fort McMurray fires.

We like to thank everyone who contributed to this cause and congratulate the following Corner Brook Campus winners:

1st Basket Winner - Krys Kavanagh, Business Administration Student

2nd Basket Winner - Amanda Gray, Hairstylist Student

50/50 Draw Winner, $342 - Roxanne Rose, Steamfitter/Pipefitter Student



Business Administration Student, Krys Kavanagh, winner of the first gift basket.



Hairstylist Student, Amanda Gray, winner of the second gift basket.



Steamfitter/Pipefitter Student, Roxanne Roberts, 50/50 draw winner.


Corner Brook Campus Business Administration Students Raise Money To Help Those Affected From Fort McMurray Fires

Posted May 20, 2016

Corner Brook Campus Business Administration students are putting their efforts into helping those affected from the Fort McMurray fires.

The students are hosting a campus-wide 50/50 draw, with proceeds forwarded to the Red Cross.

Academy Canada’s Head Office is prepared to match any money our campuses raise up to a $1500 maximum.

Federal Government will also match the total amount.

Aside from the 50/50 prize, anyone that donates more than $10 will be eligible to win one of two lovely gift baskets.

Corner Brook Campus Business Administration students donated these baskets.



Corner Brook Campus Business Administration students collected donations and sold 50/50 tickets to raise money to help those affected from Fort McMurray wildfires.



Academy Canada campuses throughout Newfoundland and Labrador are raising money to help those affected from the wildfires in Fort McMurray and throughout Northeastern Alberta.


NACC Pin Presentation to Tracey Dalley

Posted May 17, 2016

Academy Canada Corner Brook Campus congratulates Tracey Dalley for becoming a newly licensed Esthetician.

Cora Lee Park, Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Instructor, presented Tracey Dalley with her NACC pin and certificate.

Congratulations Tracey - we wish you the best of luck in the future!



Tracey Dalley proudly displaying her Esthetics Diploma and NACC Pin.



Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Instructor, Cora-Lee Park (right), presents a NACC Pin to Esthetics student, Tracey Dalley (left).


Long Term Care Residents Visit Corner Brook Campus

Posted May 11, 2016

Corner Brook Campus had some special visitors to view the Carpenter class at work.

A few residents from the Long Term Care Centre in Corner Brook enjoyed their outing, checking out what the students work.

Sherman Wheeler, Carpenter Instructor, welcomed them as well as spoke to them about what the students were working on at present.

One of the residents, who was a Carpenter back in his working days, had commented he ‘hit his thumb many times with the hammer’ and had a little chuckle!

They seemed to have enjoyed the visit.



Long Term Care Centre residents got to view a Carpenter project in action.



Corner Brook Campus Carpenter students invited Long Term Care Centre residents to view their work.


Canadian Red Cross "Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal"

Posted May 5, 2016

Northeastern Alberta, notably the Fort McMurray area, are now experiencing the biggest wild fires in its history, and the Canadian Red Cross are now accepting donations to help Fort McMurray area residents deal with these hard times from these fires.

If you wish to make a donation to the Canadian Red Cross' "Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal" page at , please visit their website at https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1951&ea.campaign.id=50610&_ga=1.120957704.1666374799.1462460118.


NACC Pin Presentation to Gabrielle Jones

Posted April 8, 2016

Academy Canada Corner Brook Campus congratulates Gabrielle Jones for becoming a newly licensed Esthetician.

Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Instructor, Cora Lee Park (right), presented Gabrielle with her NACC pin and certificate.

Congratulations Gabrielle and we wish you the best of luck in the future!



Corner Brook Campus "Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis" instructor, Cora Lee Park (right), presents Gabrielle Jones (left) with her NACC Pin and Certificate.


Memorial University and "On The Move Partnership" Apprenticeship Study

Posted February 22, 2016

Memorial University researchers are looking for apprentices to participate in a study about their experiences of extended commuting for work and training.

