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IN PHOTOS: Pictou Nova Scotia Community College celebrates graduating students On June 6, Pictou Campus celebrated over 220 graduates during their convocation ceremony.
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First year Game Development students win big at Global Game Jam A group of first year Game Development students from Truro Campus won an award at the 2024 NS Global Game Jam for their game Troubleshoot.
Education News Canada
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AMONG FRIENDS: Pictou NSCC valedictorian graduates after five years of hard-work and unexpected challenges Lolita Ward (ALP ’22, Social Services ’24), valedictorian at Pictou Campus, overcame unimaginable life challenges while completing her program, including the loss of her son. Her journey to graduation is a true story of resiliency.
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IN PHOTOS: Cape Breton's NSCC Marconi Campus last graduating class walks stage in Sydney on Friday On June 7, Marconi Campus celebrated its final convocation before relocating to Sydney Waterfront Campus this fall. This year, a total of 635 students graduated from both Marconi and Strait Area Campus in Cape Breton.
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On June 6, Strait Area Campus celebrated over 200 graduates during their convocation ceremony. On June 6, Strait Area Campus celebrated over 200 graduates during their convocation ceremony.
101.5 The Hawk
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PHOTO: NSCC student project at Cape Breton school Social Services students at Marconi Campus facilitated an art project with local elementary students, filling balloons with paint and throwing them at a large canvas along with a second canvas covered in colourful handprints. Both the elementary and NSCC students will brainstorm a title and quote to represent each art piece and show what it means to each of them.
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Final Marconi Campus convocation ceremonies Friday Marconi Campus’s final two convocation ceremonies are this week, marking the end of a 25 year era for the campus that has seen nearly 12,000 grads walk across the stage.
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How this N.S. woman is working to revitalize Maritime Sign Language Bev Buchanan, manager, ASL & ASL interpretation programming, is working to preserve and revitalize Maritime Sign Language, an endangered sign language, as American Sign Language becomes the dominant sign language taught globally.
CBC Nova Scotia
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NSCC student rides academic wave to Germany Brent Myatt, Marine Navigation Technology student at Strait Area Campus recently travelled to Germany with the College’s Nautical Institute. Brent calls the experience ‘invaluable’ and looks forward to his remaining time in his program.
Guysborough Journal
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An old house still teaches new tricks In 2011, NSCC built a house at AVC to serve as a living laboratory, where students are educated on the finer points of sustainable building design. The house is ‘crammed’ with sustainable features like heat pumps, solar thermal water heaters and an electric vehicle.
Canada's National Observer
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New Fisheries Simulator at NSCC Shelburne Campus The Province is helping fund new technology at NSCC's Shelburne campus that will allow students and others to practice operating a fishing vessel on land.
Government of Nova Scotia
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Pictou County educator “shocked and humbled” by Coronation Medal Deanna Mohamed, student services advisor and African Canadian supports, Pictou Campus, says she’s shocked and humbled to receive the King Charles III Coronation Medal, recognizing her 20 years’ work in education.
Pictou Advocate
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Screen Nova Scotia announces 2024 award winners On behalf of Screen Nova Scotia, the 2024 Community Recognition Award recipient was Janet Hawkwood, former Screen Arts faculty at NSCC, recognizing her dedication to the local film scene through her 20 years at the College.
Screen Nova Scotia
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'The Godfather of Canadian Hip Hop' Maestro Fresh Wes gets his due with Hall of Fame induction, NMC exhibit The National Music Centre will launch an exhibit to honour Maestro Fresh Wes’s (Honorary Diploma ’17) career. Wes is known for supporting current and future generations – a driving force behind his new scholarship with NSCC.
Calgary Herald
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St. Kitts and Nevis’ High Commissioner to Canada on Mission to Nova Scotia The high commissioner of St. Kitts and Nevis to Canada, H.E. Samuel Berridge visited NSCC to discuss networking opportunities, exchange programs for faculty and students and potential scholarships to build capacity in various fields of study.
St. Kitts & Nevis Observer
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Mi'kmaw tailored CCA program meets community needs in Eskasoni A program in Eskasoni is making significant strides in health-care education, particularly for the Mi'kmaq community. NSCC's CCA cohort in Eskasoni is tailored for First Nations people working in the community, integrating cultural elements with professional training, focusing on community needs and support.
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Video: Tia Tuesdays Sheri Williams, manager, NSCC Entrepreneurship and Tia Upshaw (ALP ’06) discuss the new Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Black and African Nova Scotian cohort being offered in partnership with Blk Women in Excellence.
CTV News Atlantic
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NSCC expanding medical lab technologists program Ivany Campus will be expanding the number of Medical Laboratory Technology program seats from 40 to 60 starting in September in a move to grow the province’s workforce.
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Building up the green builders With lots of new builds underway in Halifax, NSCC joins Building to Zero Exchange (BTZx), a network of partners dedicated to growing more high-performance, green buildings, while collaborating and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Canada's National Observer
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NSCC's Business Administration students analyze town's strategic plan NSCC Business Admin students took a recent learning opportunity one step further, analyzing the Town of Amherst’s strategic plan as a class project to develop a set of findings and recommendations for the Town.
Education News Canada
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Sydney Waterfront NSCC campus taking shape NSCC's new Sydney Waterfront Campus is taking shape, with the logo lettering added to the entrance of the building this month.
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Pictou County council votes in favour of supporting climate change research project The Municipality of Pictou County voted to support NSCC research scientist Tim Webster’s research project with the College’s geomatics team. The goal of the project is to find solutions for Nova Scotia’s climate change adaptability, particularly in terms of coastal flooding, coastal erosion, wildfire preparedness, and river flooding.
