NSCC in the news
Several NSCC campuses to stay closed until Monday, some for longer Following Hurricane Fiona, several NSCC campus closures will remain in effect until Monday, October 3, while others may continue.
Sep. 28, 2022NSCC
Predicted Sea Level Rise with Dr. Tim Webster Nova Scotia and its 13,300 km of coastline is home to many coastal communities. NSCC Researcher Dr. Tim Webster discusses the impacts of changing sea levels, storm surges and climate change.
Sep. 22, 2022Beyond Research Podcast
NSCC ranks highly in AASHE’s 2022 Sustainable Campus Index AASHE has released its 2022 Sustainable Campus Index, and over 20 Canadian postsecondary institutions were featured across the indices.
Sep. 19, 2022Academica Group
Jingle dresses and mermaid tails Hailee McDonald brought together something that she didn't really see much of in the comic book world when she tried the MerMay challenge: Indigenous representation in comic book characters.
Sep. 19, 2022Cape Breton Post
NSCC signs Scarborough Charter on Anti-Black Racism and Black Inclusion NSCC has joined over 50 signatories in a commitment to the principles of Black flourishing, inclusive excellence, mutuality, and accountability when developing policies, actions, and initiatives.
Sep. 14, 2022Academica Group
Video: NSCC Instructor Stephen Barrett Showcases Nova Scotia's Brewery Scene Chef Stephen Barrett showcases high-quality local food and drink while offering honest, transparent recommendations and reviews and expert analysis.
Sep. 08, 2022Seasoned Plates
Research underway on how free tuition is helping former kids in foster care As Levon Beck begins her second year of college, she says it's hard to put her gratitude for free tuition into words. "I don't even know how to describe it," Beck, who is studying business administration at NSCC, said Tuesday.
Sep. 06, 2022CBC Nova Scotia
NSCC, CSU partner on transfer agreement NSCC has partnered with Columbia Southern University (CSU) on a transfer agreement for students studying occupational health and safety.
Sep. 06, 2022Academica Group
N.S. pilot program aims to clarify immigration process for international students Teo Kim is a graphic design student in his final year at NSCC. Originally from Seoul, he came to Nova Scotia a year ago.
Sep. 04, 2022CBC Nova Scotia
Awards created to honour nurse, continuing care assistant killed in N.S. mass shooting Victorian Order of Nurses Canada is honouring two employees who were killed in the Nova Scotia April 2020 mass shooting with memorial awards.
Sep. 01, 2022CBC Nova Scotia
Labouring the point: Atlantic Canadian employers must wrap their heads around workforce challenges posed by the pandemic and inflation Changing up the employer-employee relationship is key to any recovery after the economic impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and inflation, according to NSCC President Don Bureaux.
Sep. 01, 2022Cape Breton Post
Ukrainians excited by opportunities in Nova Scotia Yehor Tymoshenko was supposed to fly to Spain to see his mother on Feb. 24. Those plans quickly ended when Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a military assault on Ukraine.
Sep. 01, 2022Cape Breton Post
Back-to-school is approaching, and post-secondary students still can’t find a place to live in Halifax The beginning of fall classes is just a week away, and many post-secondary students are still scrambling to find somewhere to live as they face skyrocketing rents, a dwindling housing supply off-campus and waitlists for residences on-campus.
Aug. 31, 2022The Coast
Audio: Hear from someone supporting students with on- and off-campus living Chauncy Kennedy, NSCC's Manager of Housing & Student Life, shares what he's hearing from students who are experiencing struggles are facing as they try to find a place to live during the housing crisis.
Aug. 30, 2022CBC Information Morning
How sea-level rise could sever a vital transport link in Canada Seven years ago, the sun, moon and Earth aligned to produce a tidal surge in the Bay of Fundy, pushing the sea within centimetres of a national rail line connecting the eastern Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
Aug. 29, 2022Aljazeera
How Halifax’s post-secondary institutions are dealing with COVID this fall Nova Scotia Community College is not requiring students to mask up this fall, although wearing a mask is still recommended.
Aug. 29, 2022The Coast
Shelburne’s downtown rejuvenating with new businesses opening Brendan Pippy is the owner/operator of The Emerald Light kitchen and bar, one of several new businesses to recently open in downtown Shelburne.
Aug. 24, 2022Saltwire
New ‘dynamic’ campus will bring change to Sydney, N.S. waterfront Billed as a grand effort to aid downtown revitalization in a city of 31,000, the new Marconi campus on Sydney, N.S.’s waterfront will, when finished, be a spectacular splash in a town that has seen little major urban renewal.