The purpose of this study is to understand the reasons why people commute to work and training, as well as the impact extended commuting has on their family, community, and employers.

We are also interested in hearing from apprentices whom experienced challenges and barriers related to extended commuting.

If any apprentices are interested in participating in a face-to-face or phone interview, or if you want more information, please contact Dr. Nicole Power at 709-864-6914, e-mail at npower@mun.ca, or click here to view the research request flyer.

This research is part of the "On The Move Partnership", http://www.onthemovepartnership.ca.


"Campus Status" Feature

Posted January 19, 2016

In an effort to better inform students, staff, and instructors about campus openings and closures, the Academy Canada Website's home page "gold box" now has a new feature called "Campus Status".

"Campus Status" informs students, staff, and instructors if a campus is opened or closed.

If your campus is closed due to severe weather conditions, a non-weather related event such as a power outage or water main break, campus related event, civic holiday, or college wide holiday, we will post a reminder on the "Campus Status" that your campus is closed.

Like the previous "Storm Day Announcement" feature, in an event of a campus closure, the "Thought of the Day" quote maybe removed.

If no closures occur, we will say "All campuses are open".

At this time, this feature is only available for Corner Brook, Kenmount Road, and Harding Road campus students.


Arthritis Society - Volunteer Opportunities

Posted January 26, 2016

The Arthritis Society could not exist without the help of volunteers. We offer many challenging and rewarding volunteer positions; no matter what your interests or experience, we have a place for you. Your support will help us improve the lives of over 100,000 people living with arthritis in our province.

The following is a list of volunteer positions that are available throughout Newfoundland and Labrador:

Office Assistant: Data entry, preparing mail-outs, telephone use, editing resources, research, organizing educational materials, assisting with our educational outreach initiatives, etc. This work can be done in or outside of the office.

Displays: Volunteers can assist with managing information booths at health and wellness fairs.

Advocacy Committee: The committee assists with advocating for The Arthritis Society, their programs, services and events, in support of those living with arthritis in Newfoundland and Labrador. The committee meets on a schedule that works best for everyone and individuals can decide their level of participation. From brainstorming to helping to acquire donations, there are so many ways you can be a part of our Volunteer Committee. Activities may include promotions, taking photographs, putting up posters, research, spreading the word on events, etc. This committee is great for anyone looking to go into government relations, communications, journalism, marketing, public relations, education, graphic design, photography and the health care industry. Also ideal for anyone who is looking to increase their communication, or networking skills.

Event Assistant:  The Society hosts several large events throughout the year such as our Walk to Fight Arthritis, Charity Challenge, Gala, and Jingle Bell Walk and Run. We are looking for motivated volunteers who would like to assist in planning, promoting and organizing these events. From research to putting up posters, there are so many ways to be involved. Volunteers are needed to assist in cold calls, solicit and pick up prizes, registration, recruitment, etc. Assist with our fundraisers or organize your own event! We’ll support you every step of the way. Possible fundraisers include bake sale, jean’s day, ticket sales or 50/50 draw, recycling collection, sporting competition and so much more! Host an event with your school peers, coworkers, team, or a group of friends in your community!

Door to Door Campaign: We encourage volunteers to be a part of our Door to Door program. Pick your route and decide your schedule and we will provide you with all the materials you need.

Contact us today for more information on how you can help find a cure for arthritis and support over 100,000 people living with this disease in our province.

Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time, but they have the heart!

To apply for Arthritis Society's Volunteer Opportunities, please e-mail your resume to the following:

Arthritis Society
223-31 Peet Street
St. John's, NL
A1B 2C7
Tel: (709) 579-8190
Fax: (709) 579-8191
Website: http://www.arthritis.ca
E-Mail: awhite@arthritis.ca


Academy Canada Staff Member, Paul Gillis, Completes Dale Carnegie Course

Posted December 18, 2015

Academy Canada staff member, Paul Gillis, recently completed the Dale Carnegie course.