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Holland College and C2R2 partner institutions receive 2024 Hydrogen Digital Innovator Award C2R2 partner institutes, including NSCC, received the 2024 Hydrogen Digital Innovator Award at the Canadian Hydrogen Convention last month in Edmonton. The award recognized hydrogen-focused microcredentials.
Education News Canada
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New NSCC campus in Sydney to offer child care Sydney Waterfront Campus will include a child-care centre when it opens in September, operated by the YMCA. Fifty child-care spaces will be provided with priority given to NSCC students and employees.
CTV News Atlantic
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Skills competition helping aspiring young tradespeople in N.S. get ahead Each spring, Skills Nova Scotia hosts their Nova Scotia Skills Competition at multiple NSCC campuses, providing students the opportunity to showcase their skills in trades and technology, while businesses scout upcoming talent.
City News Halifax
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Video: Lead singer of band behind 'Who Let the Dogs Out' releases single through NSCC Music Production and Engineering Program Dyson Knight, member of the Baha Men who are best known for their hit song, Who Let the Dogs Out?, is studying Music Production and Engineering at Ivany Campus, to better understand the science behind music production.
CTV News Atlantic
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NSCC and Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence launch new pathways program for People of African Descent NSCC and Irving Shipbuilding launched a new cohort to support students of African Descent studying Metal Fabrication at Akerley Campus.
Irving Shipbuilding, Inc.
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New bursary for skilled trades students at NSCC In partnership with the NSAA and the NSCC Foundation, the province announced a new bursary to support 320 students starting in NSCC trades programs this fall.
Government of Nova Scotia
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What Were You Wearing display confronts biases around sexual assault, says organizer An NSCC student set up an exhibit at Lunenburg Campus of nearly 40 outfits reflecting what people were wearing when they were assaulted. The exhibit is part of an international campaign called What Were You Wearing, aimed at deconstructing unconscious bias that what you wear is connected to sexual violence.
CBC
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Insurance firm launches NSCC bursary Northbridge Insurance launched 10 bursaries valued at $5,000 each at NSCC for students pursuing construction management, masonry, carpentry or electrical programs.
ConstructConnect Canada
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'I'm very proud of what I did back then': Maestro Fresh Wes on his Canadian Music Hall of Fame induction In a Q&A, Maestro Fresh Wes (Honorary Diploma ’17) talks about being inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this weekend and how he’s hoping to continue inspiring Black Nova Scotians pursuing trades through his new scholarship at NSCC.
CBC
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A love letter to Canada’s blue collar workers, The Trades features a ‘diva’ racoon and may induce a desire to do handiwork The Trades, a new comedy on Crave, was filmed partly at Akerley Campus, using boiler rooms, welding shops and other infrastructure to use as sets.
Toronto Star
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Powerline technician Melissa Dawe weathers all kinds of storms to help others Melissa Dawe (Power and Utility Line Work ’21) says tough life experiences have shaped her into the person she is today – someone driven to help others. Her job has taught her perseverance as she’s worked through extreme weather events to help communities throughout North America, climbing powerlines for anyone in need.
ConstructConnect Canada
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How a new federal program is opening the job market door for international students NSCC is taking part in a new federal initiative that aims to provide more internship opportunities and work experience to international students in Canada.
Toronto Star
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How women AMEs are busting stereotypes and changing the conversation There aren’t many women in the aircraft maintenance engineering (AME) field but for the ones that are, they’re breaking stereotypes and paving the way for more women to enter the trade. Becca Rosborough (AME ’15) praises her NSCC faculty and mentors for setting her up for success in this field.
Skies Magazine
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Video: Canadian rapper Maestro Fresh Wes reflects on his hip-hop career Maestro Fresh Wes (Honorary Diploma ’17) reflects on his hip-hop career ahead of being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. This month, the first recipient of the Maestro Fresh Wes Scholarship at NSCC will be announced.
CBC News
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Video: World-class culinary skills Olivia Sewell (Culinary Management '23) and Akerley Campus Culinary faculty Garth Brown chat with CTV Morning Live about Olivia's upcoming WorldSkills cooking competition in France.
CTV Morning Live
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NSCC grad takes her culinary dreams to the global stage Olivia Sewell (Culinary Management '23) will compete in France in September for cooking at the WorldSkills competition.
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Developing Strategies for the Inclusion of Military-Connected Learners NSCC joins institutions across Canada to help enhance access to learning for military-connected learners seeking post-secondary education.
Education News Canada
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NSCC employees help create a support system for Black advisors NSCC advisors Deanna Mohamed and Barbara Roberts have brought together six post-secondary institutions to create the inaugural Black and African Canadian Student Advisor division of the AACUSS.
Education News Canada
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Maestro Fresh Wes becomes the first ever hip hop recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Maestro Fresh Wes (Honorary Diploma ‘17), known as the ‘Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop' will be the first rapper to receive Canada’s highest honour in the performing arts - the 2024 Governor-General's Performing Arts Awards for Lifetime Artistic Achievement.
The Globe and Mail
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Pilot Program to Educate More CCAs, More Quickly A new CCA program will be offered at NSCC in partnership with Shannex and the Employment Nova Scotia division of Labour, Skills and Immigration with new curriculum and a shorter program duration.
Government of Nova Scotia
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More Training, Support for Skilled Trades Professionals The Province is making it easier to become certified in skilled trades with two new initiatives: funding more training seats for high demand trades at NSCC and waiving certification exam fees for trades professionals who are experienced but not registered apprentices.
Government of Nova Scotia
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Video: The road to culinary gold Global News visited Akerley Campus’ kitchen to catch up with Olivia Sewell (Culinary Management ’23) and her coaches as she gets ready to represent Canada this fall in cooking at WorldSkills in Lyon, France.
Global News Morning
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How to buy and care for your knives Paul Thimot, program assistant in the Culinary Arts program at Kingstec Campus, shares tips on how to properly care for your knives, where to buy and what to look for in quality kitchen knives and tips and tricks for using them.
