Monday, June 18, 2018

Out with the old; In with the New! Introducing Coast Mountain College

Curious residents of the Northwest looking to learn more about the launch
of Coast Mountain college were taken to a temporary holding page, the
new online portal for the college went live this morning

The Prince Rupert campus of the community college formerly known as Northwest took on a make over over the weekend, as new signage went up and websites changed to reflect the re-branding of the Northwest's post secondary institution as Coast Mountain College.

The makeover is taking place at all campus locations across the Northwest, as the college takes on a new visual look after more than four decades under the old name, the changeover comes following over two and a half years of research, community engagement and planning.

The times have changed at the Prince Rupert Campus, with the new name
and new brand of Coast Mountain College in place as of today

With the new name comes a new focus for how Coast Mountain College plans to move forward, with the college seeking to be the college of choice for experiential place-based learning.

A notice on the college website indicates that the new website is under construction.

Coast Mountain College outlined some of the themes for the day's changeover with this information release from later in the morning.

You can trace some of the history towards the name change from our archives, with our notes on the path to Coast Mountain College found below.


April 2018 -- Time for a farewell to NWCC as province approves name change to Coast Mountain College
March 2018 -- Province still examining NWCC quest for name change to Coast Mountain College


October 19 -- City Council offers support for NWCC name change; along with a bit of advice
October 16 -- NWCC officials to seek support for name change from City Council tonight
October 13 -- SD52 will oppose proposed name change for Northwest Community College
September 28 -- NWCC seeks bids to refresh college website
September 18 -- Northwest Community College proposes new name
July 24 -- Say farewell to the NWCC Thunderbird
April 5 -- Northwest Community College narrows its name change list to four
February 9 -- Northwest Community College has expansion plans and maybe a name change on the horizon for the region .

Further background on post-secondary education in Northern BC can be found on our archive page.

To return to the most recent blog posting of the day, click here.

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