Congratulations on this great achievement.



Paul Gillis proudly receives his Dale Carnegie Course completion certificate.


Academy Canada is CCAP Reaccredited

Posted November 23, 2015

Congratulations!!

Academy Canada Career College are pleased to announce that Academy Canada is National Association of Career College's "Canadian College Accreditation Program" reaccredited.

We continue to be Newfoundland and Labrador's only accredited career college to hold this Canadian wide endorsement.

Great job everyone!!!



Academy Canada Career College's 2015-2016 CCAP Accreditation Certificate.


Kenmount Road Campus Massage Therapy Students Raise Money during Janeway Foundation's "Jamarama"

Posted October 26, 2015

Sending out a big thank you to everyone who participated in Jamarama. Kenmount Road Campus Massage Therapy students raised $1100 for the Janeway Foundation.

Massage Therapy Instructor, Amy Norris, brought 2 of the Kemount Road Campus Massage Therapy students to the Janeway Foundation office to present our donation.

Congratulations also go to Jill Chaisson, a Massage Therapy student, for fundraising a total of $200 on her own, she won $25 gift card.

Also a name was drawn for a $10 A&W gift card from all participants and Courtney Waterman from the Massage Therapy program was the winner.

Thanks everyone!!



Kenmount Road Campus Massage Therapy students raised a total of $1,100 for the Janeway Foundation.


"I'm Thankful" Contest Winner

Posted October 14, 2015

Thank you to the 140 people for entering our "I'm Thankful" contest. Your comments warmed our hearts! We're thankful to have you as part of our family.

Our randomly selected winner is Wendy Sheppard.  Congratulations!!!


Cape Breton University Representative Visits Corner Brook Campus

Posted October 8, 2015

Cyril MacDonald, Recruitment and Admissions Officer from Cape Breton University, visited the Corner Brook campus on October 7, 2015, to speak to students regarding the Articulation agreements between Cape Breton University (CBU) and Academy Canada. These agreements can provide Academy Canada graduates of the Criminology, Occupational Health and Safety, or Business Administration programs with a transfer of credits toward their CBU degree programs in the same field. Cyril is seen here speaking to a group of Business Administration students. Campus Principal, Colin Burridge presented Mr. MacDonald with a token of appreciation.



Cape Breton University Representative, Cyril MacDonald, gives an information session about CBU's transfer credit program with Academy Canada.



Corner Brook Campus Principal, Colin Burridge (left), gives a token of appreciation to CBU Representative, Cyril MacDonald (right).


NACC Pin Presentation to Hilary Easton

Posted September 28, 2015

Academy Canada Corner Brook Campus congratulates Hilary Easton for becoming a newly licensed Esthetician. Cora Lee Park, Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Instructor, presented Hilary with her NACC pin and certificate.

Congratulations Hilary and we wish you the best of luck in the future!



Corner Brook Campus Esthetics and Spa Management Instructor, Cora Lee Park, presents NACC Pin and Diploma to Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis student, Hilary Easton.


Academy Canada and "Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society" make a Special Presentation

Posted September 28, 2015

Bill Mahoney of the Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Ribbon Society and AC student Christina Lavers visit the Kenmount Road campus today for a very special presentation.

The Police & Peace Officers' Memorial Ribbon Society is dedicated to remembering all Police and Peace Officers in Canada who have died while serving their communities. When an Officer dies "in the line of duty", protecting the peace and freedoms of this country, his or her death should be honoured nationally and not forgotten. The Society's blue and black Memorial Ribbon has become recognized across Canada as the national symbol of mourning for Police and Peace Officers. The Society is working to establish the Ribbon as an international symbol of mourning for fallen heroes.

In 2013, Christina’s father, Howard, died in the line of duty while serving the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. To honour him, Academy Canada and the Society awarded Christina with a scholarship for her Office Administration Technology program. We wish her the very best in her studies.