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Video: A sweet treat from NSCC CTV reporter Crystal Garrett joined Jean-Luc Doridam, Baking and Pastry Arts faculty in the Akerley Campus pastry kitchen, to learn from the Baking and Pastry Arts students how to make pavlovas, a meringue-based dessert.
CTV News Atlantic
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Pictou County NSCC student receives Livia Properties: Women in Trades award Vikki Freeman (NSCC student) received the Livia Properties: Women in Trades award for her hard work breaking gender barriers in the Automotive Service and Repair Technician program at Pictou Campus.
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Shelburne water project backed by Elliot Page is raising more funds to get flowing After four years of research and planning, a large abandoned well at Shelburne Campus will soon be home to a community well project.
CBC
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The Year Ahead: Education in 2024 In a list of 10 upcoming trends in education proposed by Maclean’s, #5 suggests EV-centric programs will rev up. NSCC has recently created courses to upskill qualified technicians, teaching them how to specifically service EVs.
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New Halifax organization to help pave the way to net-zero buildings Building to Zero Exchange (BTZx) was recently launched in Halifax, marking a significant stride in advancing cross-sector collaboration and capacity building within the building industry, with a specific emphasis on low-carbon buildings. NSCC is one of the 35 foundational partners supporting the new organization.
Construction Canada
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N.S. awards $1.8M to 31 clean energy projects Nova Scotia’s 2023-24 Low Carbon Communities program will see $1.8 million invested in 31 projects aimed at cutting greenhouse gas emissions. NSCC received $50,640 for strategic planning for energy sustainability at Akoma.
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Video: NSCC waterfront building energy efficient In an interview with Steve Sutherland, Mike Chapman, Manager, Infrastructure and Sustainability, explains what is being done to make Sydney Waterfront Campus sustainable, energy efficient and net zero ready.
CBC Information Morning - Cape Breton
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Post‑secondary schools raised $229K for student food security projects on Giving Tuesday Together, 9 Nova Scotian post-secondaries, including NSCC raised $229K to improve food security for students on Giving Tuesday in November. The province-wide movement was led by Dalhousie and this year marked their fourth year running the Food Security Project.
Dal News
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WALK IN THE WOODS: Stewiacke tree shines on the big stage in Boston The Boston Christmas tree, cut and prepared by NSCC NRET students and faculty, gathered a crowd of nearly 30,000 to watch 7,000 lights light up the tree. The tree is an annual gift to the City from Halifax - a thank you for Boston's support after the Halifax Explosion.
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Enriching the WIL ecosystem with five partners that empower equity-deserving and international students Five new work-integrated learning partnerships, supported by the Federal Government, will enhance access to work experience for equity-deserving and international students across Canada. NSCC is one of the five post-secondaries involved.
Business + Higher Education Roundtable
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Excitement builds as Pictou NSCC student housing expected to open Fall 2024 A sense of excitement is brewing in Pictou County as the student housing at Pictou Campus nears completion ahead of its scheduled opening in Fall 2024.
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Students in Energy Studies Receive Scholarships Nineteen students pursuing energy-related studies have been awarded the Nova Scotia Clean Economy Scholarship, including eight students pursuing natural resource and renewable energy-related programs at NSCC.
Nova Scotia Government
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Cumberland Joins Geothermal Food Project Cumberland is joining a geothermal feasibility study in Springhill led by the municipality, Cumberland Campus and the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables. The study will use the energy stored in underground water to heat and cool a commercial greenhouse.
Six Rivers
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Mi’kmaw students at NSCC Strait Area Campus make ribbon skirts Mi’kmaw students in post-secondary across Atlantic provinces are getting the chance to create their own culturally important clothes through ribbon skirt workshops. Pam Toney, Indigenous Student Advisor, Strait Area Campus, facilitated 15 workshops to highlight the strong symbolic and cultural significance of the clothing for Indigenous people. Additional workshops will be held in the future.
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Video: NSCC offers course to builders on "climate literacy" NSCC is offering a microcredential course on Climate Literacy for Construction Trades. The course focuses on how to adapt building practices to climate change.
CBC Information Morning - Cape Breton
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Forestry Trust Announces Funding for New Program The Nova Scotia Forestry Innovation Transition Trust is investing $9.85 million in a new program to support businesses, organizations and post-secondary institutions facing increased costs from adopting more sustainable forestry practices. The grants will be distributed through NSCC.
Government of Nova Scotia
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Province to Build Four More Student Housing Projects In an announcement on Tuesday, the Province announced they are investing in four additional student housing facilities at NSCC’s Cumberland, IT, Kingstec and Lunenburg Campuses.
Government of Nova Scotia
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NSCC students to tackle Premier's challenge during innovation event Last Friday, nearly 350 NSCC students participated in the 9th annual Challenge Nova Scotia competition, a pan-provincial event where students develop innovative solutions to a social challenge issued to them by Premier Tim Houston.
Education News Canada
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Sydney's NSCC campus looking to lease parking spaces from municipality Sydney Waterfront Campus is looking to use parking at Centre 200 during school hours, meeting a significant portion of the required off-site parking needed for the new campus. CBRM is reviewing the proposal in hopes to reach an agreement.
CBC News
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‘It’s a privilege’: Stewiacke family donates Christmas tree to the City of Boston Stewiacke’s Gourley family have donated their 40-year-old, 45-foot white spruce to the City of Boston for their help during the Halifax Explosion in 1917. As NSCC NRET students and faculty cut and prep the tree for its journey, the family calls the community involvement ‘overwhelming’ – an ‘act of kindness that transcends borders.’