Aug. 22, 2022Daily Commercial News
Video: ‘Desperate pleas:’ Halifax university students struggling to find housing A shortage of housing for students both on and off campus has been alarming for Nova Scotia university staff and student unions trying to help.
Aug. 16, 2022Global News
Video: College campus construction breathes life into downtown Sydney, N.S. The sound of construction work in downtown Sydney, N.S., is hard to tune out, but it's music and money to the ears for businesses in the area.
Aug. 09, 2022CTV News Atlantic
Beauty in simplicity: Alcohol ink art takes plenty of practice, says Cape Breton artist For alcohol ink artist Shae-Lynne MacLean of Baddeck, the simplicity in the beauty of her paintings does not reflect the time and heart poured into their creation.
Aug. 09, 2022Cape Breton Post
Mi'kmaw woman starts clothing brand, offers hope about recovering from addiction Tyra Paul has turned her life around from drug and alcohol abuse and now she wants to show others there is life beyond addiction.
Aug. 09, 2022CBC Nova Scotia
Researchers looking into growing kelp for food in Atlantic Canada Three community colleges in the region have teamed up to map out wild kelp beds underwater in order to identify where they can grow and study the algae.
Aug. 07, 2022CBC Nova Scotia
The Broken Ground unearths rich history of Inverness coal mines Up-and-coming-filmmaker Liam MacDonald unearths some of the rich history of coal mining in his hometown with a full-length documentary.
Aug. 04, 2022The Port Hawkesbury Reporter
Former Harve Boucher resident leaves $2M legacy gift to NSCC Strait Area Campus A very successful businesswoman with ties to the local community has left a $2-million legacy gift for the students at NSCC in Port Hawkesbury.
Aug. 03, 2022The Port Hawkesbury Reporter
Still painting the town: Yarmouth NS sees lots of mural potential and opportunities Local artist Danielle Mahood's latest mural is a stunning and colourful shoutout to the lobster, swordfish and scallop fisheries.
Aug. 03, 2022Saltwire
Former wheelchair racer Ben Brown hits international waters at Para Canoe World Championships Ben Brown was one of Canada’s top international wheelchair racers for many years but this week he’ll show his nautical skills as a member the national Para canoe team at the world championships for able-bodied and Para paddlers, taking place in Dartmouth, N.S.
Aug. 02, 2022Canadian Paralympic Committee
Marine Industry Career Path: Darrah James Darrah James works on the east coast of Canada in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, for Rock Solid Composites as a certified Boat Builder.
Aug. 02, 2022Boating Industry Canada
$2-million donation from late Margaret Mary Cook to fund student awards at NSCC Strait Area Campus in Cape Breton NSCC Foundation hosted a dedication event on July 26, in honour of the late Margaret Mary Cook, whose estate donated $2 million to fund student awards in perpetuity at NSCC Strait Area Campus.
Jul. 27, 2022Saltwire
Federation of Black Canadians creates virtual anti-Black racism toolkit The Federation of Black Canadians has created a virtual anti-Black racism toolkit. It's something all Canadians can use to better educate themselves on the lives of Black Canadians, past and present.
Jul. 22, 2022CBC Mainstreet
NSCC Awards Lieutenant Governor's Award for Culinary Excellence Culinary graduate Gracie Pyke from NSCC Strait Area Campus has been selected to receive the 2022 Lieutenant Governor's Award for Culinary Excellence.
Jul. 20, 2022The Port Hawkesbury Reporter
Closing employment gap for Indigenous youth key to addressing labour shortage: Study Closing the employment gap for Indigenous youth in Atlantic Canada is key to easing the region’s acute labour shortage, new research released Thursday said.
Jul. 14, 2022Canadian Press
Equine therapy program in Pictou helps individuals connect to their emotions People dealing with traumatic experiences, anxiety, and overwhelming feelings of stress might be surprised to find tranquility and emotional support at a quaint barn in urban Pictou.
Jul. 14, 2022Saltwire
2022 Award for Culinary Excellence Six culinary graduates from NSCC have been selected to receive the 2022 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Culinary Excellence.
Jul. 14, 2022Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia
Mount Allison, NSCC launch new pathway agreement in social services Mount A. and NSCC have signed an agreement to assist students in earning both a diploma and degree in the areas of social services and sociology.
Jul. 12, 2022Mount Allison University
Three Brothers Project inaugural walk/run The Three Brothers Project held the inaugural Moving For Change walk and run in support of Cape Breton mental health initiatives on July 10 at Petersfield Park in Westmount.