Christina, her cousin Johnathan, Mr. Mahoney, James Loder (AC Director) and students/staff attended the scholarship presentation.

To learn more about the society, please visit http://www.memorialribbon.com.



Bill Mahoney (left) and James Loder (right) present a "Police and Peace Officers' Memorial Ribbon Society" scholarship to Christina Lavers (centre).


Harding Road Campus Orientation 2015 Prize Winners

Posted September 16, 2015

Harding Road Campus congratulates the following Orientation 2015 prize winners.

Orientation 2015 Prize Winners
Name Prize
Alicia Freake $15.00 Cineplex Gift Card
Oran Jordan $10.00 Mary Brown's Gift Card
Amanda Avery $25.00 Bigs Card
Ryan Collins $25.00 Montana's Gift Card
Jeff Murrin Double Movie Pass (Cineplex)
Joe Andrews $15.00 Cineplex Gift Card
Jennifer Demelo $15.00 Starbucks Gift Card
Cody Chafe $10.00 Booster Juice Gift Card
Steph Murphy $10.00 Dairy Queen Gift Card
Dylan Sparkes $15.00 Subway Gift Card
David Emerson $10.00 KFC Gift Card
Mike Edmunds $10.00 A & W Gift Card
Leonard Mahaney $15.00 McDonald's Gift Card
Greg Didham 5 Passes to Yuk Yuk's
Melissa Pearce 16 GB USB Hard Drive
Rodney Taylor 16 GB USB Hard Drive
Shenequa Osmond Microsoft Office 365 Software
Colin Beaulieu Coloud Head Phones
Eric Rose Nokia Portable Wireless Speakers
John Hobbs HP Stream 7 Tablet
Richard Bradbury Haier 32" LED Television
Soren Sigurdsson Dell Computer

Multimedia Graphic Design Instructor Receives "Post Secondary Instructors Certificate"

Posted September 22, 2015

Academy Canada congratulates Multimedia Graphic Design instructor, Larry Vineham, for receiving his "Post Secondary Instructors Certificate".



Kenmount Road Campus Principal, Anita Fisher, presents the "Post Secondary Instructors Certificate" to Multimedia Graphic Design Instructor, Larry Vineham.


Academy Canada Makes Donation to School Sports NL

Posted August 9, 2015

Academy Canada is pleased to announced that we donated $100,000 to School Sports NL in hopes of getting young people moving.

$90,000 is in cash and the remainder will be in scholarships. The money will provide development and training for 7,000 student athletes and 500 volunteer teacher-coaches across the island over the next school year.

The sponsorship comes into effect in September and will be followed up with another investment in 2019.

Source: VOCM "Academy Canada Donates to School Sports NL", http://www.academycanada.com/Data/files/AcademyCanadaDonatesToSchoolSportsNL.pdf.


Academy Canada Webmaster To Be Featured In Upcoming ESPN Special Olympics World Games Documentary

Posted June 16, 2015

Academy Canada Webmaster, Jack Barrett, will be featured at an upcoming ESPN documentary featuring various Special Olympians who will be competing at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games to be held from July 25, 2015 - August 2, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

If anyone is interested in watching this one minute clip, please visit the ESPN Website's "Special Olympics World Games: Jackie Barrett" video page at http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=13043948.

If you have ESPN, the full documentary will be announced on a later date.


Corner Brook Campus "Convocation 2015"

Posted June 15, 2015

On June 12, 2015, Corner Brook Campus students and staff attended Academy Canada’s Annual Convocation Ceremony. The auditorium was full with family, friends, guests, and 147 graduating students.

The day began with a warm welcome and staff introductions from Master of Ceremonies, Jennifer Waye, Admissions Officer. Mr. Colin Burridge, Campus Principal, followed with opening remarks. Several speakers including, Mr. Norris Milley, graduate guest speaker from the Occupational Health and Safety Program, Mr. Carl Barrett, Head Office Representative, and School Valedictorian, Ms. Devon Brake, graduating OHS student.