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After July floods took 4 lives, Nova Scotia plans flood plain mapping by 2026 A plan is now in place to create the kind of detailed flood plain maps that some of Nova Scotia’s emergency managers said they lacked when torrential flooding hit their communities in July. NSCC research scientist Tim Webster’s research group will be involved in the mapping work in western Nova Scotia.
CBC
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Video: Nova Scotian Repping Canada in the 2024 WorldSkills Competition Global’s Eilish Bonang (RTJ ’18) speaks to Olivia Sewell (Culinary Management ’23), Garth Brown and Jonathan Canning, both Tourism-Hospitality and Culinary Management faculty at Akerley Campus about Olivia heading to France next September to represent Canada in the 2024 WorldSkills Competition.
Global News Morning
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Unique Nova Scotia map unveiled at Centre of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown, N.S. Annapolis Valley Campus/COGS recently commissioned a unique piece of art to their campus in support of their commitment to building inclusivity and diversity. The painting showcases more than 30 historic and current Black communities on a Nova Scotia map, created by Phillip Bailey.
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NSCC Foundation and Alumni Relations announces new Executive Director NSCC’s Foundation and Alumni Relations announced its new executive director, Denise Green, who will be joining the team in January.
Education News Canada
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'Be Brave, Reach Out, Speak Up’: Southwestern NS student leaders participate in mental health summit Students from eight junior and high schools in southwestern Nova Scotia took part in a mental health summit this week. Shy Penney, a student in NSCC’s Mental Health Recovery and Promotion program spoke to students about her experiences with mental health, encouraging those who are struggling to reach out and seek help.
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Maestro Fresh Wes celebrates induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame with new scholarship at NSCC During the Juno’s press conference on Tuesday, it was announced that Maestro Fresh Wes (Honorary Diploma ’17) would be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the Juno Awards next year in Halifax. To celebrate, Wes announced the Maestro Fresh Wes Scholarship in partnership with NSCC Foundation to encourage Black students to pursue trades.
Education News Canada
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Card King Joey: Digby youth returning kindness by making 2,500 Christmas cards for others Digby youth Joey Connolly created 2,500 Christmas cards to be mailed to seniors’ homes, schools and others across Atlantic Canada – his way of giving back after receiving thousands of birthday cards from strangers earlier this year, after being bullied at school. Family friend Ann Harrington says her ECE class at Burridge Campus will be recipient of numerous cards he’s sent the program, to teach children the meaning and importance of inclusion.
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An 'amazing experience': Devour! offers food, film experience in Wolfville, N.S. The 13th annual Devour: Food and Film Festival had the town of Wolfville buzzing again this year. Students from Kingstec Campus’ Culinary Management and Tourism-Hospitality programs were actively involved in various aspects of the event, such as preparing meals and setting up for formal dining experiences.
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Annapolis Valley well represented in Taste of Nova Scotia Awards Kingstec Campus faculty Amy Savoury received the Gary MacDonald Culinary Ambassador Award last weekend at Devour: Film and Food Festival in Wolfville. The Taste of Nova Scotia award recognizes leaders who are building and elevating the culinary industry across the province.
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Video: How much can heat pumps reduce your carbon footprint? NSCC research scientist Wayne Groszko was interviewed by CBC this week to speak about heat pumps and the impact it can make on your carbon footprint.
CBC News
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Digby Pines and NSCC come up with their own way to address shortages in Nova Scotia's hospitality industry NSCC and Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa are offering a new Business-Hospitality program that also helps labour shortages in the industry.
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Video: Dinner in the Sky at Brigadoon Village Global’s Eilish Bonang (RTJ ’18) connects with Chef Peter Dewar and Nicole Robinson with NSCC’s Tourism Management program to talk about their Dinner in the Sky fundraiser that will see guests enjoy a 4-course meal suspended atop the ropes course at Brigadoon Village.
Global News Morning
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Spawn of a new day: Atlantic salmon released in Cape Breton Highlands National Park Parks Canada is working to restore the Atlantic salmon population in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Last week, 30 of the endangered species were delivered to the park, where parks staff and NSCC NRET students reintroduced them to the same river they were collected from as smolt.
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Applications are open for NSCC’s free 14-week Women Unlimited program Applications for Women Unlimited programs beginning in January 2024 have opened. Women Unlimited programs provide pathways to trades and technology fields usually dominated by males.
The Dalhousie Gazette
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Actions to Accelerate Skilled Trades Growth The Nova Scotia Government is investing $100 million over the next three years to help speed up the recruitment and training of skilled tradespeople. Incentives include a temporary tuition waiver at NSCC for high-demand workers and shorter pre-apprenticeship programs.
Nova Scotia Government
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Weaving together Indigenous wisdom and Western science for a sustainable future A collaborative project has woven together the wisdom of Mi’kmaq sweetgrass harvesters, The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq, Unama'Ki Institute of Natural Resources and NSCC researchers, exploring the art of growing sweetgrass sustainably to make it more accessible to Indigenous communities for the next seven generations.
Education News Canada
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Video: How Vulnerable is Coastal Nova Scotia with a Changing Climate? NSCC research scientist Tim Webster discusses new technologies Nova Scotia is leveraging to map vulnerability and how we can ensure a more resilient province in the future.
Research Nova Scotia
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Devour! The Food Film Fest serves up Acadian, Cajun and French cuisine, music and culture The 13th annual Devour! food and film festival is happening October 23-29 in Wolfville. Multiple NSCC campuses will be participating in the festival this year with demonstrations and exhibits.
CBC News
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NSCC course opens the door to diverse women for a career in trades NSCC is giving diverse women a unique opportunity to train for a potential career in trades and technology. Women Unlimited empowers women to explore trades and tech programs for free in their 14-week program.
