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Campus Renovations

Relocation Update

  • The Bookstore Cafe has relocated to the Waap Haawk Cafeteria
  • The Bookstore has relocated to the Library and will re-open March 8, 2017
  • The Fitness Centre and Squash Courts will be closed until further notice

Check back soon for further updates and announcements.

 

Campus Space Consultation

January 18, 2017

The following two space use options were presented at the January 13, 2017 Community Collaboration at the Terrace campus.

Roughly 40 people attended the collaboration and provided further feedback to inform next steps.

These options were derived in large part through previous rounds of collaboration with campus and community members.

Option A

  • Leave the library in its current format with the exception of temporarily moving the Bookstore into the space that is currently used for a seating area at the western end of the library.
  • Move the Café portion of the Bookstore into the Cafeteria until the new entrance to the Trades building is completed. Café would be open until 8:00 pm with computers available in the Cafeteria. This would also allow after-hours access by students to the Cafeteria to utilize as a study space.
  • Close the computer lab in Spruce room 109 and merge scheduled classes into computer lab 103A. A scheduling analysis confirms that this can be done with minimal impact on classes.
  • Divide the vacated Spruce room 109 into two, 20 seat classes by putting in a dividing wall running east/west.
  • Move the IT department from its current location into the 2nd floor offices in the Longhouse.
  • Convert the vacated IT area into a nursing lab, with an office and storage.
  • Allow for Spruce room 208 (boardroom) to be available for regular classroom scheduling.
  • Optimize classroom scheduling to ensure maximum classroom utilization.
  • Move Trades electrical program to the former Thornhill high school.
  • Move the Students' Union (SU) to the large office on the ground floor of the Longhouse – this also allows for the SU to utilize the kitchen.
  • Move the printshop into the space vacated by the Students' Union.
  • Utilize the Health Sciences mobile trailer as office space for Trades instructors – If needed (would fit 6 instructors).

 

Option B

  • Convert the north half of the library into a Health Sciences classroom block and downsize the current library by approximately 50%.
  • Move the Café portion of the Bookstore into the Cafeteria until the new entrance to the Trades building is completed. Café would be open until 8:00 pm with computers available in the Cafeteria. This would allow after-hours access by students to the Cafeteria to utilize as a study space.
  • Close the computer lab in Spruce room 109 and merge scheduled classes into computer lab 103A. A scheduling analysis confirms that this can be done with minimal impact on classes.
  • Divide the vacated Spruce room 109 into two, 20- seat classes by putting in a dividing wall running east/west.
  • Move the Bookstore into one of the two classrooms in the Cafeteria building.
  • Allow for Spruce room 208 (boardroom) to be available for regular classroom scheduling.
  • Optimize classroom scheduling to ensure maximum classroom utilization.
  • Move Trades Electrical Program to the former Thornhill high school.
  • Move the Students' Union (SU) to the large office on the ground floor of the Longhouse – this also allows for the SU to utilize the kitchen.
  • Move the Printshop into the space vacated by the Students' Union.
  • Utilize the Health Sciences mobile trailer as office space for Trades instructors – if needed (would fit 6 instructors).

For more details contact:

Kerry Clarke
Director, Facilities & Ancillary Services
kclarke@nwcc.bc.ca or 250.638.5426