News Releases

October 03, 2017

NBCC students and staff will #TransformNB on October 4

On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the students and staff at New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) will be helping their communities and giving back on one of two designated Service Days planned for this academic year.

Service Day brings together NBCC students, employees, board members and alumni on one day to take part in service-learning and volunteering to help community organizations across New Brunswick. Since 2014, staff and students have contributed more than 30,000 hours towards 550 community activities.

Each campus in our six regions (Fredericton, Saint John, St. Andrews, Moncton, Miramichi and Woodstock) will be undertaking service learning and volunteer activities planned in the community.

Service day is part of NBCC’s Robertson Institute for Community Leadership (RICL), a Signature Learning Experience that has become the heart of creating a culture of leadership and service. Follow RICL on twitter, @TransformNB, to see how our students and staff are Transforming New Brunswick.

Below is a sample list of some of the many projects our staff and students will be participating in tomorrow.

If you are interested in covering a story in your region, please follow up ASAP with the media contact below for more information.

Campus Community Projects Details
Fredericton Computers for School 26 students will be un-assembling electronic equipment for re-purposing
Fredericton Greener Village 15 students will be assisting the team at Greener Village to harvest the gardens and prepare them for winter
Moncton Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance 70 Automotive Service Technicians, Agricultural Equipment Repair and Motorcycle Repair students and will be helping to clean up illegal dumping along the Pacific Junction Road. (CN is also playing a role as it includes clean up on their property)
Moncton YMCA Adult Day 11 PN students will be attending YMCA Adult Day program to deliver a presentation on Germs: How they spread, How to stop the spread of Germs.
Saint John Local Nursing Home 20 students will help plant fall bulbs in the garden, wash windows, pressure wash the deck and outside of the nursing home and organizing their library. (Students also collected books to donate)
Saint John Local Schools 20 students will be helping to create a warm atmosphere at the school by painting the walls with inspirational quotes
St. Andrews Town of St. Andrews 15 students will be working around town at various locations such as Centennial Park, the Youth Center, Van Home Trail, Langmaid Park and Patrick Street Parkette to do fall cleanup.
St. Andrews Sir James Dunn Academy 13 construction students will be building and delivering bike racks to Sir James Dunn Academy
Woodstock Town of Woodstock 15 carpentry students will be assisting with fall clean up around the town of Woodstock and building picnic tables.

Melissa Wah
Communications Coordinator, NBCC
Phone: 506.453.8194
Cell: 506.440.9105
NBCC Office: 506.453.4328