City News
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New research device now in place to measure storm surge in Northumberland Strait The Municipality of Cumberland and NSCC have partnered to measure the local impact of rising seas and storm surges. NSCC research scientist Tim Webster installed a new monitoring device to measure tides and storm surges along parts of the Northumberland Strait. The data will be used for land-use planning and emergency management planning.
CBC News
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Seeing forest management in action Lech Krzywonos, Truro Campus principal, joined the Woodlands fall field tour last week to learn more about today’s ecological forest practices and forest management in action. Truro Campus has a longstanding relationship with Northern Pulp, where Ted Gittens (former NSCC faculty) had a vision for a forestry woodlot based on industry-leading environmental practices.
Paper Excellence
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Nova Scotia to launch net-zero resource hub A new resource hub for net-zero buildings is set to launch this month, aimed to nurture retrofit expertise and connect property and facilities managers to services for pursuing decarbonization. NSCC is a founding sponsor, pledging to help build Nova Scotia’s net-zero capacity, champion policies, drive change and support research and pilot projects in this field.
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Video: Recipe for a disaster: tips for good eating when the power goes out Adam White, Culinary faculty, Marconi Campus tells CBC what Nova Scotians can do to ahead of time to prepare food and meals before the power goes out during a storm.
CBC Information Morning - Cape Breton
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NSCC releases 2023-24 enrolment numbers Enrolment numbers at NSCC have climbed this fall, up 3.7% overall from last year while international students increased by 26.5%.
Education News Canada
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Financial awards for Mi'kmaq and Indigenous students NSCC offers more than $3 million in student awards, scholarships and bursaries to students each year, including a variety of awards specific to programs and communities such as Indigenous students.
Education News Canada
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‘The sky’s the limit’: Rural aging and health centre CORAH opens at Shelburne NSCC campus CORAH programming has started at Shelburne Campus, one of the two new NSCC locations for the program hub.
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How a college degree is the ticket to a massive career NSCC president Don Bureaux and Lethbridge and Humber College presidents share their thoughts on why the best preparation for a fast-changing job market starts at college.
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Why a college degree matters right now With a growing need for skilled workers in Canada, it won’t take NSCC grads long to find employment. NSCC president Don Bureaux discusses the impact a college diploma has on the Canadian economy.
Maclean's
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NRHS students create free lunch program at Alma, N.S., school Local high school students are cooking homegrown meals for their classmates at lunchtime, for free. This initiative is led by NSCC grad Paul Heighton (Culinary Arts ’99) and uses their school’s gardens to grow food for meals.
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Video: Coastal flood risk expert speaks about Lee impacts NSCC research scientist Dr. Tim Webster spoke with CTV’s Todd Battis about the impacts of storms like Hurricane Lee on Nova Scotia’s coastline.
CTV News Atlantic
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NSCC group making free meals to fight food insecurity on Annapolis Valley campus A group of students at AVC launched a program offering free home-cooked meals to fellow students, hoping to combat food insecurity on their campus.
CBC News
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Nova Scotia funding two seniors wellness hubs in Port Hawkesbury and Shelburne The Nova Scotia Government announced an investment in the Centre of Rural Aging and Health (CORAH) that will extend social, cultural, learning and recreational programming for those 55+ to Shelburne and Strait Area campuses. Programming will also continue at Annapolis Valley Campus.
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Canadian institutions receive top marks in AASHE's 2023 Sustainable Campus Index The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has published its annual Sustainable Campus Index, recognizing top-performing institutions globally across 17 impact areas. NSCC ranked first in waste reduction and diversion, third in sustainable campus buildings and third overall amongst fellow associate colleges.
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Parking plan: NSCC working on solutions for new downtown Sydney campus Carla Arsenault, Marconi Campus principal shared the parking plan for the new Sydney Waterfront Campus which includes over 200 parking spaces and a possible shuttle service to an off-site parking location for students and employees.
Saltwire
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Acuicy AI Trials Under Way, Pre-Seed in the Works Acuicy, a Halifax-based business intelligence software for emissions reduction, is trialing AI software to help companies reduce their carbon footprint. The AI system was developed under the leadership of Trishla Shah, NSCC’s first female research scientist.
Entrevestor
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Charge Solar and LONGi empower equity-deserving students with bursary towards electrical technician program at NSCC A new bursary funded by Charge Solar and LONGi will support eight equity-deserving Electrical Technician students studying at Kingstec Campus that plan on building a career in the solar industry.
Corporate Knights
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Video: Demand for skilled trades continues as new school year prepares to start NSCC Plumbing instructor, Jacob Ledrew explains the growing demand across Nova Scotia for skilled trades workers. Two HVAC grads explain the reasons to consider NSCC and trades careers, such as job security and a high demand for their transferable skills.
CTV News Atlantic
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Profitual, Volta to Collaborate Profitual and Volta, two local startups are partnering to use AI to help startups build better financials without the need for accounting experience. Profitual hired a coder from NSCC in 2022 to develop the platform and have since broke even and raised $1.2 million in funding last year.
Entrevestor
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My friend, Larry Larry Bergeron (retired Boulanger & Baking Arts/Small Business & Entrepreneurship faculty) continues to inspire others during his third career since retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces and NSCC – assisting veterans with PTSD and their families through connection with horses.
Saltscapes
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Nova Scotia Works showcases career pathways through open houses NSCC joined Nova Scotia Works Guysborough County at their open house last week, showcasing various career paths, how to browse programs on the College’s website and how to apply.
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Cape Breton man finds new career path in the kitchen Colin McCulloch (Culinary Arts ’23, Graphic Design '01, AMCA '00) earned the 2023 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Culinary Excellence after NSCC’s Culinary Arts program ‘turned his life around.’
Saltwire
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MacPhee Youth Camp links skilled trades to the arts Seventeen youth immersed themselves in various trades at Akerley Campus during MacPhee Youth Camp. The camp helps develop interpersonal skills in youth as they explore career paths.
Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
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South Shore communities assess damage after historic rainfall Lunenburg Campus became an emergency shelter for evacuated South Shore residents as communities experienced historic flooding last week.
CBC
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Pictou community college student earns prestigious culinary excellence award Lynn Whiteman (Culinary Arts ’23) earned the 2023 Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Culinary Excellence and calls this year (graduating NSCC and receiving this award) ‘one of the best years of her life.’
The Pictou Advocate
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COLUMN: Healthcare recruitment efforts paying off New training opportunities for nurses at NSCC are helping transform Nova Scotia’s healthcare system, efforts the Premier says are now ‘paying off.’
The Laker
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Video: Empowering young women in tech Victoria Henneberry (Pipefitting ’15) and Techsploration executive director Emily Boucher speak about the new Techsploration-Irving Shipyard scholarships available to women and non-binary students studying trades, business or technology programs at NSCC.
CTV News Atlantic
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Sharing culture through sport Student journalists in the joint Kings College – NSCC Reporting in Mi’kma’ki course headed to Eskasoni in the lead up to NAIG 2023, learning the meaning of sports to the Mi’kmaq community.
APTN News
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NSCC Achieve program brings together course alumni NSCC Achieve alumni gathered for a reunion at Pictou Campus. Grads from the past five years came together to inspire one another, connect and celebrate their accomplishments since graduating the program.
Saltwire
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Techsploration and Irving Shipbuilding Announce Four (4) Scholarships Awarded to Young Women Entering Skilled Trades, Business, and Technology Programs at NSCC New scholarships are available for women entering any trade, business or technology program at NSCC. The awards aim to help grow a diverse and inclusive workforce in skilled trades in Nova Scotia.
Pembroke Observer & News
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N.S. college students build ramp for man battling Huntington’s disease NSCC students built a ramp for a military veteran battling Huntington’s disease. Facing mobility difficulties, the Canadian Military reached out to NSCC on behalf of the veteran to help assist in making his home more accessible.
CTV News Atlantic
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Shaking up Cape Breton's restaurant industry Two NSCC international students, now business grads are ‘shaking things up’ with their new endeavor – launching an Indian, Canadian and Pakistani-style restaurant in Sydney, NS that also serves gourmet milkshakes with unique, over-the-top toppings.
Saltwire
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Video: The Todd Veinotte Show Margaret Champion, Dean, School of Health and Human Services and Barbara Adams, Minister, Seniors and Long-term Care, were interviewed about the new CCA to PN Bridge pilot.
City News
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LETTER: Nearly 4,000 students graduate from NSCC in June In a letter to the editor, NSCC President Don Bureaux celebrates the Class of 2023 on their accomplishments.
Saltwire
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Video: Reimagined Energy Podcast: Energy Tech 101 with Dr. Groszko NSCC renewable and sustainable energy researcher Wayne Groszko joined grad Maria McGowan (Website Design '09) on her podcast, Reimagined Energy to discuss recent NSCC Applied Research projects on renewable energy and the value of involving students.
Sociable Media
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Students develop safety app to combat human trafficking Three Truro Campus students, now grads, used a class project to develop an app aimed to combat human trafficking victims. The app is set to launch for public use in the near future.
Education News Canada
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Video: Predicted Sea Level Rise Dr. Tim Webster (COGS) discusses how he uses LIDAR technology to accurately map coastal zones to depict areas of future flood risk.
Beyond Research Podcast
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New Pilot Program for Continuing Care Assistants Looking to Advance Their Careers NSCC and the Provincial government announced a new CCA to PN bridge program, offering up to 25 CCA’s to study PN at NSCC, free of charge.
Education News Canada
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N.S. offering paid training to upgrade skills of continuing care assistants NSCC and the Provincial government announced a new CCA to PN bridge program, offering up to 25 CCA’s to study PN at NSCC, free of charge.
CBC
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LETTER: Congratulations to Nova Scotia Community College's Class of 2023 In a letter to the editor, NSCC President Don Bureaux celebrates the Class of 2023 on their accomplishments and their supporters for helping them succeed.
Saltwire
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Five questions with Brooklyn Blackmore Brooklyn Blackmore (Music Arts ’18) answers a Q&A, letting her fans get to know her as more than an artist. Brooklyn is a country-pop artist from Dartmouth who’s recently single, “Great Minds Drink Alike” went #1 on the Canadian Indie Country Countdown in April.
Canadian Beats Media
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Video: A N.S. valedictorian comes out during graduation speech. A standing ovation followed Quinn Legg, Akerley Campus Valedictorian and Automotive Service and Repair grad shared an emotional moment with their classmates and faculty – coming out as transgender during their valedictory speech.
Global News
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Lunenburg County Pride hosting its first Pride parade Nova Scotia’s south shore is hosting their first Pride parade on July 9 with the parade beginning at NSCC Lunenburg Campus.
CBC
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Domestic tuition rates for Ukrainian students NSCC announced eligible Ukrainians coming to Canada through the CUAET program are eligible for domestic tuition rates for the 2023-24 academic year.
Education News Canada
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NSCC Pictou Campus celebrates more than 200 graduates Pictou Campus celebrated over 200 graduates last week at their Convocation ceremony.
Saltwire
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Filipino couple's success with Korean restaurant in Cape Breton leads to relocation Joshua De Leon (Business Administration grad) is using his NSCC diploma to open the first Korean restaurant in Cape Breton.
Saltwire
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NSCC Marconi Campus graduates celebrated in Cape Breton Marconi Campus celebrated 400 graduates last week at two Convocation ceremonies.
Saltwire
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ASKED ANSWERED: What's next for Marconi Campus graduates NSCC graduates tell Saltwire their next steps following Convocation.