Jul. 11, 2022Cape Breton Post
Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces The $920k Blue Mentorship And Leadership Pathways Project Project will help create a system for professional advancement within the ocean sector through a strong and sustainable mentorship network.
Jul. 08, 2022Canada's Ocean Supercluster
NSCC grad among participants for pitch competition, The LaunchLunenburg Doc Fest unveils participants for pitch competition, The Launch Nova Scotia’s Lunenburg Doc Fest's new initiative is designed to help support and develop talent from underrepresented communities, cultures and identities.
Jul. 07, 2022Real Screen
'There’s Something in the Wind' provided a great night of entertainment Students in NSCC’s applied media and communication arts program recorded and produced videos to compliment musical pieces during ‘There’s Something in the Wind' event.
Jul. 07, 2022Cape Breton Post
Building a safety career in Atlantic Canada Though the OHS profession is currently mostly unregulated, more and more employers are looking for individuals with the right combination of education and experience – which can vary depending on the province you’re in.
Jul. 04, 2022Canadian Occupational Safety Magazine
NS PSE implements ARUCC MyCreds National Network CONSUP and NSCC have announced an “across-the-board" implementation of the ARUCC MyCreds National Network in Nova Scotia’s postsecondary sector.
Jul. 04, 2022Academica Group
Video: Officials predict boom in downtown Sydney, N.S. following redevelopment Downtown Sydney, N.S., was bustling with activity on Tuesday, but the sounds of both vehicle and foot traffic will soon be replaced with the sounds of heavy machinery as part of a redevelopment project.
Jun. 28, 2022CTV Atlantic
Burnt out from corn and baked potato? It’s that time of the year! It is time to break out the BBQs. And we are here to help with some inventive side dishes from east coast cooks and chefs.
Jun. 28, 2022Saltwire
Three farms, one family The first thing I’m told on entering the henhouse with Miss Dee is, “Watch that rooster; he’s nasty.” Miss Dee is Denise LeBlanc, heading to collect the eggs laid overnight by her hens.
Jun. 27, 2022Saltscapes Magazine
Microsoft, RBC, HCL Technologies, Sobeys launch new iteration of Canada Skills The Canada Skills program provides postsecondary students with the opportunity to achieve Microsoft Certifications in cloud, data, and AI.
Jun. 17, 2022Academica Group
APCFNC: MOU Signals Renewed Commitment to Economic Development in Indigenous Communities The signing of an MOU between APCFNC and Atlantic Canada’s post secondary institutions signals a renewed commitment to economic development opportunities and prosperity for Indigenous people in Atlantic Canada.
Jun. 16, 2022Nation Talk
Nova Scotia in midst of labour shortage in skilled trades, experts say Social Sharing Nova Scotia has a shortage of tradespeople and some in the sector say upcoming projects could suffer due to the lack of labour.
Jun. 12, 2022CBC Nova Scotia
NSCC graduates gather in person at Yarmouth ceremony Before pursuing her studies at NSCC, Jennifer Martin had spent 15 years dividing her time between minimum wage waitressing jobs and raising her children with her husband.
Jun. 11, 2022Yarmouth Vanguard
Glad to be grads: NSCC Marconi Campus valedictorians dedicated to studies, student experience Proud mothers, fathers and spouses waved excitedly at their loved ones waiting to walk the stage at the NSCC Marconi Campus convocation ceremonies on Friday.
Jun. 10, 2022Cape Breton Post
New Program to Help Attract and Retain Young Skilled Workers Young skilled trades workers in Nova Scotia will be the first to benefit from the More Opportunity for Skilled Trades (MOST) program, aimed at attracting and retaining young people in key sectors and shaping the workforce of tomorrow.
Jun. 08, 2022Province of Nova Scotia
NSCC Lunenburg to host convocation on Wednesday Students graduating from NSCC Lunenburg this year will be able to partake in a full-scale convocation this year after the pandemic derailed normal graduation ceremonies for the past two years.
Jun. 07, 2022CKBW
Pandemic education comes to end in person at NSCC Truro graduation For their final assignment, graduates of the NSCC Truro class of 2022 waved to the people who supported them along their education journey, overshadowed by the pandemic.
Jun. 07, 2022Saltwire
Video: More LPNs eligible for education to become registered nurses in Nova Scotia More licensed practical nurses (LPNs) will become eligible for education to become registered nurses (RNs) at two Nova Scotian universities.
