Mary Wiley to Present Living in Niagara Report on January 29th at Niagara College

Message from the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership:

Niagara College students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a presentation of the 2014 Living in Niagara Report on Thursday, January 29.

The Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership and the School of Community Services is pleased to welcome Mary Wiley, executive director of Niagara Connects, to speak at Niagara College about recently released report. Her talk will provide a snapshot of life in Niagara, including the region’s assets, challenges and emerging trends.

The presentation will take place from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Welland Campus, Room AH 141.

Wiley will share insights on quality of life in Niagara from the 2014 Living in Niagara Report and suggest ways that community members can harness the information found within the report in order to drive community action. An opportunity will also be provided for attendees to ask Wiley questions about the Report.

The Living in Niagara Report is a measure of quality of life in Niagara across 12 sectors, including:

  • Health and wellness;
  • the environment;
  • Crime, safety and security;
  • Economic development, poverty and prosperity;
  • Recreation and sports; and others.

The report is produced every three years by Niagara Connects and the newest report is hot off the press, having been published in November 2014. Niagara Connects is a Niagara-wide network of people for collaboration, planning, learning, innovation, and community action toward a stronger future for Niagara.

A digital copy of the 2014 Living in Niagara Report can be found online at livinginniagarareport.com.

The Community and Health Studies Division is comprised of four schools with 37 program offerings, approximately 180 full-time and part-time, staff and faculty, and more than 6,500 students. In addition to the academic programs, the division also operates a community dental clinic, a vocational fitness testing centre for emergency services, a limited number of Continuing Education courses, and supports the operation of the South Niagara Health and Wellness Centre, as well the tri-institutional education partnership for the Niagara Simulation Centre. All programs and activities of the division are located at the Welland Campus.

The Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership is dedicated to providing Niagara College students a well-rounded co-curricular student experience. The Centre’s programming includes: Orientation and student experience, student transition and first generation, peer mentoring, student leadership, community engagement, and Get Involved Co-curricular Record.

The Co-Curricular Record (CCR) is an official Niagara College document developed to enhance a student’s resume and career or academic portfolio. The CCR is used when applying for jobs, internships, scholarships, awards, continuing education and further development opportunities to showcase their skills and competencies built through co-curricular involvement at the college.

For more information about the Centre for Student Engagement and Leadership, the Get Involved CCR Portal, or the Co-Curricular Record please contact getinvolved@niagaracollege.ca or visit W206/L20.

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