Saltwire
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Marine Training Program: Highlighting the work of Nova Scotia Community College Tracy Scott (A’paqt project facilitator, Strait Area Campus) discusses how marine training funding at NSCC is shifting the industry and changing lives – making marine jobs more diverse and inclusive for Indigenous Peoples, Northerners and women.
Transport Canada
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SSRCE Partnering with NSCC Lunenburg Campus to offer the Foundations in Educational Support Program Lunenburg Campus partners with South Shore Regional Centre for Education (SSRCE) to offer a 20-month Foundations in Educational Support Program (FEDS) for teacher assistants.
Education News Canada
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NSCC celebrates nearly 4,000 graduates across province Nearly 4,000 NSCC graduates will be celebrated at 20 Convocation ceremonies across Nova Scotia between June 5-16, 2023.
Education News Canada
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Wildfire forces evacuation of Barrington seniors' home to NSCC in Yarmouth Burridge Campus temporarily transformed into a home for evacuated residents of Bay Side Home, a long-term seniors care facility in Barrington, NS. Mary Thompson, Burridge Campus Principal explains, “This is what we do at NSCC. When people are in need, we step up.”
Saltwire
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Saskatchewan Polytechnic instructor shares knowledge in Africa Members from NSCC, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and North Island College are training instructors from partner colleges in Tanzania to empower women and youth.
Education News Canada
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A Fresh Start Determined to make a change, Curtis left home to move home to NS to explore new opportunities – NSCC’s RTJ program.
Hello Dartmouth
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Nova Scotia Power funds award in honour of Doreen Parsons to support women in trades and technology at NSCC Nova Scotia Power announces new funding to support the Doreen Parsons Legacy Award, a scholarship for women studying trades and technology at NSCC.
Electric Energy Online
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SPICE Girls: New program for BIPOC and immigrant women breaks down barriers in food entrepreneurship Cassandra Downey (Culinary Management grad) pilots SPICE, a new organization combating inequality against BIPOC and immigrant women in the food service industry
Saltwire
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Improving student's mental health with plants at NSCC Truro Campus Nat Beltran, Learning Commons Assistant at Truro Campus is leading a new initiative next fall: providing first year students at Truro Campus with a plant to care for – a holistic approach to improving mental health and reducing anxiety.
Saltwire
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Video: Spark Creativity Bursary at NSCC Global’s Eilish Bonang learns more about the recently announced Spark Creativity Student Bursary Fund through NSCC, dedicated to increasing access and equity in the creative industry for students from underrepresented communities.
Global News
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Video: From Hurdles to Breakthroughs: The Role of College and Institute Applied Research in Canadian Innovation Jeff Taylor, AVP, Applied Research & Innovation speaks with Denise Amyot, CICan President, celebrating Canadian Innovation Week by discussing the unique ways that applied research sets college’s apart and impacts students, businesses and communities across the country.
College & Institutes Canada
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Video: Video game design company Ubisoft Halifax expands to new studio A noteworthy video game design company is expanding in Halifax. NSCC's Game Development program faculty, Sam Robichaud's involvement in a funded study is helping grow the digital media industry in Nova Scotia.
CTV News Atlantic
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Nova Scotia to graduate more nurses through new Acadia program, adding NSCC seats An investment from the Provincial government means 180 new, one-time Practical Nursing seats will open at six NSCC campuses as early as this fall to support the healthcare workforce.
Saltwire
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NSCC celebrates creative sector students and alumni at new industry showcase On May 26, NSCC will celebrate the work of students and grads from its creative sector programs and raise funds for future students from equity-deserving groups through a new industry showcase event.
Education News Canada
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United Way transit project helping rural people connect with CBRM bus routes The United Way Cape Breton, Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia Community College and the and municipality are working together to add transit to underserved areas.
CBC
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IN PHOTOS: Cape Breton students exposed to potential career opportunities NSCC showcased trades and technology career opportunities to hundreds of Cape Breton and Eastern Nova Scotian high school students at Sydney Centre 200, hosted by Skills Nova Scotia.
Saltwire
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Event Aims to Financially Empower Women NSCC grad Tia Upshaw is the keynote speaker at Investing in You: Making Cents of Tough Conversations, a free virtual event aimed to inspire female entrepreneurs and break the taboo of discussing financial struggles and success.
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Rotary Week celebrates Colchester's community helpers The Rotary Club of Truro has just finished celebrating its 97th anniversary. For nearly a century, the club has volunteered, fundraised, and completed numerous community projects in Colchester County.
Saltwire
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CICan signs MoU's to support training, innovation and employment in Vietnam Last month, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) signed four memorandums of understanding (MoU) to further build on a 40-year relationship with Vietnamese partners to support the Vietnamese education sector.
Education News Canada
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Admiral donation to uplift and support women pursuing careers in trades and technology at NSCC Today (April 25) at NSCC's Institute of Technology Campus, Admiral announced its three-year commitment to support the Women Unlimited Program (WU) at NSCC.
Education News Canada
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Video: 'It will save a lot of lives': NSCC Truro students develop anti-trafficking smartphone app An idea to protect students from violence has blossomed into a fully-functional smartphone app that its developers contend will "save lives."
Saltwire
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CICan Announces its 2023 Awards of Excellence Recipients Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) announced the recipients of its 2023 Awards of Excellence on April 24, which recognize best practices and individual achievements from colleges and institutes across the country.
Education News Canada
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Scotiabank commits $210,000 to support and inspire NSCC student and alumni entrepreneurs Scotiabank announced its $210,000 commitment to extend the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Program at NSCC over the next three years to support students and recent alumni at the College who are looking to start or grow their business.
Education News Canada
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From video games to health care, Nova Scotia is going digital May is Here We Code Month. Events will spotlight advancements and opportunities in Nova Scotia’s tech sector.