Jun. 07, 2022Global News
NSCC Truro, Cumberland campuses hold convocation ceremonies on Monday More than 300 graduates from the Truro Campus of the Nova Scotia Community College will be celebrated during today's convocation ceremony.
Jun. 06, 2022Pure Country 99.5
Video: New N.S. thrift store a ‘beautiful little space’ with abundance of opportunities After struggles with her mental health led her down a dark path, Shawnna Hastings-Downey is taking control of her life.
Jun. 04, 2022Global News
Sea level rise and flooding in Fundy area discussed during panel forum Tim Webster - well-known and respected for his work in the areas of coastal zone management, river and coastal flood risk, erosion, and land stability studies - was a panelist during a discussion on sea-level rise and flooding in Colchester.
May. 26, 2022Saltwire
'Transformative stuff': Journalism course gets hands-on learning in Eskasoni Mitchell Ferguson was in Eskasoni earlier this month as part of Reporting in Mi’kma’ki, a four-week course offered to students in the Radio Television Journalism program.
May. 26, 2022Cape Breton Post
The Transformative Economic Impact Of The Nova Scotia Community College In this episode of the “Insights” podcast, Don Mills and David Campbell talk to CEO Don Bureaux about the transformation of NSCC over the past 20 years.
May. 26, 2022Huddle
Video: 'Women helping women': Happiness Project pairs NSCC students with female entrepreneurs in Tanzania Tanzanian student Halima Joy Mbita is currently working alongside 14 NSCC students and staff who are in the African country as part of the college’s Happiness Project -- a program to help women there gain economic stability.
May. 25, 2022CTV News
NSCC music arts students to showcase talents at Marconi Music Fest in Cape Breton The first-ever in-person Marconi Music Fest will feature the talents of the inaugural graduating music arts program students from Nova Scotia Community College Marconi Campus.
May. 25, 2022Cape Breton Post
Pictou NSCC social services students help out in the community Learning often takes place in the classroom, but NSCC’s social services program sees its students getting real-life experience in the community.
May. 19, 2022The News
NSCC Shelburne community well project offers solutions on several fronts The discovery of an unused drilled well at the NSCC Shelburne Campus on the Lake John Road could possibly serve as a water resource for the community.
May. 18, 2022Southwest Wire
Celebrating the Pictou County business community NSCC and Michelin Tire win the RBC Special Recognition Award during the Pictou County Chamber of Commerce 2022 Business Achievement Awards.
May. 18, 2022New Glasgow News
Owner of new Caribbean grocery store brings taste of home to Dartmouth Shawn Montique started out selling Caribbean spices from his car, and now has a new storefront in downtown Dartmouth, N.S.
May. 17, 2022CBC Information Morning
Aspiring Chefs: The future of Canada’s culinary industry NSCC student Tsubaki Onishi stands out during Farm to Table: A Virtual Culinary Challenge event series hosted in partnership with Egg Farmers of Canada.
May. 16, 2022Menu Magazine
Lights, camera, Yarmouth: New HGTV series Trading Up making its debut on May 12 NSCC grad Denika Coakley is the Project Lead for Trading Up, a new series that will shine a light on Yarmouth, Nova Scotia when it makes its debut on HGTV Canada on May 12.
May. 11, 2022Saltwire
NSCC partners with PREP Academy to offer scholarships to African Nova Scotians Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) says it will offer four, $4,000 entrance scholarships to alumni of the PREP academy.
May. 06, 2022iHeart Radio
'It’s cutting edge': Simulators added to training resources at NSCC Shelburne Marine Innovation Centre Progress is being made in the development of the Marine Innovation Centre at the NSCC Shelburne Campus with the purchase of portable simulators.
May. 04, 2022Saltwire
Video: Mortician by day, musician by night: Meet DJ Monika Ouellet Monika Ouellet fills her days in unexpected ways. During the workday, she’s a funeral director and embalmer at a funeral home in Saint John.
May. 04, 2022Global News
Businesses expect positive impact from new community college in downtown Sydney With work progressing at the new NSCC Marconi campus in downtown Sydney, excitement is building with local businesses.
Apr. 26, 2022CBC Nova Scotia
Smart grids could help Nova Scotia reach renewable energy targets, experts say Nova Scotia is placing a greater emphasis on renewable energy sources in order to meet its target of 80 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
Apr. 22, 2022CBC Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Skills Competition to showcase top tradesman on Wednesday in Cape Breton The top trades students and apprentices will showcase their talents at the 2022 Nova Scotia Skills Competition on Wednesday.
