On October 16, 2009, the Hon. Moira Stilwell, BC Minister of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development and Irene Seguin, previous NWCC College Chair, broke ground to begin the Smithers Campus renewal and expansion project. The $16.7-million project is one of 40 Knowledge Infrastructure Program (KIP) projects at post-secondary institutions across the province, jointly funded by the provincial and the federal governments.
The Smithers campus has been expanded and renewed to improve its functionality and health and safety, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, address trades shortages and enhance the learning environment for all students, and is ready for classes this fall.
The new campus houses a large gathering area, expanded learning facilities and improved video conferencing and distance education capabilities. This includes additional classroom space, wet and dry science labs, a multi-purpose shop for trades programs, expanded library, a computer lab and one flexible-use lab.
The Gold LEED building, flooded with natural light and heated with Geothermal energy, is completely accessible to disabled people. Wood, rock and First Nations art are featured throughout and represent three themes—mining, forestry and First Nations culture. The themes symbolize Northwest Community College’s connection and commitment to the communities of the Northwest.
Smithers Campus Address
PO Box 3606
3966 2nd Avenue
Smithers BC V0J 2N0
Toll Free: 1.877.277.2288 (CA & US)
Smither's Campus Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30am – 4:00pm
Closed Sat, Sun and statutory holidays.