We would like to thank everyone for all the inspiring and motivating words and all the student volunteers that helped make this day special for all!



Occupational Health and Safety student, Devon Brake, was the Corner Brook Campus Convocation 2015 Valedictorian.

President's Award

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. Colin Burridge presented the President's Award to Business Administration student, Felicia Blackwood.



Colin Burridge, Corner Brook Campus Principal, presents the President's Award to Business Administration student, Felicia Blackwood.

Program Winners

CONVOCATION 2015 PROGRAM WINNERS
Program Recipient
Adult Basic Education Michelle Murphy
Business Administration (Marketing, Human Resources, and Accounting) Felicia Blackwood
Carpenter Gordon Pennell
Construction/Industrial Electrician Mike Anderson
Cook Shonda Hayes
Criminology Natasha Locke
Esthetics and Spa Management Morgan Flowers-Winters
Hairstylist Jacqueline Smith
Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant Alison Roberts
Occupational Health and Safety Cathy Ryan
Office Administration Technology Brad Park
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Brock Vatcher
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Autumn Hamilton
Welder Brittany McWhirter



Corner Brook Campus "Convocation 2015" Program Award Winners.

Back (Left to Right): Mike Anderson (Construction-Industrial Electrician)), Brittany McWhirter (Welder), Alison Roberts (Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant), and Brad Park (Office Administration Technology).

Front (Left to Right): Felicia Blackwood (Business Administration), Natasha Locke (Criminology), Autumn Hamilton (Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist), Morgan Flowers-Winters (Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis), and Michelle Murphy (Adult Basic Education).

Missing: Gordon Pennell (Carpenter), Shondra Haynes (Cook), Jacqueline Smith (Hairstylist), Cathy Ryan (Occupational Health and Safety), and Brock Vatcher (Welder).

Outstanding Instructor Awards

Mr. Colin Burridge, Corner Brook Campus Principal, presented the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award.

This 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.

Corey Burry is this year's Corner Brook Campus "Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor Award" winner.



Corner Brook Campus Principal, Colin Burridge, presents the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award to Occupational Health and Safety Instructor, Corey Burry.


Kenmount Road Campus Students Receives "Pinnacle Awards"

Posted June 9, 2015

On June 3, 2015, the 2015 Pinnacle Awards were held at Memorial University. The Pinnacle Awards are Newfoundland and Labrador's component of the IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) awards program. The national and international counterparts are the Silver Leaf and Gold Quill Awards. Judging criteria for these awards are aligned to use the same process. One work plan and one work sample can be submitted for all awards.

Pinnacle Awards judging is a rigourous, evaluative process used to measure excellence in communications. This year’s Pinnacle Awards were judged by an independent committee of IABC judges in London, Ontario. The Pinnacle Award of Merit measurement is a minimum mark of 5.25 out of 7. The Pinnacle Award of Excellence measurement is a minimum mark of 5.75 out of 7.

Academy Canada’s Multimedia Graphic Design students were among the recipients at this year’s ceremony. Awards of Merit went to Rochelle O’Brien for Harry Potter and Courage. Cameron Ellsworth for Codzilla. Patrick Burke for Burke’s Hiking Gear and Mike Horlick for MAC Cosmetics. The Award of Excellence went to Blake Moulton for his Cancer Awareness Video. A special thank you to the MMGD instructor Lenny Vineham for all his support and dedication to his students.

Congratulations to all recipients!



Rochelle O'Brien's "Harry Potter" poster was one of the Pinnacle Award winning designs.



Cameron Ellsworth's Godzilla parody movie poster entitled "Codzilla".



Patrick Burke's "Burke's Hiking Gear" advertisement poster.



Mike Horlick's "MAC Cosmetics" poster wins an "Award of Merit".