Saltwire
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Trevor Reddick among friends on the Pictou NSCC Campus Connect the dots on Trevor Reddick’s career path and it’s all about learning and teaching.
Canada Today
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Forum to promote food sustainability at NSCC Strait Area Campus in Port Hawkesbury A food forum will be held in Port Hawkesbury on Thursday, April 20, at the NSCC Strait Area Campus.
Saltwire
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Pictou college students earn gold at Skills Canada Nova Scotia competition Two local community college students walked away gold medal champions from last week’s Skills Canada Nova Scotia competition.
The Advocate
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Dalhousie and NSCC arts programs get $1.25 million dollars in upgrades University arts students in Nova Scotia will benefit from a gift of more than a million dollars from a private foundation.
City News
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NSCC Nautical Institute's annual Marine Skills Competition and Career Fair NSCC's Nautical Institute held its annual Marine Skills Competition and career fair, celebrating cadets and alumni who play a vital role in the Canadian marine industry,
The Reporter
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Minister of Transport announces a new investment in marine training for Indigenous Peoples, Northerners, and women through the Oceans Protection Plan The Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced a new investment of nearly $30 million, through the Oceans Protection Plan, to extend the Marine Training Program for four additional years, and to continue delivering marine training opportunities for Indigenous Peoples, Northerners, and women.
Education News Canada
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5 Nova Scotians heading to France to show off their skills at the Abilympics NSCC Culinary Arts grad Liam Crane and four other Nova Scotians will be taking part in the Abilympics in Metz, France from March 23-25, 2023. This year marks the 10th Abilympics, an international skills competition for persons with disabilities.
CBC
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Development, lack of transit, speeding main concerns voiced at Community Meeting As community concerns were voiced at a recent community meeting, a group of NSCC IT Data students are helping build solutions with data from local employers to show the importance of public transit in the Waverley/Lakeview/Fall River and Wellington area.
The Laker
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Construction of Student Housing Project at Ivany Campus Achieves Significant Milestone The Student Housing Project at Ivany Campus has achieved a significant milestone with 365 piles installed and piling complete.
Education News Canada
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The latest edition of CICan's SDG toolkit highlights college and institute best practices in sustainability In celebration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Week Canada, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) launched the latest edition of its SDG toolkit. Nine colleges and institutes showcase how they incorporate the United Nations SDGs across all aspects of their organization.
Education News Canada
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New Halifax Label Lulo Signs Good Dear Good Lulo Music Group, formed by NSCC Music Business program students, announces its first signing: local pop-rock favourites, Good Dead Good.
Exclaim!
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Student leaders commit to a more sustainable future NSCC Student Association members came together to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability by signing the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) Accord at IT Campus during Canada's first SDG Week (March 6-10).
Education News Canada
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Immigrant entrepreneurial success: Planting seeds of change after leaving Chinese metropolis for Cape Breton After leaving Lanzhou City in China to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree at Cape Breton University in 2012, Kalie Wang saw an opportunity to cultivate relationships and harvest a dream.
Saltwire
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New federally funded program supports student success, mental health and well-being A new program was announced to help art and design students at six Canadian post-secondary institutions develop skills to support and maintain their mental health and well-being.
Education News Canada
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NSCC, StFX launch collaborative program in Business Intelligence and Analytics St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) have launched a new Business Intelligence and Analytics program. Students can earn a BBA with Advanced Major plus a Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics in just four years.
Education News Canada
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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.
Saltwire
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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.
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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.
Cape Breton Post
Paige and Madison McLaughlin touch up a fire hydrant in Stellarton as part of NSCC's work in the community.
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.
The News
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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.
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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.
New Glasgow News
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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.
CBC Information Morning
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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.
Menu Magazine
Mandy Rennehan, a long-time champion of the trades, pictured with Denika Coakley, the Project Lead for the Trading Up series and Julie Mood, the Design and Construction Manager for the project.
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.
Saltwire
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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.
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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.
Global News
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250K For Bursaries and Research at NSCC Nautical Institute NSCC Strait Area Campus is receiving $250 thousand for bursaries and research for the Nautical Institute.
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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.
CBC Nova Scotia
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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.
Saltwire
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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.
Saltwire
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'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.
Saltwire
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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.
CTV Atlantic
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Atlantic Boom: Part II Atlantic harmonization and COVID-19 have forced NBCC and NSCC to rethink skilled trades training.
Canadian Metal Working
Asa Nodelman and Wanda White are renovating this old church to create The Odditorium, which will be a team room, woodshop and circus as well as their home.
Magic is coming to New Glasgow as The Odditorium's renovations begin A new tenant is setting up shop in a historic New Glasgow church.
Saltwire
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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.
Saltwire
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Atlantic Boom: Part I Atlantic harmonization and COVID-19 have forced colleges to rethink skilled trades training.
Canadian Metal Working
Enactus Marconi student president Alicia Barry, front, and faculty advisor Melodie MacNeil stand near the recyclables and compost bins in the Nova Scotia Community College's cafeteria on March 18.
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.
Cape Breton Post
Paul Adams Jr. says he was working with his father "as long as I can remember."
Cole Harbour photographer gaining a name in graphic design Cole Harbour’s Paul Adams Jr. has been living a hectic life lately.
Saltwire
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Nova Scotia community projects to reduce emissions Nova Scotia communities are pursuing clean energy projects with funding from the Low Carbon Communities program.
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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. The span crosses the Esplanade between Falmouth and Townsend streets. That block of the busy thoroughfare will likely be closed for another couple of days. The $170-million NSCC campus is expected to be completed by September 2024. DAVID JALA/CAPE 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.
Cape Breton Post
Caitlyn MacDonald is a concrete lab technician with CarbonCure Technologies. She started in her current position in the research and development department in August 2020 after completing school in May.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Alisha Barron
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.
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