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Major Gift from Shell to NLC High Prairie Campus Capital Campaign

Posted on Nov 19, 2019
Shell Canada Donation

Charlene Parker, Valerie Tradewell, President Ann Everatt

Shell has generously contributed $50,000 through their social investment program towards the construction of the Northern Lakes College High Prairie Campus. In recognition of the support, a trade’s lab in the new campus will be named the Shell Trades Lab.

“We are excited that Shell has supported this investment towards the new High Prairie Campus. This new campus will allow programming growth to meet the regional employment and training needs,” states Northern Lakes College President, Ann Everatt. “Shell has been a strong advocate and partner for many years including a significant investment in 2013 in which the power lab in Peace River was named the Northern Lakes College Shell Canada Power Engineering and Technology Centre.”

The $24 million project is funded by the Government of Alberta’s investment of $21.6 million, along with $2.4 million committed by the College. The new High Prairie Campus will accommodate up to 225 students, address future growth plans, meet employment demands in the region, and increase campus energy efficiency. The consolidation of the three High Prairie campus sites will also support specialized training in health and trades programs.

 “Shell appreciates the efforts of Northern Lakes College to provide a variety of programming to students in many areas of Northern Alberta, and we value our long-time partnership with the College. We believe in being a good neighbor and supporting the communities where we operate,” states Shell Community Liaison, Charlene Parker.

Construction of the new campus is on schedule, which means students and staff could be enjoying the new campus in the fall of 2020. The creation of a single facility will reduce the campus environmental footprint and energy consumption and provide students with more accessible and efficient learning spaces. A LEED Silver building, the Campus will be constructed of sustainable products, include a high performance envelope, high efficiency windows, and geothermal heating and cooling.


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Northern Lakes College (NLC), located in northern Alberta, provides quality programs through distributed learning to over 6,000 students annually. NLC offers certificate and diploma programs in Business, Health Sciences and Allied Health, Human Services, Technology, Trades, University Studies, and Academic Upgrading. The College collaborates with partners to offer degree completion opportunities, including a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Social Work. NLC provides professional accreditation and certificate programs through its Continuing Education and Corporate Training Department.


For additional information contact:

Valerie Tradewell
Senior Director, External Relations
Northern Lakes College