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Student Services

First in Family to attend College?


If you are a first-generation learner at NBCC, we’ve got your back!

47% of NBCC students are the first person in their family to attend College*

At NBCC, a first-generation learner is defined as someone who is the first person in their family to attend college or university, so consider yourself a trailblazer – we do! Just know that you are not alone, NBCC is here to support you along the way.

It’s easy to have a lot of self-doubt, but what is important is to push through that self-doubt and realize that education is something that you will always be able to fall back on. You can use it to push yourself toward a better future

Naomi MahoneyPresident of NBCC Prov. SU

At NBCC, we believe that none of us, individually, is as strong as all of us together. That means we are here for you now – and always.

Mary Ellen Kingston-RitchieDirector Student Development

If you have a college related question and don’t know where to turn, email Firstinfamily@nbcc.ca for help. You belong here and your success is our success. TOGETHER WE RISE!


* NBCC students who completed the 2019 Student Experience Survey.