Apr. 20, 2022Saltwire
Jump start your spring garden with these early bloomers Todd Boland and Jamie Ellison, the authors of the upcoming book, Gardening for Acidic Soils: Working with Nature to Create a Beautiful Landscape provide insight on spring bulbs, trees and shrubs.
Apr. 16, 2022Saltwire
'The right thing to do': Shelburne looking to officially decommission landfill that's been the subject of environmental racism claims A first-generation landfill in the Town of Shelburne’s south end – that has also been the subject of environmental racism claims – may finally be officially decommissioned.
Apr. 14, 2022Saltwire
Video: Caribbean grocery store to open in Dartmouth There's growing excitement among people of Caribbean descent in the Maritimes with the upcoming opening of what's believed to be the region's first dedicated Caribbean grocery store.
Apr. 12, 2022CTV Atlantic
Cape Breton teens open old-fashioned candy shop in downtown New Waterford On Saturday, Jayden Green and Kelsey Woodland officially opened their Electric Candy shop on Plummer Avenue in New Waterford.
Apr. 05, 2022Saltwire
These students are driving conversations about truth and reconciliation in their classrooms Mi'kmaw biology grad student Leah Creaser knows the value of open-mindedness, conversation and action.
Apr. 02, 2022CBC Nova Scotia
Meals and money: Enactus Marconi team in Cape Breton helping students live healthy Garbage is golden for the Enactus Marconi teams based at the Nova Scotia Community (NSCC) campus in Sydney.
Mar. 28, 2022Cape Breton Post
Work continues on NSCC pedway in downtown Sydney The face of downtown Sydney continues to evolve. On Tuesday morning, work crews attached the frame of a pedway to two buildings being erected at the new Nova Scotia Community College construction site.
Mar. 15, 2022Cape Breton Post
Concrete lab technician says endless opportunities in construction industry Caitlyn MacDonald, an NSCC grad and concrete lab technician with CarbonCure Technologies, didn’t think she would end up with a job in the construction industry but she’s definitely glad she did.
Mar. 10, 2022
New Indigenous artwork appears at NSCC, BrandonU, ECUAD, Keyano, BRHS NSCC graduate Riki Lee Christmas of the Eskasoni First Nation has designed a turtle symbol which will be used to mark over 1,500 Mi’kmaw and Indigenous books at all NSCC campuses.
Mar. 09, 2022Academica Group
Community Projects to Reduce Emissions Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton is receiving $37,500 for its solar maintenance training project. Working with the Nova Scotia Community College, they will develop a customized solar panel maintenance and repair training course.
Mar. 08, 2022Province of Nova Scotia
Shawn Wilkie, CEO and co-founder of Talkatoo, develops dictation software for vets “We take our customer’s voice and we translate it into any digital source, all typed up. So, they just have to talk, and we do the typing,” says Wilkie.
Mar. 01, 2022Atlantic Business
NSCC, UMaine create pathway agreement Nova Scotia Community College and the University of Maine have signed an MOU that will create a new pathway for NSCC students and graduates.
Mar. 01, 2022Academica
Earn while you learn and build a future in skilled trades Like many of their peers during high school, Mary White was an environmentally conscious student. Their interest in renewable energy combined with an opportunity to explore careers in the skilled trades during high.
Feb. 27, 2022Saltwire
Green jobs for all: project to help newcomer youth build community, overcome barriers A new program aims to provide newcomer and immigrant youth with the tools they need to advocate for a just and equitable green future in Nova Scotia.
Feb. 26, 2022Saltwire
Mi'kmaw educator helps researchers incorporate traditional knowledge For six weeks last fall, a small group of scientists, researchers and technicians, learned how to incorporate Mi'kmaw traditional knowledge into the work they do every day.
Feb. 26, 2022CBC News
Mi'kmaw scientist creates unique NSCC course about traditional knowledge Leah Creaser, a master's student and member of Acadia First Nation, developed and taught Mi'kmaq Traditional Knowledge Connections in Science at NSCC's nautical institute last fall.
Feb. 25, 2022CBC Mainstreet - Audio
Young graphic designer tasked to capture the voice of African Nova Scotians Dartmouth-based designer Paul Adams Jr. feels his poster has helped fuel conversations and experiences that reflect the theme of African Heritage Month.
Feb. 25, 2022City News
Entrepreneur capitalizes on program to foster community in Downtown Sydney When Alisha Barron first had the idea to open a pottery painting café in Sydney, N.S., she was prepared for the challenges that lay ahead. In fact, she welcomed them.
Feb. 24, 2022Cape Breton Post