Mike Clamp Gives "Safety In The Workplace" Seminar to Occupational Health and Safety Students

Posted June 3, 2015

Mr. Mike Clamp, an Occupational Health and Safety Advisor, visited the Corner Brook campus to discuss safety in the workplace.

He worked with the Halifax Shipyard for three years. Students were engaged in the many topic discussed during his visit.

Dennis Sweetapple

Corner Brook Campus Occupational Health and Safety Student, Dennis Sweetapple, presented Mr. Stamp with a Token of Appreciation.


Academy Canada Occupational Health and Safety Graduate, Chontell Flight, is SafetyDataNet's Featured Employee

Posted June 1, 2015

Academy Canada Occupational Health and Safety Graduate, Chontell Flight, was recently featured as the Featured Employee in the SafetyDataNet newsletter. Check out their great story below:

Our Featured Employee
Meet Chontell!

Chontell is a Safety Project Coordinator for SafetyDataNet. Chontell is originally from Paradise, Newfoundland and now works virtually from Calgary, Alberta as well as attending sites in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

Chontell graduated with honours from the Occupational Health and Safety program at Academy Canada in 2012 and recently received her Internal AASP Auditor Certification in 2014. Congratulations Chontell!  Chontell works in many different sectors including, but not limited to: Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Engineering, Servicing and Aviation.  She manages clients’ safety programs virtually via our online Safety Management System and manage their safety programs in an effort to successfully maintain or achieve COR/SECOR status via Safety Program Audits.

Chontell is the active supervisor of our other Safety Administrators.  This means that with a strong team approach, many members of our team are effectively managing your safety program on a regular basis.

Chontell loves her job here at SafetyDataNet and offers the following words of advice:

Put your best foot forward in everything that you do, and don’t ever give up.

Don’t be afraid to be aggressive to achieve what you want, if you’re passionate about it and really believe in yourself.  Nobody will believe in you, if you don’t believe in yourself.

When you find a job, remember that Customer Service is absolutely, without a doubt, paramount.

Thank you Chontell!!


Academy Canada Director Presides as "2015 YMCA Enterprise Olympics" Presenter and Judge

Posted May 25, 2015

Academy Canada Director, James Loder, was thrilled to be a judge and presenter at the 2015 YMCA Enterprise Olympics in St. John's this week.

The College was the "2015 YMCA Enterprise Olympics" platinum sponsor. This event encourages NL youth to start businesses and consider entrepreneurship as a viable career choice. The presentations and overall business concepts were amazing!



Academy Canada Director, James Loder, was Presenter and Judge during the "2015 YMCA Enterprise Olympics".


Kenmount Road and Harding Road Campus "Convocation 2015"

Posted May 15, 2015

On May 14, 2015, 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 272 graduating students.

Ms. Anita Fisher, Kenmount Road Campus Principal, and Mr. Steve Browne, Harding Road Campus Principal, began with opening remarks and introduced several speakers including Mr. Carl Barrett, Head Office Representative, Ms. Corinna Tracey, graduate guest speaker from the Occupational Health and Safety Program, and Ms. Jennifer Williams, School Valedictorian.

Thank you for your inspiring and motivating words.



Occupational Health and Safety student, Jennifer Williams, gives a Valedictorian address during Convocation 2015.

President's Award

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 Mr. Dean Janes, Harding Road Campus Cooking Student, and Ms. Anita Fisher presented the award to Ms. Chantal Piercey, Kenmount Road Campus Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Student.

Congratulations to both recipients.



Steve Browne, Harding Road Campus Principal, presents the President's Award to Cooking Student, Dean Janes.



Anita Fisher, Kenmount Road Campus Principal, presents the President's Award to Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist student, Chantal Piercey.

