Meet Your 2020

Director of Hospitality, Tourism, and Sport Candidate



Tourism Management - Business Development

In September 2018 I had the opportunity to join the Niagara Region’s LEAP program at STRIVE Welland. Throughout the school year, I got to learn the value of connecting with my peers and what it means to be a leader. I graduated top of my class and received the honour of being named valedictorian. I applied for and was accepted into the Tourism Management – Business Development program here at Niagara College.


Being from Welland, I always knew that I would go to Niagara College however I wasn’t expecting to make my home in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Now that I’m here, I wouldn’t change it for the world. In my time at Niagara College, I’ve been fortunate to meet people from across the world, who have all come together to share our knowledge and experiences. I ended the Fall 2019 term by making it onto the President’s Honour Roll.


I decided to run for Director of Hospitality, Tourism, and Sport because I think it’s important that each student has an opportunity to have their voice heard. In addition to my own conflicts with the local transit system, I’ve had many students come to me with their own problems or concerns. As director, I would be keeping these concerns in mind when working with the Board to make decisions for the future.


If you see me around campus, please come say “Hello” and introduce yourself. I love getting the chance to meet the people that make this school an amazing place to be. Follow me on Instagram @theonlytaray and Twitter @theonlyTaraY .

Remember, voting will open on Monday, March 9th (12:01am) and will conclude on Thursday, March 12 (4pm).  You will receive a voting link to your @NCstudent email address, so simply open the email, click the link and cast your votes! 

Daniel J Paterson Campus

135 Taylor Road, N010
Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S1J0

Welland Campus

100 Niagara College BLVD, SA205
Welland, ON L3C7L3