Program Winners

Ms. Anita Fisher presented the following Program Awards:

CONVOCATION 2015 PROGRAM WINNERS
Program Recipient
Adult Basic Education Jennifer Tucker
Animal Grooming Professional Amy Smith
Business Administration (Marketing, Human Resources, and Accounting) Monique Chatman
Carpenter Shane Stratton
Cook Dean Janes
Criminology Kristian George
Developmental Support Worker Britney-Ann Favreau
Esthetics and Spa Management Bobbi-Lynn Murphy
Esthetics and Spa Management with Electrolysis Jessica Andrews
Hairstylist Kimberly Broomfield
Home Support Worker/Personal Care Attendant Lydia O'Rourke
Interior Decorating Alexis Ryan
Law Enforcement Administration Patrick Brennan
Massage Therapy Alexis George
Multimedia Graphic Design Rochelle O'Brien
Music and Recording Arts Douglas Payne
Natural Resources Casey Crane
Occupational Health and Safety Nathan Balasubramian
Plumber Nicole Whitten
Steamfitter/Pipefitter Kendall Whitten
Veterinary Assistant/Receptionist Hayley Ivey
Welder Stephen Walbourne

Memorial Program Awards and Diploma Presentations

Mr. Steve Browne presented the Memorial Program Awards:

CONVOCATION 2015 MEMORIAL PROGRAM WINNERS
Program Memorial Award Recipient
Academic Courses Beverly Anne Whalen Rodney Bickford
Automotive Service Technician Justin Ingram Steve Stagg
Computer Aided Drafting Norman Dawe Jamie Francis
Construction/Industrial Electrician Mike Purdy Theresa Vinnicombe
Insulator (Heat and Frost) Robert Stone Carl Simms
Office Administration Technology (Medal, Dental, Legal, Engineering, Records Management) Melissa Glynn Crystal Crews
Paralegal Studies Josephine Harris Agathe Rakotojoelimaria
Therapeutic Recreation Jeremy Cross Emily McCarthy

Outstanding Instructor Awards

Elizabeth Campbell, Kenmount Road Campus, Vice Principal, and Natalie Whalen, Harding Road Campus Vice Principal, presented the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award.

This 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.

Chelsey Paterson, Business Administration Instructor, and Roger King, Construction/Industrial Instructor, are the Kenmount Road and Harding Road Campus "Outstanding Instructor" award winners respectfully.



Kenmount Road Campus Vice Principal, Elizabeth Campbell, presents the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award to Business Administration Instructor, Chelsey Paterson.



Harding Road Campus Vice Principal, Natalie Whalen, presents the Graham Blundon Outstanding Instructor award to Construction/Industrial Electrician instructor, Roger King.

"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 Neil Bolt, IT Manager for putting together this excellent slideshow which everyone appreciated.

Congratulations to our 2015 Graduates. You did it!



Harding Road and Kenmount Road campuses "Class of 2015"


Kenmount Road Campus Business Students Interviewed on Television

Posted April 24, 2015

On April 23, 2015 Kenmount Road Business Administration students and their instructor, Chelsea Patterson, were interviewed on Rogers TV’s "Out Of The Fog" about their upcoming Leadership Conference.

Host Erin Sully spoke with Business Administration students, Luanne Rose and Monique Waye, and their instructor, Chelsey Patterson, about the event and their program.

Out of the Fog

Kenmount Road Campus Business Administration Students were interviewed during Rogers TV's "Out of the Fog" about their upcoming Leadership Conference.


Corner Brook Campus Gives Thanks to Hairstylist Instructor, Linda McHugh

Posted March 4, 2015

Corner Brook Campus held a Retirement Party for their Hairstylist Instructor, Linda McHugh.

For many years, she instructed the Hairstylist program.

Linda and her husband are looking forward to spending more time with their family and enjoying their grandchildren.

Academy Canada wishes Linda all the best and thank her for everything she has brought to the school.



Corner Brook Campus Hairstylist Instructor, Linda McHugh, cuts her Retirement Party cake.


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